Subject: Redeemer Downtown Update - September 20th, 2012

Redeemer Downtown Newsletter
Redeemer Downtown
Downtown Update
20 September 2012

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Jae and Tiffany Kwon

We met at a Redeemer community group back in the Fall of 2005. Jae was working in the finance industry, after just finishing school at Cooper Union, and Tiffany had just started attending optometry school. In 2008, God turned Jae's world upside-down when he lost his job, we began dating, and he began co-leading a community group. The group was a pilot for the "Gospel in Life" study by Tim Keller. We learned about major idols in our lives and were introduced to the idea of settling down in and serving the city; which is not something Tiffany, a native Californian, ever expected. In 2011, we got married and began hosting a Redeemer Downtown community group in FiDi. We are super excited to see what God has in store for Downtown!


Dear ,

One of the important realities of church life is that Sunday worship is not merely a place for us to find refuge within an unsettled world, but a place to find grace and courage to engage and serve an unsettled world.

We have made great progress in finalizing a location for Sunday worship and as we gear up for the fall, here are two great ways to get connected to our Downtown congregation even prior to the start of worship services.

Our next Downtown Launch Meeting is on Thursday, September 27th at 7PM at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 232 West 11th Street. (This event was previously planned for the 26th but due to scheduing conflicts we have moved it to the 27th.) If you are interested in the Downtown Congregation, please join us! We'll share with you the latest news about our congregation and will pray together for the upcoming launch. Space is limited, so please RSVP. We will be providing childcare. If you are in need of childcare, please email Drew Hammell

Second, if you want to learn more about family life in the Downtown congregation or are interested in serving with the children's ministry, please join us for a Family Picnic on Saturday, September 29th at 4PM in Battery Park City. This will be a great way for us to connect to families and others interested in serving families Downtown. 

If you plan on attending either of these very important events, please RSVP!  You can do so and learn more about both events by CLICKING HERE. Of course, please continue to pray for us as we gear up for a very exciting fall with the launch of Sunday worship services Downtown. 
In particular, please pray for friends, neighbors and colleagues, whom you might bring to our new congregation.

In Christ,


John Lin
Downtown Congregation Lead Pastor


Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: September 23rd
These devotionals are to help you prepare for each Sunday to come in the Christian Calendar. This week's devotional is written by John Lin.

"Throughout the psalms, the psalmists speak of the place of the heart in life and worship..."

CLICK HERE to read more.

Sign up for a Downtown Beta Group today!
If you are new to Redeemer or not yet involved and want to get a taste of community life at our church, sign up for a 7-week Beta Group! We also have Seeker Groups geared towards those who are exploring the claims of Christianity. Register now or invite a friend to sign up by CLICKING HERE. Email questions to

Assist Homeowners in Need with Habitat for Humanity
Help with a new home construction with Habitat for Humanity at the Hart-Lafayette site in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn! The construction project is a joint venture between volunteers and future homeowners. To serve, you must sign up in advance.
WHEN: This Saturday, September 22 from 9:15AM-4:30PM
WHERE: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
RSVP: To serve, email Cynthia 
MORE INFO: Find out more about Habitat for Humanity

Use Your Professional Skills to Serve Hope for New York Affiliates
Hope for New York is now accepting applications for two new Professionals in Action (PIA) volunteer projects! Restore NYC needs web content specialists/web writers to help write new copy for their website and train employees in best practices for writing for the web. The Bowery Mission Women's Center needs construction experts-- contractors, floor technicians, painters-- to renovate their laundry room.


Center for Faith and Work: Gospel & Culture Conference 2012
Friday-Saturday, November 2-3

Discounted registration ends October 3rd for members of Redeemer so don't wait to register! This year's conference is titled, "Wrestling God. Work Re-imagined" and will explore how the work of the Holy Spirit enables us to re-imagine not only ourselves, but also our work places, our industries, and even our society as a whole in light of God’s redemptive purposes. For details: CLICK HERE. 

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