Winter Coat Drive

Hi Church,

As temperatures drop these days, hopefully we are reminded of how blessed we are to have coats, sweaters, scarves and gloves to keep us warm. In our communities both in Arlington and DC, there are many who don’t enjoy these luxuries, especially come winter time.

That is why this season we are teaming up with Homeless Hope–a local Christian organization managed by individuals who have a passion to support the ministry of serving the neediest people in our area–in organizing a Redeemer coat/sweater collection drive, as well preparing food, toiletries and the coats themselves for distribution on the morning of Sunday, November 18th.

So what can you?

  • You can look in your closets to see if you have any Men’s and Women’s coats, in good condition, that you no longer are using and would like to do donate to those in need around you.
  • You can go thrifting or to your local Salvation Army store and purchase winter coats at a considerable discount–by yourself OR with your community group!
  • You can help organize your friends, families and community groups to donate as a group!
  • You can bring these coats or sweaters to church and place it in the marked box for the next four Sundays (beginning THIS Sunday, October 21st) before and after the service.
  • You can volunteer to prepare and distribute meals, toiletry kits and coats on the morning of Sunday, November 18th (Prep Location: Ballston Crossfit)

Note: The box will be making its way to this year’s Redeemer Retreat, so definitely bring an extra coat to donate if you wish!

Stay tuned for other announcements and opportunities to serve! For any questions or to offer to help please email:

Dale Brown (dale at
Gay Brown (gay at
Josue Pinto (josue.pinto at

Thank you!

Josue Pinto
On Behalf of the Mercy Ministries Team

Work Seminars

In October, we are relaunching “dinner groups” with a twist — instead of food and fellowship in the evening at members’ homes, we will be meeting for food and fellowship during lunch in our places of work.

We’ll use our time to discuss how we can grow in following Jesus at work, and as with dinner groups these will be hosted by different members of Redeemer. Please feel free to also invite your coworkers!

To learn more, visit:

Marriage Night, Friday July 20

On July 20 at 7:30pm, Chris and Marie Silard from Sovereign Grace Church of Frederick will be coming to teach on and discuss roles in marriage. If you are interested in attending, please sign-up at this link.

The marriage night will be held at Portico Arlington offices, across the street from Northside Social in Clarendon.


We will be having a baptismal service on July 29th at the Church at Clarendon. If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Jordan at for more information.

Church Gathering in Clarendon Today

Hi church!

Due to the power outage, we will be meeting at First Baptist Church Clarendon for our service today. Below are a few important notes for consideration:

– We will meet as usual at 4:30pm
– The address is 1204 N Highland St., two blocks from Clarendon metro
– Parking is available for free in the lot facing the glass door entrance on the east side of the building
– Children’s ministry will go on as usual; little kids and nursing mothers rooms are on the main floor, big and middle kids rooms will be on the second floor
– We will postpone our after church dinner to next week, July 8

As an added bonus, the building is brand new from renovations so the A/C will be nice and chilly!!!

Thanks for your flexibility during this time.

Membership Seminar

Just a reminder that the first ever membership seminar will be on June 29, Friday, from 7:30 to 9:30pm and June 30, Saturday, from 8:00am to12:30pm. This seminar is the first step to membership at Redeemer. Our leaders will give a detailed overview of what our church believes and answer any questions you have.

If you would like to attend the membership seminar, go to to sign up for a slot.

New learning group on marriage

Jon and Ali Ward will be hosting a dinner/book discussion group at their house to eat together and review Tim Keller’s “The Meaning of Marriage.” The group will meet on the following dates: Tue May 22 or Wed May 23 / Mon June 4 or Tue June 5 / Tue June 19 / Mon July 9 or Tue July 10 & possibly a fifth time in late July. Please e-mail if you are interested.

Dinner after church this Sunday

We are relaunching after-church dinners! Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know others in the church. Our next dinner will be after the service this Sunday, May 6. Please bring your own food (and also some to share if you wish!) If the weather’s right, we might also move the dinner outdoors to the park behind the school, so bring a picnic blanket too!

Women’s Conference This Friday

Don’t forget to register for this coming weekend’s women’s conference at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD. Sharon James will be presenting at the event entitled “Women Passionate for God’s Glory: Lessons for Today from Women of Yesterday”. Learn about the lives of three women in history–Sarah Edwards, Ann Judson, and Frances Ridley Havergal–who demonstrated a passionate pursuit of God’s glory and kingdom. You can register at the CLC website:


A Passion for Revival:Lessons from the Life of Sarah Edwards

In 1742 during a revival at Northampton, Sarah Edwards, the wife of the great preacher Jonathan Edwards, experienced the love and grace of God in an extraordinary and profound way. She wrote, “I was entirely swallowed up in God, as my only portion, and his honour and glory was the object of my supreme desire and delight.” Her experience of the reality of the love of God released her from fearing the opinions of others, liberated her from judging others, empowered her with a genuine love toward everyone she knew (including those who opposed her husband’s ministry) and equipped her to face the most appalling suffering without giving way to bitterness or fear. Sarah’s life and testimony should encourage us to face trials with serenity. It should also inspire us to pray with greater fervor for God to work in revival once more.

A Passion for Mission:Lessons from the Life of Ann Judson

Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann were among the first group of American missionaries to go overseas. Ann served with her husband in Burma from 1813 until her death in 1826 at the early age of 37. We will look at Ann’s life and testimony, and learn from her consecration to Christ, her confidence in the sovereignty of God, her determination to be faithful to Scripture whatever the cost, her submission to the will of God in times of suffering and her willingness to persevere in the work of the Gospel through times of seemingly little success. She always placed her own comfort and happiness in second place to the work of the Kingdom. Her example encourages us to greater zeal in praying for and supporting mission work today.

A Passion for Holiness:Lessons from the Life of Frances Ridley Havergal

Frances Ridley Havergal was born in 1836 in a tiny hamlet in the depths of the Worcestershire countryside in England. She was to become one of the best-known Christian writers of the nineteenth century. Her hymn, “Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee,” sums up the passion of her life. She chose to serve as a single woman, and throughout her short life (she died at the age of 42), she was engaged in a range of extraordinarily productive ministries. Looking at her life will challenge us to ask the questions: Are all my words consecrated to the Lord Jesus? Do I spend time with Him each day? Do I seek to obey God’s solemn command: “Be holy, as I am holy”?

Members Meeting this Sunday

Our next members meeting is this Sunday, April 22nd from 6:15-7:15 pm. The Leadership Team will be discussing the proposed church constitution. There will be no child care provided, however, parents are welcome to bring their children to the meeting.