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Redeemer Weekly – 2/11/2018

Redeemer Weekly: February 11, 2018 — Busy Upcoming Schedule! — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Carlos Dimas

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am. We are excited to welcome five new members to Redeemer today!

RESCHEDULE: The February 11 Member Meeting has been rescheduled for Sunday, March 11. Members, please mark your calendars accordingly and plan to attend – all Redeemer attenders are welcome!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – It is GPTV Explorer Sunday so all our classes will be downstairs tomorrow! Redeemer kiddos are continuing to hear of the early advancement of the Gospel as they hear about Paul’s second missionary journey.

TOMORROW, Redeemer Men – Sunday, February 11th, at 9 am kicks off the return of the Men’s Study Group! The meeting will be in Riddick Hall for an encouraging environment to explore God’s call on our lives as Christian men and to foster and develop deep, meaningful relationships. Let Mike Henry (we34him03@gmail.com) or Todd Dragity (tcdragit@gmail.com) know if you are coming!

NEXT SUNDAY, Women’s Wisdom Forum – On Sunday, February 18, women of Redeemer are invited to our first Wisdom Forum. This time will specifically focus on the #metoo movement and the implication and impact on women. Carloyn McCulley will lead a panel of Jackie Black, Deborah Bumbaugh, and Veronica Rogers prior to a time of small group prayer. Be on the watch out for admin details about lunch!

NEXT THURSDAY, Worship and Prayer Night @ 7:30 pm – Thursday, February 15 will be our February Worship and Prayer night to pause, refresh, and pray in the busyness of our weeks. Join us at 7:30 pm in the auditorium for this monthly time of pause.

Psst – Reminders: Be on the lookout for information about Spring Retreat, April 20-22! Also our Good Friday Service will be at 7 pm on Friday, March 30

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

ESL: The ESL team is still in need of volunteers for our upcoming Spring Semester. We’re looking for 3 teaching assistants to help Monday nights and 1 co-teacher for Thursday nights. We’ll be next to the Welcome table after the service if you want to learn more! You can also email Katheryn at redeemeresl@gmail.com.

The ESL team also needs short-term help with registration night on Feb. 26th and hospitality help for the first few class sessions at the beginning of March to help welcome students. For more information on short-term serving opportunities email Andrea at albrax2@outlook.com.

ICYMI: Paul Tripp Marriage Conference. If you missed Paul Tripp’s Marriage Conference at McLean Bible Church last weekend, you can watch the livestream of his event “What Did You Expect?” here. The cost is $25 per couple, and the videos can be watch anytime until March 31.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Some of my favorite shoutouts are the quiet, mover/shakers in Redeemer. Quiet and mover/shaker do not necessarily seem congruent however, Carlos Dimas is one who quietly, humbly, and joyfully moves the Redeemer body as he prompts and initiates youth and men ministries; in addition to participating in speaking roles on Sunday! Carlos patiently leads and trains our youth and men leaders to make disciples in our Redeemer community and we are deeply grateful. Thank YOU, Carlos for how you lovingly, patiently, add quietly move and shake Redeemer for the Lord!

Psst – his beautiful bride, Cory also loves and serves our ladies through ReWinD and discipleship! ALSO her cooking should never to be missed! .never.

Redeemer Weekly – 2/4/2018

Redeemer Weekly: February 4, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Reception Set-up & Clean up Crew

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

TOMORROW, our monthly newcomer lunch will be hosted immediately after service. If new Redeemer, we invite you to come and meet elders and members – details will be at the Connection Table!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – Kiddos continue to learn about the early church and spread of the Gospel (Acts 15:1-35). The church leaders met in Jerusalem to answer a tough question: Can a person be saved by faith alone or was something more needed? The early church agreed that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, He alone is all we need to be saved.

TOMORROW is JCG! – Junior Community Group (JCG) for 6th – 8th graders will be gathering from 12:30 pm – 2 pm at 701 S Wakefield St Arlington, VA for food, fun, fellowship, and discussion. RSVP to redeemerjcg@redeemerarlington.com

NEW REDEEMER READS: The January edition of Redeemer Reads was sent on Wednesday. If you missed it, you can read what Rachel Lee is reading here!

