An Open Letter of Gratitude to the Search Committee

To the members of Redeemer’s lead pastor search committee: Matt Overley, Natalie Atwell, Karyl Boring, Katy Brett, Devin Chaulk, Greg Dugan, Renata Jackson, Jenni Mansell, David Maurer, Renate Myler, Mark Nottingham, Cindy Ragsdale, Bill Taft, and Rob Wynkoop,

You all have spent more time and energy finding a lead pastor for our church than many of us will ever be able to conceptualize. For this, and for the care you have taken, the emotional bandwidth this task has required of you, and the personal sacrifices you have made in order to do this job well, we are so grateful. 

We are all bonded through our mutual love for our church and desire to see the Gospel grow in Indianapolis. There is so much beauty in trusting each other to care for something we all feel so strongly about. Thank you, search committee, for being trustworthy stewards of these things that we hold so dear. 

YoungLife Pancake Breakfast

Our ministry partner Herron Young Life is hosting a pancake breakfast on May 13, 8am-noon. The cost is $5 and includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and tinker street coffee. It will be held at Joy of All Who Sorrow, across the street from Redeemer. See the attached flyer for more details. Hope to see everyone there!

Race and Redeemer Series Continues This Sunday

Our Race + Redeemer series continues this Sunday, 4/30, from 4 - 5:30 PM in Speck Gallery! Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a racially diverse group of Christian men and women who will be sharing their personal experiences, their thoughts on racial justice, and their perspectives on the challenges and responsibility of the church in the process of racial healing. Light refreshments will be served. Childcare for ages 0 - 6 will be provided; RSVP to jen.maurer@redeemindy.org.

Adult and Children's CT+T This Sunday

Redeemer's CT+T classes typically take a break on the 5th Sunday of the month. However, since we've just taken several weeks off to meet and vote on our new lead pastor, we WILL be having CT+T this Sunday. Adults can find their classes here and a list of youth and children's classes can be found here

Hinkle Family Visit (April - June 2017)

The Hinkles (Lee, Shannon, Braden, Maddie, Reagan, Georgia, and Rose) are a family that we sent out from the Redeemer congregation to plant a church with Mission to the World (the sending organization of the PCA) in Perth, Australia in July of 2015. They will be back in the states for a visit this April through June and have a number of needs during their visit.

First, they are in need of a vehicle to use for the entirety of the time they will be in the states (April 26-June 25). This would ideally be a minivan or something that could hold their whole family.

Second, they are in need of housing while in Indy. The nights they will be spending in Indy are: May 4-7, May 16-19, and June 6-25.

Third, we would like to invite you to an update & luncheon after the second service on May 7. This would be a great place to get to know the Hinkles and learn more about the work they are doing in Australia. Lee will also be preaching at both services this day. 

Last, we have set up a Meal Train for the nights that the Hinkles will be in Indianapolis. If you’d like to have some dedicated time to catch up with them, please sign up for sharing a meal here. You can bring them a meal, have them over for a meal, take them out, or drop one off!

Please contact Danielle Wilson at daniellejoywilson@gmail.com or 317-650-0608, if you are able to help with any of these needs or if you have any questions about the Hinkle’s visit.

Racial Reconciliation Discussion

Last summer, church leaders at our denomination’s annual national gathering passed a statement confessing and repenting of historic racial sins and urging it’s congregations to strive toward racial reconciliation for the advancement of the Gospel, the love of Christ and the glory of God. Join the Redeemer and Fountain Square Presbyterian family as we come together to learn, ask questions and spend time in prayer. Led by Tara VanderWoude and Mark Abdon, we’ll discuss past and present racial issues within our country and our church and explore God’s heart for racial reconciliation.  Please join us in the Speck Gallery from 4:00-5:30 on 4/23 (dinner following discussion), 4/30, 5/7, childcare provided. RSVP to jen.maurer@redeemindy.org

Middle School Camp: June 19-23

Middle School Camp! We have a limited number of spots to attend The Edge Conference in Lookout Mountain, GA from June 19-23. The total cost is $300 per person. Registration is next Sunday, April 23rd. To reserve spots, email Caroline Tait [caroline@redeemindy.org]. A $50 deposit is required to secure spots. We are planning to offer work opportunities as a fundraiser in May to help students earn money if they are in need of scholarship funds. Check out the camp website [http://www.edgeconference.org] for more info.

