Posts by Jill Poel

Posts by Jill Poel

World Relief’s Global Gala

If your evenings are starting to feel a little monotonous, (Groundhog Day, anyone?) we have a wonderful opportunity for you this Thursday night. As part of our desire to “stand with the vulnerable,” Redeemer made a $2500 donation to World Relief this week which would normally include the sponsorship of a ten-person table at their annual Global Gala. This year, like most…

Good Music for Good Friday

Today is Good Friday—the day we remember the crucifixion of our Lord. We hope this day finds you with some time to sit at the foot of the cross and reflect on the death of Christ and its significance for you.  We look forward to doing that “together” tonight in our service at 7:00. After our service, we also want to point you to a recording of a Tenebrae service featuring…

Spreading Resurrection Hope

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Though social isolation continues and we will not be gathering physically to celebrate Easter this Sunday, the most important thing about Easter (and every day) remains unchanged: the tomb IS empty. Christ HAS risen from the dead! This will be a unique Sunday, and our celebration will feel different. But in unique times, we also have…

Seminary-Level Bible Training Online

Here is one opportunity we’re trying to jump on quickly in this unique time.   While the current crisis is interrupting our local gatherings, it also creates opportunities for online training. As a church, we have an opportunity to run one or two cohorts with the online courses offered by the Charles Simeon Trust. These are seminary-caliber courses designed to help you…

Loving Your (Literal) Neighbor

The coronavirus has rapidly and radically changed almost everything we recognize as normal life. We are faced with dizzying restrictions and cancellations, but with those have also come a few new unique opportunities. One of the most obvious is the opportunity to care more intentionally for our neighbors.  If you already know your neighbors well, you can initiate that…

Missions Discipleship Course

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (emphasis added) We…

Cambodia Debrief

A couple weeks ago, we were privileged to be part of a fourteen-member team from Redeemer that traveled to Cambodia. Through Tim and Jodi Tatum, Redeemer has a long-standing relationship with Jumpah, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to transform the lives of rural Cambodians through the love of Christ, education, and practical training and assistance. We went to…

8 Ways to Pray for Summer Camp This Week

In less than 24 hours, a bunch of middle schoolers, high schoolers, and youth leaders are heading down to our church’s annual youth camp. We’ll spend three and a half days together with bonfires and a frog-filled pond and lots of sweat. When Redeemer started doing summer camps six years ago, I was skeptical. Was a noisy, sweaty, goofy week really that helpful? But when we…

Redeemer’s 20th Anniversary

Redeemer is turning 20! October marks Redeemer’s 20th anniversary, and we are looking forward to celebrating together on Sunday, October 28th. We will meet for worship at 10 am, with a special focus on looking back with gratefulness and looking forward with faith.  Immediately following the service we will share a meal together, and we’ll have some fun…