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Redeemer Weekly – 9/18/2016

Redeemer Weekly: September 18, 2016 — SUNDAY RIDES — GIVING UPDATE — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Matt Kessler

Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TODAY in GPTV Studios …When Elisha was a prophet in Israel, the Israelites were attacked by people from the land of Aram. The enemy army took things from the cities. They even took people from Israel to be servants in Aram. Naaman was the commander of the army in Aram. He was good at his job, but Naaman was sick. He had leprosy, a serious skin disease.  Through a Hebrew servant girl and the prophet Elisha, God healed Naaman of his disease, when he trusted in the instructions Elisha gave him and washed in the Jordan River 7 times. All of us have a sin problem that leads to death. We all need a Healer. When we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior, God forgives our sin and heals us.

TOMORROW and WEDNESDAY: Calling All Redeemer Ladies! ReWinD kicks off this week, with a group meeting on Monday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. We will be meeting in the lobby space and would love for any and all to join in this special time of corporate prayer, personal meditation, and discussion of God’s Word.  If you have already registered, please pick up your workbook and other materials in the lobby before or after the service.  If you haven’t registered but would like to participate, see Gay in the lobby and she will get you signed up! Cost is $30, either cash or check made payable to Redeemer Church of Arlington.

ESL UPDATE! ESL registration was this past Monday. We got to welcome back nine returning students and registered 17 new students for classes this fall. Our students hail from 15 different countries (Algeria, Belarus, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, South Korea, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, Lithuania and Moldova). Classes start tomorrow!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Women’s Saturday Brunches: 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! We would also love this to be a fellowship opportunity for our younger Redeemer ladies so please feel free to bring your school-age daughters.  

Brunch this fall next Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sat., Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon to enjoy good food and fellowship. Brunches will be at the home of Katherine Taylor co-hosted by Kari Faherty and Katherine Taylor. No need to bring food. Please RSVP to Katherine Taylor at RedeemerBrunches@gmail.com by this Thursday.

–Fall Girl Youth Group, youth group for the fall is beginning again! This semester, just the girls will be meeting together on a biweekly basis. We plan to go through a study of James. We’re in the process of determining the best day and time for our meetings. If your daughter(s) would like to attend, please send an email to hays.megan1@gmail.com and we’ll be in touch with more details.  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Habits of Grace Book Study: Following our August series which reviewed habits of grace, word, prayer, and fellowship, Jackie Black wanted to continue the study through going through a Habits of Grace book study. The study will be Tuesday evenings, starting October 4. Location will be determined by interest. If interested or have questions, please let Jackie know at: jackie@redeemerarlington.com

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Recently I texted, “you can take the social worker out of social work but can’t take the social worker’s fierceness [about children’s safety].”

Matt Kessler is a (former) social worker’s hero because of how he is so proactive in safety as hall monitor. Matt provides a friendly face and welcome to visiting families as well as a mindful eye and watch on the safety and security of children’s ministry. Never shy to ask questions, provide feedback, and jump into help with solutions, Matt bring a joyful security to our children’s ministry. Thank you, Matt for how you care and guard our Redeemer kiddos!    

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

 

Redeemer Weekly – 9/11/2016

Redeemer Weekly: September 11, 2016 — NEWCOMER LUNCH today — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Jessica Watkins

A sobering Sunday morning, as we mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11 — the day that changed everything, and yet is distant history to our young people. Here’s a fresh account of that tragic, chaotic day, drawing on six pages of airborne notes by White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer that hadn’t been released before: “Sept. 11 drama on Air Force One unfolds in Bush aide’s handwritten notes,” by Reuters’ Steve Holland. http://reut.rs/2cfD1w1

Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

THIS SUNDAY, we invite those new to Redeemer to join us for lunch immediately after the service. This newcomer lunch details are at the connection table!

