Subject: East Side Update- October 14
14 October 2012
Tony Vavroch moved to NYC from Cleveland, Ohio in 1993 and began regularly attending Redeemer services at Hunter on Sunday evenings while sampling other Manhattan Churches in the mornings. Although his Christian community developed eclectically while attending other churches in the 90s, when it came to understanding and living out the Gospel, Redeemer was always his true North. After 10 years of "dating" Redeemer, Tony was led to unite and to serve rather than just consume what Redeemer had to offer. He has been serving as a deacon since 2006. Vocationally, Tony works in the fashion industry as a model manager.
I’ve always found it fascinating that men are drawn to analogies involving either sports or warfare. What’s the appeal? Some say competition or combat – but could it be something else? In Exodus 17, Moses and two companions are on a hilltop overlooking a battle between Joshua’s men and the Amalekites. Listen to this unusual war story:
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.
In this battle, the staff of God in Moses’ hands needed to stay airborne to turn the tide but Moses could not keep it aloft by himself. To ensure victory, the three men literally had to become “brothers in arms” until nightfall.
A common mission “in the trenches” goes a long way towards cementing genuine spiritual friendships between men. East Side Men is a monthly gathering focused on biblical teaching, hearing men’s stories, and developing gospel-based friendships. Come join us at our monthly gatherings. To receive more information, click HERE.
Community Group Leader
Today, five children were baptized on the East Side!
Landon Hur Paguia, child of Marco and Helen Paguia
Madeleine Sasha Lewis, child of Daniel and Maria Lewis
Benjamin R Piccolo, child of Michael and Margaret Piccolo
Briana Andersen Boland, child of John and Laura Boland
William McGregor Cox, child of Jack and Jessica Cox
Tuesday, October 16 | East Side Men
7:00PM | Redeemer Office on Broadway and 36th St, 4th Fl
Men of the East Side - join your brothers for the next East Side Men monthly gathering. Come worship, hear practical teaching from Redeemer leaders and get to know other guys from the East Side congregation.
Sunday, October 21 | East Side Church Picnic
12:30PM | Central Park at West 86th St
We're having a church picnic! Get to know others in the East Side congregation and enjoy the fall season in NYC. On October 21 after the morning worship service, bring your lunch and a blanket (but no chairs) to Central Park and we'll be located right inside West 86 Street. Frisbees optional! Contact Stacey Hess with any questions.
Family Ministries: Education Forums
6:45-9:00PM | W83 Ministry Center
Pre-School and Kindergarten, October 19
Middle and High School, October 26
Calling all parents of school-age children! Join us as Dr. Brent Bounds, Director of Family Ministries, hosts a panel of parents who will share their experience of navigating the challenges of the NYC education system. $5 includes light dinner. Click here to register or find out more.
Autumn Family Meet and Greets
12:00PM | Hunter West Building, 3rd Fl Small Cafe
Preschool Families-- October 28th
Families with Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Children -- November 4th
Families with 3rd Grade - 5th Grade Children -- November 18th
Come join other families for lunch and fall activities. This will be a great time to fellowship and get to know your child's Sunday school teachers. Cost: $10/family. Please RSVP to Kathryn Koontz.
November 2-3 | Gospel and Culture Conference
Wrestling God. Work Re-imagined. Join us for Redeemer's 2nd annual Faith & Work Conference. Includes an excursion to ‘glimpse’ the culture of our amazing City. Speakers include Tim Keller. Register today. Don’t wait, it’s filling up fast!
November 5 | East Side Leaders
7:00PM | W83 Ministry Center
Just us for our first East Side Leaders gathering of the ministry year! It will be a time of community building and equipping of leaders in our congregation. Look for details to follow soon.
HFNY: Serve at UES Homeless Shelter
Sun-Fri evenings from 6PM-8PM | 73 and Madison
Volunteers needed to prepare and serve a meal, talk with homeless guests, and clean up at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church-St. James' homeless shelter, which hosts 12 homeless men each night on Sunday-Friday evenings. MAPC-SJ operates in conjunction with NYC's homeless emergency drop-in center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our website for additional needs listed on our Service Opportunities page.
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