Redeemer Weekly – 12/9/2018

Redeemer Weekly: December 9, 2018 — Dec. Events! — Servant Shoutout: Haughery crew help!  

Good morning and happy second Sunday of Advent! Please join us for coffee and donuts before our Sunday service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe Road.

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): FOURTH Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition! The GPTV Explorer cast and crew will be hosting the fourth annual competition and all are welcome to wear their own ugly Christmas sweater! All kiddos will be downstairs the whole service as we celebrate this advent season!

Mike Bellamy Meet and Greets on Dec. 9 & 16. During the Members Meeting, Mike Bellamy was put forward to become an elder. Per our constitution, we provide two opportunities for members to get to know an elder candidates. Meet and greets with Mike will be held immediately following the services on December 9 and 16.

December Redeemer Reads – Mike Bellamy. Speaking of Mike, want to get to know him more before the meet and greets? Check out his book and life recommendations in the December edition of Redeemer Reads.

NEXT Sunday, Dec. 16: Lunch with Shaun Cross from Union Church. Redeemer Church of Arlington is hosting a lunch and time to hear from Shaun Cross and the growth and development of Union Church. This is a sweet time to invest in the mission – RSVP here!

Members: Reminder to vote in the 2019 budget affirmation! Voting will be open from December 3-17. If you have any issues trying to vote, please let Jackie know!

Redeemer Race Discussion: Please join us for our monthly discussion on race and the church on Thursday December 13 at 7 pm. We’ll meet in the church lobby, and we will be walking through chapters 1-3 of Divided by Faith. Starting in 2019, these discussions will take place every fourth Thursday.

Christmas Eve Service, Monday, December 24 @ 5pm – Please join us for our annual Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24 at 5pm for Christmas Eve service! This hour long service is a great time to invite friends and neighbors to hear how and why we celebrate this Advent season!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black, nomination from Laura Icardi: “When I got to church, the whole children’s ministry area was and dirty… There was dirt and leaves and mulch and other debris all over the floor. I cringed at the thought of visitors showing up and seeing all of that, but I didn’t have time to sweep it myself. I was too busy working out volunteer chaos because of so many people not being able to serve this week. Anyway, I went upstairs and asked Madelyn (Haughery) if she would be willing to sweep for me, making it as clear as I could that she absolutely did not have to, and wasn’t expected to, and it wasn’t part of her job description… Etc.… Julia walked over as I was asking Madelyn, and both girls gladly agreed to help. Gavin also jumped in, offering to vacuum rugs. All three kids came down and worked hard and fast to make it clean and neat. They required no managing at all – they just took up the brooms and vacuum and got it done. They served with such gladness and did such a great job, it really blessed me (and, I would say, the whole church and visitors).”

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