Subject: East Side Update

Redeemer EastSide
East Side Update
20 May 2012

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Lindsey Schultz
Nursery & Preschool Supervisor

Originally from Ohio, Lindsey is a drama graduate of New York University. After graduation, she performed professionally Off-Broadway, on screen and in national tours. Lindsey crossed theater with education when she began teaching and performing across the country in an educational one woman math show for elementary and middle schools. She taught with the Broadway Bound Fund of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and she is currently a preschool teacher for Redeemer mom's groups and for private co-ops. She serves as the coordinator of the Metro NY Presbytery. She resides in Astoria with her husband, Todd Schultz.

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Dear ,
By this time, you are probably well aware of the Downtown Challenge! This will be an important way for us to support the launch of a new congregation Downtown, which in many ways, will be the single most important thing that we'll do as an East Side congregation this year in furthering our collegiate model.
I'd love for you to be advocates for the launch of the Downtown congregation. One specific and tangible way we can show our advocacy is to participate in the Downtown Challenge. This coming week, we'll encourage all of our Community Group leaders to play the Downtown Challenge video during their regular meeting time and I'd love for us to continue to communicate the Downtown Challenge every chance we have.
What's important to us is not just a few large gifts, but broad participation that involves everyone. One way we have talked about this is that if a thousand people offered a thousand dollars on average, we'd hit our one million dollar goal. Just think of what this could mean if over a thousand people gave in some way!
One last thing, on Sunday June 17, there will be one final opportunity for people to give towards the Downtown Challenge in all of our worship services. We'd love to help build momentum by having people give before that date. Therefore, let’s all work together to give by June 10 to have a better sense of our progress. 
Thanks for all of your ministry in our midst!
In Christ,

Rev. Leo Schuster



Downtown Challenge Video



2012 Community Group Internships
Mid-July 2012 through mid-July 2013

Do you know someone who loves building Christian community? Or do you? Redeemer is seeking paid interns to support the Community Group Directors and assist with oversight of Community Groups. Each intern will directly assist one Community Group Director with his/her system of leaders and groups, participate in leadership training and have opportunity to build and teach Redeemer-related classes or initiatives. Please click here for a job description. To obtain an application, please contact application is due by May 31, 2012.

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