COVID-19 UPDATE – MAY 30th
Our aim is to keep people safe while staying effective. We are updating our policies to reflect the new mask recommendation by the CDC. Masks are now optional for Sunday services. Social distancing in the center sections of pews will be maintained at the DeWitt campus. Please be gracious of changing policies in the coming months and continue to respect that everyone’s level of comfort is different.
FaithFest is a family festival of faith held at St. Francis Retreat Center in downtown DeWitt. It’s a full day of Christian music: UNSPOKEN | JORDAN FELIZ | RILEY CLEMMONS | JASON GRAY | MODERN DAY CURE | THE SCALLY BROTHERS | MIDSONG RISING. There will be devotional displays, outdoor vigil mass, activities for kids, food vendors, and a special fireworks show! Redeemer is offering discounted tickets – the regular price is $32.46, but they’re available to you for $15! Children 5 and under are free. Sales begin June 6. Parking at the event will be an additional $10.
Tickets are limited and first come first serve. They must be paid for at the time of order by cash or check only. Ticket sales and pickup will be on Sundays at both campuses. DeWitt – 8:00am-noon; St. Johns 10:30am-11am.
Summer Fun Night!
Join us on Wednesday, August 4 from 5:30-8:00pm for an evening of fun! Everything from meals, games, Kona Ice, balloon animals, and more are FREE and open to anyone in the community! Click here for more information.
Meijer Simply Give
We are excited to share that Redeemer Food Pantry will once again be the recipient of the Meijer Simply Give Program during their fall campaign that will run from July 4 through October 2, 2021. Double Match Days, where Meijer matches every $10 donation with their own additional contribution of $20, will be on Saturday, August 14 & August 28. Redeemer will be taking a cumulative check of our donations to Meijer during these double match days. If you would like to donate, please mark “Meijer Simply Give” on your check/envelope, or use the online donation link. If you have any questions regarding the food pantry or Meijer Simply Give, please contact Suzie Unruh at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Starting June 9th, all students 6th-12th grade are welcome to use our gym on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3pm.
On June 13th and 27th, all children up to 5th grade can watch a movie at 9:30 am! Children will be dismissed during the announcements to the Kingdom Quest multipurpose room. Parents, please pick your child up when the service ends – they will not be coming back to the sanctuary.
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Redeemer UMC is looking for a full-time qualified individual for the position of Director of Music and Worship Arts. This person is responsible to build, recruit, and shepherd worship teams that lead the congregation in Spirit-led worship. For more details on responsibilities and requirements, or to apply for the job please contact Keith Lamb in the church office, email@example.com or 517-669-3430 ext 325.
WORSHIP TECH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Are you looking for a place to serve? Here are a couple of current needs at the DeWitt Campus.
• Video Tech (Projecting slides during service through ProPresenter 7).
• Audio Tech (Running sound for services and/or special events at Redeemer).
• Stream Tech (Running and curating weekly live streams)
For more information or if you would like to schedule training, email Shelby Host at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 2nd was Consecration Sunday in which we had the privilege of dedicating our annual financial commitments to God. Thank You to all who submitted their commitments helping us to continue to be “Difference Makers” and furthering our mission of connecting others to the Love and Life of Jesus. There is still time to submit your commitment. You may drop off or mail your commitment card to the office or fill out the online form.
CONGRATULATIONS SUE CAMPBELL ON YOUR RETIREMENT!
After 24 faithful years of employment at Redeemer, all in leading our young kids in Christian Education, Sue Campbell is retiring. Sue has been a true disciple-maker here at Redeemer. In her time here she has moved our Christian Education from a traditional table and chair setting to rotation style instruction enabling children to learn in a hands-on, tactile format. Sue began programs such as Night in Bethlehem at Christmas, Winter Fun Night in Jan./Feb. and constantly led Vacation Bible Programs that encompassed every nook and cranny of indoor and outdoor spaces hosting on average 250 children a year. In addition to Children’s Ministry, she has supported families through programs such as MOPS/MOMSnext & Small Group Studies. Sue, we will remember you fondly for all the lives you have nurtured and we will miss you, but we are excited for you to begin this next chapter of life enjoying the cottage, grandkids and extended family!
CHRISTIAN SUMMER CAMPS
There are many different Christian summer camps in Michigan for all age groups, from Christian Athletic Camp (CAC), Bayshore, Wesley Woods and more. Registration is happening now, for more details on camps and the scholarship that Redeemer offers, please visit mobile app or website.
REDEEMER GOLF LEAGUE – For all those who are interested in participating in the Redeemer Golf League below are the details:
• This is a very informal league with the emphasis on fun and fellowship.
• Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level or experience.
• The league will be playing at Prairie Creek Golf Club in DeWitt on Tuesdays, with tee times starting at 5:30pm.
• The league is scheduled from May 18th – August 24th (no golf on 6/1 & 7/6).
• The cost for the year is $143 and paid directly to the golf course – please make sure to sign up with Larry first!
To sign-up, please contact Larry Wood at email@example.com or call / text 517-881-0040.
PAGES AND PRAYERS BOOKSTORE – As of January 2021 the bookstore at the DeWitt Campus is no longer available. Bookclub will continue until April and then will be re-evaluated. The items that were sold in the bookstore can be found online:
Sak Saum – www.saksaum.com
Thistle Farms Products – www.thistlefarms.org
Equal Exchange Products – www.equalexchange.coop
MOBILE FOOD DRIVE
Redeemer will be hosting mobile food drives on Saturday, 6/5 & 8/14 at the DeWitt Campus. This is open to any Clinton County resident that is in need of food assistance. Click here for more details.