Weekly Announcements: 2/19/16

 140 Days of Prayer and Fasting: The theme for this year is Unplugged - Making Space for God. We are exploring some new spiritual disciplines (like taking a break from technology) while we spend time reflecting on the source of Jesus' strength. If you don't already have a copy of the Prayer Guide, you can pick one up at the hospitality table this Sunday or download an online version here (available in English and Spanish).

The following gatherings offer opportunities to pray together during this season:
  • A group will be meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am at Mack Elementary (courtyard picnic tables) to pray together during the remainder of Lent. All are welcome! For more information, contact Jen R.
  • Come join us for Worship - Prayer - Hearing from God - Interceding for our Church: God loves to spend time with us and share His heart with us. Let's seek God together and and enjoy Him! ~~ When: Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the 40 days of prayer and fasting ~~ Where: Casey I's House ~~ Send questions to Casey

2OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE! Sunday Service Sound TeamThe team that brings all the worship, preaching and testimonies directly to your ears every Sunday is in need of volunteer(s) to serve in their monthly rotation. No experience is required, though an excitement for technology and music is helpful. High schoolers are welcome. Go behind the scenes helping to bring our Sunday services to life while learning a fun new skill! Looking to have someone jump on board ASAP. If this SOUNDS like a fun opportunity, please contact Tony.
3. 2016 All-Church Retreat: Please note the following key dates and other information about our upcoming church retreat...
  • Retreat dates: Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29
  • Location: The Oaks Camp and Conference Center (Lake Hughes, CA)
  • Cost: $145 for adults and teens (13-17), $115 for children (3-12), free for infants (0-2) (these costs include registration fees of $40 per adult or $20 per teen/child)
  • Scholarship assistance is available for those who begin participating in the Retreat Savings Program (RSP) on or before February 28 (**Note: The RSP participation requirement does not apply to those who have been at Redeemer for less than a year)
  • Next RSP collection opportunity at church: Sunday, 2/28
  • Registration and scholarship application processes begin Sunday, 3/13 (scholarships awarded on a first-come, first-served basis / registration fees must be paid at time of registration, unless the fee amount has already been saved through the RSP)
  • Registration deadline: Sunday 5/15
Any questions, contact Alexis, Christal, or your home fellowship leader. We look forward to retreating together in May!
4. Make Jefferson Beautiful Community Meeting - part 2! Make Jefferson Beautiful is excited to share PART TWO of our Community Visioning Meeting to make Jefferson Blvd a beautiful, safe, and activating street for folks to walk and bike along. This second meeting will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 10 am, at the Denker Recreation Center.
Our first Make Jefferson Beautiful meeting identified bike lanes and street trees as the top two street improvements that will encourage more active transportation along Jefferson Blvd. We've already started planting trees (with more to come!), and we finally have LADOT engineering drawings for bike lane possibilities along Jefferson. We will be sharing and discussing these bike lane possibilities, their trade-offs, and other built environment improvements like sidewalk extensions and pedestrian lighting. 

Please come and be a part of the conversation! We need your input so we can together Make Jefferson Beautiful! Facebook Event: http://tinyurl.com/JeffersonBeautiful2Or click here to view/download a flyer with event information.

We also need volunteers to help run the event. Please follow this link to share how you'd like to help. (http://goo.gl/forms/O3kMzkVDTb) Questions? Contact Niki.
5. RCP Health Survey Study: RCP needs help administering health surveys to folks who live around the Jefferson Drill Site! This is part of a larger study we are conducting in partnership with Occidental College and UC Berkeley. We can pay $15/hour and highly encourage bilingual folks to help out. We will be surveying from 9:30am-2pm on Feb 20th (TOMORROW), 21st, 27th and 28th. Come help for however long you can on whichever days you're available. Niki will be providing training and materials to conduct the surveys. 

If you're interested, contact Niki or fill out this google form: tinyurl.com/RCPHealthSurvey2016