Redeemer + FS Youth Retreat Recap

Thank you for your prayers for the youth fall retreat which the Redeemer and Fountain Square middle and high school youth attended October 14-16.  We had a great time at Springhill camp. The weather was perfect for all the games and outdoor activities the Springhill staff organized. Redeemer had 34 youth and 5 leaders attend. Curtis […]

New Life Hosting ‘PornKills’ Conference

New Life Presbyterian Church, 8000 W. River Road in Yorktown, IN will be offering its fourth annual “PornKills” conference on Friday evening Nov. 4, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, and Saturday morning Nov. 5, from 9 am to noon. The conference is free of charge and open to the community. The conference is designed to help people understand […]

Mercy Month Recap + Celebration This Sunday

This Sunday, October 30, is the final Sunday of our Mercy Month. During this month we have highlighted the work of our Diaconate and empowered you to participate in acts of mercy through our envelope activity. We also announced that we are giving each parish $2,000 to allow the parish councils to be more closely […]

Women’s Advent Tea: Help Needed!

This year’s Women’s Advent Tea will take place on December 3, 2-5pm at Peggy Saben’s home. There’s a bit of work that goes in to making this event happen! Please see the list below to see what the needs are. Men, we encourage you to serve the women of the congregation by signing up to […]

Mercy Month: Diaconate Budget Overview and Offering

The Deacon Team and Social Healing “Social Healing” is the umbrella term for all the things your deacon team works towards. Through outreach and justice, service and mercy, and financial and counseling ministries, Redeemer’s Deacon Team administers much of the church’s funds that are specifically focused on social healing. This part of our church’s ministry […]

Redeemer Staffing Transition: Adult Ministry Coordinator

We are sad to announce that Kate Ghormley has transitioned out of her role as the Adult Ministry Coordinator at Redeemer. This transition comes after months of conversations about the kind of work Kate feels called to do and if Redeemer can offer that kind of work. Ultimately, both Kate and the executive staff at […]

Parish Council Mercy Funds

In coordination with the October 2016, Mercy Month theme, “Pay Mercy Forward: From God, Through you…To Whom?” the Diaconate is releasing up to $2,000 from the Deacon Team’s Mercy Fund to each Parish Council.  The purpose is to inspire Parish councils to evaluate unmet mercy needs in their Parish.   Our goal is to encourage, empower, […]

October 29: Northwest Parish Fall Party

Calling all in the NW Parish! Join us at Darrin and Jennifer Thompson’s house (8848 El Rico Dr, Indpls, IN 46240) on Saturday, October 29 from 5-7:30 pm for the fall party. Entrees of smoked ribs and roasted hot dogs along with s’mores will be provided; bring along your favorite side dish to share. For more […]

Youth Retreat this Weekend

Redeemer’s youth group (which includes middle and high school students from Redeemer Presbyterian and our daughter church, Fountain Square Presbyterian) leaves today for a retreat at Springhill Camp. They will return on Sunday after church. The youth are an important and valued part of our church family and we want to surround them with love and […]

2016 Q3 Financial Update

By God’s grace, Redeemer remains on target to make budget in 2016. We ended the third quarter at 100.1% of budgeted giving, $1476 above our goal, thanks to your generous contributions. Though giving this quarter was down from the first two quarters of the year, the surplus from the earlier months sustained us this past […]

News from Redeemer Kids

Co-Op Model Each week Redeemer welcomes nearly 150 kids across the nursery, Children’s Worship, and CT&T classrooms! In order to continue to serve the kids at Redeemer well, and also be ready to welcome new families, we’d like to clarify the Redeemer Kids “co-op model” for both those parents who utilize the nursery and/or have […]

Male Chaperone Needed for Youth Retreat

We are in need of one male chaperone to travel with the youth this weekend on their retreat. The retreat begins Friday and will return on Sunday early afternoon. If you are able, find out more details from Todd Dawkins [] or Caroline Tait []. Thank you for your consideration!

Todd Dawkins: The Road to Ordination

This Sunday, we are celebrating the ordination and installation of Todd Dawkins as the Pastor of Next Generation Ministries. Todd has been serving in this role in a director capacity since July of 2014. As our Director of Next Generation Ministries, Todd oversees all of our nursery, children, youth, and college ministries here at Redeemer, and works […]

Pay Mercy Forward: From God, Through You… To Whom?