Redeemer Kiddos: Last week on the Season 2 Premiere of Gospel Project Explorer, we saw that the prophet Elijah had witnessed God’s great display of power over the false god Baal. God had sent fire from heaven and then ended a long drought with a great rain. Elijah must have felt a sense of victory: The evil King Ahab could not deny the one true God. Today, in GPTV Studios, we’ll see that new trouble awaited Elijah in the form of Ahab’s wife, Jezebel. Each of God’s prophets suffered, yet God always provided exactly what they needed at exactly the right time.  Their lives and messages pointed forward to the ultimate prophet, priest, and king—Jesus Christ—who suffered for the sins of the world. Jesus was hated and killed, but His death and resurrection brought victory for God’s people.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

–Core Seminar: Interested in becoming a member? Curious about Redeemer’s mission and goals? Join elders on Friday evening, Sept. 16, and Saturday morning, Sept. 17, to investigate and learn about membership at Redeemer. You can sign up online here: http://redeemerarlington.com/join/become-a-member/coreseminar/

–Fall Girl Youth Group, youth group for the fall is beginning again! This semester, just the girls will be meeting together on a biweekly basis. We plan to go through a study of James. We’re in the process of determining the best day and time for our meetings. If your daughter(s) would like to attend, please send an email to hays.megan1@gmail.com and we’ll be in touch with more details.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

–Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship FORM UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who have signed up – PLEASE resign up with the more accurate form: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It is always a joy to see who and how the Lord brings together teams of servants. A dynamic duo is Katheryn Wolfe and Jessica Watkins. As previously shouted, Katheryn has been an administrative, mercy ministry genius for coordinating ESL classes. Her counterpart and equal hero is Jessica Watkins. Jessica has been a support and leader to the growth of our ESL programs, including the growth in response to the additional class time on Thursdays per requests from our ESL students.

We are excited that, through Jessica, ESL has continued to thrive and bless our community. THANK YOU, Jessica for how you have supported, created, and lead us into greater ESL programs!

If interested in supporting our fall ESL classes, please let Katheryn or Jessica know!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 9/4/2016

Redeemer Weekly: September 4, 2016 — CHILDREN MINISTRY KICKOFF — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Member Meeting Helping Heroes

Good Sunday morning and happy holiday weekend! Please join us for coffee, donuts and donut holes at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TODAY’S SERVICE – Children’s Ministry Kickoff! We have the opportunity to being part of Gospel Project  TV Explorer as part of our service! As we start our 2016-2017 children ministry year, our normal Sunday service will include a glimpse of what our kiddos experience as well as Jordan leading us through Redeemer’s focus and mission for the next generation.

TODAY children will start in their NEW classroom structure today! TODAY our 3rd – 5th grade will be in children’s ministry for the whole service!

NEW CLASSROOM BREAKDOWN:

3rd – 5th Grade Class

K – 2nd Grade Class

Preschool Class (4 – 5 year olds): Located in previous 3 – 4 year old classroom  

2 -3 Year Olds Class: Located in previous 1 -2 year old classroom

1 Year Old Class: Located in previous nursing mother’s room

 

Parents of children under a year old are welcome to be downstairs in the 1 year old room,

which there is audio of the sermon.

 

Nursing Mother’s Room has been relocated upstairs to our church office – a sign is outside of the space.

 

PSST – Be sure to look and see the SPECULAR work the indomitable Gay Brown did to set up the new classrooms for our littlest Redeemerites! THANK YOU, GAY! Please let Jackie know of any questions regarding our new classroom set up!

 

UPCOMING SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

Newcomer Lunch: Are you new to Redeemer? Visited in the last week? Month? Several months? Sunday, Sept. 11, right after the service, we invite you to lunch to meet Redeemer members and elders. Please RSVP: jenkhong@gmail.com

Core Seminar: Interested in becoming a member? Curious about Redeemer’s mission and goals? Join elders on Friday evening, Sept. 16, and Saturday morning, Sept. 17, to investigate and learn about membership at Redeemer. You can sign up online here: http://redeemerarlington.com/join/become-a-member/coreseminar/

Baptism Sunday: Sunday, September 25, our service will include the celebration of baptisms! If interested in being baptized, please email Jordan: jordan@redeemerarlington.com   

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship FORM UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who have signed up – PLEASE resign up with the more accurate form: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1

–Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin September 6 hosted at the Wiley home.  Additional information is posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Member meetings are great opportunity to gather as a family to pray, encourage, update, and eat together. Like all family times, there is still coordination still required! We had some epic heroes this past Sunday who jumped in to serve the Redeemer family…. Kellie Dragity, graciously coordinated and managed volunteers to set up, prepared, and clean up from dinner! Kellie released me to focus on other details and thus saving some of my Sunday sanity… Shawna Quezada, jumped into serving point for childcare, including cleaning up the space, working with Greg Stawicki to provide audio for our childcare screening of The Lorex!… Dave Mugg came in early to ensure that we could record the meeting for those who could not attend – and also make sure we heard Jordan’s new song! …Kari Faherty, nimbly and craftily hemmed our new blackout curtains to ensure we can see the projection screens!… THANK YOU to all our member meeting helping heros… I know I have missed many other heroes – ask these named heroes who else to thank for all they needed last Sunday!  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 8/28/2016

Redeemer Weekly: August 28, 2016 — Member Meeting TONIGHT — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Katie Martin

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.

