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Redeemer Weekly – 7/22/2018

Redeemer Weekly: July 22, 2018 — Townhall: Constitutional Changes — Servant Shoutout: Katie and Jeff Martin

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

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry: Finally back in our space, we are in the final lessons of the our three year study of the Bible. Diving into Jude 3-4, 17-25 warns kiddos of how some may false teach but Christ is the Truth, the Way, and the Life.

Tomorrow in the Men’s Group: The men will meet at Carlos Dimas’ home at 8:45am! For further details, please contact Mike Henry.

Tomorrow’s Townhall: Eric will host the first of two townhalls (July 22 & August 5) to answer any questions regarding the proposed constitutional changes presented at the June 26 member meeting. The townhall will be immediately after the service and at the front right of the sanctuary. For those not participating, please be mindful and move to the back so that discussion can be more easily heard.

Redeemer Member Led Event

Redeemer Tennis Open is back! Graym Kasko is organizing this year, which will take place in August-September. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO PLAY.  It is going to be set up a little different this year.  In honor of the World Cup, we will have random groups of four that will play round robin style, so you have to be committed to playing at least three matches but that will allow everyone to play multiple people instead of getting knocked out in the first round like I was last year.  The matches will also be one set, rather than best of three. After the group stage the top one or two players from each group, depending on how many groups we have, will advance to the knockout rounds.

If you are interested in playing, reply to the Facebook post on the Redeemer page. Once we get going, you’ll have a set period of time (a week or maybe two) to plan out the match with your opponent.

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

Audio Team: Still needing technically- and musically-minded and music folks to help out with the Audio and Recording teams: Audio team needs folks who can independently help with the technical operations required in our Sunday morning meetings and monthly Worship and Prayer nights. Recording team serves by editing and posting weekly audio from our various services and meetings. Experience working with and ownership of a digital audio workstation (DAW) is needed. If interested, please email Dave Mugg.

ESL Ministry Fall 2018: The ESL ministry is looking for volunteers for the Fall 2018 semester. English classes are held Mondays 7-9pm and Thursdays 7-8:30pm from September 17 to December 6. We also host a Bible reading class on Thursdays. This is a great way to serve and build relationships with people in our community! There are a lot of different ways to get involved. Here are our needs for the upcoming semester: 6 teachers, 4 teaching assistants, 1 Bible reading class leader,  2 Bible reading class facilitators

If you’d like to learn more about these roles and the ESL ministry, we will be having informational meetings in the church lobby Monday, August 6 and Thursday, August 9 from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the informational meeting. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: The spring flood 2018 displaced all teams – including our welcome team! It was delightful to see the Connection Table not competing with sanctuary noise! And always delightful to see serving is Katie and Jeff Martin. This serving duo not only serve on the welcome team, connecting people but also support the finance team with responsibilities for the offering.

Katie and Jeff are gracious in serving, from ushering, to greeting, even leading a small group, and using their artistic and creative gifts with Redeemer’s website and graphics! Thank you, Katie and Jeff for how you warmly and beautifully serve Redeemer!

Redeemer Weekly – 7/15/2018

Redeemer Weekly: July 15, 2018 — CM Moves Back TODAY! — Servant Shoutout: Long Tran

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

TODAY from 9 am – 1 pm! If you have a free morning and muscle to move things, we are beginning the process of our staged CM Move Back!  

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry: All classes are meeting tomorrow (#happydance #allthepraisehands)! One year olds will be upstairs but all other classes will be downstairs as well as check-in!

In a perfect lesson for the Redeemer kiddos as they return to the downstairs, they will learn about Paul giving the hope of the return of Christ, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11!

Tomorrow in the Men’s Group: The men will meet at Carlos Dimas’ home at 8:45am! For further details, please contact Mike Henry.

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

Audio Team: Still needing technically- and musically-minded and music folks to help out with the Audio and Recording teams: Audio team needs folks who can independently help with the technical operations required in our Sunday morning meetings and monthly Worship and Prayer nights. Recording team serves by editing and posting weekly audio from our various services and meetings. Experience working with and ownership of a digital audio workstation (DAW) is needed. If interested, please email Dave Mugg.

