Subject: East Side Update- November 12

Redeemer EastSide
East Side Update
12 November 2012

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Anita Mani
Deaconess

Anita grew up in India & moved to New York about 30 years ago after her marriage to John.  She has raised her two kids in Manhattan and is now an empty nester.  She has been attending Redeemer for the last six years.  Anita became a Christian through Bible Study Fellowship, which she has attended for the last 13 years, 7 of which she has been a leader. Her hobbies are exercising, cooking, reading  and travel.
To our Redeemer Community— Thank You.

In the challenging first week after Hurricane Sandy, you answered our call for support with radical generosity.

You made your way to Graffiti Church, World Vision and Here’s Life Inner City to clean their facilities after extensive flooding.

You traveled with The Relief Bus to Staten Island and the Rockaways to offer emergency food and clothing to the areas most hard-hit by the storm.

You donated carloads of water, food and clothing to help Hope for New York affiliates, including The Bowery Mission and The Father's Heart, offering shelter and food to those displaced by the storm.

We expect the ramifications of this storm will be massive and long-lasting, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable in our city.

As we continue to work with Redeemer, Hope for New York affiliates, and community partners on long-term recovery, we will need your support more than ever. One way you can do this is by simply staying up-to-date with our urgent needs, by checking our website or signing up for volunteer updates.

Please pray that our neighbors who have been devastated by this storm will find comfort and refuge in Him. Pray Hope for New York affiliates will be equipped with everything they need to continue their work to serve the poor and the most vulnerable in our city.  And pray that our church will continue to respond to these needs with Christ-glorifying love and generosity.

With Gratitude,

Elise Chong
Executive Director
Hope for New York
Community
Need Assistance As a Result of the Storm?
If you personally need assistance as a result of the storm (e.g. lost wages, replenishing spoiled food, etc.), please leave a message on the Diaconate Helpline (
917-719-0259) and the deacon/deaconess-on-call will return your call as soon as possible, or you can send an email to diaconate@redeemer.com.
Events
Tuesday, November 13 | East Side Men
7:00PM | Redeemer Office at 1359 Broadway, 4th Fl 

Men, come worship, hear practical teaching from Redeemer leaders and get to know other guys from the East Side congregation.

Sunday, November 18 | SSM Volunteer Training Event
2:00-4:00PM | Hunter West Building, Glass Cafe
East Side SSM will be holding a Volunteer Training Event on November 18. Details will be sent via email to each team. All SSM volunteers who have not yet attended a VTE are encouraged to go to this one. Please email Mark Horton that you plan to attend.


November 15-18 | Screwtape Letters Onstage
C. S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters returns to NYC for five performances at NYU's Skirball Center for the Arts, Nov 15-18, featuring Redeemer East Side Congregation's own Max McClean! For discounted tickets, visit www.ScrewtapeOnStage.com.  Use the discount code FPA30 to receive 30% off.
Serve
His Toy Store
Hope for New York needs 4,000 toys for its His Toy Store outreach. Help us meet our goal and donate a new toy! These toys will go to families in deep need, many of whom have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Donate a Toy: Go to our Amazon Wishlist and send a toy straight to our office, or bring a toy to church any Sunday through Dec. 2.
Volunteer at a Christmas Table: We need volunteers to receive the toys every Sunday through December 2 before and after services. Sign up HERE.


It’s Nomination Month for Elders and the Diaconate
The entire month of November

Do you know any members that would make a good elder, deacon or deaconess? If you are a member, please read the description and nominate Christians that might be a good fit. Submit nominations online, download a nomination form or pick up a form at the info table after the Sunday services.
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