Redeemer 101

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Saturday, 12/7, 8:30am - 11:30am, Church Office in Newport Beach This seminar is the first step in becoming a member of Redeemer. Whether you have attended Redeemer for 1 week or 5 years, this class is designed to teach you the basics about Redeemer and give you a forum to ask questions. The seminar will give you an overview of Redeemer’s identity, membership, doctrine, history, and ministry opportunities. Please sign up below if you plan to attend. Contact Adam Feichtmann, adamf@redeemeroc.org, if you have questions.

CLICK HERE to Register online.

Women's Fall Retreat

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We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our annual Fall Women's Retreat!

Location: The beautiful and peaceful Carlsbad Inn in Carlsbad.
Dates: November 15 - 17, 2019
Speaker: Karen Hodge, Coordinator for the PCA Women's Ministry
Theme: Sanctification - What it means to be transformed from a life-taker to a life-giver.

Deep in our hearts, we know our influence within each situation and relationship. Sometimes we are life-givers and sometimes life-takers. Based on her book Transformed: Life-taker to life-giver, Karen Hodge will lead us through a retreat on sanctification using Romans 11:33-36 and 12:1-2 to help us celebrate the power of the gospel to transform God's daughters into women who give life to their relationships.

The costs for the weekend retreat are $155 for 4 per room, $245 for 2 per room, $425 for 1 per room, and $99 for Saturday only.  

All registrations and payments are due by October 23. Cancel before October 23 for a full refund and by October 30 for a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after October 30. Rooms are limited, so please register as early as possible to guarantee your spot.

For full or partial scholarship information, help finding a roommate or questions please contact Ashley Moore ashley.moore05@gmail.com. Women can also sign up at our Women's Ministry table on Sunday mornings or online at https://redeemeroc.ticketspice.com/redeemer-womens-fall-retreat-2019

Redeemer 101

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Saturday, 9/28, 8:30am - 11:30am, Church Office in Newport Beach This seminar is the first step in becoming a member of Redeemer. Whether you have attended Redeemer for 1 week or 5 years, this class is designed to teach you the basics about Redeemer and give you a forum to ask questions. The seminar will give you an overview of Redeemer’s identity, membership, doctrine, history, and ministry opportunities. Please sign up below if you plan to attend. Contact Adam Feichtmann, adamf@redeemeroc.org, if you have questions.

CLICK HERE to Register online.

Get Connected this Fall 2019!

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Our Redeemer Fall Kick-Off Lunch & Pastor Josh Hahne’s Installation Service is this Sunday, September 8th! Join us after the worship service for a delicious lunch to celebrate the installation of our new senior pastor, plus an opportunity to learn more about our fall ministries & programs, and a time of fellowship including lawn games and children’s activities! Keep reading for a list some of the ways you can get connected this fall! Contact the leader or host of the group or gathering that you are interested in joining.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Join one of our Community Groups for common life, common tables, and common prayer and reading of scripture.

 

Newport Mesa Community Group

Format: Potluck Dinner concluding with Redeemer’s Evening Prayer together

When: Sundays, 4:30 - 6:30PM

Regularity: Every Other Week – Starting 9/15 through 11/24

Location: Feichtmann Home in Costa Mesa

Hosts/Contact: Adam & Karina Feichtmann / adamf@redeemeroc.org

 

Eastside Costa Mesa Community Group

When: Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00PM

Regularity: Weekly - Starting 9/18

Location: McCaslin Home in Costa Mesa

Leader: Remy Lamons / remy.lamons@LW.com

If you need help finding a Community Group or if you are interested in leading or hosting a Community Group, contact Pastor Adam, adamf@redeemeroc.org

MORNING PRAYER GROUPS

Join one of our Morning Prayer Groups as they pray and read scripture through Redeemer’s Daily Morning Prayer emails.

 

Men’s Morning Prayer Group over Zoom

When: Wednesdays, 6:40 - 7:00AM

Regularity: Weekly - Starting 9/18

Location: Over Zoom – Sign up and you will be given the call login details

Host/Contact: Adam Feichtmann / adamf@redeemeroc.org

 

Men’s Morning Prayer Group

When: Thursdays, 7 - 8:00AM

Regularity: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month – Starting 9/19

Location: Redeemer’s Church Office – 3700 Campus Drive, Suite 200 Newport Beach, CA 92660

Host/Contact: Adam / adamf@redeemeroc.org

 

If you need help finding a Morning Prayer Group or if you are interested in leading or hosting a Morning (or Evening) Prayer Group, contact Pastor Adam, adamf@redeemeroc.org

BIBLE & BOOK STUDY GROUPS

Join one of our Bible or Book Study Groups as they study scripture and/or discussion a book and cultivate community.