Children Ministry 2018-2019: Thank you to all who have signed up already – we have 22 of our 72 needed volunteers! For our Redeemer member parents, remember, if your kiddos are in CM, you are required to serve. If you are interested in the needs and rules with CM, let Jackie know!

ESL Ministry Fall 2018: The ESL ministry is looking for volunteers for the Fall 2018 semester. English classes are held Mondays 7-9 pm and Thursdays 7-8:30 pm from September 17 to December 6. We also host a Bible reading class on Thursdays. This is a great way to serve and build relationships with people in our community! There are a lot of different ways to get involved. Here are our needs for the upcoming semester: 6 teachers, 4 teaching assistants, 1 Bible reading class leader,  2 Bible reading class facilitators

If you’d like to learn more about these roles and the ESL ministry, we will be having informational meetings in the church lobby Monday July 23 and Thursday July 26  from 7:30 to 8:30. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend the informational meeting. If you have any questions, please email redeemeresl@gmail.com.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: It is always humbling to thank and appreciation someone who quietly and faithfully serves on multiple teams. Long Tran is one of those serves. Long has consistently served the projection team and ESL. His eagerness and mindfulness to serve is greatly appreciated by those two teams. He is flexible to the needs, and has often helped me on a given Sunday when I have a projection curve ball. Katheryn Wolfe deeply appreciates his willingness to do the bulk shopping. Thank you, Long, for faithfully caring for multiple areas in Redeemer!  

Redeemer Weekly – 6/24/2018

Redeemer Weekly: June 24, 2018 — MEMBER MTG @ 5 PM — Service Needs! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Kelli and Braden Pierson

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

TOMORROW – Members! Please plan to attend our member meeting at 5 pm in Riddick Hall (followed by a pizza dinner)! Parents – no childcare co-op was set but if you want to coordinate with other parents, snacks and a movie can be set up in the lobby! Let Jackie know by Saturday night! If able to help with set up or clean up, please let Alanna Ross

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM, as kiddos end the school year, they know a lot of joy as they feel the freedom of no school! Tomorrow, they will hear of Paul’s joy even when not free (Philippians 1:12-30).

TOMORROW, Men’s Group – They will continue to meet at Carlos Dimas’ home at 8:45 am! For further details please contact Mike Henry know!

Redeemer Needs:

Audio Team: Looking for technically- and musically-minded and music folks (your friends should think this about you too) to help out with the Audio and Recording teams 1-2 times per month. The audio team needs folks who can independently help with the technical operations required in our Sunday morning meetings and monthly Worship and Prayer nights. A good ear for music is a huge help, and experience running a sound board is a plus but not a deal-breaker.

The Recording team serves by editing and posting weekly audio from our various services and meetings. Experience working with and ownership of a digital audio workstation (DAW) is needed. If interested, let Dave Mugg know!  

Redeemer’s Junior Community Group: JCG is looking for 6 new leaders for the 2018-2019 school year! Megan and Haylee will host an info session TOMORROW,  Sunday, June 24th at 12:30pm at the church. If you’re interested, please RSVP to Haylee.

Children Ministry, 2018-2019 year: It is here! Recruitment for the children ministry  2018-2019 year has begun event as we are recovering and resuming to the old normal space (soon)! We are excited to to return to Genesis in September 2018 and begin the three year cycle of Gospel Project for Kids! If you have preliminary questions or already want to sign up, let Jackie know! This is a member specific service team! If already ready to sign up – you can do so here

Redeemer Events

SAVE THE DATE, Redeemer Women! Ladies, mark your fall calendar for our first women’s retreat, November 1st – 3rd! Details to come but save the date now!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is always fun and exciting to see couples serving together and Braden and Kelli Pierson are one of those couples who tag team well in their service on the worship team (and sound team). This dynamic duo have talent which they pour out on Redeemer. Kelli and Braden use their musical and audio skills to bless Redeemer by vocal, drumming, and audio management on Sunday mornings and Thursday worship and prayer nights. Regardless of chaotic schedules, they are eager to serve and love Redeemer – thank YOU!  (And happy, early, birthday Kelli!)

Redeemer Weekly -6/11/2018

Redeemer Reads — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Daniel Mock

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

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM, GPTV Explorer returns for the season finale! Prior to the summer break, the GPTV crew will be coming to Riddick Hall and sharing how Paul shared the Gospel despite rulers – wanting all to hear the good news! We are excited to have our 3rd – 5th graders back with us and they can join from the start of service!

