TEACHING SERIES – April 7th – May 5th
Gardens are important in the Biblical story because the Bible begins and ends in a garden. Creation begins with God forming the Garden of Eden and in Revelation 22 we see Heaven talked about using the image of a Garden. The Biblical stories that occur during Holy Week and Easter also include significant happenings in a garden. This series explores paradise lost and paradise regained…as well as how these garden stories teach us about God, our own lives, and how to live in relationship with our Creator.
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE – If interested please, contact Pastor Rod at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Church Treasurer – must be a member, a regular attendee and willing to serve on the Finance Team
– Member of the Finance Team – must be a member, regular attendee and attend a monthly, evening meeting.
JOB OPENING – Redeemer United Methodist Church is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Business Administrator. This is a full time
position with evening and weekend hours required. Primary responsibilities include the administrative functions of the church including, but not limited to, supervision of office personnel, technology, risk management, human resources, policy/procedures of the church, and oversight of Hospitality, Outreach, and Pages & Prayers Bookstore Ministries. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years’ experience in administrative functions of an office, proficient with Microsoft Office Products and the ability to pass a background check. If interested, please submit a resume and Application (available in the church office) no later than Tuesday, April 30th. If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Diane Lantzy (email@example.com – x303) or Pastor Rod (Rod@dewittredeemer.org – x 301) in the church office.
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CONFIRMATION – Redeemer is offering a Spring Confirmation Class for High School students. Confirmation is the chance for our students to learn more about the church and to claim the faith declared at their Baptism. The classes are held at the DeWitt campus and are led by Ron Bekkering and Bev Olsen. Classes take place on April 14th, April 28th, and May 5th. We will meet from 11:00am – 1pm (lunch is served). Students will be confirmed during the 11:00 service on May 12th. If your high school student would like to join the class, or if you have any questions please contact Ron in the Student Ministry Office. Pray about this decision and sign up online.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS – If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a member of Redeemer Church, we invite you to attend our Membership Orientation Class at the DeWitt Campus. This two week class will take place on Wednesday, May 8th and May 15th from 7:00 – 8:30pm. It is a great time to get acquainted with other newcomers, explore the meaning of membership in our church, and for us to share with you our vision and core values. Everyone is welcome and there is no obligation to join the church. If interested, please sign-up & pick up your membership book in the DeWitt Campus Pages & Prayers bookstore or from Marie in the St. Johns campus office.
JOB OPENING – Modern Worship Service Leader for St. Johns Campus
With the launch of our new worship service at the St. Johns Campus this September, we are now in search of a part time Modern Worship Leader. This person will be an integral part of the worship service launch as they will be responsible for leading worship, developing the worship team, and assisting in worship planning. For more information about this part time position stop by the church office to pick up job description, or contact Pastor Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR – If you are newer to Redeemer we would love to have you join us at Pizza with the Pastor. This is a time for you and your family to meet with Pastor Rod, Pastor Tim, staff, and others who are new to Redeemer Church and join in a casual conversation. Reserve your spot today. There is no cost to attend. To sign up, email Wendy Elliott at email@example.com.
ST JOHNS LAUNCH TEAM – click here for more information
SUMMER CAMPS – Summer will be here before you know it and now is the time to start planning. Register online for Christian Athletic Camp, Wesley Woods, and Bay Shore Camp. Redeemer supports Christian camping by providing one $75 scholarship per child for all Redeemer families. Links to the camps and the scholarship form are available on our website under Christian Education, then any of the kid/student home pages.
PITTSBURGH WORKCAMP POP CAN DRIVE – If you would like to donate your cans, on April 14th, we will have a trailer located next to the barn to drop them off, or we would be happy pick them up from your house between 1-3 pm. Please let Ron know – by email, text or call 616-745-5761. If you would like to make a donation to support the mission trip, checks can be made out to Redeemer Church and dropped in the offering plate – please note Pittsburgh Workcamp on the check or envelope. Thank you!
Brother Joe’s handmade soap is now available in Pages and Prayers. Made in small batches using high quality natural ingredients, the recipes are designed for rich lather, clean rinse, and kindness to skin with a balance of cleansing and nourishing properties. This is a functional soap without any of the stuff you don’t want or need. All proceeds from the soap sales will go to human trafficking awareness programs in Clinton County. The average age when a trafficked victim is first victimized is 14. Clinton County A.C.T. Anti-Human Trafficking Team is currently developing awareness programs to be presented to students in Clinton County to reach vulnerable youth. In March, the Team will have a table at the DeWitt Community Showcase
on March 20th providing anti-human trafficking resources and information. Brother Joe is a family enterprise with Eric (Brother), his wife Judith, and their young daughters Olivia and Eva. They are passionate about making soap and excited to be helping with human trafficking awareness.
Bible Reading Resources – Dive into God’s word with these new resources now available at Pages & Prayers Bookstore. Learn how to develop a lifelong habit of spiritual growth through reading God’s Word by reading Wayne Cordeiro’s book The Divine Mentor. But don’t just read it, put your learning into practice by picking up a Life Journal and begin the Classic or Express Bible reading plans. Purchase both at the same time and receive a discounted price. Click here for more details
ParentLink Newsletter – The ParentLink (Pre-K – 6th grade) newsletter for this month has been added to the website. To check it out, visit the Christian Education / Kids section and click Newsletter
Book Club – The Inspired Readers Book Club for adults meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Click here for more information. We hope you can come and join us!
Offering Envelopes – Many members of our church family feel that having preprinted offering envelopes are a convenient way to give their weekly/monthly tithes and offerings. Once a month these envelopes are sent out for the upcoming month and include the envelopes for each Sunday of the month. If you do not receive this monthly mailing of envelopes and would like to, please contact Diane in the church office at 669-3430 ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include you in the mailing as soon as possible!
Nursery Volunteer Schedule – Click here to sign upEven if you don’t use the nursery now, you may have children in other ministry areas. Their teachers and Kingdom Quest shepherds who do have nursery-age kids depend on care being available each week. Please sign up and make it possible for them to serve. Thank you!
Donation Locations –Frequently we receive the question “where can I take my donations?” Below is a list of local places which serves Clinton County:
• Clothing (all sizes) – Basic Needs Center (517-230-4618) in St. Johns OR
– Lakeside Chapel (641-6291) in Bath – open Thurs 2-5pm
• Furniture – St. Vincent DePaul (517-484-4228) call to schedule pick up
• Household Items – Trinity Outreach (517-977-1475) call to schedule drop off
• Baby Items / Maternity Clothes – Beacon of Hope (989-224-0328) in St. Johns
• Adult Christian Books – Used book cart in Redeemer Pages & Prayers Bookstore
• Building Materials, Large Appliances, Furniture – Habitat for Humanity of Clinton 989-227-0000