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Redeemer Weekly – 12/9/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Redeemer Weekly – 11/18/2018

Redeemer Weekly: November 18, 2018 — Budget Townhall TOM. — Servant Shoutout: Brandon Tusing

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

Open/Close need, NEXT Sunday, November 25 – The whole of the open/close serving team will be out of town next weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday. If able to fill in for this one time commitment next Sunday, please let Ben Seck know!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Kiddos, learn one of the sweet love stories in the Bible between Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29-31) but also how human trickery does not disrupt God’s plan. Laban tricked Jacob into marrying Leah and Rachel. Even though Jacob did not love Leah, God loved her and used her in His plan. Through Leah’s son Judah, God would show His love for the world by sending His Son.

Budget Town Halls and December Member Meeting: Members, our 2019 budget meeting will be Sunday, December 2. Prior to the meeting, we’ll also have two town halls to discuss the proposed budget starting TOMORROW, November 18,

“Race, Grace, and the Church” Recordings. Redemption Hill’s team recorded Race, Grace, and the Church” event on October 29. Links to talks given by Thabiti Anyabwile and Russell Moore, as well as the panel discussion with Eric, Moses, Shaun, Thibiti, Curt, and Russell, are below.

Redeemer Serving Needs:

Children’s MinistryMembers, we still have needs for our children’s ministry! Deeply grateful for our current servants but they need support from additional teachers and assistants. Let Jackie know if able to serve.

Coffee Team Most of us love and need that coffee kick in the morning; Sundays included. The coffee team is looking for 1-2 more volunteers to serve once a month and ensure there is the precious fluid. Let Lynne Walton know if interested.

Projection Team – Except for Jordan, not all of us know all the words to every song we sing which is why we need a projection team! Down two teammates, this vital Sunday morning team is looking for recruits. Email Sarah Mugg is interested.

Redeemer Member Community Outreach:

Arlington Foster Care Toy Drive: UPDATE! Thank you for the interest and desire to serve our area families through a toy drive for Arlington county foster families! For the next three Sundays, TOMORROW, November 25, and December 2, you can give me the toys! Current needs include toys for 0-1 year olds (five) and 2-5 years old (25) and festive baked goods. Toys need to be new, unwrapped, and nothing weaponlike or violent (i.e. squirt guns, etc.). For those interested in festive baked goods and help with delivery for the party on December 8 – I am still awaiting details but will keep you posted! If interested, let Jackie Black (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) of any questions!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Who has the rythme, who has the beat? Brandon Tusing does! As one who loves worship but has not musical talent (really), I love the nods and nominations (Jordan Kauflin) for the worship team. Brandon is one who jumped in early to the drummer role on the team – a much needed instrument – when there was a lack and need. It has been a joy and appreciation to have him on the team! Thank you, Brandon!

Women’s Retreat begins tonight, 6:30pm!

It’s not too late to participate in the Women’s Retreat tonight and tomorrow! The event is being held at AUMC (our normal Sunday morning meeting space).

You can sign up onsite to participate as the women of Redeemer gather to sing, study God’s word, fellowship, and minister to one another.

Hope to see you there!

Redeemer Weekly – 11/4/2018

Redeemer Weekly: November 4, 2018 — Clocks Fall back an Hour! — Servant Shoutout: Tina McMahan

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

REMINDER: Daylight Saving is Sunday, November 4 – don’t forget to set your clocks to fall back an hour!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Kiddos, will conclude this second unit speaking to how God called a people to Himself (Genesis 25-26). God’s covenant with Abraham continued with Isaac’s family. Through Jacob’s family, God would send the promised Savior to bring blessing and salvation to the world.   

Tomorrow – November Newcomer Lunch: With being back at 716 S Glebe, we will resume our monthly newcomer lunches! These are times for newcomers to have lunch immediately after service to meet Redeemer members and leaders! If interested with questions or to RSVP, you can let Kelsey Good know!  

Budget Town Halls and Dec. Member Meeting: Members, our 2019 budget meeting will be on Sunday, December 2. Prior to the meeting, we’ll also have two town halls to discuss the proposed budget on Sundays, November 18 and 25!

Redeemer Serving Needs:

Children’s MinistryMembers! We still have needs for our children’s ministry! Deeply grateful for our current servants but they need support of additional teachers and assistants! Let Jackie know if able to serve!

Coffee Team Most of us love and need that coffee kick in the morning; Sunday’s included! The coffee team is looking for 1-2 more volunteers to serve once a month and ensure there is the precious fluid! Let Lynne Walton know if interested!   

