Redeemer Weekly – 5/6/2018

Redeemer Weekly: May 6, 2018 — CM NEW NORMAL CONT. –SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Redeemer families and CM Volunteers

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10 am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd.

Newcomers! You are invited to a newcomer lunch immediately following service at an elder’s home where you can meet Redeemer members and hear about the heart and mission of Redeemer! You can RVSP to Jen: or just stop by the Connection table after the service.

REMINDER Children Ministry has new locations! Our kiddos continue in new normal locations. Check-in and check-out* will be in the lobby and then you can take your kiddos to their respective classrooms:

3rd – 5th Graders: Will be in the sanctuary and part of the adult service

K – 2nd Graders: Will be in Riddick Hall

Preschool: Will be in Riddick Hall

2-3 Year Olds: Will be in the preschool room 117 (look for signs to help direct you!)

1 year olds: Will be in the nursing-mom room/office space

*Parents, for safety and security – your security voucher(s) has to be initialed for your kiddos to be released to you!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM, While already demonstrating the fruit of patience, our kiddos are learning about all the fruits of the Spirit! People saved by Jesus become more like Him. The Holy Spirit gives them power to live in a way that pleases God.

TOMORROW IS JCG! Reminder that Junior Community Group meets tomorrow at 1pm – details and RSVP:

TOMORROW, Men’s Group. They will meet in Riddick Hall (promptly ending at 10 am to allow for CM set-up).

TOMORROW AFTER THE SERVICE , Come and eat delicious chicken tamales. Each tamale, made with love by Lenis Fernandez (the lady with four kids whom many of you supported when Eric made an announcement about her and her situation few months back) will be waiting for you after service. Each tamale is $2.50 and you can get them to go or eat with your friends and/or CG. Please bring cash OR venmo to Jason Whetsell (please include cool emojis).

April Redeemer Reads! This month, Dale Brown, one of our elders, answered questions about what is on his reading list. You can see the April Redeemer Reads here

Upcoming Redeemer Events

Sunday, June 3rd – Our annual anniversary picnic will be on June 3rd immediately after the service at Bon Air Park!

Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9 – Our summer core seminar for those interested in Redeemer membership will be on Friday evening, June 8 and Saturday morning, June 9. You can register here!

Upcoming Community Events

FlourishNow Job Fair: We are excited to be supporting FlourishNow (where Redeemer alums, Leah Hughey and Andrew Brown work) in putting on a job fair in May! Check out the FlourishNow website for mission and purpose BUT also check out volunteer opportunities about the May 24, 2018 Job Fair. Their mission is to help with local needs by connecting people to church and job resources. Interested or curious? Grab Gillian Springer, Jackie, or Jordan to learn more!

INVITING ALL RELATIONSHIPS: In response to Pastor Eric’s sermon series on marriage, Mark and I are inviting at least 5 couples for each relational stage (dating, engaged, married) to participate in a Redeemer Wide “Couple Check-up” for the month of May (powered by Prepare/Enrich, a well-respected clinical and faith based premarital and marital assessment tool). This is relevant and beneficial for any stage of a relationship, regardless of how great or not so great and everything in-between.

  • Go to, and add Group Code: 20414 – 2018 at the end so your results can be anonymously added to the summary report we’ll share at the end of May for corporate edification and awareness (see a sample here)
  • If $35 is a participation barrier, if you’d like to pay it forward and sponsor a couple, if you have questions, or if you’d like to loop in a team member, email
  • We’re still forming the marriage mentor team, so if you’re an interested individual/couple (married or not) to explore this opportunity, contact for more information about realistic qualifications, structured format, and flexible commitment (closing the 1st team Sunday, May 20 or capping when 10 commit).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black – This shoutout is actually to the majority of the Redeemer community! I want to extend deep, heartfelt appreciation to the Redeemer families – from parents to kiddos – and children ministry volunteers. I am not surprised but am continually humbled by your flexibility, patience, grace, and service in our new normal. In my call for all hands on deck, an overwhelming response came from so many – thank you!

Countless offers of help, faithfully reading all the emails I send, using grace and humor to encourage me and others – THANK YOU all for being a part of the Redeemer community who is rich with servants! You make my job a joy!

AND ESL! Lest we forget but ESL has also be displaced by the Redeemer spring 2018 flooding – after they were the ones to discover the water! The team has calmly, quietly worked with limitations and ensured that students’ studies have not been disrupted! Thanks, all who have continued to care for the broader community of students!

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