Subject: East Side Update- September 30
30 September 2012
Greg is a native son of Texas, where he would surely find himself if not for the seductive charms of New York City. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and proud alumnus of The U.T. Longhorn Band (trumpet), Greg moved to the city almost 8 years ago with his sights set on a career in advertising. Months later, after accepting a friend's invitation to Redeemer, he found faith in Christ, along with lifelong friends and a beautiful wife, Hannah. When not crafting ads and slogans for brands like Dairy Queen (“So Good It's RiDQulous”), Greg enjoys playing guitar, one-wall handball, and eating the finest take out NYC has to offer in his neighborhood of Woodside, Queens.
A very exciting season is upon us at Redeemer. Beginning October 21, the Downtown Congregation will hold worship services each Sunday at 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM at the Metropolitan Pavilion (18th St. between 6th and 7th Ave.). Hundreds of you who have been worshiping on the East Side will join with those from the West Side and with many others around the city to form this new congregation.
A church planter at heart, I love to see new congregations begin because I believe this is central to Jesus' gospel mission to repair this broken world. He loved his church so much he gave himself up for her (Ephesians 5:25). He declared he would build his church and not allow anything to interfere with that (Matthew 16:18). When new churches launch, Jesus is present in dynamic new ways in that place. Imagine the changed lives!
Please be with us next Sunday, October 7, as we pray for all those among you who will be serving and worshiping in the new congregation. Join me in praying for John Lin and his entire team during this extraordinarily important time. And may our Lord's Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven through our new Downtown Congregation.
Sunday, October 7 | Commissioning Downtown Congregation
Join us next Sunday as we commission and pray for the hundreds of people we'll send out from the East Side to begin worshiping as part of the Downtown Congregation starting October 21. During this exciting time for our church, please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to be part of this new Redeemer congregation. You can learn more about the launch and how to get involved by going to Downtownchallenge.com.
If you would like to submit a personal prayer request to the East Side Prayer Team, you can email it to email@example.com or submit an anonymous request using this link here.
Sunday, October 14 | Children's Ministry Meet & Greet (Infants to 2yr olds)
12:00PM | Hunter West Building, 3rd Fl Small Cafe
Come join other families for lunch with fall activities. This will be a great time to get to know your child's Sunday school teachers and Children's Ministry staff. Cost: $10/family. Please rsvp to Kathryn Koontz.
Sign up for a Beta Group
If you are new to Redeemer and would like to get a taste of community life at our church, sign up for a 7 week Beta Group! We also have Seeker Groups geared toward those who are exploring the claims of Christianity. Register or invite a friend to sign up at the Beta Groups website. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 13 | HFNY: Play Bingo and Serve High Tea to Formerly Homeless
12:00PM-2:00PM | Upper East Side
Play bingo, serve tea, and build friendships with residents of an UES facility for men and women recovering from homelessness as part of the Saturday High Tea program. Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter offers a long-term, supportive housing facility that houses 65 men and women, the majority of whom are mentally ill and have been chronically homeless. This is a great group opportunity! For more info, email email@example.com.
HFNY: Serve at UES Homeless Shelter on Madison Ave.
Volunteer on Sunday-Friday evenings from 6PM-8PM | 73rd and Madison
Volunteers needed to prepare and serve a meal, talk with homeless guests, and clean up at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church-St. James' homeless shelter, which hosts 12 homeless men each night on Sunday-Friday evenings. MAPC-SJ operates in conjunction with NYC's homeless emergency drop-in center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our website for further needs listed on our Service Opportunities page.
Go Team HFNY!
East Siders John Ellis, Jee Kwon, Andrew Chaveriat, Beatrice Kee, and other awesome athletes before their 50-mile ride.
Thanks to all you Redeemer East Siders who participated (and supported riders) in Hope for New York's Charity Bike Ride on Sept. 22! The 65 members of Team HFNY cycled anywhere from 25 to 100 miles in the Escape New York ride to raise awareness and money for the poor and marginalized! Thus far, the team has raised over $40,000 to support Hope for New York's work. For more pics, check out our Facebook page, or find out more about supporting Hope for New York.
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