News & Events: 06/15/11

Deacon AppreciationEach and every week, our deacon team is involved helping members of our church and the community. Sometimes this can be difficult and discouraging, as they also juggle needs of family members and employees/employers.  Let us all take time this week to thank each of them. You can email them at   and let them know how grateful you are for a particular effort or help they have provided to you during the year; or, just tell the deacons that you truly honor the sacrifice that they are undertaking for our church.


News this Week…


 The City – June 22  Beginning on June 22nd, News & Events will be posted to The City ( Many of you are already members of The City. If not, you can join this week.  You have received an invitation from Ben Reed, Redeemer’s office manager, to join the city.  You can establish your account by opening the link and clicking on “Need an Account”.  You may also email Ben at for help.


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

June 26 - What is Poverty? – Tim Streett                 Research on Poverty – Whose fault is it?                 Key Points to Remember – Not all poor people are the same!

July 03 - Resources – A New Definition of Poverty – Tim Streett


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.


Events Coming Soon…


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. The trip will be October 19 - 26, 2011. 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 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.


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


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

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

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.