Redeemer Weekly – 8/28/2016

Redeemer Weekly: August 28, 2016 — Member Meeting TONIGHT — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Katie Martin

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TONIGHT, Members, we will have our member meeting! The meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary, followed by a family pizza dinner. Child supervision while watching a video is provided.

REMINDER, all Redeemer kids who accepted the Gospel Project Summer Challenge and are ready to answer the 13 Big Picture Questions, please let Gay or Jackie know today or next Sunday.  If your child completed the Summer Challenge booklet, but is nervous about “reciting the answers from memory”, he is welcome to use his completed booklet as an aid.

Reminder: Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September 11th.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Newcomer Lunch: Are you new to Redeemer? Visited in the last week? Month? Several months? Sunday, September 11, right after the service, we invite you to lunch to meet Redeemer members and elders. Please RSVP: jenkhong@gmail.com

Core Seminar! Interested in becoming a member? Curious about Redeemer’s mission and goals. Join elders on Friday evening, September 16 and Saturday morning, September 17 to investigate and learn about membership at Redeemer. You can sign up online here: http://redeemerarlington.com/join/become-a-member/coreseminar/

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship FORM UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who have signed up – PLEASE resign up with the more accurate form: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1

–Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin September 6 hosted at the Wiley home.  Additional information is posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 62 CM volunteers signed up! WOW: What servants we have! THANK YOU for all who have signed up! Which we only need 10 more volunteers! Members interested in serving can sign up here!

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

— Redeemer Women Committee: The Redeemer Women’s Committee is looking for 10 excited, dynamic women for this coming year for functional roles on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. To be clear, this is an open nomination and collaborative process; our aim is to help women: 1) Know God (discipled by his word) 2) Be known by other Christian women (fellowship) so that they are better equipped to and  3) Know others (outreach).

It involves quarterly meetings and occasional event assistance.The yearly planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th. Please email the coordinator, Nora Shank, at noraeshank@gmail.com for more information.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: I LOVE when I get to speak active and current help. That active help came in the nick of time last Sunday when Katie Martin jumped into assisting with release communion.

Katie with her husband Jeff regularly serves as greeters but this last Sunday, she was not scheduled. But that did not stop her from moving forward to cover a need. THANK YOU, Katie for serving on your scheduled and non-scheduled Sundays! Your smile and service is greatly appreciated!  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

english classes

english classes

Redeemer seeks to practically help those in our community who do not speak English as their native language. We offer English Classes throughout the year and invite anyone in our surrounding community in Arlington to attend.

The classes will have an emphasis on conversational English and include much dialogue, discussion and pronunciation drills.

2016 FALL SEMESTER DETAILS

Registration: Monday, September 12th, drop-in anytime between 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Classes: Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. from September 19th to November 21st

Cost: There is a one-time fee of $25 for new students (includes book) and $10 for returning students. Scholarships available upon request.

Location: Redeemer Church of Arlington, 716 S. Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204

An attached flyer is to share – please come and bring a friend!

For more information, please call 703-672-0093, or email esl@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – August 21st, 2016

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study God’s word and take communion.

God’s call to us is what brings us together. He invites us to hear from him. To consider who he is and what he is done. And as we fix our eyes on Jesus, our lives our changed.

The songs we will sing center around the security and assurance we have in Jesus. I will be giving the third part of our “Habits of Grace” series, talking about the significance of our Sunday gathering.

I am confident that God will be faithful to his promises. Come and behold our Savior!

Order of service:

– We Sing
Call to worship
– Before the Throne of God Above
– Revive Us Again

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – Show Us Christ
Message – Hebrews 10:19-25
Response/Communion
– O God of All Our Good
– Jesus, Firm Foundation

Benediction

Redeemer Weekly – 8/21/2016

Redeemer Weekly: August 21, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Katie and Dave Young

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30. No donuts this week! Enjoy the sweet fellowship of each other!  

THIS SUNDAY, in GPTV Studios this morning, Redeemer kids will learn about Job, whose experience of intense suffering caused him to see how God alone is all-powerful, sovereign and good.  Job reminds us that following Jesus will be worth it. God is good, present, and in control. We can trust Him when we don’t understand the pain we have to endure. At the cross, God used the ultimate pain to bring about the ultimate good: our future and final salvation from sin.

