Posts by Jill Poel

Posts by Jill Poel

Upcoming Prayer Workshop

On the four Sundays in August, Josh Fenska and Advent’s pastor, Matt Mull, will be teaming up to teach a prayer workshop. Sessions will be held on August 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 8:30-9:45 am. If you’re interested in growing in your prayer life, please sign up with Jill at jpoel@redeemercom.org. This group will be capped at twelve people, so grab your seat soon!

World Relief Summer Club Needs

This summer, we have the opportunity to partner with World Relief for their week-long elementary school summer club. We are so excited for this chance to get to know some of our west Aurora neighbors who have come to this area as refugees, and we hope many Redeemer members will join in the effort. With many different ways to serve, there is something for everyone! Camp…

Child Dedications this Sunday

This Sunday, May 15, we will have the joy of dedicating six babies who have been born to Redeemer families in the past several months! Dedication is an opportunity for parents to publicly entrust their child to the Lord and to make some important commitments before the Lord and their church family. As their brothers and sisters walking alongside them, we will also have…

Indonesia Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 9, we will have the unique opportunity to hear from missionaries Andy and Jenny Smith at the 5:15 youth meeting. The whole church is invited to attend this special evening. Andy and Jenny and their six children have ministered in Indonesia for eight years and currently serve in a rural Papuan village among the Asmat people group. Their work includes…

Upcoming Simeon Trust Workshops

We are hoping to take groups to two different Simeon Trust Workshops in 2022, as a way to train people for deeper Bible study. These 3-day workshops are designed for those who regularly teach the Bible or are training for ministry. They are appropriate for any serious student of the Bible, but do require advance preparation, small group presentations, and critical…

Next Step in Elder Process: Praying and Fasting

Hi Redeemer Family, Back in February, we began a process of identifying new elders for the next stretch of our life together.  Shortly thereafter, we received nominations of men you considered qualified and already demonstrating an inclination to shepherd the flock.  Since then, Tom Bonenberger,…

Women’s Bible Study

Hi women of Redeemer,  I want to let you know about something I’m excited about: this fall Laura VanHuis has agreed to lead a new women’s Bible Study in the book of James for eleven weeks beginning on September 7.  We are excited for this Women’s Bible Study to provide a path for growing deeper in discipleship by gathering together around the Word. Like our other Redeemer…

Tanzania Team Support

Thank you for loving and supporting the Lindstroms and Pattersons as they begin serving with Haven of Peace Academy (HOPAC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Current prayer requests for each family (and specifics they’re excited about!) are below. If you would like to support either family financially, you can do so through their sending organization, Network of…

Servanthood Sunday August 1

This Sunday,  August 1, is Servanthood Sunday. We are so grateful to be at this place – gathering together for worship in one service and resuming our ministries in a building that is being generously shared with us.  God is faithful, and He continues to advance His kingdom through the local church! Please pray this week about engaging more fully with the kingdom…

1st 5 Marriage Discipleship Group Coming Up

Since 2015, we have run three rounds of 1st 5. 1st 5 is a 9-month discipleship group consisting of couples in their first five years of marriage, aiming to answer the question, “How can we best position our marriage for decades of God-honoring, sweetness-intensifying, gospel-proclaiming, others-benefitting enjoyment?” We don’t make money-back guarantees, but we also don’t…

Support of Church Plant in Rantoul, IL

In our budget for this year, we proposed $35,000 to give to missions. Some of those funds will go to familiar mission partners such as Jumpah Ministries (Cambodia), Mission Church in Montgomery, Wayside Cross, World Relief DuPage/Aurora, and the Acts 29 Catalyst Fund. Recently, because of your faithful giving, we were also able to give a gift of $4,000 to complete the…

Gentle and Lowly Book Gift

Crossway Books has generously given Redeemer 100 free copies of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, which is enough for every family and single adult in our membership to take one. Most of us have used this book in small groups this year and have benefitted greatly from it. If you would like a copy to give as a gift this Christmas (or want a…

Wisdom For Words from Proverbs

On Sunday, Josh taught from the book of Proverbs about the power of words. The theme of words looms large throughout the whole redemption story, and the book of Proverbs is full of instruction about specific ways our words can bring life or death (Proverbs 18:21.) Proverbs 10:19 reminds us that “when words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his…