TONIGHT, Members, we will have our member meeting! The meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary, followed by a family pizza dinner. Child supervision while watching a video is provided.

REMINDER, all Redeemer kids who accepted the Gospel Project Summer Challenge and are ready to answer the 13 Big Picture Questions, please let Gay or Jackie know today or next Sunday.  If your child completed the Summer Challenge booklet, but is nervous about “reciting the answers from memory”, he is welcome to use his completed booklet as an aid.

Reminder: Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September 11th.  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Newcomer Lunch: Are you new to Redeemer? Visited in the last week? Month? Several months? Sunday, September 11, right after the service, we invite you to lunch to meet Redeemer members and elders. Please RSVP: jenkhong@gmail.com

Core Seminar! Interested in becoming a member? Curious about Redeemer’s mission and goals. Join elders on Friday evening, September 16 and Saturday morning, September 17 to investigate and learn about membership at Redeemer. You can sign up online here: http://redeemerarlington.com/join/become-a-member/coreseminar/

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship FORM UPDATE: THANK YOU to all who have signed up – PLEASE resign up with the more accurate form: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1

–Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin September 6 hosted at the Wiley home.  Additional information is posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 62 CM volunteers signed up! WOW: What servants we have! THANK YOU for all who have signed up! Which we only need 10 more volunteers! Members interested in serving can sign up here!

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I-66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

— Redeemer Women Committee: The Redeemer Women’s Committee is looking for 10 excited, dynamic women for this coming year for functional roles on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. To be clear, this is an open nomination and collaborative process; our aim is to help women: 1) Know God (discipled by his word) 2) Be known by other Christian women (fellowship) so that they are better equipped to and  3) Know others (outreach).

It involves quarterly meetings and occasional event assistance.The yearly planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th. Please email the coordinator, Nora Shank, at noraeshank@gmail.com for more information.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: I LOVE when I get to speak active and current help. That active help came in the nick of time last Sunday when Katie Martin jumped into assisting with release communion.

Katie with her husband Jeff regularly serves as greeters but this last Sunday, she was not scheduled. But that did not stop her from moving forward to cover a need. THANK YOU, Katie for serving on your scheduled and non-scheduled Sundays! Your smile and service is greatly appreciated!  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

english classes

english classes

Redeemer seeks to practically help those in our community who do not speak English as their native language. We offer English Classes throughout the year and invite anyone in our surrounding community in Arlington to attend.

The classes will have an emphasis on conversational English and include much dialogue, discussion and pronunciation drills.

2016 FALL SEMESTER DETAILS

Registration: Monday, September 12th, drop-in anytime between 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Classes: Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. from September 19th to November 21st

Cost: There is a one-time fee of $25 for new students (includes book) and $10 for returning students. Scholarships available upon request.

Location: Redeemer Church of Arlington, 716 S. Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204

An attached flyer is to share – please come and bring a friend!

For more information, please call 703-672-0093, or email esl@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 8/21/2016

Redeemer Weekly: August 21, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Katie and Dave Young

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30. No donuts this week! Enjoy the sweet fellowship of each other!  

THIS SUNDAY, in GPTV Studios this morning, Redeemer kids will learn about Job, whose experience of intense suffering caused him to see how God alone is all-powerful, sovereign and good.  Job reminds us that following Jesus will be worth it. God is good, present, and in control. We can trust Him when we don’t understand the pain we have to endure. At the cross, God used the ultimate pain to bring about the ultimate good: our future and final salvation from sin.

ALSO, all Redeemer kids who accepted the Gospel Project Summer Challenge and are ready to answer the 13 Big Picture Questions, please let Gay or Jackie know today or next Sunday.  If your child completed the Summer Challenge booklet, but is nervous about “reciting the answers from memory”, he is welcome to use his completed booklet as an aid.