ALSO, all Redeemer kids who accepted the Gospel Project Summer Challenge and are ready to answer the 13 Big Picture Questions, please let Gay or Jackie know today or next Sunday.  If your child completed the Summer Challenge booklet, but is nervous about “reciting the answers from memory”, he is welcome to use his completed booklet as an aid.

NEXT SUNDAY, Members, we will have our member meeting! The meeting will be at 5 pm in the sanctuary followed by a family, pizza dinner. Child supervision while watching a video is provided – Parents serving this meeting will receive a reminder later this week!

Reminder: Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September.  

MEMBER NEWS

LAST SUNDAY, Laura Schneider’s friend Corsaire shared about her time spent in Dubai at Redeemer Church of Dubai as well as her upcoming work in Beirut Lebanon. If you missed the lunch and would like to know more about the mission work she is involved in or how to partner with her you can visit the site below or contact via e-mail at corsaire@redeemerdubai.com or  http://www.toliveischrist.club/

Katherine Roddy’s art business, Girl in a Tree, will have its first public display on next Sunday, August 28th at the Four Mile Run Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market on Mt. Vernon Ave. Come check out her paintings and say Hi!

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship: Calling All Redeemer Women!  Click on this link for an invitation to join the Redeemer Women’s Committee for a special bible study/discipleship group starting this fall: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1 And see the note about the women committee below!

–Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin September 6.  Additional information is posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 55 CM volunteers signed up! WOW What servants we have! – THANK YOU for all who have signed up! Which we only need 17 more volunteers! Missed last week’s video about the WHY and WHAT of Children’s Ministry? Check out the answers here. Members interested in serving can sign up here!

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

— Redeemer Women Committee: The Redeemer Women’s Committee is looking for 10 excited, dynamic women for this coming year for functional roles on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. To be clear, this is an open nomination and collaborative process; our aim is to help women: 1) Know God (discipled by his word) 2) Be known by other Christian women (fellowship) so that they are better equipped to and  3) Know others (outreach).

It involves quarterly meetings and occasional event assistance.The yearly planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th. Please email the coordinator, Nora Shank, at noraeshank@gmail.com for more information.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Humor and smiles go a long way to help when serving and Katie and Dave Young are one of those couples who make you laugh, smile, while sacrificially serving Redeemer. Longtime members, Katie and Dave have served in multiple areas for years: band, communion, set up, children’s ministry, and donut quality control.

Katie and Dave show up with their adorable sons in tow, serve and jump in last minute to serve. Katie and Dave also exemplify community as they support with childcare, rides, and meal organization for those who need care in times of family additions or struggle. Katie and Dave demonstrate grace, humor, and true sacrifice in serving – THANK YOU for how you lead and love in example, Katie and Dave!  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 8/14/2016

Redeemer Weekly: August 14, 2016 — NEWCOMER LUNCH today — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Reagan Brown

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30. No donuts this week! Enjoy the sweet fellowship of each other!  

THIS SUNDAY, Laura Schneider invites those interested to hearing from her friend, Corsaire Vining, about the The Home of Hope ministry in Beirut.  Let Laura know you are coming at:  lalajs3@gmail.com Pizza will be served.

IN TWO SUNDAYS, Members, we will have our member meeting!

Reminder: Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September.  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

— PARENTS! FREE Online Workshops – Julie Lowe will lead a discussion on how you talk to your child about be safe and respectful of their sexual safety. Julie Lowe is faculty at CCEF and a former social worker who has experience and training to speaking to parents or anyone about how best to training children to be safe.

Every Tuesday afternoon in August, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting free online workshops on a variety of topics from emotions to parenting to communication. CCEF’s mission is to provide resources and education to churches for counseling ministries. If interested in watching with someone, let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know – she is already signed up for all of the workshops!

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship: Calling All Redeemer Women!  Click on this link for an invitation to join the Redeemer Women’s Committee for a special bible study/discipleship group starting this fall: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1 And see the note about the women committee below!

–Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin September 6.  Additional information is posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 53 CM volunteers signed up! WOW What servants we have! – THANK YOU for all who have signed up!

Missed last week’s video about the WHY and WHAT of Children’s Ministry? Check out the Servant Shoutout

Members interested in serving can sign up here! PSST: Parents and CM Volunteers… Mandatory training scheduling struggles? Talk to Jackie about an alternative option with the CCEF online workshop on Aug. 16!

