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Weekly Announcements 7/31/17

1. Resources from Prayer & Worship Night: If you missed the First Contemplative Prayer & Worship Night, but want to learn more about Contemplative practices, please find attached a quick guide about Breath Prayer in English and Spanish.  This is the exercise we practiced as a community.  If you have questions about Breath Prayer, feel free to contact Sharon.  Stay tuned for a Second Contemplative Prayer & Worship Night, where we will get to practice more!
 
2. "Justice Delayed is Justice Denied" Community Action Day : We've recently marked the 400th day since our community filed with the City for nuisance abatement at the Jefferson Drill Site. Nearly six months have passed since the public hearing in January and still the City has not issued a determination in the case. We are also far beyond the two months promised to the community specified in the City's municipal code for a determination. A press conference is being planned for the morning of Saturday, August 19 to call on the City to stop delaying justice for our community. All of the details are TBD at this point but we will keep you updated with more details. Please contact Niki for questions.

3. Back to School Service & Potluck:  Our Back to School Service & Potluck is coming up on August 13.   Please join us in celebrating our students and teachers at our Back to School service and potluck.  To help with planning, sign up at the back table or online to bring a dish or to help with set-up or clean-up.  We would love to bless our church family and any visitors with an abundance of food, so please bring a good quantity as you are able.   Warmer pans will be available next week if you plan to bring something that needs to stay hot.  Looking forward to celebrating with everyone!

Weekly Announcements: 1/1/17

1. RSP Collection Date:
Next collection date for the retreat savings program will be January 15.
IMPORTANT: If you are planning to apply for a scholarship for the retreat in May, you must participate in the retreat savings program. The January collection date will be your last opportunity to start saving if you plan to apply for a scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea.

2. Old Testament Read-Thru Year 2:

With the start of 2017, we will continue in our read thru of the Old Testament.  You can pick up the reading plans at the hospitality table, and print out your own copy here.
 
3 Immigration Know Your Rights Workshop: Please join us on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 7-8:45 pm for an important workshop for anyone who is undocumented and for all who have family or friends who are undocumented.  An immigration lawyer from Asian Americans Advancing Justice (a local legal aid non-profit) will come.  Presentation will be in Spanish with English head-set translation.  We will meet at the Jefferson Activity Center, 1299 Jefferson Blvd.  Childcare will be provided.
 

Weekly Announcements: 9/11/16

1.New Members Class: if you want to learn more about becoming a member of our church and explore whether this might be the next step for you please sign up at the hospitality table or contact Jesus (admin@redeemerla.org) to receive more information. 

2. Friendly Reminder: The coliseum will start having games on sundays next week! We just wanted everyone to be aware of this and maybe take the opportunity to bike, walk, or carpool to church. Also keep in mind that all Sunday games on the schedule will be Rams games which are expected to have more traffic congestion than regular USC games

These are the dates of football games in our neighborhood: 

Sunday, September 18 (1:05pm)  

Saturday, October 1 (TBD) 

Saturday, October 8 (TBD) 

Sunday, October 9 (1:05pm) 

Thursday, October 27 (7:30pm) 

Saturday, November 5 (TBD) 

Sunday, November 6 (1:05pm) 

Sunday, November 20 (1:05pm) 

Saturday, November 26 (TBD) 

Sunday, December 11 (1:25pm)

Sunday, December 24 (1:25pm) 

Sunday, January 1 (1:25pm) 


3. RCP Benefit Dinner: As of today we have 15 table hosts and 25 ambassadors (people bringing 1-5 friends.) If inviting goes well, we are on track to fill 25 tables. That's still 50 guests short of our goal, so please continue brainstorming networks you have to invite from. Let's pray for God to fill the room!
 
We also have a speaker! Sandy Banks, former columnist for the LA Times has agreed to speak. She has lived, raised her kids and reported stories in LA for over 30 years. She is a wonderful storyteller with a big heart for justice. If you want a photo or bio to use in your inviting let Anna know. For your own info, click HERE

Weekly Announcements: 9/4/16

Hello Church,

Here are this week's announcements!

1. New Members Class: if you want to learn more about becoming a member of our church and explore whether this might be the next step for you please sign up at the hospitality table or contact Jesus (admin@redeemerla.org) to receive more information. 

