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Redeemer Weekly – 3/18/2018

Redeemer Weekly: March 18, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: John Allevato

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 – After learning of the division in church, Redeemer kiddos are hearing how the church showed favoritism (James 2:1-13; like adults did back in November). When believers in the early church treated some people as better than others, James told them they were wrong. He reminded them that Jesus commanded believers to love one another. Because He has shown great mercy to us, we can show mercy to others.

TOMORROW, Men’s Meeting! The men’s group will meet at 9am in Riddick Hall! All fellas are welcome.

TOMORROW, JCG meets! – Reminder! JCG meets tomorrow at 12:30pm (701 S Wakefield St), let leaders know you are coming: redeemerjcg@redeemerarlington.com

FRIDAY, March 30 – All are invited to join us for our 7pm Good Friday service! This hour service is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors as we contemplate the cross of Christ.

Spring Retreat Registration is OPEN! We are excited to respite and retreat together on April 20-22 in beautiful Capon Springs, WV!

Details are on the website, or you can go straight to the registration link here! IF you have questions, let the retreat squad know: retreat@redeemerarlington.com

PLEASE COMPLETE THE MEMBER SURVEY! We sent out the annual Member Survey on Wednesday. If you did not receive the survey, please shoot an email to scott@redeemerarlington.com. Please note, the subject of the email mistakenly says “2018 Members Meeting.” Sorry for the confusion!

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Spring Retreat: The Spring Retreat (April 20-22) is a sweet time to gather and rest together! To accomplish that time of refreshment, there are a lot of moving parts and volunteer needs from set-up to childcare to supply purchasing to printing… All skills have a volunteer match! :) Please let Jackie know your skills and she can find a need to help execute our retreat!

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! This exciting, sometimes exhausting work requires a roster of over 60 volunteers. Currently we have a need for more volunteers as several people have had to transition out due to life events. 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!  

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: With a large roster of children ministry (see volunteer need above!), there are a lot of schedule and calendaring dancing for volunteers to cover every Sunday. John Allevato is a rockstar hall monitor and coverage volunteer. Even when he does not need a switch, he will substitute with another volunteer to ensure we have security and sign in success on a Sunday morning – this is a huge blessing for all. THANK YOU, John for serving our children sacrificial of your own schedule!

And psst – it was John and point person, Meredith Leal who handled our lack of internet a few week ago. They ensured I did not cry but rather laugh as we completely survived a Sunday without internet 😮

Redeemer Weekly – 3/11/2018

Redeemer Weekly: March 4, 2018 — DAYLIGHT SAVING TMRW — MEMBER MTG SUNDAY @ 5 PM — RETREAT REGISTRATION INFO — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Introducing Retreat Squad

Good morning! Please join us tomorrow morning for service at 10:30am at 716 S Glebe. Donuts and fellowship at 10am. REMINDER – Daylight Saving is TOMORROW as we spring forward!

TOMORROW in Redeemer CM – GPTV Explorer will be learning how the early church was divided (1 Corinthians 1:10-31) but Paul taught believers to come together because of the gospel of Jesus, we can come humbly together as one body. All kiddos will be downstairs for the whole service!

TOMORROW, Redeemer Men – The men’s study continues tomorrow at 9am! Join them in Riddick Hall!

TOMORROW, Member Meeting! Members, please plan to return at 5 pm for our first 2018 member meeting. We will be meeting in Riddick Hall and for parents interested in the parental childcare co-op, you can sign up here

2018 Spring Retreat Registration is Open! Details are on the website, or you can go straight to the registration link here! We are excited to respite and retreat together on April 20-22 in beautiful Capon Springs, WV.

FRIDAY, March 30 – All are invited to join us for our 7 pm Good Friday service! This hour service is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors as we prepare our hearts.