TOMORROW, Men’s Group – They will meet in Riddick Hall (promptly ending at 9:45am to allow for CM set-up).

SUNDAY, June 24 at 5pm will be a member’s meeting! Prior to summer vacations, Redeemer leadership wants to provide important update and information for Redeemer (followed by a pizza dinner!) If able to help with event coordination, please let Jackie know!

Jordan’s Redeemer Reads ICYMI: June Redeemer Reads contains Jordan Kauflin’s book and non-book recommendations! It also contains links to previous Redeemer Reads. If you’ve read any person’s recommended books this year, please drop them a line to let them know!

Redeemer Needs:

Communion Team Lead: An important part of our Sunday service is taking the family meal of communion every Sunday. And every Sunday, a team ensures communion is set out and cleaned up. Our faithful team lead, Eliezer, is transitioning out of the role soon. If you are interested in serving on the team or taking the lead, please email him.

Redeemer’s Junior Community Group: JCG is looking for 6 new leaders for the 2018-2019 school year! Megan and Haylee will host an info session on Sunday, June 24th at 12:30pm at the church. If you’re interested, please RSVP to Haylee.

Upcoming Redeemer Events

Redeemer Men’s Group: The Men’s Ministry will continue to meet at 8:45am in Riddick Hall. Last week, the men began a new 10-week series about the spiritual and psychological implications of striving for purity. All men are highly encouraged to join as they support one another and wrestle through these difficult topics together.

Core Seminar DATE CHANGE: June Core Seminar will be Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23 – Our summer core seminar for those interested in Redeemer membership will be on Friday evening, June 22 and Saturday morning, June 23. You can register here!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: LATE! But still shouting! Daniel Mock was nominated a few weeks ago by Bernard Yuan but the schedule was full – I LOVE when we get nominations and have a backlog of nominations!

Daniel Mock organizes a monthly food pantry volunteering at the Columbia Baptist food pantry. In April, we brought some of Redeemer’s youth there and they enjoyed it. It was overheard the director say that the Redeemer group was her favorite group. If anyone at Redeemer is interested, they are free to reach out to Bernard or Dan for details!

Daniel ALSO serves faithful (rain or shine!) on our open/close team which is a huge blessing to ensure we have signs out, taken down, and also general trash duty – nothing glamorous but rather a serving which is unseen in less undone. Thank you, Daniel!

Redeemer Weekly – 6/3/2018

Redeemer Weekly: June 3, 2018 — SUMMER updates and events — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Maria Sifontes

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

TOMORROW – Anniversary Picnic at Bon Air Park! Please join us for a pizza picnic lunch immediately after service as we celebrate our 8th anniversary of Redeemer! There is parking a’plenty! Bring games, lawn chairs, water, sunblock, etc. – all the necessities for a picnic. We are grateful to celebrate the Lord’s faithfulness to Redeemer. Psst – it is a “little” walk to the picnic shelter we have reserved! Also, if you are able to help with set-up/clean up, please let Emily know!  

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM, as school winds down for our kids, they learn of God’s plan and Paul’s bravery. When others threatened his life, Paul obeyed Jesus. We can share the gospel with courage because God is with us.   

TOMORROW, Men’s Group – see below for the update on the summer study plan! They will meet in Riddick Hall (promptly ending at 9:45 am to allow for CM set-up).

ADDITIONS to the Redeemer June calendar! There are two events in June which we are adding and want to make you aware:

Sunday, June 17 will be a Baptism Sunday! We are excited to celebrate baptisms and if you are interested in being baptized, you can contact Jordan: jordan@redeemerarlington.com

Sunday, June 24 at 5 pm will be a member’s meeting! Prior to summer vacations, Redeemer leadership wants to provide important update and information for Redeemer (followed by a pizza dinner!) If able to help with event coordination, please let Jackie know!

Note from CG Deacons, Mark and Betsy Teubl: Community Groups are the bedrock of discipleship here at Redeemer! You can find information about the current CGs, including the co-leaders, neighborhood, gathering day + time, and status (open or full) here. We hope you’ll find this resource helpful as you plug into the missional family life of Redeemer.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact cgadmin@redeemerarlington.com if you have any questions and/or are interested in visiting a CG and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours!