NEXT SUNDAY, Members, we will have our member meeting! The meeting will be at 5 pm in the sanctuary followed by a family, pizza dinner. Child supervision while watching a video is provided – Parents serving this meeting will receive a reminder later this week!

Reminder: Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September.  

MEMBER NEWS

LAST SUNDAY, Laura Schneider’s friend Corsaire shared about her time spent in Dubai at Redeemer Church of Dubai as well as her upcoming work in Beirut Lebanon. If you missed the lunch and would like to know more about the mission work she is involved in or how to partner with her you can visit the site below or contact via e-mail at corsaire@redeemerdubai.com or  http://www.toliveischrist.club/

Katherine Roddy’s art business, Girl in a Tree, will have its first public display on next Sunday, August 28th at the Four Mile Run Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market on Mt. Vernon Ave. Come check out her paintings and say Hi!

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship: Calling All Redeemer Women!  Click on this link for an invitation to join the Redeemer Women’s Committee for a special bible study/discipleship group starting this fall: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1 And see the note about the women committee below!

–Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin September 6.  Additional information is posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 55 CM volunteers signed up! WOW What servants we have! – THANK YOU for all who have signed up! Which we only need 17 more volunteers! Missed last week’s video about the WHY and WHAT of Children’s Ministry? Check out the answers here. Members interested in serving can sign up here!

Sunday morning rides: Sarah Scott is a dear older lady in our church who has been attending Redeemer for the last couple years. One of the ways that we practically serve her is by providing her rides to and from church each Sunday. This team is in need of more people who would be available to do this. She lives right near GW University off of 23rd st NW, with easy access to I66. You can sign up for individual Sundays, which enables you to participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email Jordan at jordan@redeemerarlington.com

— Redeemer Women Committee: The Redeemer Women’s Committee is looking for 10 excited, dynamic women for this coming year for functional roles on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. To be clear, this is an open nomination and collaborative process; our aim is to help women: 1) Know God (discipled by his word) 2) Be known by other Christian women (fellowship) so that they are better equipped to and  3) Know others (outreach).

It involves quarterly meetings and occasional event assistance.The yearly planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th. Please email the coordinator, Nora Shank, at noraeshank@gmail.com for more information.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Humor and smiles go a long way to help when serving and Katie and Dave Young are one of those couples who make you laugh, smile, while sacrificially serving Redeemer. Longtime members, Katie and Dave have served in multiple areas for years: band, communion, set up, children’s ministry, and donut quality control.

Katie and Dave show up with their adorable sons in tow, serve and jump in last minute to serve. Katie and Dave also exemplify community as they support with childcare, rides, and meal organization for those who need care in times of family additions or struggle. Katie and Dave demonstrate grace, humor, and true sacrifice in serving – THANK YOU for how you lead and love in example, Katie and Dave!  

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 8/14/2016

Redeemer Weekly: August 14, 2016 — NEWCOMER LUNCH today — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Reagan Brown

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30. No donuts this week! Enjoy the sweet fellowship of each other!  

THIS SUNDAY, Laura Schneider invites those interested to hearing from her friend, Corsaire Vining, about the The Home of Hope ministry in Beirut.  Let Laura know you are coming at:  lalajs3@gmail.com Pizza will be served.

IN TWO SUNDAYS, Members, we will have our member meeting!

Reminder: Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September.  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

— PARENTS! FREE Online Workshops – Julie Lowe will lead a discussion on how you talk to your child about be safe and respectful of their sexual safety. Julie Lowe is faculty at CCEF and a former social worker who has experience and training to speaking to parents or anyone about how best to training children to be safe.

Every Tuesday afternoon in August, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting free online workshops on a variety of topics from emotions to parenting to communication. CCEF’s mission is to provide resources and education to churches for counseling ministries. If interested in watching with someone, let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know – she is already signed up for all of the workshops!

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship: Calling All Redeemer Women!  Click on this link for an invitation to join the Redeemer Women’s Committee for a special bible study/discipleship group starting this fall: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1 And see the note about the women committee below!

–Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin September 6.  Additional information is posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 53 CM volunteers signed up! WOW What servants we have! – THANK YOU for all who have signed up!

Missed last week’s video about the WHY and WHAT of Children’s Ministry? Check out the Servant Shoutout

Members interested in serving can sign up here! PSST: Parents and CM Volunteers… Mandatory training scheduling struggles? Talk to Jackie about an alternative option with the CCEF online workshop on Aug. 16!