Saturday, March 17: Men’s Breakfast: Next Saturday, at 8:30 am, men of Redeemer are invited to a special time of fellowship & encouragement at Carlos Dimas’ house, 4636 3rd St South, Arlington, VA 22204. Please RSVP to we34him03@gmail.com so that we can plan appropriately. Feel free to pass this invite on to those you want to bring along. We welcome help in setting up, cooking, and clean-up, of course 😉

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Spring Retreat: The Spring Retreat (April 20-22) is a sweet time gather and rest together! To accomplish that time of refreshment, there are a lot of moving parts and volunteer needs from set-up to childcare to supply purchasing to printing… All skills have a volunteer match! :) Please let Jackie know your skills and she can find a need to help execute our retreat!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Did you know the Redeemer Spring Retreat is coming? (#tongueincheek). The spring retreat is a great weekend away which comes with a host of details and this year, there is a SQUAD of ladies who are making my life easier: Jamey Dodd, Veronica Rogers (as always!), Alanna Ross, and Emily Strother. There will definitely be others to thank BUT these ladies are taking all sort of prep tasks and serving my brain and schedule – you will see their names throughout the preparations so I wanted to introduce them and say THANK YOU, ladies for jumping in already!

Redeemer Weekly – 3/4/2018

Redeemer Weekly: March 4, 2018 — JANUARY FINANCIAL UPDATE — RETREAT REGISTRATION INFO — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: James Jabinal

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 divide into the early church history (Galatians 2:11-21) and learning how Paul confronted Peter for separating himself from the Gentiles. Kiddos are reminded again, the Gospel is for everyone.

TOMORROW, Redeemer Men – The men’s study continues tomorrow at 9 am! Join them in Riddick Hall!

TOMORROW, Redeemer youth – Reminder! JCG meets tomorrow at 12:30 pm (701 S Wakefield St), let leaders know you are coming: redeemerjcg@redeemerarlington.com

MONDAY – 2018 Spring Retreat Registration Opens! Monday, March 5, registration for the 2018 retreat opens. Details are on the website, including the registration link when open! We are excited to respite and retreat together on April 20-22 in beautiful Capon Springs, WV.

NEXT SUNDAY, Members! Our rescheduled member meeting will be Sunday, March 5 at 5 pm! Please plan to attend and stay for dinner after the meeting – non members are welcome! This is not a closed meeting.

Also, reminder: Daylight Saving Time is Sunday, March 11 – we spring forward!

REDEEMER FINANCIAL UPDATE FOR JANUARY 2018: We received an $2,183 (3.52%) above our budgeted giving in January. THANK YOU for your giving which has blessed Redeemer community and mission!

ICYMI: February’s Redeemer Reads is here! This month Josh Deckard provides his book (and non-book) recommendations!

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Spring Retreat: The Spring Retreat (April 20-22) is a sweet time gather and rest together! To accomplish that time of refreshment, there are a lot of moving parts and volunteer needs from set-up to childcare to supply purchasing to printing… All skills have a volunteer match! :) Please let Jackie know your skills and she can find a need to help execute our retreat!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Were you aware Redeemer has a security team? Fortunately, this preventative team has not been necessary so not always known about. James Jabinal has been part of the team since the beginning and his quiet, discreet serving is deeply appreciated. He has alerted leadership and team to needs and we have been able to calmly, and safely, had Sunday services without incidents. Thank you, James for standing guard!

Redeemer Weekly – 2/25/2018

Redeemer Weekly: February 25, 2018 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Tim and Jamey Dodd

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 will conclude learning of Paul’s missionary journeys (Acts 18 and 20) as they participate in Gospel Clue Connections – a time to focus on Bible knowledge and understanding!

TOMORROW, Redeemer Men – The men’s study continues tomorrow at 9 am! Join them in Riddick Hall!