2017 Giving Statements: Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! Your 2017 giving statements have been emailed! If you have any issues or questions, please email: jackie@redeemerarlington.com!

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

ESL: Do you speak English? Do you enjoy meeting people from different countries? Would you like to get to know and practically serve our South Arlington neighbors? If so, we’ve got the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. We’re looking for a few new volunteer teachers and teaching assistants to join the ESL team. The spring session begins with registration on February 26th and goes through May 21st. There are opportunities to serve on Monday or Thursday evenings. You can learn more by attending a volunteer interest meeting on Sunday, February 4th after the service. We’ll meet in the K-2nd room from 12:30-1pm. Questions? Please email Katheryn at redeemeresl@gmail.com.

Open/Close Team: This team opens (sets up) the space to welcome people! Volunteers arrive at 10:15 to put out signs and then tidy up after service – perfect for families to serve together which makes it go quickly! If interested in serving, please let Ben Seck know!

Welcome Team: Do you love Redeemer and helping and connecting people to why you do? The welcome team is looking for additional greeters as well as some individuals to help with newcomer events. It would be serving monthly, coordinating (playing host/hostess at the location it is held) the core seminars or newcomer lunches (every first Sunday of the month). If you have a welcoming smile and are interested, let Jen Whetsell know!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: We were so blessed to love and minister to Sarah Scott’s family last Sunday – they were deeply appreciative and moved by how Redeemer loved their mother and grandmother. The reception held was an added care for them as they got to meet many who knew Sarah and share stories.

The reception was possible because a team of set-up and clean- up people! Erin Elliott, THANK YOU for letting me ask and lean on you as point person for set-up and clean-up. Thank you, Ben, Jean, and Ceci for helping – and even giving up being in part of service! Thank you, Carolyn for being a host to the family and coordinating a lovely tribute to Sarah. It is a privilege to partner with you all!

Redeemer Weekly -1/28/2018

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 28, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Andrea Braxton

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

TOMORROW, in service we will be honoring and remembering Sarah Scott, long time Redeemer attender who passed away last week. We will also host a snack reception immediately after the service to offer condolences to her family.

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – Kiddos continue in the book of Acts (13:1-3; 14:8-28) hearing about Paul’s first journey. Paul and Barnabas faced many people who rejected the good news about Jesus. But God had a plan for Paul to share the gospel with Gentiles, no matter what troubles Paul faced. Many believed in Jesus. The church grew and the gospel was shared so that people all over the world could be saved from their sin by trusting in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

NEXT SUNDAY, our monthly newcomer lunch will be hosted immediately after service. If new Redeemer, we invite you to come and meet elders and members! RSVP: geoff@redeemerarlington.com

NEW REDEEMER READS: The January edition of Redeemer Reads was sent on Wednesday. If you missed it, you can read what Rachel Lee is reading here!

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR DECEMBER and EOY 2017: We received an additional $12,887 above our budgeted giving in December – which brings 2017 giving to $103,608 above our annual budgeted giving (or 15.70%). THANK YOU for your giving which has blessed Redeemer community and mission!

2017 Giving Statements: Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements have been emailed! If you have any issues or questions, please email: jackie@redeemerarlington.com!

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

ESL: Do you speak English? Do you enjoy meeting people from different countries? Would you like to get to know and practically serve our South Arlington neighbors? If so, we’ve got the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. We’re looking for a few new volunteer teachers and teaching assistants to join the ESL team. The spring session begins with registration on February 26th and goes through May 21st. There are opportunities to serve on Monday or Thursday evenings. You can learn more by attending a volunteer interest meeting on Sunday, February 4th after the service. We’ll meet in the K-2nd room from 12:30-1pm. Questions? Please email Katheryn at redeemeresl@gmail.com.

Open/Close Team: This team opens (sets up) the space to welcome people! Volunteers arrive at 10:15 to put out signs and then tidy up after service – perfect for families to serve together which makes it go quickly! If interested in serving, please let Ben Seck know!

