Subject: West Side Update - February 15
February 15, 2015
HFNY West Side Affiliates
The West Side is full of life, history, and diversity. Hope for New York partners with a number of affiliates serving the poor and marginalized in this unique community, and volunteer opportunities include serving homeless men and women, men in recovery, children with disabilities, and immigrant neighbors.
•All Angels' Church (80th and Broadway) is an Episcopal church that serves the holistic needs of homeless men and women in the church and its surrounding community through meals, Sunday worship, Bible studies, drop-in service programs and a recovery cafe.
•The Bridge (83rd and Amsterdam) offers transitional housing and supportive programs for men and women with mental illness, histories of substance abuse, the homeless and persons with HIV/AIDS.
•Project FIND (73rd and Amsterdam) provides services and support to low and moderate-income and homeless seniors.
•The Open Door (W83 Ministry Center) empowers immigrants to reach their full God-given potential to successfully integrate, participate and contribute to the well-being of our society.
Find these and more West Side affiliates, and learn how you can get involved as a volunteer, at hfny.org/westside.
Tues, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Rm. 406
The West Side Café is an open space for seekers, skeptics and those considering Christianity to engage with and process the Christian faith. Each week will involve a short presentation and discussion addressing topics of interest and claims of the Christian faith. If you are considering the claims of Christianity, or would like to bring someone you know who is, feel free to stop by on a Tuesday evening or register to attend here.
For more info, visit redeemer.com/wscafe.
As a church of Jesus Christ, Redeemer exists to help build a great city for all people through a movement of the gospel that brings personal conversion, community formation, social justice and cultural renewal to New York City and, through it, to the world.
Dorothy Sayers wrote that diluting the Easter story into something that no longer surprises, shocks, excites or terrifies us is “to crucify the Son of God afresh.” Of course, Christians’ retelling the story of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection certainly acknowledge its drama, pain, tragedy and wonder. But we also know that too often those historical events no longer enflame our spiritual imagination as they once did. As one writer put it, “to observe Lent is to strike at the root of such complacency.” That is because Lent is a time of preparation that is designed to re-ignite our own passion for Christ’s “passion.”
So as we approach Holy Week take the time to engage with God through fasting, prayer, and repentance–not as some morose ordeal, but as a means to satisfy our heart’s deepest longing, which is knowing Christ more fully.
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. – John 17:3
Rev. David Bisgrove
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St. Paul’s House: Monday breakfast and Gospel service
Don't Walk By: Volunteer at the registration table
CFW Spring Vocational Courses and Intensives
Monday, February 29 at 7 p.m.
We hope you'll be able to join us for a special evening, where all three congregations will come together to embark on a vision for the future of our church and our city. This is a defining moment for Redeemer, and we need you there. RSVP now at redeemer.com/redeemernight.
Yesterday at our services, we highlighted Hope For New York affiliates on the West Side. Join us in praying:
For today's Lent devotional, click here.
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