— Redeemer Women Committee: The Redeemer Women’s Committee is looking for 10 excited, dynamic women for this coming year for functional roles on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. To be clear, this is an open nomination and collaborative process; our aim is to help women: 1) Know God (discipled by his word) 2) Be known by other Christian women (fellowship) so that they are better equipped to and  3) Know others (outreach).

It involves quarterly meetings and occasional event assistance.The yearly planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th. Please email the coordinator, Nora Shank, at noraeshank@gmail.com for more information.

–Design of Desire: McLean Presbyterian Church will be hosting a special conference with Dr. Dan Allender on October 7th and 8th entitled ‘The Design of Desire.’  “The Design of Desire conference invites us to envision and cultivate healthier connections, a more holistic view of sexuality, and a deeper understanding of how your story reveals the heart of God. Join us for a time in which the unique complexities of desire, sexuality, and relationships can be discussed candidly, and the experiences that shape our capacity to love and be loved engaged with kindness and care.Learn more and register at mcleanpres.org/allender”

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Two minutes in conversation with me and you will know that I lack ALL technology and artistic skills – really. Which makes this servant shoutout so appreciated! Reagan Brown created a video with children ministry interviews of parents, volunteers, and kids! How cool is that? Reagan is able to bring in the WHAT and WHY people serve in children’s ministry. This fun video highlights some of our veteran volunteers and kiddos in Redeemer CM who keep coming back to serve or hear about the Gospel. THANK YOU, Reagan for bringing all the pieces of interviews together in a great video

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 8/7/2016

Redeemer Weekly: August 7, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Summer ESL Crew!

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30. No donuts this week! Enjoy the sweet fellowship of each other!  

THIS SUNDAY, we invite all newcomers to a lunch immediately following the service. Newcomers can be first time guests or curious attenders. This is an opportunity to meet elders and interact with members over a pizza lunch. If interested, visit the Connection Table!

This Sunday in GPTV Studio… Today Redeemer kids will be learning about how sin divides.  King Solomon was the wisest man in the history of the world, but early on, we see hints that Solomon’s heart was not completely devoted to God. He married foreign wives who turned Solomon’s heart away from God. (1 Kings 11:4)  Solomon gradually abandoned what he had believed, and consequently, God allowed the kingdom of Israel to be divided into two kingdoms. Israel had a history of turning away from God, and Solomon was no exception.Every king failed to lead God’s people perfectly. God had a plan to send them a better king, a perfect king. God would use the house of David—the single tribe He reserved for Rehoboam—to bring into the world His Son, Jesus, to become King over all of God’s people forever and lead them back to God.

Parking Reminder: As we have an influx of visitor, new attenders, and returning vacationing families, we ask those without young children not park in the parking lot. Please take advantage of street parking as well as parking down the street in the Bank of America parking lot!

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities on August 10. Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September.   

MEMBER NEWS:

Lunch Invitation from Laura Schneider: “A very dear friend of mine, Corsaire Vining, has been serving in youth ministry in the UAE at Redeemer Church of Dubai. She has recently been visiting friends and family in the U.S., and is sharing about her next move in the mission field.  I’ll be hosting her for a lunch at my house after church on August 14. Pizza will be served. I hope some of you can come and learn about the Home of Hope in Beirut, Lebanon.  

“Here is an excerpt about Corsaire and her heart for this ministry: ‘The Home of Hope is home that houses and cares for abandoned and abused children in Beirut. The home is in great need of hands and feet to care for the many children who are brought to their door. My aim in being at this home is not to just care for their physical needs but to make the most of every opportunity to share the Gospel with word and deeds to these kids.’

“Come for lunch and be encouraged! Please email me if you plan to join, so I can make sure to have enough pizza. lalajs3@gmail.com

–August 28th: Evening Member Meeting! Mark your calendars. All welcome.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

–FREE August CCEF Online Workshops – Jackie recommendation: “This past Tuesday, I listen to Dr. Ed Welch speak to our identity as priests – I was moved to tears learning and hearing how Christ is part of our who we are. I am excited for next week’s webinar with Al Groves sharing about communication.”

Every Tuesday afternoon in August, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting free online workshops on a variety of topics from emotions to parenting to communication. CCEF’s mission is to provide resources and education to churches for counseling ministries. If interested in watching with someone, let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know – she is already signed up for all of the workshop!