Welcome Team: Do you love Redeemer and helping and connecting people to why you do? The welcome team is looking for additional greeters as well as some individuals to help with newcomer events. It would be serving monthly, coordinating (playing host/hostess at the location it is held) the core seminars or newcomer lunches (every first Sunday of the month). If you have a welcoming smile and are interested, let Jen Whetsell know!

Upcoming Area Event:

Marriage Conference w/ Paul Tripp (From Jordan)- Mclean Bible Church in Tysons is hosting Paul Tripp, author of What Did You Expect? for a two day marriage conference this coming weekend on February 2-3rd. This conference is a great opportunity to be led by a skilled counselor as you take time to better understand and grow in your marriage. Tali and I went to this a few years ago and came away helped and challenged. Grab a few friends and make it something you do with a group! The event is Friday night through Saturday morning and is $35 per person. For more info and to sign up: https://www.mcleanbible.org/events/marriage-what-did-you-expect-dr-paul-david-tripp

Community Care Opportunity:

Our upstairs neighbors, ReachFar Foundation will be starting a Valentine’s Day drive with RPC shelter! They will be collecting donations January 2nd until February 9th. If you would like to donate, below are needs for the RPC shelter: Tooth paste/tooth brush, wash clothes/towels, scarves, gloves, hats, soap, or deodorant. Donations can be left upstairs outside of the ReachFar room (second floor, to the right).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: By now, many know, I do not handle technology or rodent problems well (ask Jordan). Fortunately, there is not a rodent problem and Andrea Braxton is one who ensures I do not need to worry about the technology of projection! Andrea begun serving on the projection team even before she was a member at Redeemer! She has been a faithful team member, problem solver, and Sunday sanity for Sarah Mugg (projection team lead) and I!

When she is not ensure we can see slides and sing song lyrics on Sunday, Andrea moves from from Sunday sanity to save Katheryn Wolfe’s sanity for ESL registration night! This is a large undertaking of coordination, planning, scheduling, and her role of administration releases the ESL team to focus on students. THANK YOU, Andrea for serving and saving sanity at Redeemer – and happy (early) birthday!

Redeemer Weekly – 1/21/2018

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 21, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Pete and Katherine Taylor

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

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – Kiddos continue to learn about early Christians after Christ’s ascension. God showed Peter that just as there is no “clean” and “unclean” food, there are no “clean” and “unclean” people (Acts 10). God calls believers to tell everyone the good news about Jesus, no matter who they are or where they come from. Jesus is the Lord of all.

TOMORROW, Junior Community Group (JCG) will meet for the first time in 2018! Sunday, January 21 at 12:30pm (701 S. Wakefield St.). For further information, ask Megan Hays or John Hauser.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2019

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

2017 Giving Statements, Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements will be emailed at the end of January. Statements are already accessible through our online giving platform. Please let Jackie know of any questions!

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Open/Close Team: This team opens (sets up) the space to welcome people! Volunteers arrive at 10:15 to put out signs and then tidy up after service – perfect for families to serve together which makes it go quickly! If interested in serving, please let Ben Seck know!

Children’s Ministry: Due to some life transitions for Redeemer members, our CM roster has gotten light and we have a need for additional volunteers serving once a month on the third or fourth week. If a member and able to serve, please let Jackie know! She can promise that it will be a fun adventure if you serve!

Welcome Team: Do you love Redeemer and helping and connecting people to why you do? The welcome team is looking for additional greeters as well as some individuals to help with newcomer events. It would be serving monthly, coordinating (playing host/hostess at the location it is held) the core seminars or newcomer lunches (every first Sunday of the month).  If you have a welcoming smile and are interested, let Jen know!

Upcoming Member-Led Events

Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign: Multiple members at Redeemer participate (or work) at Assist Pregnancy Center. This Sunday, January 21 will kick off a baby bottle campaign and a table will be manned by members, Elizabeth Moore and Laura Icardi for any questions or to provide you a baby bottle to raise funds and awareness of those facing unplanned pregnancies.

