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].

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)