2. Harvest Carnival: Save the Date! This is the first announcement for Church of the Redeemer's annual Light the Night Harvest Carnival!  More information on how you can help will be made in the coming weeks, but for now please keep the day of Monday, October 31 in your prayers and on your calendars.  If you'd like to have a bigger role, consider joining the planning team by contacting Lauren.

3.RCP Benefit Dinner

We are excited about all the invitations going out this week! We are still looking for 6-8 more table hosts and 6-8 more people who want to bring a smaller number of friends.

We have one corporate sponsorship so far for $3000 and are hopeful for more. Use the attached request letter, program info and helpful hints sheet if you would like to approach your employer.

Attachments:

 A Fast Fact sheet with specific information about the programs we are fundraising for
Some helpful hints from one of our board members on asking for corporate sponsorships

Weekly Announcements: 8/4/2016

1. "First Generation" Viewing and Discussion: The Youth Group will be hosting a documentary and discussion about the college application process for first-generation college students!
Date: Friday, August 12. 
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM. 
Location: Jefferson Activity Center (1299 W Jefferson Blvd.)
**The film will be presented in English, with Spanish subtitles and translation.
**Childcare will be provided for elementary and youth-group aged children.
Visit our Facebook event or contact Grace for more information.

2. Back-to-School Supply Drive & Potluck: Summer is coming to an end in just a few weeks, and our kids and youth are headed back to school. Let's help them gear up for the academic year with a few helpful supplies. Click this link to see how you may be able to contribute. Ask friends and family to help too, or post to Facebook. 

We will also celebrate and give kids and teachers a send-off with a potluck following church on August 14th. Please sign up here. In addition, there will be a sign-up available at the hospitality table on Sunday morning, as well as warming pans you can pick up if you plan to bring a hot food item to the potluck. 

If you have any questions about the back-to-school drive, contact Christal. If you have any questions about the potluck, contact Bethany.

3. Benevolence Fund: Following the example of the Early Church (see Acts 2:42-47 and Acts 4:32-35), Church of the Redeemer maintains a Benevolence Fund, overseen by our Deacons' ministry, to provide financial assistance to people in our congregation and neighborhood as needed. Please keep this ministry in mind, and prayerfully consider making occasional or regular contributions to the fund. Benevolence offerings can be made at the hospitality table on Sunday mornings.

4. Critical Resistance Workshop: Intro to Prison Industrial Complex Abolition

Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA) will be hosting a 101 workshop on Prison Industrial Complex Abolition on Sunday, August 21st from 2-4pm at Chuco's Justice Center. This workshop will be a great session to come to if you're looking for some more info on CRLA, the jail fight, abolition and/or are interested in joining Critical Resistance. Light refreshments will be provided. Street parking may be difficult to find around 2pm on Sundays. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to ensure a timely start!

1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302-1735

Please rsvp to crla@criticalresistance.org if you can make it out!!

Weekly Announcements: 7/28/16

 1. Back-to-School Supply Drive & Potluck: Summer is coming to an end in just a few weeks, and our kids and youth are headed back to school. Let's help them gear up for the academic year with a few helpful supplies. Click this link to see how you may be able to contribute. Ask friends and family to help too, or post to Facebook. 

We will also celebrate and give kids and teachers a send-off with a potluck following church on August 14th. Please sign up here. In addition, there will be a sign-up available at the hospitality table on Sunday morning, as well as warming pans you can pick up if you plan to bring a hot food item to the potluck. 
 
If you have any questions about the back-to-school drive, contact Christal. If you have any questions about the potluck, contact Bethany
 
 
2. L.A. Rams Job Fair: A job fair will be held TOMORROW, Friday, July 29, at the Expo Center (3980 Bill Robertson Lane, 90037), from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, to fill more than 1,500 positions for Los Angeles Rams games (guest services, ushers, security officers, event staff, etc.). To participate, you must first apply online at http://www.csc-usa.com/branch-folder/los-angeles/apply. Bring your CA driver's license or ID and your Social Security card, and wear professional interview attire. For more information, contact Arthur Guerrero (aguerrero@letc.com / 323-730-7900 x227).
 