Volunteers Needed to Contribute Creative Skills to New Hope!

The counselors at New Hope are looking to increase their play therapy resources in order to better serve children coming into counseling. They are currently recruiting volunteers who would be willing to donate their time and resources to making puppets for New Hope Counseling. If you are interested in serving the counseling center in this way, please contact Kaylin at Kaylin@redeemindy.org

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New 20s & 30s Community Group

We're launching a new 20-somethings community group on the near east side in March. If you're in your 20's or early 30's and looking for a community group, there's space for you! Contact Amanda Edgell [amanda@redeemindy.org] to get more information. 

Redeemer Seeks, Well... My Replacement!

Hello! Heidi here. For the last several years, I’ve been writing all kinds of communications for Redeemer and I have LOVED it. In a crazy mixture of joy and sadness, I will be moving on from my position as Hospitality and Communications Assistant and cannot WAIT to recruit the next person for this position. 

This is a great job for someone who is looking for flexibility and a chance to stretch their design legs. It’s a part-time position that involves managing the welcome team, coordinating Redeemer’s communications, and a good amount of print and web layout, paired with some graphic design work. Learn more by visiting redeemindy.org/apply. If you’re interested, take the next step by sending a resume and cover letter to Ben Reed [ben@redeemindy.org].

Can’t wait to pass my baton to you!

Redeemer Approves Brent Freeman as Deacon

The Deacon Team enthusiastically welcomes Brent Freeman to the Deacon Team in his new role as ordained Deacon.  The congregation voted and approved his nomination this past Sunday with a resounding yes! We thank the Lord for his addition to our church leadership. Brent will be ordained in both services on Sunday, March 19. 

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New Community Group- Parenting Prodigals

Parenting prodigals of any age is a painful challenge in believing the covenant promises of God. If you're in that place, you are not alone. Join our new community group as they study and pray for wisdom in how to be faithful in their calling as parents. For more information, please contact Amanda Edgell [amanda@redeemindy.org]. 

Deacon Election Sunday, March 12: Brent Freeman

Please join us for a Deacon Election this Sunday, March 12 in the sanctuary. The meeting will begin after first service and resume after second service. We will be voting on Brent Freeman. Please read a brief bio of Brent’s call to mercy below.

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Race & Redeemer: Stepping Into Racial Reconciliation

Join your Redeemer family as we heed this call and come together to learn, ask questions and spend time in prayer. Led by Tara VanderWoude and Mark Abdon, we’ll discuss past and present racial issues within our country and our church, and explore God’s heart for racial reconciliation...

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Medical Missions Trip To Haiti

Redeemer’s Global Missions Team (GMT) is trying to plan a medical missions trip to Haiti in partnership with our sister church Christ Presbyterian in Richmond, IN. The trip is tentatively scheduled to happen either the last week of June or the first week of July...

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Redeemer's Annual Easter Brunch

Our Annual Easter Brunch will be held 9:30AM - 11:30AM on April 16th, 2017.

It is one of our sweetest times of the year as a community. This is the largest meal of the year, and our community coming together makes this possible. 

We are asking for a total of 24 volunteers for set up, service and teardown; 44 casseroles (22 veggie and 22 meat); 44 salads (mostly fruit, some veggie salads are good too); and 9 hams (we provide the hams, you provide the oven!).Click here for a more detailed account of our needs. Click here to sign up.

Youth Group!

Redeemer + Fountain Square Pres Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 PM in the Redeemer Youth Room.  

Be Our Bagel Delivery Service!

Mary Howard has been our faithful bagel delivery service for many years. She is hoping to retire this duty, but like the wonderful woman that she is, she will not retire until there is someone else to pick up the bagels!

We are looking for people to pick the bagels up one Sunday per month. The need is for first, second, and third/fifth Sundays. Volunteers will pick up 2 dozen bagels from Shapiro’s and deliver them to the kitchen by 9am. We have an account at Shapiro’s so there is no exchange of money needed. 

If you are able to help relieve Mary of this task, please email Heidi Lofton [heidi@redeemindy.org].