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Redeemer Weekly – 5/28/2017

Redeemer Weekly: May 28, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Our Service Men and Women   

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

REDEEMER EVENTS

Anniversary Picnic, Sunday, June 4: We are excited to celebrate our church anniversary with a pizza lunch following the Sunday service on June 4th! We will gather at Glencarlyn Park (301 S Harrison St Arlington, VA 22204) in the picnic area to share in joy and fellowship. Families with the last names A – M are asked to bring beverages and those with the last names N – Z are asked to bring dessert!

Because of the picnic, there will be no newcomer lunch on the first Sunday, June 4 – but there will be a table so you can meet the new person integration team!

RETREAT REMINDER

Don’t forget to let Jackie Black know if you did not get a copy of Side by Side at the retreat! (Available on Amazon for those who were not able to attend the retreat) Also, Jackie create a study guide specific for Redeemer which can also share.

REDEEMER MEMBER LED EVENTS

Redeemer Youth Ministry Interest Meeting, June 24: Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to launch a youth ministry that reaches middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

Join us on June 24 from 7-9 PM at Dimas’ home (4636 3rd St. South Arlington, VA 22204) to learn more about opportunities to serve in or help support the ministry. Email Megan Hays or Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com with any questions.

Young Life Nice Cream Fundraising, June 4: Ice cream and Young Life update! After the anniversary picnic you are invited to the Barcroft House to have a Nice Cream and hear what has been happening with South Arlington Young Life. Questions? jkemna@dittmarcompany.com

Coming this summer: The Redeemer Open! Redeemer 1.0 alumni may remember the original “Redeemer Open” tennis tournament in the summer of 2011. Jonathan Collegio is organizing a reprise of that effort, to take place in June-July of 2017.

If you are interested in playing, post a comment on this post in the Redeemer Facebook group. Include your USTA rating so we can best organize the bracket. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY, and no sweat if you don’t know your rating, they are explained here. We need at least 16 folks to sign up (we already have 10!) but it would be fun to start with 32.

Once the tournament gets going, you’ll have a set period of time (probably two weeks) to plan out the match with your opponent. If neither of you can find a time to play, someone can either let the other person advance or flip a coin to advance. (In the last iteration we had some logjam issues where pairs couldn’t find time to play, and it was holding up the next round).

In any case those are all weeds. But if you’d like to play, please reply to the Facebook post! Or email jcollegio@outlook.com with questions. Remember, all are welcome and you can join at any level of play!

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Our AUMC building neighbors and gracious sharers of space, Reach Far is having Family and Friends Day which is being held Saturday, June 17th from 12pm-4pm. This event is FREE for the community and families that have supported our programs. They want to invite Redeemer to come out and enjoy.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: This shout is a particular favorite of mine because of the number and reason which we say thank you. Redeemer has had and currently have multiple members of the military branches. We greatly appreciate the service given, both from our active members to veterans! THANK YOU: David Bann, Joel Borkert, Stephan Gibbs, David Hagedorn, Matt Horlacher, James Jabinal, Molly Kruger, Daniel Lim, Caleb Quezada, Troy Smith, Will Wiley, and Jack Yang

Let me know if I missed anyone and I will shoutout next week!  

Redeemer Weekly – 5/21/2017

Redeemer Weekly: May 21, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Caleb Quezada  

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

REDEEMER EVENTS

Anniversary Picnic, Sunday, June 4: We are excited to celebrate our church anniversary with a pizza lunch following the Sunday service on June 4th! We gather at Glencarlyn Park in the picnic area to share in joy and fellowship. Families with the last names A – M are asked to bring beverages and those with the last names N – Z are asked to bring dessert!

Because of the picnic, there will be no newcomer lunch on the first Sunday, June 4 – but there will be a table so you can meet the new person integration team!

REDEEMER MEMBER LED EVENTS

Redeemer Youth Ministry Interest Meeting, June 24: Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to launch a youth ministry that reaches middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

Join us on June 24 from 7-9 PM at Dimas’ home (4636 3rd St. South Arlington, VA 22204) to learn more about opportunities to serve in or help support the ministry. Email Megan Hays or Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com with any questions.

Young Life Nice Cream Fundraising, June 4: Ice cream and Young Life update! After the anniversary picnic you are invited to the Barcroft House to have a Nice Cream and hear what has been happening with South Arlington Young Life. Questions? jkemna@dittmarcompany.com

Coming this summer: The Redeemer Open! Redeemer 1.0 alumni may remember the original “Redeemer Open” tennis tournament in the summer of 2011. Jonathan Collegio is organizing a reprise of that effort, to take place in June-July of 2017.