Men’s Study in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Upcoming Area Event:

Marriage Conference w/ Paul Tripp (From Jordan)- Mclean Bible Church in Tysons is hosting Paul Tripp, author of What Did You Expect? for a two day marriage conference on February 2-3rd. This conference is a great opportunity to be led by a skilled counselor as you take time to better understand and grow in your marriage. Tali and I went to this a few years ago and came away helped and challenged. Grab a few friends and make it something you do with a group! The event is Friday night through Saturday morning and is $35 per person. For more info and to sign up: https://www.mcleanbible.org/events/marriage-what-did-you-expect-dr-paul-david-tripp

Community Care Opportunity:

Our upstairs neighbors, ReachFar Foundation will be starting a Valentine’s Day drive with RPC shelter! They will be collecting donations January 2nd until February 9th. If you would like to donate, below are needs for the RPC shelter: Tooth paste/tooth brush, wash clothes/towels, scarves, gloves, hats, soap, or deodorant. Donations can be left upstairs outside of the ReachFar room (second floor, to the right).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: One of the humbling gifts working for Redeemer is seeing the quiet faithfulness of servants. Pete and Katherine Taylor are such servants (along with their three beautiful kiddos) who have served Redeemer since coming. They have been at Redeemer for over three years which is practically tenured at Redeemer 😉 Previously serving as community leaders and hosting events, Pete and Katherine have never not served. Pete was a champion on owning and implementing Gospel Project in children’s ministry and has been serving as a Preschool teacher for years. Katherine and the kiddos are always ready to help him – as serving is a family affair. Thank you, Taylor family for serving and loving Redeemer faithfully and well!

Redeemer Weekly 1/14/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 14, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Geoff and Brittany Geiling

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

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – Return of GPTV Explorer! Kiddos will continue in the story of Acts with Paul’s baptism and conversation Jesus appeared to Saul and changed him inside and out. Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. Jesus called Saul, also known as Paul, who was once an enemy to Christians, to spend the rest of his life telling people the gospel and leading them to trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.

THIS THURSDAY, our first Worship and Prayer night of 2018 will be at 7:30-9:00 pm this Thursday (every third Thursday of the month). We will gather together in the sanctuary and hope you can join!  

NEXT SUNDAY, Junior Community Group (JCG) will meet for the first time in 2018! Sunday, January 21 at 12:30pm (701 S. Wakefield St.). For further information, ask Megan Hays or John Hauser.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2019

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

2017 Giving Statements, Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements will be emailed at the end of January. Statements are already accessible through our online giving platform. Please let Jackie know of any questions!

“Redeemer Reads” Series: Did you miss Redeemer’s new book series recommendations? Did you lose the first “Redeemer Reads” in your full inbox? You can see Eric’s recommendations in the December edition here.

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Open/Close Team: This team opens (sets up) the space to welcome people! Volunteers arrive at 10:15 to put out signs and then tidy up after service – perfect for families to serve together which makes it go quickly! If interested in serving, please let Ben Seck know!

Children’s Ministry: Due to some life transitions for Redeemer members, our CM roster has gotten light and we have a need for additional volunteers serving once a month on the third or fourth week. If a member and able to serve, please let Jackie know! She can promise that it will be a fun adventure if you serve!

Upcoming Member-Led Events

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start this Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm. Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money. We will be meeting in the church building. Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.

Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign: Multiple members at Redeemer participate (or work) at Assist Pregnancy Center. Next Sunday, January 21 will kick off a baby bottle campaign and a table will be manned by members, Elizabeth Moore and Laura Icardi for any questions or to provide you a baby bottle to raise funds and awareness of those facing unplanned pregnancies.

