Winter Extravaganza 2.0 NEXT SUNDAY February 24th // Northside residents are invited to join Redeemer Center and Loppet Foundation at the new Theodore Wirth Trailhead (1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway) for the second FREE Winter Extravaganza on Sunday, February 24th from 1:30 to 4pm! Enjoy all kinds of winter activities like tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing as we spread the word to our Northside Community about outdoor winter fun happening right in our backyard. All gear will be provided, free of charge, and refreshments will be available. Please wear your warmest clothing! To register: please fill out this form: The tubing spots are already full, but skiing and snowshoeing lessons are still available, along with board games, snacks, etc. Sign up quick to reserve your spot!! You may contact Bex at firstname.lastname@example.org or (917) 734-0596 with questions. There will be transportation from Redeemer as parking is limited - please indicate if you need this transportation on the Google Form.
Seeking Volunteers // Mental Health Connect is an interfaith collaborative that works to provide community-based resources, support and education to improve access to mental health services and to connect individuals and families with the services they need. MHC Navigators work with a congregation’s ambassador to provide a direct link to the congregation as a whole and individuals within. If you are passionate about mental health, connecting people to resources, and helping plan events for your Redeemer community around mental health topics please contact Sara Hovren at email@example.com or by phone at (309) 826-8647. To learn more about Mental Health Connect check out their website at www.mhconnect.org.
Coming Soon: Northside Parish Lenten Services // Redeemer will be collaborating with the Northside Parish of Churches -- Salem, River of Life, and Christ English Evangelical Lutheran Churches to host Wednesday evening soup suppers & worship during Lent. This will be an exciting adventure in getting to know our northside parish siblings through fellowship meals and joint worship. Stay tuned for more information to come!
Help Build Mama June a House in Kenya! // Join us as we support Beatrice Munk, Stuart & Beth's daughter, in funding the building of a new home for her aunt, Mama June. Check out the Go Fund Me fundraising page and give what you can to help build a house!
Volunteers Wanted // Sharing & Caring Hands/Mary’s Place needs volunteers ages 14+ willing to help with their After School Tutoring Program. No teaching/tutoring experience required. Open Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm. Please email Kathy Klement at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign-up.
2019 Giving Envelopes are Here! // Happy New Year! 2019 giving envelopes are on the back table and ready to be picked up by those who’ve asked for them. If you’d like a set of envelopes assigned to your family for giving, please let Amy or Laurie know at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thrivent Action Team Needed // A Thrivent Action Team can be used for a service, fundraising, or education event, and we’re looking for one right now for our upcoming Holy Hoops basketball season. A Thrivent grant provides volunteers with $250 of seed money to help with the event. A Thrivent Benefit Member can apply for two Action Teams each year. An Associate Member can apply for one Action Team. If you’re able to create an action team for Holy Hoops, please email youth director Trai Dunlap at email@example.com, and either apply online or, if necessary, by phone at 800-847-4836. If you have questions, email Thrivent Customer Service or call 800-847-4836.
Naoko Pellinen Memorial Service tomorrow at 3pm // During last week’s brutal polar vortex, Redeemer lost our beloved community member, Naoko Pellinen, in a tragic car accident. We invite everyone who knows and loves the Pellinens (or who calls Redeemer home) to join us tomorrow, Saturday February 9th at 3pm, in a celebration of Naoko’s life and to comfort and grieve with her husband, David, and their two sons Kiyoshi and Isaih, along with the rest of her family. We will have a potluck meal afterward in the fellowship hall, and we encourage you to bring a dish to share. If you’re available to help as needed with set up, directing guests, or anything else, you may sign up here. Those who would like to donate to the Pellinen family in Naoko’s honor may do so through Go Fund Me, or volunteer to take them a meal here.
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