Announcements September 7, 2017
We’re Updating the Church Directory!
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be creating a new, updated Church Directory! For this, we need you and your family’s photo and information, if you wish to be included. Please send an email to Amy Koopman at firstname.lastname@example.org including as much of the following information as you’re comfortable sharing: A recent family photo, your names, birthdays (we’d love to know your kids’ ages!), address, phone number, email address. If you do not have or cannot provide a family photo, feel free to grab Amy after church or stop by the church office anytime Monday - Thursday between 10am and 4pm, and she can take one for you.
Songs for Sanctuary, September 16th
Redeemer partner congregation Our Saviour's Lutheran Church is hosting "Songs for Sanctuary" on Friday, September 16th at 7pm, a free-will offering fundraiser to respond with beauty and support to the needs of immigrants in our midst. The event will feature a number of local artists including Redeemer's Kent Goodroad, as well members from Honduran jazz band Cienaños who are in town for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Come enjoy good music and support the local sanctuary and immigration reform efforts of ISAIAH, The English Learning Center, and congregations providing sanctuary across Minnesota. Families are welcome, and childcare will be available. For more information and details on where to park, visit the Facebook event page here.
Goodbye, Angela Bonfiglio
School After five years of dedicated service as director of Redeemer's youth programming, Angela Bonfiglio is moving on. We are sad to see her go but grateful for her time at Redeemer, and we wish her the absolute best for the future. Please join us Sunday, September 17th after worship for a reception and celebration in Angela's honor.
Rally Day is September 17th!
School is back in session and that means Sunday School will begin again, too! The new year of Sunday school will officially kick off on Rally Sunday, September 17th. Young people ages 4 to 10 are invited to participate in a new year of stories, games, art, and sharing God’s love with each other. Thank you to all the parents, volunteers, and young people who made Redeemer’s Family Vacation Bible School this summer a fun success! If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents to support this important ministry, please contact Helen Collins at (906) 204-0917 or at email@example.com.
Hello, Reverend Babette Chatman!
It was seventeen years ago that Babette Chatman said Yes! to a move from a life of familiarity to a rollercoaster ministry at Redeemer. On September 24th at 3:00pm, that ride will culminate in the celebration of Babette's ordination as pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are thankful that with God's help, we will be able to work alongside Redeemer, Minneapolis Synod congregations, and partners to celebrate the leadership and many gifts Babette will offer as associate pastor in Ministry.
H-Cubed: Friday, September 22nd, 7:30pm
September's H-Cubed event will be held at 7:30pm Friday, September 22nd at The Living Room. We'll be featuring local singer-songwriter McKenna Selissen and our very own Imani Waters as the featured visual artist. As always, we'll have free food and this all-ages, open-to-the-public event! For updates, follow H-Cubed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
We Need Your (and Your Kids’) Original Artwork & Photography
We are trying something new in the upcoming weeks: Rather than using standard clip-art for our weekly bulletins we’ll be featuring congregant artwork, photography, and drawings. This is open to everyone - children, youth, adults. Please submit your artwork, photography, paintings, or drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll do our best to use everything we get (and attribute your work accordingly)!
With the changing of the seasons . . .
During the changing of the seasons, there are many opportunities to serve our neighbors. Cooler days bring the need for warm clothes. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to distribute food baskets. Christmas is a wonderful time to share gifts that demonstrate love throughout the community. These are the three activities that could receive $250 of seed money by forming and applying for a Thrivent Action Team. Contact Mary at email@example.com or 612-636-5104 for additional information.
Visit Venture North at Open Streets
Visit Venture North in partnership with Northpoint Health and Wellness Center’s Fit 4 Fun during Open Streets Minneapolis: West Broadway, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 9, 2017. Find them between Bryant and Lyndale Avenues along West Broadway in Minneapolis. For more information, contact 612-377-3029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
24! Let’s make it more!
Already this year Redeemer has received 24 Thrivent Action Teams each with $250 in seed money. That’s $6,000! What fundraising, service, or education event would you like to accomplish with a Thrivent Action Team? Contact Mary at email@example.com or 612-636-5104 for additional information.
Sharing & Caring Hands/Mary’s Place needs volunteers ages 14+ willing to help with our After School Tutoring Program. This includes helping students with homework, helping students practice reading, and working with a large population of refugee children just learning English. No teaching/tutoring experience required. We will provide you a training to orient you/help you feel comfortable! If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.sharingandcaringhands.org
Program Starts : Mid-September
Open Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm
Volunteers pick one day per week to attend
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