Men’s Study in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Upcoming Area Event:

Marriage Conference w/ Paul Tripp (From Jordan)- Mclean Bible Church in Tysons is hosting Paul Tripp, author of What Did You Expect? for a two day marriage conference on February 2-3rd. This conference is a great opportunity to be led by a skilled counselor as you take time to better understand and grow in your marriage. Tali and I went to this a few years ago and came away helped and challenged. Grab a few friends and make it something you do with a group! The event is Friday night through Saturday morning and is $35 per person. For more info and to sign up: https://www.mcleanbible.org/events/marriage-what-did-you-expect-dr-paul-david-tripp

Community Care Opportunity:

Our upstairs neighbors, ReachFar Foundation will be starting a Valentine’s Day drive with RPC shelter! They will be collecting donations January 2nd until February 9th. If you would like to donate, below are needs for the RPC shelter: Tooth paste/tooth brush, wash clothes/towels, scarves, gloves, hats, soap, or deodorant. Donations can be left upstairs outside of the ReachFar room (second floor, to the right).

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is always optimistically exciting to kick off a new year… However, being new someplace can be a challenge. Geoff and Brittany Geiling serve as deacons of new person integration to help the new person experience at Redeemer! This dynamic duo are a great balance of planning, personality, and purposefulness! They manage and serve on the greeting time to help those to Redeemer to connect. Geoff is a genius of data collection and organization and Brittany actively moves towards people. They also serve as community group leaders. THANK YOU, Geoff and Brittany for all you do for Redeemer!

Redeemer Weekly – 1/7/2018

Redeemer Weekly: Jan. 7, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Why shoutout?

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

TOMORROW, is Jon Smith’s last class, God’s Story is tomorrow at 9 am downstairs in the K – 2nd grade class … Also, newcomers are invited to our monthly newcomer lunch immediately following the service. For details please see the Connection Table!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Kiddos continue to learn about events after Christ’s ascension. Tomorrow they learn from Acts 8: 26-40 about the Ethiopian official knew what the Old Testament prophets had said, but he did not understand that the prophets spoke about Jesus. The Holy Spirit led Philip to help the official understand the good news about Jesus: Jesus died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead, just like the Old Testament prophets said.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2018

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

Elder News: Redeemer members, we are excited to welcome back Josh Deckard as a bi-vocational elder. Josh took a well-deserved break in 2017 and rejoined the elder team (leadership team) this month.

2017 Giving Statements, Thank you to all who gave to Redeemer in 2017 – your generosity blessed and served many this year! 2017 giving statements will be emailed at the end of January. Statements are already accessible through our online giving platform. Please let Jackie know of any questions!

Upcoming Member-Led Events

Men’s Study in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm. Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money. We will be meeting in the church building. Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Why shoutout? What is the criteria? What is a shoutout? I have the privilege of doing a servant shoutout for over three years! However, it may be helpful to explain what the Servant Shoutout is: an opportunity to thank and encourage those who serve Redeemer in areas where it is not always seen. Jordan and I like to laugh about how his view from the front sees everything – and anything he misses, I see from the back.

The criteria of servant shoutout is simple, serving in an area of the Redeemer community. I love when I get nominations because Jordan and I actually do not see everything 😉

Redeemer has been blessed with countless servants, individuals, families, and groups that serve Redeemer in various capacities. Those are not always seen, and those serving are not serving to be seen. The shoutout is not the motivation for serving, rather it is a way to encourage others in Redeemer to see and appreciate serving being done for them from a heart of love and sacrificial serving.

Redeemer Weekly – 12/31/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 31, 2017 –HAPPY NEW YEAR — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Hinderance Correction Team

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

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: Due to holiday travel, 3rd – 5th graders will be upstairs the whole service. We will have a combined K – 2nd grade and preschool class.

Redeemer 2018 Schedule of Events:

Anniversary Picnic: June 3rd

Core Seminars: March 2-3, June 8-9, September 28-29, and January 11-12, 2018  

Member Meetings: February 11, April 22 (Retreat), August 26, and December 2

Spring Retreat: April 20th – 22nd

NEXT SUNDAY, January 7:  Jon Smith’s class, God’s Story resumes it’s schedule of first and third Sundays at 9 am …  Also, newcomers are invited to our monthly newcomer lunch immediately following the service. For details and RSVP, please email Jen Whetsell

Upcoming Member-Led Events!

Hebrews Study for Women: Join us for a 12-week study of the book of Hebrews starting in January. This study will meet on Thursday evenings, starting on January 11th, and the workbook will be $12, payable to Laura Icardi. More information is posted on the Redeemer Facebook page.If interested, please email laura_icardi@yahoo.com by tomorrow, January 1!

