Redeemer Weekly – 11/19/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Nov. 19, 2017 — OCT. FINANCIAL UPDATE — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Buck and Pegi Black

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am. Reminder! Have a great Thanksgiving holiday week!

TOMORROW God’s Story and the Men’s Ministry group meet at 9am!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Sneak peaked in GPTV Explorer, Redeemer kiddos learn about Christ’s ascension today! Jesus left earth and returned to heaven, but He did not leave us alone. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with us and help us do God’s work.  

TOMORROW is another Junior Community Group (JCG) gathering! We’ll be meeting at the same time and place for food, fun, fellowship, and discussion. Where: 701 S Wakefield St Arlington, VA 22204 When: 12:30 to 2 pm Why: BECAUSE! Questions: Ask Laura Walton, Megan Hays, or John Hauser

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR OCTOBER: Please continue to pray for leadership as they finalize the proposed 2018 budget (to be presented at the December 3rd Member Meeting)! We received $678 or about 1.29%, above our budgeted giving for the month – which brings year to date giving $85,579 or 16.24% above our annual budgeted giving! THANK YOU for your continuing support of Redeemer!

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

DEC. 1- 2, CORE SEMINAR: For those interested in membership, our final 2017 core seminar will be Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 – details and RSVP are here.

Member’s Meeting Sunday, DECEMBER 3rd: Please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 at for our member’s 2018 financial budget meeting and discussion!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.  

Community Care Opportunity

Our building neighbor, ReachFar (an after school program who rents the Fellowship Hall) let us know of a holiday donation drive they are coordinating:  “We are giving back to one of Arlington’s local shelters RPC (Residential Program Center) on November 30th as well as we will be delivering care packages to the homeless  in both DC and Virginia  on December 1st. Ways to support us in this:

We have a box for donations here at the ReachFar Youth Development Center located at 716 S Glebe Rd. Arlington Va 22204 (inside of Arlington United Methodist Church on the second floor).

You may also donate online using this link http://reachfar.org/blog/index.php/donations/ we just ask that you add the memo “help4homeless” in the “additional message” section of the donation page. All funds will go towards toiletries and other needs for the homeless.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Perk about writing the shoutout? I get to brag about my parents! And yes, for those who do not know, I am Buck and Pegi’s youngest daughter.

Joining Redeemer earlier this year, Mom (Pegi) and Dad (Buck) eagerly considered where and how they could serve Redeemer. They were intentional in thinking through where they could give their talents for the glory of God and good of Redeemer. Mom jumped into children’s ministry. As a 3rd – 5th grader teacher, she plans and prays about lessons weeks in advance. She inspires with enthusiasm all (both kiddos and volunteers!) those around her in CM on third Sundays. Dad has similar passionate serving with ESL … and other duties as assigned (i.e. helping me with random things). Last Sunday, he loaded and unloaded heavy furniture (who needs the recommended three people when you have Dad and a dolly?) for me. It is a joy to have my parents at Redeemer – it is a privilege to partner with them in serving the Redeemer community – thank you, Buck and Pegi – I love you, Mom and Dad.

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