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Staff and leaders have doing the prayerful work of planning our 2019 budget. This process includes reaching out to various serving teams to find out budget and needs for the coming year.

Tina McMahan the leader of the communion team shows why this team is the probably the most, quietly effective team. The communion team faithfully ensures we are able to take the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper every Sunday. Tina supports and plans for the team and promptly provided clear budget numbers and need projections. My administrative heart sung thanks! Thank you, Tina for how you lead and support the communion team as they serve Redeemer!   

And psst! Communion cups can be recycled (hattip,Natalie O’Keefe) so please toss them in the blue recycling can!

Tomorrow’s Service: Eric Simmons will continue to lead us through Matthew, preaching from Matthew 28.

Sunday Morning Manager: Mike Icardi

Children’s Ministry Point: Laura Icardi

Redeemer Weekly – 10/7/2018

Redeemer Weekly:October 7, 2018 — NO MORNING SERVICE! — AFTERNOON SERVICE, 4:30 PM @ WESTOVER — Servant Shoutout: Hijacked!

Good morning!

Reminder: We are meeting at 4:30 pm at Westover Baptist TOMORROW: There is parking on either side of the 1125 Patrick Henry Drive address!

Psst – Due to sanctuary restrictions, there will be no donuts or coffee tomorrow afternoon – please prepare your heart and kiddos appropriately!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): There will be no 3rd – 5th class tomorrow afternoon – parents, if you did not get the email from Jackie earlier this week – please let her know! She will happily forward so you know the plan for tomorrow!

Newcomer Lunch Canceled – Due to the change of location, we will be cancelling the October newcomer lunch. For details about the November one, please let Kelsey Good know!

ReWinD Reminder: With the building not be an option for gathering, we are enjoying the hosting of members for ReWinD as we come together to pray and study Joshua. This week’s meeting will be hosted by Nora Shank

Race, Grace, and the Church event: Eric has been planning an event called “Race, Grace, & the Church” on behalf of Acts29. The cost is $10. It’s open to the public but there are only 400 tickets are available. The event is Monday, Oct 29 at Redemption Hill in DC. Speakers include: Thabiti Anyabwile, Curt Allen, Shaun Cross, Moses Lee, Russell Moore, and Eric Simmons. More info and tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-grace-the-church-tickets-50452317239

Fall Women’s Retreat: Join Redeemer Women for our first women’s retreat! Over the course of Friday, November 2 evening and all day Saturday, November 3, we will enjoy times of teaching, worship, prayer and fellowship, as well as panel and small group discussions. Registration fee is $40 ($20 for students) and includes three meals as well as retreat materials. Questions? Email: women@redeemerarlington.com or you can register now!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Skipping a shoutout?! What is happening… a praise! A little personal encouragement – maybe you do not need it but I do!

Late, last Saturday night, I flew back from vacation to find out we were still and yet again displaced and OH! meeting in the afternoon (#throwback #churchplant). The post-vacation glow faded rapidly, and the head banging on my desk began immediately. Until the Lord (maybe He rolled His eyes at me? #wouldvebeenappropriate) leaned in and reminded me, we have been displaced before… In fact, we were displaced for over 100 days just earlier this year. Which is not close to 146,000 days the Israelites were for over 40 years. God has been clear – His people are sojourners; eagerly looking to their eternal home not this earthly one. So #bringiton all over again. God knows what He is about and where that will be for His people! Countless servants at Redeemer illustrate that for me – most of all, our Savior Christ.

Redeemer Women Retreat Registration

Redeemer Weekly – September

Redeemer Weekly — Fall Events and Studies — Servant Shoutout: Sunday Manager Team

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd! Reminder: Our main parking lot entrance is CLOSED. Please use the side and main Glebe entrances. Please have a patient and hospitable spirit by being on the lookout for new attenders and assist them finding entrances or children’s ministry!

Children’s Ministry (CM): Kiddos are hearing about the beginning! From Noah’s Ark to the Tower of Babel they are hearing the foundation to one day, Jesus will gather together all of God’s people—people from every tribe and people who speak all kinds of languages—and they will worship Him together.

Member Meeting: Sunday 30th @ 5pm – Reminder, members, there is a member’s meeting. All are welcome to join as we gather in the sanctuary (parental co-op is available if you have signed up already!). Due to the building limitation, there will not be a dinner together but we encourage members to eat together after the meeting!

