Redeemer Weekly – 12/17/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 17, 2017 — LAST DAY TO VOTE ON BUDGET — BUDGET Q&A — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Children Ministry Point Persons

Good morning and Happy Advent! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: We begin our two weeks of Advent, pausing from our time in the New Testament, to reflect and teach the lesson of Christmas. Tomorrow, children will hear how angels came to Mary and Joseph to share how Christ is coming in fulfillment of God’s promise.

LAST DAY TO VOTE ON BUDGET: Members, MONDAY is your last day to vote on our 2018 budget. If you haven’t voted already, you can vote here.

Budget Questions & Answers: Dale and Mike took time to answer the budget questions submitted by members. Members’ questions with Dale and Mike’s answers can be found here.

MINISTRY PARTNER SURVEY RESULTS: 18 members completed the Ministry Partner Survey in November. The majority of respondents affirmed our current ministry partners. Some respondents suggested other ministries for Redeemer to consider partnering with although those ministries don’t currently have members who actively participate in them (beyond prayer and financial giving). Thanks to all who provided feedback in the survey!

Upcoming Redeemer Events:
No Worship/Prayer Night This Month! Due to the holiday season and preparation for Christmas Eve services, we will not have a third Thursday night worship and prayer service this month – we will resume on Thursday, January 18!

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.

Redeemer Member Led Events coming in 2018!
Hebrews Study for Women: Join us for a 12-week study of the book of Hebrews starting in January. This study will meet on Thursday evenings, starting on January 11th, and the workbook will be $12, payable to Laura Icardi. More information is posted on the Redeemer Facebook page.If interested, please email laura_icardi@yahoo.com to sign up or ask questions!

Men’s Study concluded but will continue in 2018! The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.  We will be meeting in the church building.  Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Over 2017, I have thanked children ministry point people (Dave Bann, Meredith Leal, Shawna Quezada, and Jim Riordan) but really, y’all – these people are my saving grace and sanity on Sundays. I want to shout and confirm these people are sacrificial, grace givers as they support our over 70 CM volunteers, calmly handle crisis, and laugh through chaos. They fix technical problems, resolve classroom ratio, find cleaning solutions, and hand out Cheerios.

However, more than keeping me from over 1,000 steps downstairs and donuts being a solid option for crowd control – these individuals dive into their role out of love and passion for our kiddos. They know if they care and support our volunteers, our kiddos have the best. The role of point person was created to empower volunteers which then impacts our kids. And Dave, Meredith, Shawna, and Jim nail that role – THANK YOU!

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