— Redeemer Women Committee: The Redeemer Women’s Committee is looking for 10 excited, dynamic women for this coming year for functional roles on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. To be clear, this is an open nomination and collaborative process; our aim is to help women: 1) Know God (discipled by his word) 2) Be known by other Christian women (fellowship) so that they are better equipped to and  3) Know others (outreach).

It involves quarterly meetings and occasional event assistance.The yearly planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th. Please email the coordinator, Nora Shank, at noraeshank@gmail.com for more information.

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Two minutes in conversation with me and you will know that I lack ALL technology and artistic skills – really. Which makes this servant shoutout so appreciated! Reagan Brown created a video with children ministry interviews of parents, volunteers, and kids! How cool is that? Reagan is able to bring in the WHAT and WHY people serve in children’s ministry. This fun video highlights some of our veteran volunteers and kiddos in Redeemer CM who keep coming back to serve or hear about the Gospel. THANK YOU, Reagan for bringing all the pieces of interviews together in a great video

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

This Sunday – August 14th, 2016

“If Christ has not been raised [from the dead], your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” 1 Cor. 15:17-22

This Sunday, we celebrate a risen Christ who has the power to forgive sin, transform our lives, and is interceding for us before God the Father. Whether your faith is weak or strong, come to be encouraged that Jesus is present with us as we gather!

After having been gone for a month, I am excited to be with you as we sing, study God’s Word and take communion together.

Chris Hughes is going to continue our series called Habits of Grace. The goal of this four part series is to help us view the spiritual disciplines as the places where God has invited us to experience and know him. Chris will be talking about Scripture and the privilege we have to read God’s Word.

Can’t wait to worship with you all!

Order of Service:

– All Creatures of Our God and King
Call to Worship –
– Christ is Risen
– Blessed Assurance

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Rock of Ages
Message
Response/Communion
– Speak O Lord
– I Need Thee Every Hour
– Better Is One Day

Benediction

This Sunday, August 7

AT TODAY’S GATHERING, Mike Belamy will begin our Discipline of Grace series preaching from Colossians 4:2-13.

Order of Service:

 

Come Thou Fount

Call to Worship

New Again

He Will Hold Me Fast

Public Prayer and Greeting

Your Words of Life

Sermon: Colossians 4:2-13

Communion  

Jesus is Better

My One Comfort

Benediction

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities on August 10. Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September.  

 

Redeemer Weekly – 8/7/2016

Redeemer Weekly: August 7, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Summer ESL Crew!

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30. No donuts this week! Enjoy the sweet fellowship of each other!  

THIS SUNDAY, we invite all newcomers to a lunch immediately following the service. Newcomers can be first time guests or curious attenders. This is an opportunity to meet elders and interact with members over a pizza lunch. If interested, visit the Connection Table!

This Sunday in GPTV Studio… Today Redeemer kids will be learning about how sin divides.  King Solomon was the wisest man in the history of the world, but early on, we see hints that Solomon’s heart was not completely devoted to God. He married foreign wives who turned Solomon’s heart away from God. (1 Kings 11:4)  Solomon gradually abandoned what he had believed, and consequently, God allowed the kingdom of Israel to be divided into two kingdoms. Israel had a history of turning away from God, and Solomon was no exception.Every king failed to lead God’s people perfectly. God had a plan to send them a better king, a perfect king. God would use the house of David—the single tribe He reserved for Rehoboam—to bring into the world His Son, Jesus, to become King over all of God’s people forever and lead them back to God.

Parking Reminder: As we have an influx of visitor, new attenders, and returning vacationing families, we ask those without young children not park in the parking lot. Please take advantage of street parking as well as parking down the street in the Bank of America parking lot!

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities on August 10. Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September.   

MEMBER NEWS:

Lunch Invitation from Laura Schneider: “A very dear friend of mine, Corsaire Vining, has been serving in youth ministry in the UAE at Redeemer Church of Dubai. She has recently been visiting friends and family in the U.S., and is sharing about her next move in the mission field.  I’ll be hosting her for a lunch at my house after church on August 14. Pizza will be served. I hope some of you can come and learn about the Home of Hope in Beirut, Lebanon.  

“Here is an excerpt about Corsaire and her heart for this ministry: ‘The Home of Hope is home that houses and cares for abandoned and abused children in Beirut. The home is in great need of hands and feet to care for the many children who are brought to their door. My aim in being at this home is not to just care for their physical needs but to make the most of every opportunity to share the Gospel with word and deeds to these kids.’