If you are interested in playing, post a comment on this post in the Redeemer Facebook group. Include your USTA rating so we can best organize the bracket. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY, and no sweat if you don’t know your rating, they are explained here. We need at least 16 folks to sign up (we already have 10!) but it would be fun to start with 32.

Once the tournament gets going, you’ll have a set period of time (probably two weeks) to plan out the match with your opponent. If neither of you can find a time to play, someone can either let the other person advance or flip a coin to advance. (In the last iteration we had some logjam issues where pairs couldn’t find time to play, and it was holding up the next round).

In any case those are all weeds. But if you’d like to play, please reply to the Facebook post! Or email jcollegio@outlook.com with questions. Remember, all are welcome and you can join at any level of play!

MEMBER NEWS

Carolyn McCulley on ERLC Twitter: “How do we overcome the tensions between women who work outside the home and women who don’t?”

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY

Our AMUC building neighbors and gracious sharers of space, Reach Far is having Family and Friends Day which is being held Saturday, June 17th from 12pm-4pm. This event is FREE for the community and families that have supported our programs. They want to invite Redeemer to come out and enjoy.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: A little belated, but post retreat and current shoutout to Caleb Quezada! Caleb has been supporting and carrying worship leading with Jordan; both at the retreat and while Jordan is on well deserved family vacation this past week. Caleb has led practices, song selection, and band coordination. This is a huge blessing and support to Jordan, elders, and staff as we manage summer schedules and retreat speaking.Thank you, Caleb, for leading us in a joyful noise!

Redeemer Weekly – 5/14/2017

Redeemer Weekly: May 14, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Baptismal Set Up and Clean Up

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

There is no Worship and Prayer Night this month – we will resume our third Thursday night Worship and Prayer nights in June.

REDEEMER EVENTS

Anniversary Picnic, Sunday, June 4: We are excited to celebrate our church anniversary with a pizza lunch following the Sunday service on June 4th! We gather at Barcroft park in the picnic area to share in joy and fellowship. Families with the last names A – M are asked to bring beverages and those with the last names N – Z are asked to bring dessert!

REDEEMER MEMBER LED EVENTS

Redeemer Youth Ministry Interest Meeting, June 24: Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to launch a youth ministry that reaches middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

Join us on June 24 from 7-9 PM at Dimas’ home (4636 3rd St. South Arlington, VA 22204) to learn more about opportunities to serve in or help support the ministry. Email Megan Hays or Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com with any questions.

MEMBER NEWS  

Union Church Pastor Shaun Cross writes a powerful guest blog post reflection race relations.

Mike Allen did a Reddit AMA this week, talking about everything and anything Axios.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: What a JOY to celebrate a baptism last Sunday! This shoutout is HUGE appreciation to those who made it possible for us to have a baptismal set up! Last, rainy Saturday, Jared Altman, Tyler and Aimee Robinson, and Laura Settle gave up an afternoon to set everything up! And immediately after service went back to serving and took down the baptismal. This is a HUGE blessing that allows us to celebrate baptisms within a Sunday service. Thank YOU to all who served and helped so that the community could participate in this joyous sacrament.  

Redeemer Weekly – 5/7/2017

edeemer Weekly: May 7, 2017 — (Retreat) SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Tal Kauflin

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

TODAY: We are looking forward to celebrating baptism Sunday – both in the adult and children services, the teaching will be about baptism!

THIS Friday and Saturday, Core Seminar, May 12 & 13: For those interested in pursuing membership, our spring core seminar will be Friday evening, May 12 and Saturday morning, May 13. Information and registrations is here

REDEEMER EVENTS

Anniversary Picnic, Sunday, June 4:  We are excited to celebrate our church anniversary with a pizza lunch following the Sunday service on June 4th! We gather at Barcroft park in the picnic area to share in joy and fellowship. Families with the last names A – M are asked to bring beverages and those with the last names N – Z are asked to bring dessert!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: There were COUNTLESS volunteers who made the retreat a great, smooth time! I mean Capon Spring staff alone ensure the enmass of us were fed! Personally, Tali Kauflin was a praying, singing, serving point person who released me to speak on Saturday and Sunday. She managed the general and usual chaos of children’s ministry offsite, baby bouncing, walkie talkie authority. This was a huge relief and release to me so that I could not only present but also participate in the sessions. Thank you, Tali for releasing me and serving Redeemer!

 

 

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NO SERVICE – Sunday, April 30

April 28 – 30 we will be on our annual retreat in Capon Springs and will not have service on Sunday, April 30

Redeemer Arlington – 4/23/2017

Redeemer Weekly: April 23, 2017 — NO Service NEXT SUNDAY — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Moses Lee    

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

TODAY, OneU American University invites you to get your car washed after Sunday service on April 23! This fundraiser will support their May mission trip to South Korea where they will be serving at a secondary school for North Korean defectors. The cost is only $10. Reserve your spot for a carwash here!

