News & Events: 06/08/11

Welcome New LifeOn June 3rd Walter John Kamer was born at 6:56 a.m. and weighed in at 8 lb 9 oz, 20 inches. Parents Aaron and Sarah Kamer along with brothers Henry and Gerald and sister Helen are all doing well.

News this Week…

10th Annual Independent Music and Art Festival (IMAF) – June 11 The Harrison Center has an awesome band lineup this year and over 100 vendors with the Indieana Handicraft Exchange. Judge BBQ and Duos Slow Food Fast are on board providing food and drink. The Harrison Center needs your help!!!!!! Please volunteer for one of the shifts below! Please contact Pam Allee: ( Shifts: 1st -10am to 1pm (this shift will include set-up) 2nd -1pm to 4pm 3rd - 4pm to 7pm 4th - 7pm to 10pm (this shift includes tear-down and clean-up)

Artist Talk - June 12 Sunday after second service, there will be an artist talk in the Harrison Gallery. Songwriter and lead singer Matt Brown, from The New Empires, will be the speaker. The New Empires are a Chattanooga band performing at IMAF this Saturday. Matt works in admissions at Covenant College.

Fall Creek Parish Baby Celebration - June 12 Hosts: Kerry Davis, Emily Elling, Kristin O'Callaghan, Kimberly Burton, and others When: Sunday, June 12 at 1:00 PM Where: Emily Elling's House2446 N New Jersey, Indianapolis, IN 46205 Please RSVP to Emily Elling at 317-924-4040. If anyone would like to contribute money toward the gift baskets we're making for the moms, or if anyone would like to contribute homemade items (we're celebrating 7 moms so we'd need 7 items), they can contact Kristin O'Callaghan at

Invitation to Attend a Joyous Occasion! - June 13 Joseph and Carole Partain would like to invite you, the Redeemer family (children are welcome), to celebrate the renewal of their wedding vows on June 13, 2011. The ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Redeemer's sanctuary with a bring-to-share dessert reception to follow in The Study on the second floor of the south wing.

Poverty 101 Class: (Part of the Urban Calling Project) Sunday Morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Underground. 6th grade - Adults June 12 - The Poor in Scripture – Phil Edwards June 19 - Mental Models – Tim Streett How the Poor view the world How the Middle Class views the world

Events Coming Soon…

Encounter Indy – June 20 - 24 Youth entering 6th grade up through high school are invited to spend a week experiencing God's mission to the city of Indianapolis. What is our part in it? The theme this year is taken from Esther: "For such a time as this." Join us as we learn more about God's sovereign call on our lives to be his people for this time and this place! This year the Harrison Center will be our home base, where we will have teaching, training, worship and from where we will venture out to do service, as well as recreational, social, and cultural projects. One night will be a Youth Party, where we invite our friends, go out to dinner, and play games and hang out back at the HCA. (Hopefully there'll be a reprise of last year's Dance Party!) Hope to see you there! Registration and $50 are due to Kourtney Zahn by June 4. For more information contact Kourtney: Kourtney will also be at the Connecting Corner on Sundays to register youth.

Boaz Project / Kenya trip Commitment Deadline - June 30 Cost $2,750 See how the Lord can work through you to show His love to orphan children at the Upendo Home located in Nakuru (outside of Nairobi). In addition, we are planning and hoping to provide a medical and dental outreach to the children and the local villagers. You can find out more by contacting David Q. Maurer II at 317-422-1976 or emailing David will be at the Connecting Corner on Sunday, June 12th to talk about the trip.

Back to School Blast Redeemer is partnering with Shepherd Community Center for the Back to School Blast. Last year 3000 Indianapolis youth were given back packs filled with school supplies. This is a great opportunity to help break the cycle of poverty and show the love of Christ. Please consider sponsoring a back pack for an elementary, middle, or high school student. Back packs will be available July 3, 10, and 17 after each service at the connecting corner. They will need to be returned by July 26. The cost is $10 for the backpack plus the cost of school supplies. If you have any questions contact Janna Schmidt: or 317-440-1932.


June Deacon Team Members “On Call” – Neil and Trish Sqrow If you are in need of help (financial aid/advice, spiritual counsel, etc.), you are encouraged to contact Redeemer’s Deacon Team Members “On Call.” Neil & Trish can be reached at 317-238-5487 ext. 304 or the deacon email (

Parents: Tool to Help Your Family Prepare for Worship Parents; we want to offer you a tool to help your family prepare for worship each Sunday. Once a week, we will send out an e-mail with some ideas to prepare for the upcoming worship service--some of the songs we'll be singing, the sermon scripture, and some ideas to help your children participate in the service. If you are interested in receiving this e-mail, please let Stefanii Ferenczi know by sending an e-mail with the e-mail address you would like us to use:

Children’s Worship Although children are welcome to remain with their parents in the service, we do offer Children’s Worship for ages 4 through 1st grade. This is a time for children to learn what it means to worship and practice it. Parents are welcome to sit in. Because of the number of children and the specific program, if your child is older than 1st grade, please keep them with you in the service. If you are interested in helping and worshipping with our children during Children’s Worship, please contact Stefanii Ferenczi.

Bulletins on Website Recent PDFs of Sunday Worship Bulletins are posted on our website. You can find them at

Piano Players Needed Do you play the piano, organ, accordion, or any other keyed instruments and are interested in helping us lead the congregation in worship on Sunday mornings, please contact Nathan Partain:

Food Donations for the Crossing The Crossing has moved to a format of a prayer service every other week. There is no dinner served the week of the prayer service. We continue to serve a meal to 40 - 60 people when we have worship services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Your food donations that don't need to be heated/cooked are always appreciated, and we continue to have storage space in the downstairs refrigerator for items donated to the Crossing. For more information, please contact Scott or Betty Sluder: or 317-784-2748.

Artists Needed! We are looking for all types of visual art: painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, textiles, pottery, batik, knitting, quilting, collage, and other mixed media, etc. If you respond, please also send pictures or a written description of how you work and what you are interested in. We need artists to contribute works of art for sanctuary installations, vestments, wall images, bulletin covers, etc. If you are a visual artist and would like to contribute your creativity for this community at Redeemer, please contact both: Nathan and Kyle

Listen to Music during the Week For live music from Sunday mornings and other recordings visit: If you would like to be notified every time a new song is added please contact Nathan:

Redeemer Now on Facebook and Twitter You can now find Redeemer on Facebook ( and Twitter ( You can stay up-to-date with the latest news, blog posts, and sermons, plus a few other fun surprises as we see fit.

Sermons on iTunes! Here is the direct link, but you can search for Redeemer as well:

Counseling Services Redeemer is pleased to offer counseling services. Please contact Paul Neal at 317-645-6277 to learn more about these services and other counseling options. Paul can also be reached at