Men’s Study Resumes in February: The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, and story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.  We will be meeting in the church building.  Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: You may (hopefully) noticed some differences around Redeemer space the last few weeks. As Leadership has been sharing, we are seeking to establish community and presence in south Arlington. And we want to remove some appearance hindrance of our space towards that goal. The team who have lead this hinderance correction effort are Joel Borket, Gay Brown, Kody Kight, and Tali Kauflin.

The hours they have invested, plan, implemented, built are generous and many. Truly this team has been a gift to Redeemer – and they serve from a Christlike love for the church. It is has been a humbling privilege to watch these people pour out talent, time, energy, and a good dose of humor into all the details (big and small) of this project. If you notice the changes, appreciates the improvements, or want to compliment taste – please make sure to let Joel, Gay, Kody, and Tali know! Thank you ALL! Truly been a favorite team to partner with in all the crazy 😉

Redeemer Weekly – 12/17/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 17, 2017 — LAST DAY TO VOTE ON BUDGET — BUDGET Q&A — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Children Ministry Point Persons

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

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: We begin our two weeks of Advent, pausing from our time in the New Testament, to reflect and teach the lesson of Christmas. Tomorrow, children will hear how angels came to Mary and Joseph to share how Christ is coming in fulfillment of God’s promise.

LAST DAY TO VOTE ON BUDGET: Members, MONDAY is your last day to vote on our 2018 budget. If you haven’t voted already, you can vote here.

Budget Questions & Answers: Dale and Mike took time to answer the budget questions submitted by members. Members’ questions with Dale and Mike’s answers can be found here.

MINISTRY PARTNER SURVEY RESULTS: 18 members completed the Ministry Partner Survey in November. The majority of respondents affirmed our current ministry partners. Some respondents suggested other ministries for Redeemer to consider partnering with although those ministries don’t currently have members who actively participate in them (beyond prayer and financial giving). Thanks to all who provided feedback in the survey!

Upcoming Redeemer Events:
No Worship/Prayer Night This Month! Due to the holiday season and preparation for Christmas Eve services, we will not have a third Thursday night worship and prayer service this month – we will resume on Thursday, January 18!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.

Redeemer Member Led Events coming in 2018!
Hebrews Study for Women: Join us for a 12-week study of the book of Hebrews starting in January. This study will meet on Thursday evenings, starting on January 11th, and the workbook will be $12, payable to Laura Icardi. More information is posted on the Redeemer Facebook page.If interested, please email laura_icardi@yahoo.com to sign up or ask questions!

Men’s Study concluded but will continue in 2018! The first 8 sessions of the Redeemer Men’s ministry are completed which saw over 60 men from every season, walk, story come together to study together. The men’s group will resume in February 2018. Prior, men will gather to pray and plan for the year. You are invited to pray as well as men interested in the conversation can join on Saturday, January 6, 2018 – let Mike or Carlos know if you want to attend!

Financial Peace University (FPU): Financial Peace University class will start Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30pm.  Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches how to wisely steward your money.  We will be meeting in the church building.  Additional information is on the Facebook group, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Over 2017, I have thanked children ministry point people (Dave Bann, Meredith Leal, Shawna Quezada, and Jim Riordan) but really, y’all – these people are my saving grace and sanity on Sundays. I want to shout and confirm these people are sacrificial, grace givers as they support our over 70 CM volunteers, calmly handle crisis, and laugh through chaos. They fix technical problems, resolve classroom ratio, find cleaning solutions, and hand out Cheerios.

However, more than keeping me from over 1,000 steps downstairs and donuts being a solid option for crowd control – these individuals dive into their role out of love and passion for our kiddos. They know if they care and support our volunteers, our kiddos have the best. The role of point person was created to empower volunteers which then impacts our kids. And Dave, Meredith, Shawna, and Jim nail that role – THANK YOU!