“Come for lunch and be encouraged! Please email me if you plan to join, so I can make sure to have enough pizza. lalajs3@gmail.com

–August 28th: Evening Member Meeting! Mark your calendars. All welcome.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

–FREE August CCEF Online Workshops – Jackie recommendation: “This past Tuesday, I listen to Dr. Ed Welch speak to our identity as priests – I was moved to tears learning and hearing how Christ is part of our who we are. I am excited for next week’s webinar with Al Groves sharing about communication.”

Every Tuesday afternoon in August, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting free online workshops on a variety of topics from emotions to parenting to communication. CCEF’s mission is to provide resources and education to churches for counseling ministries. If interested in watching with someone, let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know – she is already signed up for all of the workshop!

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship: Calling All Redeemer Women!  Click on this link for an invitation to join the Redeemer Women’s Committee for a special bible study/discipleship group starting this fall: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1 And seet he note about the women committee below!

–COMING IN THE FALL! Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin the first or second week of September.  Additional information will be posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 39 CM volunteers signed up (OVER halfway to our recruitment goal of 72!!) – THANK YOU for all who have signed up! Be on the look out this morning about WHY people serve in Children Ministry and WHAT surprises them about it! Members interested in serving can sign up here! PSST: Parents and CM Volunteers… Mandatory training scheduling struggles? Talk to Jackie about an alternative option with the CCEF online workshop on Aug. 16!

— Redeemer Women Committee: The Redeemer Women’s Committee is looking for 10 excited, dynamic women for this coming year for functional roles on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. To be clear, this is an open nomination and collaborative process; our aim is to help women: 1) Know God (discipled by his word) 2) Be known by other Christian women (fellowship) so that they are better equipped to and  3) Know others (outreach).

It involves quarterly meetings and occasional event assistance.The yearly planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th. Please email the coordinator, Nora Shank, at noraeshank@gmail.com for more information.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Katheryn Wolfe: We just wrapped up our ESL summer session last Monday! The summer session was a last minute add to our ESL yearly plan. However, volunteers jumped in to organize and execute a summer session to bless new and previous students.  

Many thanks to the Summer ESL Team (Denise Swanberg, Jessica Watkins, Laura Matthews, Long Tran, Obed Molina, Richard Yamada, Daniel Lim, Ann Eng, Ian McBee, Dennis Kim, and Lisa Anderson) for all you’ve done to serve our students the past 7 weeks!

And interested in serving in the fall? Let Katheryn (katherynawolfe@gmail.com) know!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 7/31/2016

Redeemer Weekly: July 24, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Didi Keppel

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30. No donuts this week! Enjoy the sweet fellowship of each other!  

Parking Request: As a courtesy to our families with young children, we ask singles and young couples to not park in the parking lot. It is a lot of herding to ensure all kiddos get in and out of the car safely and whose shorter legs make a walk to the church harder. Thank you!   

NEXT SUNDAY, we invite all newcomers to a lunch immediately following the service. Newcomers can be first time guests or curious attenders. This is an opportunity to meet elders and interact with members over a pizza lunch. If interested, you can RVSP to Jen Whetsell (jenkhong@gmail.com) or visit the Connection Table!

IN SUMMER GPTV News…this week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about when God chose Solomon to build a temple in Israel where He would dwell with His people. Because God is holy, only the priests could approach God—and only if they followed specific instructions. Ordinary people had no direct access to the holy presence of God. Jesus changed all that. By His death on the cross, Jesus took away our sin. We can approach God intimately and individually when we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities on August 10.  

MEMBER NEWS:

Lunch Invitation from Laura Schneider, “ A very dear friend of mine, Corsaire Vining, has been serving in youth ministry in the UAE at Redeemer Church of Dubai.  She has recently been visiting friends and family in the US and is sharing about her next move in the mission field.  I’ll be hosting her for a lunch at my house after church on August 14 and pizza will be served.  I hope some of you can come and learn about the Home of Hope in Beirut, Lebanon.  

Here is an excerpt about Corsaire and her heart for this ministry. ‘The Home of Hope is home that houses and cares for abandoned and abused children in Beirut.  The home is in great need of hands and feet to care for the many children who are brought to their door. My aim in being at this home is not to just care for their physical needs but to make the most of every opportunity to share the Gospel with word and deeds to these kids.’”  

