Subject: East Side Update-October 28
28 October 2012
Community Group Intern
Jessica was born in Flushing, NY but considers herself a Philly native at heart. She received her BA in Psychology at Bryn Mawr College and then received her M. Div from Westminster Theological Seminary. She was part of a church plant for 6 years in Philadelphia called Gracepoint Church. She's a huge E-A-G-L-E-S fan, she actually bleeds green. Jessica finds it an incredible privilege to serve the East Side and is excited to explore NYC.
My husband is obsessed with the TV show the Dog Whisperer where the host, Caesar Milan, rehabilitates dogs with extreme behavioral issues. Though we don’t own a dog, my husband, convinced that the scope of the show is too narrow, has embraced its philosophy as a How-To Guide for raising our children! I am certainly not convinced that raising dogs and kids are analogous, however, I have noticed that one of the methods Caesar uses for the worst offenders is to bring the featured dog back to his compound for an extended stay. There the dog is introduced to the pack and is (in a sense) mentored by this healthy and balanced community of dogs. Consequently, the once troubled dog begins to leave her pattern of dysfunctional behavior and learns a new way of living and interacting with the group and her master. Ok, admittedly I too on occasion catch myself wondering if the Dog Whisperer’s techniques are just for dogs or is there some broader application I can make to life? Life is hard and we are broken people. As believers we need others to help us apply the gospel to our lives and remind us of God’s faithfulness. Whether you are single, married, or parents, the Children’s Ministry is a great place to be in community, serve and help our children experience the gospel.
Our recent family concert, Slugs and Bugs, was an opportunity to be in community and experience the gospel. The music provided a terrific foot stomping time and the pizza party afterwards was a great way to begin developing meaningful relationships with our families. Check out the pictures.
Childrens Ministry Coordinator
If you need help because of the storm caused by Hurricane Sandy, you may contact the Diaconate here.
November is Nomination Month for Elders and the Diaconate
Starting October 28 thru November 25
Are you a member of Redeemer? It’s your privilege to nominate fellow members for the roles of Elder, Deacon and Deaconess. Please read the description and prayerfully consider Christians that might be a good fit (mature in faith). Submit nominations online, download a nomination form or pick up a form at the info table after the Sunday services.
Sharing in Grief of UWS Family Loss
Please read the letter written by West Side Pastor David Bisgrove on how we as a church community can respond to the tragedy that occurred on the UWS.
Autumn Family Meet and Greets
12:00PM | Hunter West Building, 3rd Fl Small Cafe
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
Last chance to register for this year's Gospel & Culture Conference! Don't miss this opportunity to wrestle with God & re-imagine work. Registration closes Monday, October 29th at midnight!
Monday, November 5 | East Side Leaders
7:00PM | W83 Ministry Center, 150 W 83rd St
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.
Thursday, November 8 | Diaconate Annual Open House
6:30PM | Redeemer Office, 1359 Broadway, 4th Fl
Every year, the Diaconate Open House is a particularly fun and informative way of discovering what it is like to serve on the Diaconate. It’s a great opportunity to connect with our deeks and to hear directly from them about their experiences serving. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here.
Saturday, November 10 | Redeemer Membership Class
9:00AM-1:00PM | W83 Ministry Center, 150 W 83rd St
Interested in becoming a member at Redeemer? Whether you are new to Redeemer or have been attending for awhile, we invite you to start the membership process by attending this half day seminar. You'll learn more about Redeemer and what it means to commit to a church and have the church commit to you. Click HERE to register or email Stacey Hess with any questions.
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