Redeemer Needs:

Communion Team Lead: An important part of our Sunday service is taking the family meal of communion every Sunday. And every Sunday, a team ensures communion is set out and cleaned up. Our faithful team lead, Eliezer is actually transitioning out of the role so interested in serving on the team or taking the lead please let him know at eliezer.d.gonzalez@gmail.com

Projection Team: Are you looking to serve Redeemer in a behind the scenes role? Do you have an attention to detail and basic computer skills? The projection team is looking for volunteers to join our small but mighty team! Please contact Sarah Mugg at sarahemugg@gmail.com if interested.

Redeemer’s Junior Community Group: JCG is looking for new leaders for the 2018-2019 school year! We are hosting two info sessions for those who are interested in finding out more. They will be meeting Sunday, June 24th at 12:30 pm at the church. Please RSVP to Haylee at catch4usthefoxes@gmail.com.

Upcoming Redeemer Events

Redeemer Men’s Group: Redeemer men! The latest installment of men’s ministry will begin this Sunday, June 3rd at 8:45 am in Riddick Hall and will occur each Sunday for the next 10 weeks. The Redeemer Men’s ministry is passionate about becoming men who know one another better and wrestle well through the trials of our time. Every one of us is striving for wholeness in Christ, and we are sure that each of us knows friends, family, co-workers, and others who struggle in the pursuit for sexual integrity. Therefore, we will be working our way through a curriculum that provides both the spiritual and psychological implications for striving for purity. Come join as we support one another and wrestle through these difficult topics together. All men are highly encouraged and welcome to join, and we are excited to see what the Lord does through this time over the next 10 weeks!

DATE CHANGE: June Core Seminar will be Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23 – Our summer core seminar for those interested in Redeemer membership will be on Friday evening, June 22 and Saturday morning, June 23. You can register here!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Nomination by the ESL team! Maria Sifontes is a huge blessing to the ESL ministry! She helps with admin tasks such as translating and printing documents, and collecting feedback from students. She is also taking the  lead on coordinating the end of semester potluck, where we celebrate all of our students’ hard work. Beyond admin and coordinating, Maria is always offering up a lot of good ideas for our program and encouraging our group with scripture! She recently sent an email asking me what more she can do to serve-music to my ears! Thanks Maria for so passionately serving our ESL community!

Redeemer Weekly – 5/13/2018

Redeemer Weekly: May 13, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Omar 

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10 am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd. And happy Mother’s Day to our Redeemer mamas!

REMINDER Children Ministry: Check-in and check-out* will be in the lobby and then you can take your kiddos to their respective classrooms – and NEW! The 2 -3 year olds will be entering their class through the Riddick Hall entrance. So unless a year old, all checked-in kiddos should head to Riddick Hall.

*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, a beautiful Mother’s Day lesson about us being God’s children. God is changing believers to be more like Jesus. We are God’s children—freed from sin, given power to do what is right, and adopted into God’s family. Because Jesus died on the cross, God the Father welcomes us and promises a future with Him forever.

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

MAY WORSHIP/PRAYER NIGHT: Join us NEXT Thursday, May 24 for a time of prayer and worship. We will meet in the sanctuary from 7:30 pm – 9 pm.   

 

ICYMI: The May edition of Redeemer Reads highlights the book recommendations and life advice from Buck Black – see his list here

Redeemer Need:

Redeemer’s Junior Community Group (youth group): JCG is looking for new leaders for the 2018-2019 school year! We are hosting two info sessions for those who are interested in finding out more. They will be Sunday, May 20th at 9:00am and Sunday, June 24th at 12:30pm at the church. Please RSVP to Haylee.

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 31st, 7:30-9:00 pm in the AUMC sanctuary. If you are interested in participating, please sign up to request a spot.

Upcoming Redeemer Events

Sunday, June 3rd – Our annual anniversary picnic will be on June 3rd immediately after the service at Bon Air Park! And PSST – if able to help the day of, please let me know and I will connect you with day of coordinator Emily!

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 – and she will be in the back this Sunday to answer any questions and have flyers you can distribute!