 

Men’s Study Group

Format: A book/bible study group that will go through Eugene Peterson’s A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society. In each chapter Peterson studies a different Psalm of Ascent.

When: Tuesday Evenings, 7 - 8:30PM

Regularity: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays – Starting 9/17 through 11/26

Location: Norling Home in Costa Mesa 

Host/Contact: Bob Norling / bcnorling@gmail.com 

 

Women’s Morning Bible Study Group

Curriculum: Psalms: Managing Our Emotions (Christianity Today)

When: Fridays, 9:30 - 11:00AM

Regularity: Weekly, - Starting 9/20 through 11/22

Location: Hodson Home in Newport Beach

Leaders: Sarah Pringle & Sarah Stratton

Contact: Sarah Pringle / sarahbpringle@gmail.com

Childcare is limited and those interested need to register with Sarah Pringle. There is also a gate list, so anyone interested in attending needs to RSVP to Sarah Pringle.

 

Women’s Evening Bible Study Group

Curriculum: In All Things (a study on Philippians by Melissa Kruger)

When: Tuesday Evenings, 7 - 9:00PM

Regularity: Every Other Tuesday – Starting 9/17 through 11/26

Location: Heather Scanlon’s home in Costa Mesa

Contact: Kem Erskine / kemerskine@yahoo.com

 

Women’s North County Study Group

When: Wednesday Evenings

Regularity: Every other week

Contact Stacey Duncan for specific details of location, time, and group details / stacey.duncan@hotmail.com

 

Men’s North County Study Group

When: Wednesday Evenings

Regularity: Every other week

Contact Drew Duncan for specific details of location, time, and group details / aduncan@waxie.com

 

 Book Study Group (NB, CM, & Irvine)

Format: A book discussion group who will begin by reading Alvin Plantinga’s Knowledge and Christian Belief.

When: Mid-week evenings, probably Thursdays, Roughly 1.5 hours

Regularity: Every other week

Location: Rotation of home in Irvine, Newport Beach, and Costa Mesa

Leader/Contact: Joshua Norton / joshua.d.norton@gmail.com

Book Study Group (Irvine)

Format: A book discussion group on Paul Miller’s A Praying Life.

When: Saturdays, 7-9PM

Regularity: Monthly - Starting 9/28

Location: Mahar Home in Irvine

Hosts/Contact: Isaac & Lydia Mahar

Phone: 251-751-0660; 251-459-3816

 

If you need help finding a Bible or Book Study Group or if you are interested in leading or hosting a Bible or Book Study Group, contact Pastor Adam, adamf@redeemeroc.org

NEIGHBORHOOD PARISH LUNCH/DINNER & SOCIAL GROUPS

Join one of our Neighborhood Parish Lunch/Dinner & Social Groups as they have no special agenda, simply a time to gather around tables (and the beach) with friends and neighbors.

 

Corona Del Mar Family & Friends Beach Days

Format: Enjoy the sun, sand, and beach with Redeemer families & friends.

When: Sundays, 12:30 – 3:30PM

Regularity: Every other week – Starting 9/15

Hosts/Contacts: Stratton & Pickavance Familes / gracekey@mac.com & jamienuts@gmail.com

The group will meet to the left of Tower 4 (looking at the ocean from the parking lot). All ages welcome!

 

Fountain Valley Neighborhood Parish Lunch Group

Format: Potluck Lunch

When: Sundays, 12 - 2:00PM

Regularity: First Sunday of the Month (10/6 & 11/3)

Location: Kwak Home

Hosts/Contacts: Ben & Joyce Kwak / benjamin.kwak@yahoo.com / joleekwak@gmail.com

 

North County Neighborhood Parish Dinner Group

Format: Potluck Dinner

When: Sundays, 4 - 6:00PM

Regularity: TBD

Location: Duncan House

Hosts/Contact: Stacey Duncan / stacey.duncan@hotmail.com

 

If you need help finding a Neighborhood Parish Lunch/Dinner & Social Group or if you are interested in leading or hosting a Neighborhood Parish Lunch/Dinner & Social Group, contact Pastor Adam, adamf@redeemeroc.org

INTEREST GROUPS

Join one of our Interest Groups as they gather together around a specific interest. 