Redeemer Member Led Events

Pentateuch Study: Sunday, September 30th @ 9 am: The Pentateuch is comprised of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. It is the foundation of the Bible, not merely because it comes first, but because it establishes the basis of God’s message to the world. Over the next 5 weeks, we will discuss its author, literary form, and historical content. We will also study 5 themes that help us understand the Pentateuch better: Word, Covenant, Kingdom, Redemption, and Revelation. This study will be fun! We will spend time in prayer and discussion. We will even watch videos! There will be no required reading or homework, but suggested reading and application will be provided. All people are welcome! For more information or interest email, Jacques Villarreal!

Women’s Brunch: Saturday, Oct. 6th – Looking for a way to get to know other Redeemer ladies? Have friends you’d like to introduce to our church community? Excited to grow in friendship with ladies in various seasons of life? If so please join us for a Redeemer women’s brunch Saturday, October 6 from 10:00am to 12:00pm to enjoy good food and fellowship. Please feel free to bring your school-age daughters as well! HOSTED at Katherine Taylor’s home in Alexandria (near Bailey’s Crossroads). Please contact Katherine directly at redeemerbrunches@gmail.com for address details. RSVP to this event on Facebook (in the Redeemer Arlington Family group) by Thursday, October 4 or at redeemerbrunches@gmail.com CONTACT Katherine at redeemerbrunches@gmail.com with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: SNEAK PEAK – Make sure to come to the member’s meeting tomorrow night to hear more about the new Sunday heroes, officially called the Sunday morning manager team! Team members will be responsible to handle the troubleshooting and management of Sunday mornings – both to identify and implement improvements and release me to sit service! This service began last week while I was out and will continue hereafter!

Their training has included multiple emails, shadowing, and trial by fire with me being on vacation. Thank you, Buck Black, Dale Brown, Erin and Daryl Elliot, Mike Icardi, Tim and Natalie O’Keefe, and Jen and Jason Whetsell

9/17/2018 ESL CANCELLED

Due to the tornado and flash flood warnings in the area, there will NO ESL classes on Monday, September 17, 2018

Redeemer Weekly – 9/16/2018

Redeemer Weekly: September 16, 2018 — September Elder Meet & Greet & Member Meeting — Servant Shoutout: Ian McBee

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd! Reminder: Our main parking lot entrance is CLOSED. Please use the side and main Glebe entrances. Please have a patient and hospitalible spirit by being on the lookout for new attenders and assist them finding entrances or children’s ministry!  

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): Redeemer kiddos continue to learn about the Beginning, Genesis 3: Adam and Eve broke God’s law, and their sin separated them from God. God promised a Rescuer would come from Eve’s family to rescue people from sin and bring us back to God.

NO Men’s Group! The men’s group is on break and resume on Sunday, September 30th after preparing, planning, and praying over the upcoming session!

Elder Meet & Greets: Jim Riordan was nominated for eldership on June 24. TOMORROW, immediately after service, Jim and elders will be available for members to meet and get to know Jim!

NOTE: The three books which Eric recommended last week were: Divided by Faith, One Blood, and When People are Big and God is Small

Worship and Prayer night! NEXT Thursday, September 20 at 7:30pm, come join us as we take a break from the week and gather to worship and pray for each other and the community.

Core Seminar: For those interested in pursuing membership with Redeemer, our final 2018 core seminar will be September 28-29. You can register here or get more information at the Connect Table – registration closes Thursday, September 20.

Member Meeting, Sunday, September 30 @ 5pm – Reminder, members, there is a member’s meeting.

Redeemer Member Led Events

African Walk for Cancer: Bigz Bigirwa and African Walk for Cancer is currently on their  from Arlington VA, through Washington DC, Baltimore, Philly and finally end in New York City on September 28th. Volunteers, walkers and contributors are welcome. The dream is to build a world class cancer hospital (s) and help about 500,000 in sub-Saharan Africa with little or no treatment. You can track his progress on Facebook – and or more info check out his page. www.africanwalkforcancer.org.  

ReWind Resumes! Ladies, Redeemer Women in Discipleship (ReWinD) returns for the fall semester THIS Monday, September 17 at 7pm! The fall and spring semesters will focus on the Old Testament: Joshua and Nehemiah (respectively). Cost for dinner and the fall Joshua studybook is $20 – but please do not let cost deter you! If you are new to Redeemer and want to connect with other women through God’s Word…and food…and talking…or if you have been at Redeemer since the beginning and are longing for deeper connections, there is a place for you in the ReWinD circle. You can register HERE for the upcoming semester.