INVITING ALL RELATIONSHIPS: In response to Eric’s sermon series on marriage, Mark and Betsy Teubl 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 www.couplecheckup.com, 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 betsy@livingmatters.com.
  • We’re still forming the marriage mentor team, so if you’re an interested individual/couple (married or not) to explore this opportunity, contact betsy@livingmatters.com 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; Josh Deckard nomination! Omar came up to me at the retreat and asked how Whit is doing and how he’s adjusting to his diabetes diagnosis. He offered to come over “anytime Whit needs to be encouraged” and spend time with him. Omar is a man of his word and followed up by coming over this week to spend time with Whit and his brothers – which was a huge encouragement to Whit and our entire family. Omar’s selfless and thoughtful act is a reminder that none of us are too young to be an encouragement to others. Omar, thank you for living out Philippians 2:3b and Hebrews 3:13.”

In addition, Omar will jump in and help with CM! He demonstrates a sweet patience and joy with our kiddos – thank YOU!

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: jen@redeemerarlington.com 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: redeemerjcg@redeemerarlington.com

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 www.couplecheckup.com, 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 betsy@livingmatters.com.
  • We’re still forming the marriage mentor team, so if you’re an interested individual/couple (married or not) to explore this opportunity, contact betsy@livingmatters.com 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!

Redeemer Weekly – 4/29/2018

Redeemer Weekly: April 29, 2018 — CM NEW NORMAL — MARCH FINANCIAL UPDATE — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Retreat & Who can you Thank?

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

TOMORROW Children’s Ministry Moving Day: With the location changes, we are calling all hands to help move stuff to Riddick Hall (toys, tables, etc.)! Able-bodied people would help make this go quickly as we transition into our new normal of CM

Please note that Children Ministry has new locations! Reminder! Due to the basement flooding, our kiddos will be in new locations for the time being. Check-in 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

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM, in their new normal, kiddos will be learning about transformed minds about the Holy Spirit’s power and work in our hearts!

TOMORROW, Men’s Group will be assisting with moving children ministry to Riddick Hall! Thank you, gents!

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR MARCH 2018: We received 2.78% above our budgeted giving in March. Thank you for your faithful giving to the Redeemer community and mission!   

ICYMI April Redeemer Reads! This month, elder Dale Brown answered questions about what is on his reading list. You can see April Redeemer Reads here

Upcoming Redeemer Events

Sunday, June 3rd – Our annual anniversary picnic will be on June 3rd immediately after 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!

Pieces to Peace: On May 4-5, Dr. Curt Thompson, Father Andrew Miller, and David Takle, will be the featured speakers for a conference called From Pieces to Peace: An Invitation to Wholehearted Living. This conference is about bringing together Christ centered innovators from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, clinical counseling, and spiritual formation, the speakers will offer fresh and hope-filled insights that will help participants experience a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God and others. Further and registration (cost $185) is here!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black – Another great Redeemer spring retreat has come and gone. What a treat to have rested and fellowshipped together! It is not a short list of volunteers who made it possible but in case you wondered or missed it at the retreat: Buck Black, Dale and Gay Brown, Jamey Dodd, Dave and Sarah Mugg, Veronica Rogers, Alanna Ross, and Emily Strother – and if you asked them, they could tell you even MORE people who helped! Be sure to ask who else you can thank! Like projection heros, Charlie and Stacey Romero who ensured that we had projection at the retreat!

PSST – Members, on the member survey you were asked what ONE person at Redeemer has been the most influential in your life… over 105 people were identified! Did you tell that individual you put them down? Be sure to share that encouragement with them!    

NO SERVICE April 22 – On Spring Retreat

Redeemer Weekly: April 22, 2018 — SPECIAL RETREAT ADDITION — NO SERVICE SUN. APRIL 22

Good morning! There will be no service, Sunday, April 22 as we will be on the spring retreat! Please join us NEXT Sunday, April 29 at 10 am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe St.

All normal Sunday events: Children ministry, Men’s group, even JCG will resume next Sunday, April 29.

REMINDER: Members, a voting link was emailed to you on April 15 regarding elder candidate Paul Curts – voting is open until Sunday, April 29. If you did not receive an email please email: scott@redeemerarlington.com  

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Children’s Ministry: Saturday, June 2nd will be a clean up day for the CM space! This is a high need particularly as we have experienced some old building issues the last few weeks. If able to join for part or all of the day please let Jackie know!

