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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…

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…

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…