Come for lunch and be encouraged!  Please email me if you plan to join, so I can make sure to have enough pizza.  lalajs3@gmail.com

–August 28th: Evening Member Meeting! Mark your calendars. All welcome.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

–FREE August CCEF Online Workshops: Every Tuesday afternoon in August, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting free online workshops on a variety of topics from emotions to parenting to communication. CCEF’s mission is to provide resources and education to churches for counseling ministries. If interested in watching with someone, let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know – she is already signed up for all of the workshop!

–COMING IN THE FALL! Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin the first or second week of September.  Additional information will be posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 35 CM volunteers signed up (almost halfway to our recruitment goal of 72) – THANK YOU for all who have signed up!

As we continue to prepare for CM September 2016- August 2017 year, this week we highlight the need for NEW One and under class! This new classroom has only TWO volunteers with a maximum EIGHT children! The class is strictly for one year olds (volunteers in charge of the maximum of eight) and then also open to parents with crawlers (our under one year olds) witht he . So if you like the youngest generation – this is the class for  you!  Members interested in serving can sign up here!     

PSST Parents and CM Volunteers… mandatory training scheduling struggles? Talking to Jackie about an alternative option with the CCEF online workshop on August 16!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Sunday mornings can require energy… especially if you serve in Children’s Ministry. Didi Keppel brings that energy with a joy and compassion every time she teaches – scheduled or subbing! Didi was one of the first to jump in our Gospel Project for Kid launch last year and has maintained that energy. It is evident that Didi is motivated to teach the Gospel to Redeemer children with grace and skill. She adjusts and adapts her teaching to the children in front of her with patience. (And you have to bring a bucketload of patience with energy to CM!) Thank you, Didi for how you love, pray, teach, and lead in Redeemer CM!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 7/24/2016

Redeemer Weekly: July 24, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Haughery Tribe

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.  Parents, please remind your little ones that donuts are on summer vacation, returning in the fall.

IN SUMMER GPTV NEWS…this week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about wisdom.  Wisdom comes from God. He made the world and knows how it works best. Everyone is born a foolish sinner, but God sent His Son to earth to save us. The Bible says that Jesus is the wisdom of God. Jesus makes us wise and holy. He frees us from sin.

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities on August 10.  

MEMBER NEWS:

August 28th Member Meeting! Members (all welcome!), mark your calendars for Sunday evening, August 28th for our Member Meeting.

Gospel Project Summer Challenge reminder: Hey, parents of 5- to 12-year-olds! Please remind and encourage your child to work a little bit each day in their Gospel Project Summer Challenge booklet. The GPTV cast and crew have challenged Redeemer kids to review, think about and memorize the answers to all 13 Big Picture Questions and Answers we learned during the summer. When we come back from summer break, anyone who can answer all 13 questions correctly will receive their very own Gospel Project Explorer T-shirt!  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

FREE August CCEF Online Workshops: Every Tuesday afternoon in August, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting free online workshops on a variety of topics from emotions to parenting to communication. CCEF’s mission is to provide resources and education to churches for counseling ministries. If interested in watching with someone, let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know – she is already signed up for all of the workshop!

COMING SOON! Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin the first or second week of September.  Additional information will be posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 28 of our 72 need volunteers (a mere 8 volunteers away from 50%!) – THANK YOU for all who have signed up! As we continue to prepare for CM September 2016- August 2017 year, this week we highlight the need for ON CALL SUBS! This role is perfect if your schedule is not consistent but you want to serving in Children’s Ministry. On call subs sign up for any (one) Sunday a month and if there is a need, serve on the Sunday morning – if not, than we can release you to enjoy service! Members interested in serving can sign up here!     

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It takes a small army of volunteers on Sunday morning (over 30) to cover a variety of tasks. The Haughery family faithfully serve and contribute to being part of those 30+ volunteers. Megan sings on any given Sunday… when she and James are not serving in Children’s Ministry. Megan and James model serving which their kiddos follow graciously and faithfully. From unit kick offs, to retreat care, and being youth volunteers, routinely, someone in the Haughery family is serving on Sunday. Seriously, they are baby whispers in that family! Ask the 1 -2 year olds who love when Ethan is in the class! Thank you, Haughery tribe for how you model serving to children and faithfully love Redeemer through your service!   

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.