Creation Care Class: Care for creation is a hot-button topic before us today. From global warming in the news, conservation efforts taught in school, to climate change models debated in governmental policy, this issue presses us to consider what God says about it. What is our part with environmental issues as followers of Jesus? What is the role of the church today in this important topic? The answer may surprise you! To find out, please join us for an eight-week series called Creation Care, starting June 4, where we will not only learn about creation care but practice it as well.
At the heart of this class is the understanding that the Creator God renews us so that we can then be used to renew his creation We will learn and practice creation care by covering topics such as what is creation care, the command of creation care, how Christians can interact with science and the environment, how creation care affects Indy, and more! Now, if that is not enough to whet your appetite, this class will feature field trips! In other words, in the course of our study we plan to be outside, doing hands on exploration and work of creation care.
Lastly, we are excited to have this class be inter-generational. What does this mean? This class is not only for adults but both middle and high school students as well. Even more, the elementary CT&T classes will follow a creation care curriculum and will join the adult/youth class for field trips. What better way to study God’s creation than to get outside and enjoy it together?
For more information contact Jamie MacGregor [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Urban Calling Class: Attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church for any length of time, and you’ll likely hear our unofficial rallying cry, that we’re “in the city, for the city.” Being situated geographically at the busy intersection of 16th and Delaware St., “in the city” makes perfect sense. But what does it mean to be “for the city?” As Redeemer members now come from urban, suburban and even rural settings, it’s a question we take seriously as we seek to live out the Gospel.
For more information contact Mark Nottingham [email@example.com]
Preschool CT&T (ages 3-5): During June and July, preschoolers will journey to “Camp Catechism,” as we continue to learn about God’s character and theological truths using the simple language of First Catechism. For those who attended last summer and learned Q/As 1-9, we’ll learn 10-20 this summer (and for those who didn’t attend -- no problem!). Each week will include songs, crafts, and puppets. We’ll need at least five volunteers to help each week (lesson plan provided ahead of time). Please contact Nikki Reed [nikki@ redeemindy.org] to volunteer, or look for an email sign-up soon.
Elementary CT&T (ages K-4th grade grads): During June and July, elementary-age children will study creation care (piggy-backing on this summer’s adult study) using crafts, games, and music. For more information, please contact Hidi Gardner [hidi. firstname.lastname@example.org].
Communicant Class (3rd-5th grade grads): This class prepares kids to become communing members, which means they are able to begin taking the Lord’s Supper during the worship service. While we will spend the bulk of our time studying topics covering creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, we will also specifically study each of the five membership questions. Please contact Todd Dawkins [email@example.com] to sign up your child for this class or if you might have any questions regarding our communicant process at Redeemer.
Summer Children’s Worship (ages 4-K): During June and July we’ll take a break from traditional Children’s Worship and focus on creation care each week. We’ll need three adults and one youth helper to lead/assist in each service each week (lesson plan provided ahead of time). Please contact Nikki Reed to volunteer.
Summer Vacation Bible School (ages K-4th grade grads): Register today! Redeemer and Fountain Square youth are hosting the VBS program Galactic Starveyors on July 17-20 from 9:30 am-noon here at Redeemer. Registration forms are available at the elementary check-in stations. Also, see http://www.redeemindy.org/vbs2017 for online registration option and a VBS donation needs/sign-up genius. For adults interested in volunteering and any other questions, contact Todd Dawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)