Redeemer Weekly – 12/10/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 10, 2017 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Seck family

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

TOMORROW The Men’s Ministry group meets at 9am!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: GPTV Explorer concludes for the year teaching about how the Holy Spirit gave the disciples power to begin working. With the power of Jesus’ name, Peter healed a man who was lame. Not even the religious leaders could stop Jesus’ followers from sharing the good news about Jesus.

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

No Worship/Prayer Night This Month! Due to the holiday season and preparation for Christmas Eve services, we will not have a third Thursday night worship and prayer service this month – we will resume on Thursday, January 18!

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.

Redeemer Member Led Events

Beautiful, Messy Friendship Study concludes: Friday, December 15 at 7 :15 pm will conclude the Beautiful, Messy Friendship study.

Women Study on Hebrews: Join us for a 12-week study of the book of Hebrews starting in January. This study will meet on Thursday evenings, starting on January 11th, and the workbook will be $12, payable to Laura Icardi. More information is posted on the Redeemer Facebook page.If interested, please email laura_icardi@yahoo.com to sign up or ask questions!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Some of the most important work is often done sight unseen. The entire Seck family are a family who continually and gracious serve sight unseen… usually in response to some small panic call of help from me. THANK YOU, Ben, Hope, and Laura (whose serving is patience and smiles). Ben serves as open and close team coordinator, as well as serving on the team (and security team). Hope serves in children’s ministry (including today on her BIRTHDAY) – but wait there is more! Ben and Hope also serve as community group leaders AND tithing team. Thank you both for how you love and serve Redeemer and are an example of serving to Laura. And happy birthday, Hope!

Redeemer Weekly – 12/3/2017

Redeemer Weekly: Dec. 3, 2017 — FULL Dec. 3rd — MEMBERS’ MEETINGS TONIGHT — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Lynne Walton

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

TOMORROW The Men’s Ministry group meets at 9am! God’s Story also meets at 9 am in the K – 2nd classroom downstairs

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM: As long awaited, the kiddos are finally hearing how the Holy Spirit came after Christ’s ascension! God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit’s help, Jesus’ disciples could begin their work to share the gospel with the entire world. God gives the Holy Spirit to those who trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit gives us power to do God’s work, and He changes us to be more like Jesus.  

TOMORROW Junior Community Group meets! This Sunday is another Junior Community Group (JCG) gathering! We’ll be meeting at the same time and place for food, fun, fellowship, and discussion. So if you’re looking for a place to hang out after church, we’d love for you to join us! Friends and neighbors are welcome too. For details ask Megan, Laura, or John

TOMORROW is a full day!  

New Member Sunday: We are excited to welcome 15 new members next Sunday!

Newcomer Lunch – for those who are new and looking to connect and meet members and elders, we invite you to our monthly newcomer lunch! It will be immediately after service as a members home. Head to the Connection Table for details!

TONIGHT: Members’ Meeting @ 5 pm – Members, this is our final 2018 member’s meeting and we will be reviewing the budget and considering all that God has done this past year. Leadership is excited to share the vision and budget of 2018 with you all. Please make this a priority to attend! We will be meeting in Riddick Hall and have a pizza dinner to follow.

 

Upcoming Redeemer Events:

No Worship/Prayer Night This Month! Due to the holiday season and preparation for Christmas Eve services, we will not have a third Thursday night worship and prayer service this month – we will resume on Thursday, January 18!

Beautiful, Messy Friendship Study concludes: Friday, December 15 at 7 :15 pm will conclude the Beautiful, Messy Friendship study.   

Christmas Eve Service: We will be having two services! Our regular 10:30am service and a Christmas Eve evening service at 5pm. We are excited to celebrate the birth our Savior with family and friends.  

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Coffee is a delicious necessity most mornings… and Sunday morning is no exception. Lynne Walton is a gift of serving to Redeemer. She recently stepped in to release her sister, Laura Walton, to focus on JCG, and now coordinates the coffee team – the very, very necessary coffee team! Laura supports everyone and helps to plan for supplies and coverage. Thank you, Lynne!  

(Last Sunday’s missing coffee was completing an error on my and Planning Center’s part! :o)