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… There 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!

Pieces to Peace: On May 4-5, Dr. Curt Thompson, Father Andrew Miller, and David Takle, will be the featured speakers for a conference called From Pieces to Peace: An Invitation to Wholehearted Living. This conference is about bringing together Christ centered innovators from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, clinical counseling, and spiritual formation, the speakers will offer fresh and hope-filled insights that will help participants experience a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God and others. Further and registration (cost $185) is here!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black – Check back next week to hear about some of our amazing retreat volunteers!

Redeemer Weekly – 4/15/2018

Redeemer Weekly: April 15, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Mike Icardi  

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

There will be no service next Sunday, April 22 as we will be on the spring retreat!

TOMORROW Elder Candidate Meet & Greet with Paul Curtis: Tomorrow will be the final meet and greet for our elder candidate, Paul Curtis. These sessions will allow members to engage with Paul, learn more about his story, his walk with Christ, and anything you have questions about. Please RSVP here so we can plan accordingly! The sessions will be at 1 pm hosted at Eric Simmons’ home. There is plenty of street parking but please be mindful of neighbors driveways!

Members, a voting link will be emailed to you tomorrow at 5 pm – voting will be open for two weeks, until Sunday, April 29.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – Our kiddos continue the study of the New Testament (1 Timothy 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-8; Titus 2:11-14), hearing how Paul wrote letters to the churches leaders, Timothy and Titus, to give Timothy and Titus advice and to help all church leaders know how to lead God’s people. Church leaders help believers know what is true, and they serve the church by following the example of Jesus, who served us by dying on the cross for our sins.

TOMORROW, JCG meets! Youth, come and join the fun tomorrow as our April Junior Community Group (JCG) meets! You can RSVP or get details: redeemerjcg@redeemerarlington.com

TOMORROW, Men’s Group continues! Reminder, men, that the study group will meet tomorrow at 9am in Riddick Hall. All gents are welcome and breakfast treats will be present!

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Children’s Ministry: Wondered why we always share what is happening in CM? Because we are blessed to share and show the Gospel to over 60 kiddos in children ministry every Sunday! Currently we have a need for more volunteers to serve in our one-year-old class! If you’re a member of Redeemer and ready to see what is happening downstairs, let Jackie know!

  • PSST – Not ready to commit to monthly serving? What about a day? Saturday, June 2nd will be a clean up day for the CM space!
  • Random CM Request: Still not ready for the day or monthly commitment? We got you covered in what we randomly need! We are looking for a donated MacBook and two old iPhones for production and projection purposes! I can provide a 2018 tax receipt of the donated goods! As with all CM things — email: jackie@redeemerarlington.com

Upcoming Community Events

FlourishNow Job Fair: We are excited to be supporting FlourishNow (where Redeemer alums, Leah Hughey and Andrew Brown work) in sharing about 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… This is about supporting local needs, connecting people to church and job resources. Interested or curious? Grab Gillian Springer, Jackie, or Jordan to learn more!  

Pieces to Peace: On May 4-5, 2018, Dr. Curt Thompson, Father Andrew Miller, and David Takle, will be the featured speakers for a conference called From Pieces to Peace: An Invitation to Wholehearted Living. This conference is about bringing together Christ centered innovators from the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, clinical counseling, and spiritual formation, the speakers will offer fresh and hope-filled insights that will help participants experience a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God and others. Further and registration (cost $185) is here!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Recently, the discussion of serious skills needed today’s culture came up and I exclaimed, EXCEL! If you can excel Excel, you could rule the world! (Clearly, spoken by someone who avoids Excel 😉

Mike Icardi does not avoid Excel but excels in it. However, instead of ruling the world, he serves Redeemer as our deacon of finance. Mike wisely leads and supports Redeemer through financial management, accountability, and planning. His objective, financial  mind is driven by a personal desire to glorify God and serving His body at Redeemer. Staff, leadership, and now the larger body of Redeemer, have been deeply blessed by his work behind the scenes!

Oh! And when he is not excelling in Excel, he is serving in children’s ministry as one of the top contenders for baby whisperer!