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Hesed House Story

Have you ever reached out to help someone up and noticed how your body moves? You clasp hands with the person, lean back on your feet to carry a portion of their weight along with yours while using your arms to pull them up. No one part of your body is performing the same action. It’s a network of puzzle pieces that fit together just right to accomplish a task. This…

Pattersons and Lindstroms in Tanzania!

Here is an update from the Pattersons: We are excited to let our Redeemer family know that the Pattersons are moving to Tanzania this August, for Aaron to teach 4th grade at HOPAC. Our family has been praying about possible opportunities to move overseas for several years, exploring options that would keep us connected to Redeemer as we participate in God’s global…

Update About Service Changes

Redeemer family, We announced on Sunday that we are ready to begin making some changes in the way we’re doing our services, beginning this coming Sunday. We’re on a journey from “Covid-era church” to “post-Covid-era church.” We hope that some of our adaptations (masks, ropes on pews, and reduced capacity) can be done by the next school year. At this point in mid-April in…

World Relief Tutoring

Earlier this year, our friends at World Relief informed us that many of our young refugee friends were really struggling with online school. A few members from Redeemer have offered to help some of the most needy students for some weekly after school tutoring. For a few months now, tutoring has been going strong, and we recently heard that the students have shown great…

Outdoor Worship Services

With warmer weather on the horizon, we’re hoping we can have a few outdoor Sunday worship services in the months ahead. We won’t have a tent this year, so these services will be weather dependent, and will require flexibility and good communication. We will announce an outdoor service when we see a promising 8-day forecast, and we’ll make a final call the day before the…

Abuse Seminar from FEB 2020

The numbers are staggering. According to the best information that we have today in America, in a study that has surveyed 17,000 people, 1 out of every 4 girls will experience sexual abuse before they are 18 years old, and 1 out of every 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before they are 18 years old. Put the numbers together, and that means that about 1 in 5 kids will…

Simeon Trust Psalms Course

This spring, we will be offering another course through the Charles Simeon Trust. These are seminary-caliber courses designed to help you learn how to study and apply Scripture. Josh Fenska would like to begin leading a group through a course on the  Psalms in early March. Check out course details here, including the full syllabus and bios of the video instructors. (If…

Hesed House

In response to Scripture’s call to serve others… Hesed House is located right here in Aurora.  As the second largest homeless shelter in the State of Illinois, their mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and give people the chance to hope again.   At this time, Hesed House has requested meals for their clients.  Specifically, they need a…

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…