 
3. Everytable Grand Opening: Everytable is a new grab-and-go restaurant offering healthy food, fast. Using quality, wholesome ingredients, Everytable creates flavorful, healthy meals from scratch each day, most for less than $4, that are inspired by the local community. Come to the Grand Opening of the South LA location (1101 West 23rd Street, 90007) on July 30th, 11a-3p, to enjoy one FREE meal per person, music, activities for kids, raffle prizes, and more!
 
 
4. Critical Resistance Workshop: Intro to Prison Industrial Complex Abolition

Critical Resistance Los Angeles (CRLA) will be hosting a 101 workshop on Prison Industrial Complex Abolition on Sunday, August 21st from 2-4pm at Chuco's Justice Center. This workshop will be a great session to come to if you're looking for some more info on CRLA, the jail fight, abolition and/or are interested in joining Critical Resistance. Light refreshments will be provided. Street parking may be difficult to find around 2pm on Sundays. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to ensure a timely start!

1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302-1735

Please rsvp to crla@criticalresistance.org if you can make it out!

 

Weekly Announcements: 7/21/16

 Back-to-School Supply Drive & Potluck: Summer is coming to an end in just a few weeks, and our kids and youth are headed back to school. Let's help them gear up for the academic year with a few helpful supplies. Click this link to see how you may be able to contribute. Ask friends and family to help too, or post to Facebook. 

We will also celebrate and give kids and teachers a send-off with a potluck following church on August 14th. Please sign up here. In addition, there will be a sign-up available at the hospitality table on Sunday morning, as well as warming pans you can pick up if you plan to bring a hot food item to the potluck. 
 
If you have any questions about the back-to-school drive, contact Christal. If you have any questions about the potluck, contact Bethany

Weekly Announcements: 7/15/16

 1. Congressional Conversation with Karen Bass: Representative Karen Bass is hosting a series of small meetings in the 37th District to meet constituents, listen to ideas and concerns (for instance, regarding oil drilling, bike lanes, or other neighborhood issues...), and talk about what is happening in Washington. The West Adams meeting will be held TOMORROW, Saturday, July 16, from 10 am until noon at Southern Saint Paul Church (4678 West Adams Blvd, 90016). RSVP is required; follow this link to reserve your spot. For more information, see the flyer here.

Weekly Announcements: 6/23/16

 Kevin Blue Ordination: On this Saturday, June 25, at 7:00 pm, Pastor Kevin will be ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church (during the Covenant Annual Meeting, held this year in Phoenix) and receive a permanent ministerial credential with the denomination. (The ECC offers multiple levels of credentialing; previously, Pastor Kevin held a ministry license that was renewed on an annual basis.) 

The ordination service will be streamed live (and archived) on the ECC website (www.covchurch.org/gather), so feel free to watch along and celebrate this significant moment in Pastor Kevin's life and ministry. (Pastor Kevin's group -- the "word and sacrament" category -- will be the last ones to be prayed for during the service.) Please also pray for him and Pastor Jen, that God will continue to shepherd them as they shepherd us!

Weekly Announcements: 6/17/16

 1. Kevin Blue Ordination: On Saturday, June 25, at 7:00 pm, Pastor Kevin will be ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church (during the Covenant Annual Meeting, held this year in Phoenix) and receive a permanent ministerial credential with the denomination. (The ECC offers multiple levels of credentialing; previously, Pastor Kevin held a ministry license that was renewed on an annual basis.) The ordination service will be streamed on the ECC website (www.covchurch.org/gather), so feel free to watch along and celebrate this significant moment in Pastor Kevin's life and ministry. Please also pray for him and Pastor Jen, that God will continue to shepherd them as they shepherd us!

 
2. Old Testament Read-Through: We are continuing in our two-year journey through the Old Testament. We are just finishing Numbers and will be beginning Deuteronomy next week. If you have not been reading along, but would like to start, you can catch up by viewing summary videos from The Bible Project here. (These videos may also be helpful as a supplement to the readings on an ongoing basis.) If you need a reading guide, you can pick one up at the hospitality table on Sunday, or view/download an online version here. If you prefer to hear the Scriptures read aloud, BibleGateway offers multiple audio versions in English and Spanish.