Subject: West Side Update — June 13

Redeemer West Side
13 June 2016

Stories of Renewal: "The Gospel Must Be Lived"

Stories of Renewal is a series of video vignettes that highlight how God is using Redeemer’s vision to write stories of gospel renewal in the lives of people in New York City.

In this story, Rich shares about the work that did in his church plant Restoration Church in the Bronx, and in his own life. Learn more about Stories of Renewal at

WS Cafe

The West Side Café will resume again in the fall.

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. For more info, visit

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.

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Last Sunday at our worship services, we celebrated, thanked and prayed for Pamela Brown-Peterside, who for the last eight years has served on the Redeemer staff. Pamela will be moving to London by the end of the summer to be closer to family and care for her mother. Her passion for and dedication to the importance of community will be missed. Reverend Bijan Mirtolooi has assumed Pamela’s responsibility of overseeing our Community Group system and, in addition, will continue to build the West Side Congregation’s classes and seminars (what we called Public Discipleship in the Rise Campaign). I am also pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Yu to the role of Community Group Director, and he will join our team later this month. Joe recently served as the Director of our Youth Ministry and brings with him six years of ministry experience to his new role.

Please pray for Pamela as she makes this big transition and for our Community Group team as they continue to shepherd our congregation.

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. - Psalm 100:3

In Christ

Rev. David Bisgrove (at)David_Bisgrove


Looking to get connected to our congregation this summer? Join one of our Sunday Service Teams and serve on Sundays as an usher, serving communion, or at Coffee Hour after service! More info at

We're hiring! There are several open positions available on the West Side: Education Manager, Youth Ministry Intern, Community Group Intern, Sunday Children's Ministry Staff. To learn more, visit


Young Life: Pamper teen moms at spa-themed event
Tuesday, June 14 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Volunteers (female only) will help set up, serve food, give pedicures and manicures, and provide childcare for teen moms at this fun spa-themed event. RSVP here.

Back on My Feet: Volunteer orientation for early morning running
Tuesday, June 21 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Back on My Feet uses running to help men and women experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change that results in employment and independent living. Learn more here.

Pilot Volunteer Program: Attend training to support local families in crisis
Monday, July 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Volunteers will learn about ways to get involved in supporting families in need at this overview training from Safe Families for Children. RSVP here.

Final Intro to Redeemer of the year
Wednesday, June 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at W83 Ministry Center 
For those wanting to become members of Redeemer or interested in finding out more about the vision and ministries of Redeemer, join us for our next Intro to Redeemer session. This is the first step in the membership process, though you don't need to be pursuing membership to attend. Register here.


Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. - Psalm 34:3

West Side Weekly Prayer for Sunday Services
Sundays, 10:50 – 11:20 am, Room 406
Join us for a half hour to intercede for the four Sunday services and its staff and attendees. Bring your bulletin and a friend!

Visit for more resources on prayer.

West Side Congregation
Church Offices | 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 16th Fl | New York, NY 10036
W83 Ministry Center | 150 W 83rd St. | New York, NY 10024