Subject: West Side Update - November 11
November 11, 2013
Nicole Harris grew up in San Dimas, California: “Home to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Am I dating myself?” she says. While in college, Nicole took a radio internship and became hooked on the business side of the industry. She moved to NYC with a job in a management company and has been freelancing in music production ever since. Nicole has lived in New York a total of eight years, though she left the city for a while before coming back five years ago.
As our Music and Worship Assistant and Sunday Service Volunteer Coordinator, Nicole supports both our Music Director and our Events and Volunteer Manager. You can find Nicole helping with payroll and interoffice communications, while also organizing music forums for professional and student congregants and keeping things running smoothly for the volunteers and operation staff at our Sunday services. “I love being able to support a church that has been such a blessing to me,” says Nicole. “NYC is so amazing and full of wonderful distractions. Redeemer's teachings make it feasible for me to live in such a stimulating city while keeping my sensibilities and heart based in Christ.”
Favorite WS Spots: Mermaid Inn and B. Café.
As a church of Jesus Christ, Redeemer exists to help build a great city for all people through a gospel movement that brings personal conversion, community formation, social justice and cultural renewal to New York City and, through it, to the world.
Having just finished Jon Meacham’s biography on Thomas Jefferson, I was struck again last Tuesday (Election Day) at just how unique American democracy is as I watched my neighbors lining up to vote at our local school. Of course there are spiritual dangers in politics of becoming overly despondent when ‘our’ candidate loses or overly elated when she wins. In other words, if Christians forget that they are first and foremost citizens of God’s kingdom it will make them less effective citizens of their local community. Which means at least remembering that God in his words calls Christians to:
That should keep us busy until the next election.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8
Rev. David Bisgrove
Help Typhoon Victims in the Philippines
Please join us in prayer for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan which made landfall on November 8, 2013. Super Typhoon Haiyan was potentially the strongest storm ever to make landfall and battered the Philippines, flooding villages and leaving widespread devastation. If you would like to make a gift to support relief efforts, please click here.
Special Event: "Can Life Have Meaning Without God?"
A Note from City to City
We all got choked up during the City to City presentation on September 29, right? Thank you for giving so generously to the CTC Special Offering. Together we raised more money than any other CTC offering in Redeemer's history. Thank you thank you thank you! The 2013 International Intensive class has returned to their respective cities, and they send their greetings. Your support is helping them start churches all over the world.
Officer Nomination Month
Give to NYC Families through His Toy Store
Did you know that our His Toy Store outreach will reach families all over the city, in neighborhoods from Washington Heights to Chelsea, from Bushwick to Coney Island? Donate a toy this month and bring joy to families all over NYC. Learn more at hfny.org/HTS.
Hope for New York: Volunteer at W83 Boxes of Love Event
Volunteer with Children's Ministry's Birthday Party for Jesus
Diaconate Open House
Thursday, November 21
Come to the Diaconate’s informative Open House if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about serving on the Diaconate. Enjoy a lively panel discussion and light refreshments at the Redeemer offices. RSVP here.
Boxes of Love @W83
Birthday Party for Jesus @W83
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