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].

Deacon Election: Brent Freeman

Redeemer, members, please join us for a congregational meeting on Sunday, March 12th. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue after the second service.The purpose of the meeting will be the election of Brent Freeman for the office of Deacon. More information about Brent and his call to ministry will be sent out soon.

March 12 & 26: How to Share Your Faith Without Breaking Trust Workshop

At Redeemer we want to encourage you to share the gospel with the people around you. We encourage everyone to join us for two afternoons in (Sunday, March 12th and 26th, 4-6 p.m.). We will be discussing how you can grow in your ability to share the gospel - without damaging relationships in the process...

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New Hope Counseling Services for Women and Couples

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Laura Ferguson holds an MA in Counseling from Western Seminary. She came to Redeemer's counseling service, New Hope Counseling, in 2014 and specializes in counseling for individuals and couples. Laura brings the light of the Gospel and the precision of years of clinical experience into her counseling practice. She is a powerful resource for our church and is currently taking new clients.

If you are a woman and are going through a life transition, experiencing marital or relationship distress, or struggling with depression or anxiety or if you are a married couple feeling distanced from your partner or struggling with conflicts and feeling stuck in your communication and would like to talk to someone, consider setting up a counseling appointment with Laura [laura@redeemindy.org]. 

If cost is a barrier for you, there are generous scholarships available through the church. Click here to learn more about Laura, her counseling style, and her background. 

Guest Preacher and Combined CT&T Class this Sunday

As a part of Global Missions Month, we are pleased to host Rev. Dave Veldhorst, Director of Mobilization for the PCA Mission to the World this Sunday. Reverend Veldhorst will preach both services and teach a combined CT&T class for youth and adults. All other youth and adult classes will be cancelled. See you there!

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Global Missions Month

February is Global Missions Month. This is a time of year when we focus on the work of Redeemer’s Global Missions Team (GMT). The GMT exists as an outgrowth of Redeemer’s gospel-centered missional identity. We facilitate international missions (in the U.S. and globally) and encourage a global missions movement within the church by education, communication, and international participation.

We cannot fulfill our mission without the generous support of the Redeemer congregation. We receive money in Redeemer’s budget, so if you give to Redeemer, a portion of your tithe goes toward the work of the GMT. However, this money is not enough to cover all the work we feel called to accomplish.

Below is a breakdown of what we would like to accomplish and how much it would cost.

 

2017 GMT Budget

  • Monthly Partner Support (13 partners), $24,000
  • Grants (These help fund Redeemer member involvement in projects and activities that are aligned with the GMT’s values and mission), $8,000
  • Help fund 1-2 short term trips for the Redeemer congregation, $10,000
  • Provide tangible care for partners (This includes items like one-time gifts for acute needs, discipleship training, and events when they are in Indy.) $1,500
  • Missions Month Expenses, $2,000
    TOTAL Budget: $45,500
     
  • Amount received from Redeemer’s General Budget: $25,000
  • Amount still needed to fully fund the ministry: $20,500

 

As you consider how you can give above and beyond your tithe, we ask you to consider giving toward the work of the GMT. You can always give by writing “Missions” on the memo of your check or by giving directly to the Missions Fund hereThere will also be a special offering on Sunday, February 26th at the end of both services.

LYN House City BBQ Fundraiser - January 16

LYN House, a Redeemer partner ministry, loves our neighbors on the east side of Indianapolis by hosting tutoring, job skills programs, youth camps, breakfasts for the homeless, and even a basketball league!

A really easy way to support this awesome ministry is by eating at the City BBQ near IUPUI's campus (621 W. 11th St.) on Monday, January 16. When you do this, LYN House will receive 25% of the price of your food. All you need to do is print off the flyer (share with a friend) and present it at your time of purchase. 

Click here to download the flyer. Must present flyer at time of purchase.

Gospel Coalition Conference: April 3-5

The Gospel Coalition conference is coming to Indianapolis in April! This national conference will “celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, unleashed by God in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg door." When registering, be sure to use Redeemer's discount code: REDEEMERPRESBY

When you register, choose “Regular Registration” (until Jan 15), “Final Registration” (until Apr 3). They should enter the discount code at the bottom of the first page. Here is the price breakdown: 

Regular Registration [November 1 - January 15]: $159 (regular price $199)

Final Registration [January 16 - April 3]: $184 (regular price $219)

Nursery Announcement for Christmas Day Service

While the nursery will not be staffed with nursery workers this Sunday for the Christmas Service, it will be open for parents to use as another option for a cry room alongside of the existing location at the back of the sanctuary if needed. As always, we welcome all kids to join us in service, no matter if they might even tend to be “more vocal” in their worship. 

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New Hope Counseling Spotlight

Though I need my regular community each and every day, there are moments when I need an other-giftedness . . . a clinical counseling hour where a trained ear and trained voice show me truth in non-parental, non-spousal, non-pastoral, non-sibling, non-friend form. Did you know you have such other-giftedness available right under our roof at 16th & Delaware? New Hope Counseling offers clinical excellence to Redeemer Pres. and Fountain Square Pres. congregants.

Cindy Ragsdale, L.M.H.C. Currently New Hope’s clinical excellence includes Jeff Nottingham, Laura Ferguson, Kaylin Vincz, and Mike Spencer, who sit with individual, couple, and family clients; additionally, Aaron Gardner facilitates the twice-monthly depression/anxiety men’s group on 2nd & 4th Saturdays, and Kaylin Vincz facilitates the women’s.

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Year-End Budget and Giving Update

As we count down to year end, we still need $45,486 to make the 2016 budget. Please continue to ask the Lord how He might have you support His Church in December.  We are grateful for your generosity to Redeemer so far this year!

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GMT Grant Program Spotlight

Redeemer’s Global Missions Team (GMT) is committed to helping Redeemer members pursue short-term mission trips. One of the ways we do this is through offering congregational grants. Amounts vary depending on if the trip is connected to a GMT partner. One goal of the grant program is to help people discern whether or not God is calling them to serve in a global missions context.

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MacGregor Christmas Open House

Please join us at the MacGregor’s home (1908 N. New Jersey Street) on Friday, Dec 16, 7-10pm for our second annual Christmas Open House! The open house is a great time for all, especially if you are newer to Redeemer. There will be a great mix of people there so even if you’ve been around, you’re sure to meet someone new! The MacGregor’s home will be warm and full of Christmas cheer (there’s a great gift exchange that will take place at 8:00) so even if the outside is frightful, inside the home will be so delightful! 

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Year-To-Date & Year-End Giving

Thank you for giving generously to Redeemer’s budget needs this year! With just a few weeks left in the year, we need $119,595 to make the 2016 budget. Please continue to ask the Lord how He might have you support his church in December.  

As you think about your year-end giving, please note the following information and reminders...

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Annual MacGregor Christmas Open House

You are cordially invited to the MacGregor’s Annual Christmas open house on December 16 from 7-10 PM at their home (1908 N New Jersey Street). Come for food, fun and fellowship. All food is provided, but we welcome your favorite drink! There will be games at various times and, of course, the White Elephant gift exchange at 8 PM. The highlight gift last year was the notorious Tri-Bander (yeah, you may need to google that). If you can beat that….well, try! Come celebrate with us - we look forward to seeing you! 16 years and older only, please.