NEXT SUNDAY: NO SERVICE! Our retreat will be concluding next Sunday, April 30 in Capon Springs, WV and there will be no service in Arlington.

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is STILL OPEN – and only 5 days away! Retreat details and registration are here! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Tyler Robinson know.

Core Seminar, May 12 & 13: For those interested in pursuing membership, our spring core seminar will be Friday evening, May 12 and Saturday morning, May 13. Information and registrations is here

Music/Vocal Auditions! – Do you have an interest in serving on the music team at Redeemer? We are holding music auditions on Thursday night, May 4th, 7:30-9pm in the AUMC sanctuary. If you are interested in participating, please sign up to request a spot.

REDEEMER YOUTH MINISTRY (JCG): Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to grow to reach middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

If you are interested in serving as a youth leader, supporting the ministry, or would like to learn more about Redeemer JCG, please email Megan Hays and Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (nominated by Jon Smith): This CM serving year (the academic year of 2016-2017), we have an awesome crew of guys teaching our kids about the Gospel! Moses Lee leads our K – 5th graders through the Gospel story with humor, thought, and joy. I have CM volunteers tell me about how and what they learn when Moses teaches! Thank you, Moses for giving your time and talent to our kids!

Psst – Moses loves to brag about the OTHER teachers! He was all excited and impressed what science Steve Mason did last week teach on Easter!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 4/16/2017

Redeemer Weekly: April 16, 2017 — HAPPY EASTER! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Smith Community Group   

Good morning and PRAISE THE LORD! HE IS RISEN! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

Easter Morning Requests: Parking Please leave the parking lot space for visitors and families with small children. There is plenty of parking down the street in the Bank of America lot! Seating – Please plan to sit up close and move into the pews to ensure we have enough space for all. Ushers will be assisting people find seats and may ask you move in.

NEXT SUNDAY, OneU American University invites you to get your car washed after Sunday service on April 23! This fundraiser will support their May mission trip to South Korea where they will be serving at a secondary school for North Korean defectors. The cost is only $10. Reserve your spot for a carwash here!

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is STILL OPEN – and only 12 days away! Retreat details and registration are here! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Tyler Robinson know.

REDEEMER YOUTH MINISTRY (JCG): Redeemer’s vision for its youth ministry is to create a place where teenagers are loved unconditionally, encouraged to be lifetime followers of Jesus, and empowered to be ambassadors of reconciliation in a broken world. The church is hoping to grow to reach middle and high school boys and girls for Fall 2017, but we need your help!

If you are interested in serving as a youth leader, supporting the ministry, or would like to learn more about Redeemer JCG, please email Megan Hays and Laura Walton at laukwalton@gmail.com.

UPDATE FROM ASSIST(And note their upcoming Walk/Run/Ride below): The Assist Pregnancy Center recently finalized their 2016 report on the Center and how it has been furthering the cause of life among those most vulnerable. The full report can be found here, but a few highlights:

  • 113 confirmed babies born of clients that Assist worked with and ministered to.
  • 387 unique clients served, and almost 900 individual appointments
  • Assist reaches a diverse community. In 2016, the 5 greatest ethnicities of clients served were: 30% Latino; 24% African American; 15% Asian; 14% Caucasian, and 9% African.

If you’d like to get more involved with Assist, let Mike or Laura Icardi know (mike.icardi@gmail.com / laura_icardi@yahoo.com)

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Last week, we had the privilege of celebrating Kate Bigirwa’s life. A host of servants served tireless throughout the week. Leading and organizing the teams was the Smith community group – from Joel Borket to Gay Brown to Cathy Wiley to Jenni Smith to all other members, they demonstrated great love and care. They participated in details and Cathy was able to speak of Kate’s friendship and example. They organized and ministered to the Bigirwa and Ukello family in multiple ways. It was humbling to see Gospel family lived out in both life and loss. Thank you for the illustration of Christ and example of Gospel, Smith CG!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 4/9/2017

Redeemer Weekly: April 2, 2017 — Good Friday Service THIS Friday — SERVANT SHOUTOUT – DOUBLE DOSE!   

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

THIS Friday, April 14: Our annual Good Friday service will be at 7 pm. We gather to consider Jesus’ death and the significance of his sacrifice for us in anticipation of Easter on Sunday, April 16.

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is STILL OPEN – and only 18 days away! Retreat details and registration are here! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Tyler Robinson know.