TOMORROW, Baby Bottle Campaign Return: Thank you to everyone who grabbed an Assist Pregnancy Center baby bottle a few weeks ago! We will plan on wrapping up the Campaign over the next couple of Sundays. Please plan to drop off your filled baby bottles after the service tomorrow or Sunday, March 4th at Assist’s table in the lobby. Thank you for partnering with Assist to support parents and babies in our area! If you were unable to snag a baby bottle but would still like to give, you can drop off a check made out to “Assist Pregnancy Center” at the Assist table over the next 2 Sundays or you can give online at http://assistpartners.org/give/. Please make sure to note you are from Redeemer and donating towards the Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign! Feel free to email me with any questions you may have (megankathrynriley@gmail.com).

NEXT Friday and Saturday, March 2 -3, will be our first Core Seminar of 2018! This is a time for those interested in becoming members of Redeemer to hear the history, heart, and mission of Redeemer members. RSVP and details are here.

Psst – Calendar Reminders:

The next Members Meeting will be March 11th!

Our Good Friday Service will be at 7pm on Friday, March 30

The Spring Retreat is April 20-22 – registration opens March 5th!

ICYMI, February 2018 Redeemer Reads is here! This month it is Josh Deckard’s reading recommendations!   

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

Spring Retreat: The Spring Retreat (April 20-22) is a sweet time gather and rest together! To accomplish that time of refreshment, there are a lot of moving parts and volunteer needs from set-up to childcare to supply purchasing to printing… All skills have a volunteer match! :) Please let Jackie know your skills and she can find a need to help execute our retreat!

ESL: The ESL team needs short-term help with registration TOMORROW night (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.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is a privilege to see couples who serve together … particularly in children’s ministry! Tim and Jamey Dodd jumped straight in to serving in children’s ministry as soon as they were allowed (became members)! Tim and Jamey have been in most classrooms at one point and love partnering with Steve Mason as he leads in the 3rd – 5th classroom! They are proactive in find substitutes and have graciously covered in the last minute. And side note – Jamey has been a huge blessing in coordinating and supporting events which my administrative brain deeply appreciates. Thank YOU, Tim and Jamey!

Redeemer Weekly – 2/18/2018

Redeemer Weekly: February 18, 2018 — FULL SUNDAY FOR ALL — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Dan Shen and ESL Flier Team

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 are continue to hear how Paul preached the Gospel (Acts 17:1-18:21) in Europe so that all people can hear: Christ saves all people and all people can know Him!

TOMORROW JCG – Reminder, middle schoolers, Junior Community Group (JCG) is tomorrow at 12:30pm (701 S. Wakefield St.)! For more information, let Megan, Laura, or Josh know: redeemerjcg@redeemerarlington.com

TOMORROW, Redeemer Men – The men’s study continues tomorrow at 9 am! Join them in Riddick Hall!

TOMORROW, Women’s Wisdom Forum – 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. Carolyn McCulley will lead a panel of Jackie Black, Deborah Bumbaugh, and Veronica Rogers prior to a time of prayer. Lunch will be provided at $5 (Venmo or cash!) and you can RSVP to Jackie – but please don’t let the cost or no RSVP keep you from joining!

THURSDAY – New Song Night! – Join the music team on Thursday night, February 22nd from 7:30-9:00 pm as we learn many of the new songs we’ll be teaching to the church in the next few months. No instrument or vocal skill required. Simply show up ready to learn and sing!

Psst – Calendar Reminders:

Rescheduled! The next Members Meeting will be March 11th!

Our Good Friday Service will be at 7pm on Friday, March 30

The Spring Retreat is April 20-22 – registration opens March 5th!

2018 Redeemer Volunteer Needs:

CM: We still have some gaps in our CM volunteer roster… 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! Unlimited cheerios on Sunday morning are a volunteer perk!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Nomination! Dan Shen and ESL Team

Dan Shen organized a taco night to reconnect with some of our ESL students from last semester. He provided food, recruited other ESL team members to participate, and announced the events to students. We had a good time talking with students about their goals for the year and their hobbies. Dan then shared his hobby with the group by teaching us some Zumba moves.

Also, a big thanks to all the Redeemer members who took time out of their Sunday to hang ESL fliers at different businesses around the community. This is a critical to getting the word out about our classes. And thanks Andrea for leading the charge!

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!