Subject: Redeemer Downtown Update - November 28, 2012

Redeemer Downtown Update
Redeemer Downtown
Downtown Update
28 November 2012

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Downtown Deaconess, Amy Peng

Born in Taiwan and raised in Northern California, I've called New York City home for nearly 10 years. I came searching for a new adventure in life and in fashion design. Through hardship, prayer, and community, I encountered Jesus and came to faith while attending Redeemer in 2006.  It's with a thankful heart for God's grace that I love and serve the Lord, city, and Redeemer Downtown as a Deaconess and prayer service member. My favorite downtown trait is the kaleidoscope of people who coexist here. Witnessing the Gospel transform lives and continue to sanctify us in the midst of community is a beautiful thing.


Vision
To build a great city for all people through a gospel movement that brings personal conversion, community formation, social justice and cultural renewal to New York City and, through it, to the world.

Dear ,

Life in New York is marked by seasons, whether unwinding in the summer or returning to busyness in the fall. This is no less the case in the life of the church as we approach one of the most hope-filled seasons of the year, Advent.

Advent is marked by anticipation. It is a time of expectant waiting for God to come into our lives, whether in the historical arrival of Jesus Christ, the promise of His eventual return, or His coming into our own lives today. It is a time to examine our need for Him, to hope in His coming to make the world right, and to have our hearts enlarged by the yearning for something glorious and its eventual fulfillment.

This year, our congregation will devote four Sundays in December to celebrate God’s coming. Our worship liturgies will point us to the promises of God’s first coming, spoken of by Isaiah, Zephaniah, Micah and Malachi, the Gospel accounts of His arrival, in the experience of John, Elizabeth and Joseph, and the yearning for His return, written of by the apostles John and Paul. We also hope that this would be a season of “bringing”, where we invite friends and family to Redeemer who may be exploring or have questions about the Christian faith.

Lastly, to enhance this season of anticipation in a personal way, please sign up for the Redeemer Advent Meditation. This weekly meditation is meant for individuals, community groups and families and will be emailed to you on the four Sundays of Advent. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP. 

It is our hope that the person of Jesus Christ would be more real to you this season than He has ever been before.

In Christ,


John Lin
Downtown Congregation Lead Pastor



Worship Services

Location:
December 2nd and December 9th - The Metropolition Pavilion (South Pavilion) at 125 W. 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Childcare and Children's Ministry
The location of Childcare and Children's Ministry for the 9:30am service will remain the same at the Metropolitan Pavilion on the 4th Floor at 123 W. 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. 


Serve

Donate Toys and Serve His Toy Store! 
This is the last week to donate toys to His Toy Store... help us meet our goal of 4,000 toys! These toys will go to families in deep need, many of whom have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
1. Donate a Toy Online: Go to our Amazon Wishlist and send a toy straight to our office. All toys must be delivered by Monday, Dec. 3.
2. Bring a Toy to Church this Sunday: Bring a toy to church on Dec. 2. This is the last day to bring a toy!
3. Serve at His Toy Store: O
n Saturday, Dec. 8, The Father's Heart Ministies in Alphabet City is hosting His Toy Store and volunteers are needed to help set up the store, help families pick out gifts for their children, gift wrap toys, offer childcare, and more! For additional details or to RSVP, click HERE.

The Father’s Heart Christmas Breakfast
HFNY and The Father's Heart are partnering again this year to host a special breakfast to more than 600 homeless men and women. We need 60 volunteers to help prepare food, provide yuletide entertainment, and serve our hungry guests.
WHEN: 
Saturday, Dec. 15
WHERE: 545 E. 11th Street between Aves. A and B
INFO: RSVP HERE or contact fathersheartteamleader@gmail.com for more information.

Partner with Hope for New York to Help with Hurricane Recovery
Hope for New York is working with our affiliate organizations to assess their needs and learn how to best partner with them in their relief efforts. They have set up a dedicated webpage to channel volunteer/resource/prayer support. More information is here on their website.


Events

Redeemer Membership Class
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 seminar.
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9th from 11:30am - 3:30pm
WHERE: South Pavilion of the Metropolitan Pavilion following the AM service
INFO: Click HERE to register or email Josh Simmons with any questions


Credibility of Christianity Class
The Credibility of Christianity class is for those who are interested in reflecting on the truth claims of the Christian faith. Can our beliefs withstand the challenges presented by the problem of evil, the discoveries of science and the doubts generated by our own minds and hearts? Bring your questions to this time of spirited discussion. 
WHEN: Nov. 11th - Dec. 23rd, 10 minutes after the 9:30am worship service
WHERE: In the worship space
INFO: Email Jeff White

CG Christmas Party
If you are involved in a community group at Redeemer Downtown come and meet, mingle and celebrate the season with others at the CG Christmas Party! You won't want to miss Santa's appearance because he happens to look a lot like one of our pastors! 
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 10th from 6pm-10pm
WHERE: Veranda NYC - 130 7th Ave. at 10th Street
INFO: Please email Susan Nacorda or Joseph Yu

 


 
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