MEMBER SURVEY: Redeemer members, this past Thursday, we sent out the 2017 Member’s Survey. This annual survey provides helpful information about where we are as a church and helps set direction for how we want to grow as a church community. Eric will talk through the results at the Spring retreat. Please note, the survey will be sent directly to your email from Qualtrics, the survey program we are using. As a result, you may need to check your spam folder in case you didn’t receive it. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Scott (scott@redeemerarlington.com).

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (nominations by Laura Icardi and Katherine Roddy): We have a double dose as I got TWO shoutouts nominations:

Laura Icardi writes, “Children’s Ministry helpers Lisa Anderson and Laura Settle are faithful to serve when needed, be on time, and put up with endless classroom switches as the room ratios need volunteers to move around. Today, Lisa and Laura both got switched multiple times, and each time agreed graciously and promptly. I enjoyed watching Laura jump into her new role as a helper with the 3rd-5th graders so much, that when ratios allowed me to switch her back again, I chose to leave her in that classroom to serve the kids with enthusiasm and joy! She told me afterward how fun it was to pray with the kids, and her eager heart to serve the kids was contagious!”

Katherine Roddy shared, “Dave Mugg is a popular favorite for the Servant Shoutout, but when I spotted someone outside of Redeemer who needed his car jumped, I came inside with hands full of children and tried to outsource my Good Samaritan project. Dave happily said yes first!  Also, his wife Sarah lugged some heavy amps up the stairs for the women’s event. What a power couple :)

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Celebrating Kate Bigirwa’s Life and Testimony

Dear Redeemer,

As shared this Sunday, on Friday, March 31 we lost our sister Kate Bigirwa after her brave fight with cancer. We grieve with her family while praising the Lord for the testimony and legacy she leaves.

We invite you to join family and friends on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 2 pm to celebrate Kate’s life. Service and reception will be held at AUMC (716 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington).

Nursery for children 2 and under will be available in Redeemer’s 2 -3 year old classroom.

In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be made to help cover cost for Kate to be bury in her beloved Uganda:
https://www.gofundme.com/burykatehelpfamily

Kate Bigirwa 2 (1)

Redeemer Weekly – 4/2/2017

Redeemer Weekly: April 2, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Easter Choir  

Good morning! Please join us this morning for service at 10:30 a.m. at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m.

TODAY, we invite newcomers to Redeemer to lunch immediately following the service. These monthly lunches are to allow newcomers to meet Redeemer members and elders. For details head to the Connection Table!  

REDEEMER  CHURCH EVENTS:

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN BUT! Regular registration closes THIS Tuesday and late registration begins Wednesday with a cost increase.  Retreat details and registration are here! If you have financial restrictions, please email retreat@redeemerarlington.com for scholarship details.  

Good Friday Service, April 14: Our annual Good Friday service will be on April 14 at 7 pm. We gather to consider Jesus’ death and the significance of his sacrifice for us in anticipation of Easter on Sunday, April 16.  

Baptism Sunday, May 7: Following our return from the retreat, we are excited to hold a baptism service on Sunday, May 7th! If you have never been baptized as a believer, please reach out to Jordan (jordan@redeemerarlington.com) to get more information. If able to assist with setup or takedown, please let Tyler Robinson know.

Update from Cory Dimas: Dear Redeemer family, we don’t have words to convey our thanks to all of you for your prayers, support and encouragement towards our women, your neighbors, so they could participate on a weekend of hope, love and refreshment. Following are some pictures to give you a sample of the experience. Many blessings.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Walk|Run|Ride, April 22nd: Redeemer has been partnering with our local pregnancy center, Assist Pregnancy Center, for several years. Assist operates solely on donations from the community, and the annual Walk|Run|Ride is one of its two biggest fundraisers. You and your family/roommates/CG can form a team, or you can do it alone – by running or walking the 5K course along the W&OD trail, or biking the 12-mile course along the same trail. Sign up, and then ask friends and family to support you financially as you support Assist! Mike and I, and our kids, will be there, so let us know if you sign up! In order to track participants, please sign up at the link below, and choose “Laura Icardi” as your liaison, and “Redeemer” as your church. You can email me with any questions: laura_icardi@yahoo.com Link to sign up: Walk/Run/Ride for LIFE 2017 | Event Page

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black (nominated by Jordan Kauflin):  As April begins, we are excited and anticipatory of Easter celebrations. Easter Sunday is a time when there are opportunities to speak and show and sing the Gospel to each other.

Kellie McHugh, Aaron Sanford, and Tucker Wannamaker initiated the sing part of Redeemer’s Easter celebration but recruiting and leading practices for a four-part choir. We are looking forward to hearing them on Sunday, April 16! THANK YOU, Kellie, Aaron, and Tucker for the time given to coordination and practice for performing for Redeemer and guests this Easter!

–See something? Say something! Give me a shout of who is serving: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.