— Fall Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship: Calling All Redeemer Women!  Click on this link for an invitation to join the Redeemer Women’s Committee for a special bible study/discipleship group starting this fall: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHraDOZnOL5Uq2z1 And seet he note about the women committee below!

–COMING IN THE FALL! Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin the first or second week of September.  Additional information will be posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 39 CM volunteers signed up (OVER halfway to our recruitment goal of 72!!) – THANK YOU for all who have signed up! Be on the look out this morning about WHY people serve in Children Ministry and WHAT surprises them about it! Members interested in serving can sign up here! PSST: Parents and CM Volunteers… Mandatory training scheduling struggles? Talk to Jackie about an alternative option with the CCEF online workshop on Aug. 16!

— Redeemer Women Committee: The Redeemer Women’s Committee is looking for 10 excited, dynamic women for this coming year for functional roles on the Redeemer Women’s Committee. To be clear, this is an open nomination and collaborative process; our aim is to help women: 1) Know God (discipled by his word) 2) Be known by other Christian women (fellowship) so that they are better equipped to and  3) Know others (outreach).

It involves quarterly meetings and occasional event assistance.The yearly planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 29th. Please email the coordinator, Nora Shank, at noraeshank@gmail.com for more information.

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Katheryn Wolfe: We just wrapped up our ESL summer session last Monday! The summer session was a last minute add to our ESL yearly plan. However, volunteers jumped in to organize and execute a summer session to bless new and previous students.  

Many thanks to the Summer ESL Team (Denise Swanberg, Jessica Watkins, Laura Matthews, Long Tran, Obed Molina, Richard Yamada, Daniel Lim, Ann Eng, Ian McBee, Dennis Kim, and Lisa Anderson) for all you’ve done to serve our students the past 7 weeks!

And interested in serving in the fall? Let Katheryn (katherynawolfe@gmail.com) know!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 7/31/2016

Redeemer Weekly: July 24, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Didi Keppel

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30. No donuts this week! Enjoy the sweet fellowship of each other!  

Parking Request: As a courtesy to our families with young children, we ask singles and young couples to not park in the parking lot. It is a lot of herding to ensure all kiddos get in and out of the car safely and whose shorter legs make a walk to the church harder. Thank you!   

NEXT SUNDAY, we invite all newcomers to a lunch immediately following the service. Newcomers can be first time guests or curious attenders. This is an opportunity to meet elders and interact with members over a pizza lunch. If interested, you can RVSP to Jen Whetsell (jenkhong@gmail.com) or visit the Connection Table!

IN SUMMER GPTV News…this week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about when God chose Solomon to build a temple in Israel where He would dwell with His people. Because God is holy, only the priests could approach God—and only if they followed specific instructions. Ordinary people had no direct access to the holy presence of God. Jesus changed all that. By His death on the cross, Jesus took away our sin. We can approach God intimately and individually when we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities on August 10.  

MEMBER NEWS:

Lunch Invitation from Laura Schneider, “ A very dear friend of mine, Corsaire Vining, has been serving in youth ministry in the UAE at Redeemer Church of Dubai.  She has recently been visiting friends and family in the US and is sharing about her next move in the mission field.  I’ll be hosting her for a lunch at my house after church on August 14 and pizza will be served.  I hope some of you can come and learn about the Home of Hope in Beirut, Lebanon.  

Here is an excerpt about Corsaire and her heart for this ministry. ‘The Home of Hope is home that houses and cares for abandoned and abused children in Beirut.  The home is in great need of hands and feet to care for the many children who are brought to their door. My aim in being at this home is not to just care for their physical needs but to make the most of every opportunity to share the Gospel with word and deeds to these kids.’”  

Come for lunch and be encouraged!  Please email me if you plan to join, so I can make sure to have enough pizza.  lalajs3@gmail.com

–August 28th: Evening Member Meeting! Mark your calendars. All welcome.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

–FREE August CCEF Online Workshops: Every Tuesday afternoon in August, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting free online workshops on a variety of topics from emotions to parenting to communication. CCEF’s mission is to provide resources and education to churches for counseling ministries. If interested in watching with someone, let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know – she is already signed up for all of the workshop!

–COMING IN THE FALL! Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin the first or second week of September.  Additional information will be posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 35 CM volunteers signed up (almost halfway to our recruitment goal of 72) – THANK YOU for all who have signed up!

