Redeemer Weekly – 8/27/2017

Redeemer Weekly: August 27, 2017 — MEMBER MTG TONIGHT!– SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Megan Hays

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

TODAY in Redeemer CM: It is a busy one! We have our FINAL training for 2017-2018 volunteers – THANK YOU for all who have attended! AND also parents can practice with electronic check-in. Come and play around so you are familiar with our launch on Sunday, September 10!  Psst – Let Jackie know if you did not the instructional emails about electronic check-in!

CM Kiddos will conclude the unit of Jesus and his miracles learning how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-7; 17-44)! When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He showed He has power over death. Jesus is the resurrection and the life.

TONIGHT, our summer member meeting will be at 5 pm followed by pizza dinner. All are welcome as we hearing from Eric about his sabbatical, as well as a financial update.

Parents, childcare is provided for those who are participating in the childcare co-op! If you wish to participate and are not already doing so, you can serve at this member’s meeting or next member meeting, November 19th. Your service is required at one meeting in order to participate in childcare.


Fix-It/Clean Up Day: Saturday, September 9th: Following the academic calendar, Redeemer is starting the “new year” with a clean up/fix-it day in the church building on Saturday, September 9th! This will be managed by Kody Kight who has a list and plan for what needs to be done! If you have fix-it skills or elbows for cleaning, please let Kody know!

Redeemer members! Thank you to all who have signed up to meet our 72 volunteer need for the 2017-2018 CM year! We still have a few spots needed for our 2 -3 year old class! You can sign up to serve here – and as always, ask Jackie any questions about children’s ministry!

ESL Program: For the third year, we will offer ESL (English as a second language) for the community! Our hope is to provide high quality English classes and introduce people to Jesus through this ministry. Classes are held on Monday and Thursday nights and we offer an English Bible study on Sunday mornings. There are many opportunities to be involved, from being a teacher to single time commitments for various events. If interested, please contact Lisa Anderson:


We are excited for multiple opportunities of growth and service for the Redeemer community this fall!

Becoming a Member

Core Seminar, September 29-30: If you are interested in learning more about Redeemer or becoming a member, we hold a quarterly event called a Core Seminar. At the Core Seminar, our pastors share about their vision for our church and the core practices we hope to live out. You can register here.

For Men

Men’s Group: Kicking off in October, Carlos Dimas and Mike Henry desire to develop a “safe and intentional place for men to come together in the spirit of Jesus and learn what a godly man looks like.”  The group is in early development and planning, but they are currently “looking for guys who are hungry for more of the Lord to help sustain the kick-off efforts.” Those interested should contact Carlos or Mike.

For Women

ReWinD Returns! It’s time for another year of ReWinD – Redeemer Women in Discipleship – where the women of Redeemer connect each Monday evening, 7-9pm, for a time of corporate prayer, worship and digging into God’s Word together.  Gay Brown, along with other women in Redeemer, lead this weekly time of discipleship.  If you are wanting to connect with like minded believing women, grow exponentially in your prayer life and understanding of God’s Word, this is the place to invest your Monday evenings! You can sign up here!

Messy Beautiful Friendships book study: Tali Kauflin will be leading a study that  takes a look at a biblical vision for friendship. This study is one that acknowledges the difficulties and past hurts, but also helps us move toward the relationships we desire. This is an opportunity to fellowship with other women as we look at the gift of friendship, using God’s word as our guide. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow with other women in Redeemer, come and join us in this study. The study will begin Friday, September 8 at 7:15pm, gathering at the church, and will continue meeting 1x a month. A sign-up sheet will be available in the lobby this morning, Sunday, August 27! Order Messy Beautiful Friendship and read the first 2 chapters (or if you can, up to chapter 4), and show up ready to learn, share and grow.

For Youth

Youth Group Discipleship: This ministry, led by Laura Walton and Megan Hays, desires to grow a youth ministry that reaches every student, grades 6-12, by focusing on relational ministry. We desire that our leaders not only model the values and spiritual disciplines we envision for our kids, but intentionally walk alongside Redeemer’s youth to love, encourage and empower them to integrate life with the gospel. Launching on September 17, our team of leaders will meet with middle school and high school students two Sundays each month to share a meal, play games, go through a Bible study and build relationships with the kids. In the next year, the need is committed prayer partners who will faithfully care for leaders and pray for this mission, and individuals who are willing to give their time and resources to make meals or host meetings. Let Laura Walton of any interest or questions!

Ministry Training

Community Group Leader Basic Training: Jon Smith will have another CG Leader Basic Training, starting Tuesday, September 12. The training is from 7 pm – 9 pm,  running for four weeks. This time is to develop leaders and their anticipated core group on vision, leadership,  and skills for a Redeemer CG. If interested, please let Jon know (and cc Jackie for administrative purposes)!   


September 22 -23: Seminar on Gender, Sexuality and Fulfillment On Friday and Saturday, September 22-23, The Falls Church will host a seminar called, Being Human: Gender Sexuality and Fulfillment. The seminar will “explore the heart of the gospel in relation to these topics. Speakers John Yates III and Sam Ferguson will consider how the biblical view of our humanity bears upon modern understandings of sexuality and gender, addressing questions such as: How does the biblical story of creation, fall and redemption help us understand our experiences and identity? How does Scripture’s teaching on the creation of humankind inform our understanding of being male or female? How does the Gospel’s vision of human fulfillment square with the Bible’s sexual ethics?  How is the Gospel good news, even amidst our sexual brokenness?” You can sign up for the seminar here:

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black A happy, belated birthday to Megan Hays! Megan, along with Laura Walton have spearheaded Redeemer having a youth ministry and we are excited for the fall kickoff. Middle and high school are not known for being easy seasons, particularly in Arlington county. Megan has a heart to invest and cultivate the youth in Biblical truth and relationship to support Redeemer’s middle and high schoolers. Megan models and administrates fatih and organization to start this ministry. Thank you, Megan for how you love and lead in this area for Redeemer!   


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