Weekly Announcements: 4/22/16

 1. Congregational Meeting: congregational meeting will be held this Sunday, April 24, from 2-4 PM at Adventures Ahead (1438 W. Jefferson Blvd., 90007). Childcare and translation will be available. Please RSVP to Alexis if you will need childcare. The main purpose of the April meeting is to discuss our budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Questions? Contact Casey I.
2. Youth Group Parent Night
Friday, May 6, at 6:30 pm (dinner will be served at 7:00 pm)
Jefferson Activity Center (1299 W Jefferson Blvd.)
We invite the parents of our youth to join us for a night of celebrating God's work in the youth group! Our youth will be sharing original art pieces that reflect what we learned and experienced this school year.
We also invite parents of graduating 5th graders to attend so that you can meet our staff and other parents! (Due to space limitations, only parents are invited, and not 5th grade children.)
Please talk to or email Grace if you have questions.

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. All-Church Retreat: Please note the following key dates and other information about our upcoming church retreat/family camp...
  • 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 have been participating in the Retreat Savings Program (RSP) (**Note: The RSP participation requirement does not apply to those who have been at Redeemer for less than a year)
  • The registration and scholarship application windows are open! (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). Visit the retreat table at the back of the sanctuary this Sunday, 4/24, after service to register for the retreat, fill out a scholarship application, and/or make a retreat savings program deposit.
  • Registration deadline: Sunday 5/15
Any questions, contact Alexis, Christal, or your home fellowship leader. We look forward to retreating together in May!
5. Faith Initiative to Abolish Trafficking: The Faith Initiative to Abolish Trafficking (FIAT) is a gathering of churches who have been called to fight human trafficking in L.A. FIAT is offering a Human Trafficking 101 training on April 23, at 9 AM, followed by a workshop (10 AM to 1 PM) featuring special guest Harmony Grillo. Both events will be held at Ward AME Church (1177 W. 25th St., Los Angeles). For more information, view the event flier or visit fiatla.org.