Subject: Redeemer Downtown Update - July 25th
25 July 2012
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As we prepare for a launch of our congregation, one of the questions people have been asking me has been, "how can I help or get involved?" Three answers immediately come to mind.
First, it's critical at this point that we pray for our launch. What's been remarkable throughout the last several months has been the ways in which God has consistently provided for us often when we didn't expect it and always beyond what we had expected.
Second, our launch is not merely the end of a journey towards becoming a congregation, it's the beginning of a new journey as a congregation. Regular Sunday worship will be a critical focal point for our life as a new congregation but also the platform from which we serve one another and the entire city. To learn how you can serve, come to the Downtown Launch Meeting on Monday July 30th. To RSVP, CLICK HERE and to reserve childcare, please email Mai.
Lastly, begin thinking about who you can bring to Redeemer Downtown. What made Redeemer such a powerful movement in its earliest days as a church was the fact that everyone brought their friends who had questions about Christianity. This is no less the case for our new congregation. Begin thinking about friends you can bring to Redeemer Downtown.
Looking forward to serving with you!
Downtown Congregation Lead Pastor
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: July 29th
"Throughout the early days of the church, God’s people were a sending and a giving community..."
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If you can't come and attend the Downtown Launch Meeting this Monday, another way that you can sign up to serve is to visit our 'Volunteer' page at downtownchallenge.com. There you can learn about the various ministry fronts that are underway and connect with those leading the very important pieces. Don't forget to revisit the page for updates in the coming weeks!
We Are Hiring!
The Downtown Congregation Team is looking to expand. We are looking for enthusiaistic, missions minded, self-starters who are game to join in on the fun of starting the new congregation. Please check out the multiple postings on Redeemer's employment page. To read the job descriptions, CLICK HERE. Email Kelsie at HR@Redeemer.com with any questions and for full job descriptions.
Help Renovate the Garden at the Bowery Mission Transitional Center
Volunteer team needed to execute renovation of garden area at the Bowery Mission Transitional Center-- planting flowers, planters, seating… and make the space inviting!
WHERE: 45 Avenue D
WHEN: July 21 & July 28, Time: TBD
RSVP: To serve, email Ashley
MORE INFO: Find out more about the Transitional Center
Serve Breakfast at Father's Heart
20 volunteers are needed to help serve breakfast to 700 homeless and low-income guests at The Father’s Heart. This is a great opportunity for Downtown community groups to serve the neighborhood together!
WHERE: 545 E. 11th Street (near Avenue B)
WHEN: July 28; 8:30AM-12PM
RSVP: To serve, email firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE INFO: Find out more about the Father's Heart Ministries
Serve a Community Meal with Brooklyn Jubilee
Brooklyn Jubilee's food and nutrition ministry is hosting a Community Meal on Saturday, August 18 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, where those in need can enjoy a healthy, diabetic-friendly West Indian-inspired meal free of charge.
WHERE: Flatbush, Brooklyn
WHEN: 1) Grocery shopping on Friday, 8/17 (1:30PM to 3:30PM)
2) Prep work on Friday, 8/17 (7:30PM to 9:30PM)
3) Event Day Cooking & Serving on Saturday, 8/18 (9:30AM to 1:30PM).
RSVP: To serve, email email@example.com
MORE INFO: Find out more about Brooklyn Jubilee
Downtown Launch Event!
Come one and come all! If you are interested in the Downtown Congregation, you don't want to miss this large gathering where we will hear the latest update from John, worship together and sign up for ways we can serve in the new congregation. Light refreshments and childcare will be provided but you must RSVP.
WHEN: Monday, July 30 - 7pm
WHERE: W83 Ministry Center, 150 W. 83rd Street
RSVP: To RSVP, CLICK HERE. Please email Mai if you need childcare.
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