REDEEMER Church Announcements:
Redeemer/Westwood Young Adult Advent Worship and Party TONIGHT December 11th // The young adults of Redeemer and Westwood Lutheran Churches are getting together on Monday December 11th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Living Room to celebrate Advent and revel in holiday cheer! Come spend an evening celebrating the season and getting to know each other better in the Living Room, Redeemer's community space at 1716 Glenwood Ave. We'll have chili for dinner, some Christmas treats and hot chocolate, and a brief time of worship and song.
Christmas Pageant, December 17th // Mark your calendars and save the date for our annual children’s Christmas pageant coming on December 17th. You may have seen it previously advertised as December 10th, but it’s been moved to the 17th. Note the change!
Annual Redeemer Budget Meeting Postponed to December 17th // Our annual budget meeting and congregational vote has been postponed to December 17th following worship. Be watching for an email and formal letter including the proposed budget, and please come next Sunday prepared with any questions and to cast your vote!
Coming January 10, 2018: “Why We Do What We Do?” Adult Bible Study //
Have you ever wondered why we do things we do in church? Why do we use the word "catholic" in our Creed that we recite every Sunday? Why are there three different Scriptures read every week (and how are they chosen)? Why do ministers wear a gown (known as an "alb") during church service? Why do the colors change in the sanctuary? Together, we'll take a fresh and interactive look at these "whys" (and so many more!) in the church! We will explore why we do what we do as a church, as Christians, and as Lutherans. Got a "why" question? Bring it along! We will discover the answers together every Wednesday night, beginning January 10th. Put it on your calendar! And bring the kiddos - dinner and childcare are available!
2018 Giving Envelopes are here! // For those who have already requested them, your labeled 2018 giving envelopes are available for pick-up on the table in back of the sanctuary. If you’d like your own but haven’t requested them yet, email Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Laurie (email@example.com) and we’ll assign and prepare a set for you. If you currently ARE assigned an envelope set, but are not using them (maybe you signed up for Simply Giving automated withdrawals during the year) and do not expect to use them, let us know if we can "release" your set to someone else.However you decide to do it, we appreciate your faithful giving to support our shared ministry here at Redeemer!
Second Sunday Fellowship & New To Redeemer Informational Gathering // You’re invited to join us for our Second Sunday fellowship gatherings! We’ll gather in the fellowship hall after service for conversation and an informational meeting for visitors, new members, and anyone curious about who Redeemer is and what we do in the community. All are welcome!
Faith Matters Newsletter Survey // We are conducting a survey on the impact and content of our monthly Faith Matters Newsletter. We’d love your feedback! If you’re not a current reader, take a look through the current and previous issues at our website. If you are a regular reader, take the survey here.
New Church Directory is Ready and Live! // The online Instant Church Directory has been updated with all available information and ready for use. If you need the website and login information, please contact Amy Koopman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she can send you necessary links. If your information is inaccurate, or you’d like to update anything, you can send that information to Amy as well.
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 email@example.com. We’ll do our best to use everything we get (and attribute your work accordingly)!
Please help! Apply for Action Teams for MLK Day and the Annual Meeting// Can you please help by applying for a Thrivent Action Team for MLK Day or the Annual Meeting? The quick and easy applications need to be submitted in about a week. Think of it as a great Christmas gift to your Redeemer family and the community! The $250 of seed money will help purchase food for the community meals that are part of these important events in the life of Redeemer. To discuss an Action Team or receive help writing the application, please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.636.5104.
REDEEMER CENTER FOR LIFE Community Announcements:
H-CUBED: HARRISON, HEALING, HARMONY // Join us as we celebrate with food, art, and community! Consistently, for two years, H-cubed has cultivated an intentional healing space and open mic community centering marginalized voices through sharing art, poetry, music, and conversation around issues impacting the Harrison Neighborhood in North Minneapolis and beyond. To celebrate our 2nd anniversary, we’re inviting friends and community members to share what North Minneapolis, Harrison neighborhood, and H-Cubed has meant to them as we reflect and welcome another year. Our featured artists will be multi-talented Hip Hop sensation Destiny Roberts, 11-year-old rapping protégé Priest, 11-year-old author Caleb, and masterful live painter Kenneth TheArtteacher Caldwell. Emerging soul and funk ensemble, The Poetic Diaspora, will be the house band and we'll be serving free, fresh food from our favorite local caterer, Gerard Klass of Klassics.
White Elephant Christmas Exchange and Community Potluck: Friday, December 15th // Come celebrate the holiday season with free food and conversation. Bring a dish to share and, if you'd like, a wrapped gift under $10 for a white elephant gift exchange. Everyone is welcome. Friday, Dec. 15th, 3:30-5:30pm (free yoga class at 6pm). Questions? Call Bertha (763)-843-9988
Healing Circles 6- Week Series Continues Through December 21st //Health Commons @ The Living Room will again be hosting a 6-week healing circles series in partnership with Arubah Emotional Health Services this fall. Classes will be held every Thursday night from November 9 through December 21 from 5:00-7:00pm, and dinner will be provided. Classes will address managing stress & chronic pain; depression and ways to prevent depression; vicarious trauma & compassion fatigue, mental illness, emotional intelligence, grief & loss. In addition, the class will empower personal restoration and healing through acupuncture, boxing, expressive arts, drumming, meditation, and holy yoga/trauma sensitive yoga. All are welcome to attend this free class. To Register please call Bertha: 763-843-9988
Venture North Even Has Gift Cards // A gift card to Venture North can be perfect for that hard-to-shop-for somebody in your life. Gift cards can be used for hot, tasty beverages from the coffee bar or for all sorts of coffee-related supplies and items. Gift cards can also be used in the bike shop. This is the time to buy those essential and desired winter riding supplies. Come to Venture North Bike and Coffee Shop for a special present or a gift card. Either way, Venture North is the place to shop!
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