As we continue to prepare for CM September 2016- August 2017 year, this week we highlight the need for NEW One and under class! This new classroom has only TWO volunteers with a maximum EIGHT children! The class is strictly for one year olds (volunteers in charge of the maximum of eight) and then also open to parents with crawlers (our under one year olds) witht he . So if you like the youngest generation – this is the class for  you!  Members interested in serving can sign up here!     

PSST Parents and CM Volunteers… mandatory training scheduling struggles? Talking to Jackie about an alternative option with the CCEF online workshop on August 16!

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Sunday mornings can require energy… especially if you serve in Children’s Ministry. Didi Keppel brings that energy with a joy and compassion every time she teaches – scheduled or subbing! Didi was one of the first to jump in our Gospel Project for Kid launch last year and has maintained that energy. It is evident that Didi is motivated to teach the Gospel to Redeemer children with grace and skill. She adjusts and adapts her teaching to the children in front of her with patience. (And you have to bring a bucketload of patience with energy to CM!) Thank you, Didi for how you love, pray, teach, and lead in Redeemer CM!

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.

Redeemer Weekly – 7/24/2016

Redeemer Weekly: July 24, 2016 — SERVANT SHOUTOUT: Haughery Tribe

Good Sunday morning and happy summer weekend! Please join us for coffee at 10 a.m. at Arlington United Methodist Church, 716 S. Glebe Road. The service begins at 10:30.  Parents, please remind your little ones that donuts are on summer vacation, returning in the fall.

IN SUMMER GPTV NEWS…this week in Studio A, Redeemer kids will learn about wisdom.  Wisdom comes from God. He made the world and knows how it works best. Everyone is born a foolish sinner, but God sent His Son to earth to save us. The Bible says that Jesus is the wisdom of God. Jesus makes us wise and holy. He frees us from sin.

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities on August 10.  

MEMBER NEWS:

August 28th Member Meeting! Members (all welcome!), mark your calendars for Sunday evening, August 28th for our Member Meeting.

Gospel Project Summer Challenge reminder: Hey, parents of 5- to 12-year-olds! Please remind and encourage your child to work a little bit each day in their Gospel Project Summer Challenge booklet. The GPTV cast and crew have challenged Redeemer kids to review, think about and memorize the answers to all 13 Big Picture Questions and Answers we learned during the summer. When we come back from summer break, anyone who can answer all 13 questions correctly will receive their very own Gospel Project Explorer T-shirt!  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

FREE August CCEF Online Workshops: Every Tuesday afternoon in August, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting free online workshops on a variety of topics from emotions to parenting to communication. CCEF’s mission is to provide resources and education to churches for counseling ministries. If interested in watching with someone, let Jackie (jackie@redeemerarlington.com) know – she is already signed up for all of the workshop!

COMING SOON! Financial Peace Learning Group Graym and Sasha Kasko invite you to participate in a nine-week Bible-based course, Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace,” that teaches God’s way of handing money.  The learning group will begin the first or second week of September.  Additional information will be posted on the City, or you can let Graym (graymkasko@gmail.com) know your interest.  

SERVING NEEDS:

CM SUMMER RECRUITMENT: We have 28 of our 72 need volunteers (a mere 8 volunteers away from 50%!) – THANK YOU for all who have signed up! As we continue to prepare for CM September 2016- August 2017 year, this week we highlight the need for ON CALL SUBS! This role is perfect if your schedule is not consistent but you want to serving in Children’s Ministry. On call subs sign up for any (one) Sunday a month and if there is a need, serve on the Sunday morning – if not, than we can release you to enjoy service! Members interested in serving can sign up here!     

SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: It takes a small army of volunteers on Sunday morning (over 30) to cover a variety of tasks. The Haughery family faithfully serve and contribute to being part of those 30+ volunteers. Megan sings on any given Sunday… when she and James are not serving in Children’s Ministry. Megan and James model serving which their kiddos follow graciously and faithfully. From unit kick offs, to retreat care, and being youth volunteers, routinely, someone in the Haughery family is serving on Sunday. Seriously, they are baby whispers in that family! Ask the 1 -2 year olds who love when Ethan is in the class! Thank you, Haughery tribe for how you model serving to children and faithfully love Redeemer through your service!   

–See serving? Say something! If you see, hear, know of serving: give me a shout: jackie@redeemerarlington.com.