Summer Teaching Series: “Changed”
Some years ago, George Barna surveyed adults who don’t go to church. Two out of three said that they would be strongly motivated to come, IF they could truly experience God. Many people are hungry for God. And the best thing that could happen in each of our lives is for us to have a close encounter with Jesus Christ. What happens when people encounter the living Lord? Our lives are changed forever. As St. Paul describes in Romans 12:1-2: “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Our summer teaching series will focus on stories, from the pages of the New Testament and from real life, describing how people are changed when they meet Jesus. And how, we too, can be transformed into a new person when we put our trust in Him.
MOVIE SUNDAY FOR KINGDOM QUEST (kids going into 1st – 4th grades*) Sundays, June 16th during the 9:30 & 11 services
Kids: Go into the Worship Center with your families for the beginning of the service. Before the message, we’ll bring you to the Kingdom Quest multipurpose room for the movie and popcorn. Your families can pick you up there after the service. *Kids going into Kindergarten are welcome too if they can sit with the group and watch the movie. Please have younger kids enjoy the nursery.
FARMERS MARKET – To help kick-off the new 11:00 service starting in the fall at the St. Johns Campus – the launch team would like to spread the word through the Farmers Market. We are looking for volunteers to help work the Redeemer St. Johns Campus farmers market table. Light crafts for the kids will be provided and handout info for the adults. All supplies and tent are provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring a chair to sit in. There is no selling of any type – it’s just a time to socialize and help spread the word. Times are Saturday from 8am – 12noon in June, July and August. If you can help, please sign-up online under Redeemer – St. Johns Campus and the click calendar/announcements for the sign-up link.
SUMMER FUN NIGHT – Coming Wednesday, August 7th, click here for more details.
SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – Please join us for double neck guitar player Mark Kroos on Sunday, August 25th & Monday, August 26th! Mark will be playing a couple songs during each of our Sunday services at 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 and a full concert on Monday, August 27th at 7:00pm!! We are excited to have Mark back and look forward to his performance. https://markkroos.com/home
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – June 24-27 at the DeWitt Campus
Registration is now closed for VBS – we cannot accept walk-ins during VBS week. Donations – Please go online and check the VBS page to see what’s still needed. Purchase the item and bring it back by the requested date. If you’re not a shopper or prefer to give money: you can give either cash or check payable to “Redeemer”.
VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLE – If interested please, contact Pastor Rod at email@example.com
– Member of the Finance Team for Redeemer Church – must be a member, regular attendee and attend a monthly, evening meeting.
The Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking volunteers who would be willing to serve in the following areas:
– A Layperson (male) to serve on the Conference Board of Pension & Health Benefits
– Two Clergy and 1 Layperson to serve in the area of Human Resources
MONDAY NIGHT SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE – Going out of town on the weekends this summer? Then join us Monday nights! Along with our three Sunday morning services, we will have a weekly Monday night service at 7pm from June 3rd – August 26th.
ICE CREAM SUNDAES – Join us this summer after Monday Night Service at 8:00pm in the Student Center gym for ice cream. Dates are: Monday, June 17th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 12th, August 26th.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – We are looking for Ushers, Greeters and Information Center volunteers to help during the summer months on Monday evenings. If you can volunteer during this time, please sign-up at the registration counter or email Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOKSTORE SPECIAL – Gifts That Make a Difference. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Pages and Prayers Bookstore is introducing a new product line from Thistle Farms. Thistle Farms is an organization in Nashville that rescues women from human trafficking, helps them recover from their trauma and learn a trade. They produce essential healing oils and body care products. Pages & Prayers will be offering a selection of these items at 20% off on an ongoing basis. For this Sunday and next Sunday, we are offering these items at an introductory sale price of 40% off. There are also many other items available that make a difference. For example, jewelry, purses, and scarfs handmade in Cambodia through Sak Saum and handmade soap from the Clinton County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. All of these items support the fight against human trafficking. We also have hand-painted cards and bookmarks which support the Redeemer Food Pantry and hand made signs and cross frames that support Pulmonary Hypertension awareness and research. Be sure to stop by the bookstore this morning and purchase a gift to give with extra meaning.
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. Watch the Worship Folder for the next class dates (Fall 2019). 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.
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.
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. 303 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include you in the mailing as soon as possible!
Nursery Volunteer Schedule – Click here to sign up
Even 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!