The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. — Psalm 145:9 October is Mercy Month at Redeemer, when we seek to involve the entire congregation in the mercy ministry of our church. We hope you’ll participate in this year’s activity of “Pay Mercy Forward: From God, Through […]

Elementary CT&T Volunteers Needed

Redeemer describes itself as a co-op church, one that purposely has a small staff and relies on volunteers to run its ministries. That means we are constantly recruiting volunteers as new needs develop in our congregation. We believe that volunteering is one of the best ways to get involved and develop community at Redeemer. Elementary […]

Discovering Redeemer, October

Do you wonder what beliefs make Redeemer different from other churches, or are you interested in perhaps becoming a member of Redeemer? Then join us for our Discovering Redeemer class, which meets Friday, Oct. 14th, 6 – 9 p.m. and continues Saturday, Oct. 15th, 9 a.m. – noon. We hold these classes roughly every other […]

Pastoral Search Events this Sunday

Please join us in thanking Terry Gyger for his counsel and leadership during this time of pastoral transition by attending a lunch hosted for him this Sunday, September 25 in the Underground immediately following second service. Terry has been such an important part in helping us to find clarity and direction in our search for […]

Covenant College Sunday

Redeemer is proud to be a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). One of the PCA ministries that has had a profound effect on many Redeemer members is Covenant College. Because of what Redeemer contributes to Covenant College, Redeemer members qualify for the Church Scholarship Promise program at Covenant. This program provides a […]

IU RUF Need and Update

RUF is a college ministry that Redeemer supports. The IU chapter is in need of some additional funding. Please read the email below from IU RUF leader Brad Tubbesing to learn more about RUF and consider supporting this great partner ministry.  We’ve had a great kick-off to the semester and have had a lot of new students check […]

Youth Fall Retreat

Children’s Worship Age Range Change

Children’s Worship is a time of worship through song, Bible stories, response (art or story play), occurring each week during the offertory and sermon portions of the worship service. This year, in order to best maintain the spirit and nature of Children’s Worship, we are narrowing the age range to keep the group a little […]

Youth Group Parent Meeting Tomorrow

Attention all youth group parents! There is a parent meeting TOMORROW NIGHT (that’s Wednesday, September 14) from 7-8  in Redeemer’s youth room. This is for all parents of middle and high school age, both Redeemer and Fountain Square. Hope to see you there where we will talk about upcoming events and our format changes for […]

Community Chorus and Children’s Choirs

The Indianapolis Choral Artisans (Indy’s new community chorus in partnership with the Harrison Center) is looking for choristers and singers who appreciate the choral art form to join them for the fall session (Oct. 3-Dec. 12) of their inaugural season. Rehearsals begin on Oct 3 and will continue to meet for 10 consecutive weeks on […]

Marriage Workshops this Fall: Sign up Now!

Attention, married folk! Sign up for a Marriage Workshop this Fall: Six Conversations For Every Married Couple. Six Conversations For Every Married Couple. Conversation topics include: Practicing Confession and Forgiveness – The Bread and Butter of Marriage  Making Relational Growth our Daily Agenda – Figuring Out How to Serve Each Other Trust- How to Cultivate […]

Redeeming Lives – Sexual Recovery Group for Men

If you are struggling against any of the following – sexual wounds, pornography, promiscuity, infidelity, sexual acting out, fantasy, addictive tendencies, etc. – then this group will bring you strength, courage, and healing. Together we will… Look at how we bring the Gospel to bear on these struggles, including more than “how do I stop […]

Fall 2016 CT+T Classes

CT&T (Christian Teaching and Training) Sunday classes meet weekly between Sunday services, from 10:00-10:50 a.m. They are a place for you to go deeper into God’s word in community, guided by leaders who want to help bring God’s truth to bear on every corner of your life. Our classes will not only make you think, but […]

September 9-10: Discovering Redeemer Membership Class

Do you wonder what beliefs make Redeemer different from other churches, or are you interested in perhaps becoming a member of Redeemer? Then join us for our Discovering Redeemer class, which meets Friday, Sept. 9th, 6 – 9 p.m. and continues Saturday, Sept. 10th, 9 a.m. – noon. We hold these classes roughly every other month. Contact: Kate Ghormley […]

Seminary Course Taught at Redeemer this Fall

Are you a Bible teacher, church leader, or simply a motivated Bible student? If so, please consider taking a seminary-level course at Redeemer this fall. The class is called “The Pentateuch – Books of Moses” and is a detailed study of the first five books of the Old Testament. The focus will be on introductory material, […]

Redeemer’s Volunteer Fair

Hello, Redeemerites! Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for Redeemer’s first semiannual Volunteer Fair! DATE: Sunday, August 21st TIME: 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. PLACE: Redeemer Gymnasium Why are we having a Volunteer Fair? Redeemer considers itself to be a co-op church. This means that we employ relatively few staff and rely on […]

