Subject: East Side Update- August 19

Redeemer EastSide
East Side Update
19 August 2012

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Mallory Hammond
Community Group Intern

Born and raised in Alabama, she attended Auburn University where she earned her BFA in Theater Performance in 2010. Since graduation she has toured the country in two different children's theater tours. Mallory moved to New York in January of 2011 and immediately began attending Redeemer and working on Sundays in the Children's ministry as the Nursery Curriculum teacher (aka the basket lady). Mallory is so excited to take on the role of community group intern and serve the East Side.
Dear {name},

I hope you have enjoyed your summer. As we prepare for the launch of a new ministry year, I'd like to ask your help with something important. 

We need more Beta Group leaders. Beta Groups are seven week Community Groups primarily for those who are new to Redeemer or exploring Christianity. These groups have played a pivotal role in connecting newcomers to the life and community of our church, while providing them with a healthy place to process the Christian faith more deeply. Thank you to those of you who have previously served as Beta Group leaders.

Would you prayerfully consider recommending people you know to serve as Beta Group leaders this fall? You can even recommend yourself! We're looking for members or regular attenders of Redeemer who display a passion for God, compassion for people and a teachable spirit.

You can recommend people by filling out the Beta Group Leader Recommendation Form. Your input is invaluable to our screening process. All recommendations will be contacted to see if they are interested in leading and available to attend training. If you would like to learn more, please visit the Beta Groups website or email

In Christ,

Leo Schuster

Childrens Ministry Needs Volunteers
Have you ever considered volunteering with children? If so, now is the time.Children's ministry would love to have you as part of our team. We need volunteers for infants through 5th grade. Please contact Kathryn Koontz for more information.

Sunday, August 26 | HFNY: Mentoring Info Session
12PM-1PM | Hunter College West Building, Rm. 215

Hope for New York has a big need for mentors for the 2012-2013 school year! Learn how you can get involved and make a difference in the lives of children and youth at our information session. Please RSVP HERE... space is limited & lunch will be provided!  Find out more about our children and youth programs.

Saturday, August 25: HFNY: Orientation to Lead Events for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
1PM-2PM | Upper East Side

Volunteer to help lead arts & craft projects and social events at an UES maternity residence for pregnant and parenting teens who are homeless, adjudicated, or in foster care. There will be an orientation for new volunteers on Saturday, August 25 at 1PM. Please email for more information and to sign up.

See our website for further needs listed on our Service Opportunities page.
Need Prayer?
If you would like to submit a personal prayer request to the East Side Prayer Team you can email it to or submit an anonymous request using this link here.

Sunday, Sept. 30 | Slugs and Bugs Family Concert
4:30PM | Hunter West Building, 3rd Fl

Randall Goodgame joins us from Nashville with a concert for the whole family.  His music rollicks from blue grass to folk-pop to arena rock.  The tickets are $10 a person /$25 a family for concert and $1 a slice for pizza. 

Grace Based Parenting Class

Beginning Sunday, September 23, please join Brent Bounds, Director of Family Ministries, for a 10-week study of the Grace Based Parenting video series by Dr. Tim Kimmel. Each week we will watch a short video followed by discussion facilitated by Brent. Prayer and fellowship will also be a part of our time together each week. We will meet during the 9:15 Hour at the same time the children's discipleship programs are happening. If you are interested in signing up for Discover (Preschoolers), Dive Deep (Elementary), Jr High Bible Study or Nursery, email Kathryn Koontz.
New Book by Tim Keller: Center Church
The release date for Center Church will be September 4th. Click below to see the trailer for the book.

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