Fall RUA Bible Study: 1 John – You’re invited to join other Redeemer women for RUA (Read, Understand, Act) starting on Thursday, Sept 27th, 7:30-8:30. Our fall semester will study 1 John over the course of five 1-hour meetings. RUA is designed to work for women in every stage of life, and at every stage of belief, with the goal of equipping women to understand Scripture by reading Scripture – without the help of commentaries, teachers, or any other external resource: just you, your Bible, and other women eager to understand Scripture with you. If you want to join, please email Laura Icardi at laura_icardi@yahoo.com.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: This past Monday night was the ESL registration night! Many shoutouts to all who came out – thank you!! Ian McBee was one of those servants! His support for registration night is the not the only way he serves but also on Sunday morning and Thursday evenings by serving on the worship team. Ian’s consistent and caring serving is greatly appreciated – thank you, Ian for loving Redeemer well!   

Redeemer Weekly – 9/9/2018

Redeemer Weekly: September 9, 2018 — September Elder Meet & Greets — Servant Shoutout: Charlie and Stacey Romero

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for coffee and donuts at 716 S. Glebe Rd! Reminder: Our main parking lot entrance is CLOSED. Please use the side and main Glebe entrances. Please have a patient and hospitable spirit by being on the lookout for new attenders and assist them finding entrances or children’s ministry!  

TOMORROW, Newcomer Lunch! For those new, or have not yet attended, our monthly newcomer lunch will be hosted next Sunday, September 9 immediately after service. You can RSVP to Jen!

Tomorrow in Children’s Ministry (CM): GPTV Explorer returns! The season premiere is tomorrow and all classes will be downstairs for the whole service!

Redeemer Parents! Your kiddos should reflect the accurate grade and class BUT please check when you check-in your kiddos tomorrow that technology and Jackie were accurate in classroom assignment – as always let Jackie know of any questions or feedback!

NO Men’s Group! The men’s group is on break and resume on Sunday, September 30th after preparing, planning, and praying over the upcoming session!

Elder Meet & Greets: Jim Riordan was nominated for eldership on June 24. TOMORROW and September 16, immediately after service, Jim and elders will be available for members to meet and get to know Jim!

Core Seminar: For those interested in pursuing membership with Redeemer, our final 2018 core seminar will be September 28-29. You can register here or get more information at the Connect Table!

Member Meeting, Sunday, September 30 @ 5 pm – Reminder, members, there is a members’ meeting on Sunday, September 30! Be watching for details since we will not have access to Riddick Hall 

Redeemer Member Led Events

African Walk for Cancer: Bigz Bigirwa and African Walk for Cancer will be leading a cancer awareness walk campaign from Arlington VA, through Washington DC, Baltimore, Philly and finally end in New York City on September 28th. Volunteers, walkers and contributors are welcome. The dream is to build a world class cancer hospital (s) and help about 500,000 in sub-Saharan Africa with little or no treatment. Financial contribution can be made at www.awcaa.org. Please put a memo “African Walk for Cancer or AWC” in the comments section.

Fall 2018 Financial Peace University (FPU): The Kaskos and Dimases invite you to participate in Financial Peace University, a nine-week course from Dave Ramsey about ways to wisely steward money. The class will start this MONDAY, September 10 at 6:30pm at the Dimas’ house, and dinner will be provided. Additional information is on Facebook, or you can email Graym Kasko.

ReWind Resumes! Ladies, Redeemer Women in Discipleship (ReWinD) returns for the fall semester Monday, September 10 at 7pm! The fall and spring semester will focus on the Old Testament: Joshua and Nehemiah (respectively). Cost for dinner and the fall Joshua studybook is $20 – but please do not let cost deter you! If you are new to Redeemer and want to connect with other women through God’s Word…and food…and talking…or if you have been at Redeemer since the beginning and are longing for deeper connections, there is a place for you in the ReWinD circle. You can register HERE for the upcoming semester.

Redeemer Service Area Needs:

ESL Ministry: Is kicking off MONDAY for registration! They are STILL looking for three teacher assistant volunteers. English classes are held Mondays 7 – 9pm and Thursdays 7 – 8:30pm from September 17 to December 6. This is a great way to serve and build relationships with people in our community! To hear about short or long term opportunities, you can email redeemeresl@gmail.com.

Servant Shoutout by Jackie Black: Warmth and welcome can be such a key part of growing and loving Redeemer’s community. Charlie and Stacey Romero have been supporting and developing our greeting team.

However, that is not the only areas of service – behind the scenes, Charlie is part of the Redeemer finance team. AND in answer to the call of children’s ministry volunteers, Stacey is transition from greeting newcomers to helping create warmth and welcome for our kiddos by serving in CM! Thank you, BOTH for how you love and invest in Redeemer (and happy early birthday, Stacey!).