A VBS Update

Redeemer’s Vacation Bible School went great! Each morning around 25 youth ministry students prepared crafts, stories, and recreation for over 60 elementary students. Our partnership with the 16 Park Community Center was a huge benefit as there space fit us all nicely and provided access to Kennedy King Park for recreation.  Hear about how God […]

Redeeming Lives, Men’s Group for Sexual Recovery

Redeeming Lives is run by New Hope Counseling Services, our church’s counseling ministry. It is a confidential counseling group for men fighting sexual brokenness of any sort. We bond together in the strength of our Savior and by supporting each other with honesty. Eight men commit to fifteen sessions and meet on Wednesday nights between Jan-May, 2017. The group’s […]

Arsenal Tech YoungLife Returns from Camp

The Tech YoungLife crew is back from their week at camp! A big thank you to everyone who helped raise funds. Here’s a note from Tech YoungLife leader Sara Trombley: “What an incredible, life-changing week! Thank you for helping us raise over $40,000 through work days, prayers, fundraisers, and scholarships. We were able to send […]

Redeemer Needs More Community Group Leaders!

Redeemer decided early on that we don’t want to just be a church that has small groups, we want to be a small group church. Christian community has been a strong value at Redeemer since the beginning and we’ve seen it grow and change in ways we couldn’t have imagined or even dreamed of in those first […]

Half Yearly Financial Update

We are pleased to let you know that throughout the first half of 2016, your contributions to Redeemer exceeded expectations by $27,000! This puts us at 103.5% of where we needed to be for the 6-month period and is $70,000 more than what we received in the first half of 2015. This is such a […]

VBS is one week away!

Next Monday, 7/18,  over 30 Redeemer and Fountain Square youth along with adult sponsors will be hosting a Vacation Bible School (VBS) at the 16 Park Community Center for Redeemer and Fountain Square families, friends, and our surrounding neighborhoods. We are very excited for this week to arrive as we see VBS at the Community […]

Prayers for Herron + Tech YoungLife Camp

As you may know, Herron YL just returned from their YoungLife camp trip and Tech YoungLife is currently on their camp trip. Please be in prayer for the Herron YoungLife kids and leaders that they would be able to continue the work that God has done in their hearts during their week at camp. While […]

44th General Assembly of the PCA

The 44th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (or the PCA, the denomination to which Redeemer belongs) met June 20-24 in Mobile, AL. The assembly was comprised of commissioners from the presbyteries in the PCA. Our Associate Pastor Jamie MacGregor represented Redeemer and the Central Indiana Presbytery by serving on the Overtures Committee. This […]

Redeemer is a Small Group Church

This season of transition has brought much reflection and prayer regarding what we are about at Redeemer. In this time, we’ve established themes of what is distinctive about us and steers much of our approach to ministry for God’s Kingdom in Indianapolis. Those themes are beauty, brokenness and community. We said early on that we don’t […]

Central Parish Porch Party

On July 10, Central Parish members will be hosting porch parties all over the parish! You can join in the fun by hosting friends and neighbors on your  porch (or in your front or back yard) on that day, too.  Sometimes having people over can be something intimidating.  We all want to do it, but […]

Summer CT&T Class Offerings

Every summer at Redeemer we shake things up a little bit! Your regular CT&T classes (Sunday morning 10:00-11:00) will take a break and we will offer something a little different in its place. The last meeting of our regular classes will be this Sunday, May 22. Summer classes will begin June 5 and continue through […]

Quick Update from the Pastoral Search Committee

As you know, Redeemer said goodbye to our lead pastor, Jason Dorsey, last summer. We have taken a deliberate path towards finding a new lead pastor and I have to say, it has been a beautiful and encouraging time to be a part of this body. Last August there were a lot of conversations cast […]

Redeemer Hires a New Nursery Coordinator

It is with great pleasure that we announce Darby Chodakowski as Redeemer’s new nursery coordinator. We are very excited for Darby’s leadership in continuing the excellent care of and ministry to our littlest ones. Welcome Darby! The nursery is always in need of more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering on Darby’s team, you can […]

Redeemer’s Communicant Process for Children

Do you have a child that is ready to take communion? There are two pathways practiced at Redeemer, both of which are intended to prepare non-communing members for the Lord’s Supper. First, when parents/guardians feel that their child is ready to worthily partake of the Lord’s Supper, they may elect to receive at home study […]

Redeemer Kids’ Camp Catechism Needs Volunteers!

Redeemer Kids has a great summer planned! There’s something for kids age 3-5th grade. Keep an eye out as we post information about these programs over the next few weeks. Our preschoolers will be going to “Camp Catechism” this summer and learn about God’s character and abstract theological truths using the simple language of First Catechism. Each week will […]