 

 Men’s Surfing Group

A group of men who regularly surf together

When: When the surf is good/decent

Regularity: Several times a week, normally early mornings

Location: Mainly across Newport Beach

Contact: Adam Feichtmann (949-423-8692) to be added to the text thread

 

If you are interested in leading or hosting an Interest Group (like golfing, hiking, cycling, crafts, board games, etc…) contact Pastor Adam, adamf@redeemeroc.org

YOUTH MINISTRY

CLICK HERE to find out more about our weekly and regular youth ministry gatherings.

Introducing KidCheck!

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Dear Parents and Teachers,

At Redeemer, nothing is more important to us than the safety and security of your children and students. That’s why we’ve chosen KidCheck as our children’s check-in solution to bring you the best check-in experience and to allow us to partner with you to keep your children safe.
 

We will go live with KidCheck on September 1st. It is important you create your account prior to this date. Please do so by going to go.kidcheck.com and selecting “Create Your KidCheck Account.” You may also download the KidCheck Mobile App from the App Store or Google Play Store to create, manage, and update your account right on your mobile device. 
                                            

Create your family's account from the comfort of home; it’s simple and will only take a few minutes. Creating your account prior to the above date helps us have a smooth transition and helps your first check-in go more quickly so you can get on your way. 
 

Once you’ve created your account, you'll simply use your 10 digit phone number to check-in with us, either on your mobile device or on the tablet provided at the name tag table at church. 

Additionally, we’re excited to share we will be using KidCheck Express Check-In, which allows you to check-in right from your own phone – no waiting in line, no check-in station! You will need to check in for the first time with your 10 digit phone number at our check-in station, which will be at the name tag table. But after that you can use Express Check-In, following these simple steps: 

1.  Download the KidCheck App (as noted above)
2.  Start check-in on your phone – from home, the car, the parking lot…
3.  Complete check-in upon arrival by tapping the green "submit" button on your phone
4.  Pick up your printed name tag and guardian receipt labels at the name tag table
 

Thank you so much for your participation! Here are a few videos to help guide you through the process. (The KidCheck systems have been updated since these videos were published, so you may notice a few minor differences/changes.) Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions!

Account Set Up Video (from computer)
Account Set Up Video (from mobile device)
Express Check-In Introduction Video
Express Check-In How To Video

With hope and gratitude,
Amanda Knox Children's Ministry Director
amandak@redeemeroc.org
714.580.2762


FAQs
1. Can I list Redeemer as my facility? 
Yes, please do! From the app, you will see the question, "Where will you use KidCheck?" Simply type "Redeemer OC" in the auto-populating box. From the website, it's slightly different: you will click on the "My Facilities" tab and check the second box that says "Only allow check-in at facilities that I specify." Then click "+Add a New Facility," search "Redeemer OC" (Newport Beach) and select it. Click "Save Changes."

2. Do both parents need to create accounts?
Not necessarily. You can simply add a spouse as a Guardian in the other spouse's account. However, I do ask that both spouses create their own accounts if they both are teachers and/or assistants OR if they each wish to be able to receive emergency text messages. 

3. Does this mean I will need to use my "Guardian tag" to pick up my child from the preschool/kindergarten class or nursery?
Yes! You will now quickly come to the classroom behind the pink partitions at the end of the sermon to pick up your children and present your "Guardian tag." You will also use your "Guardian tag" to pick up your children from the nursery.

4. Will I need to use a "Guardian tag" to pick up my elementary-age children? 
No. You will not need to print name tags or a "Guardian tag" for your elementary children (1st-5th). But you will simply check them into their appropriate classes using the app or the check-in station and select 0 for the number of tags to print for them.

5. Do I need 1 "Guardian tag" per child?
No, you will simply need 1 "Guardian tag" per family, or you may choose to print out two copies.  

6. Do I really need to upload photos for each family member? 
Yes! It's quick and easy, especially from a mobile device. 

7. I also see a "KidCheck Admin Console" app. Do I need that too?
No, but I will ask you to download that app if you are a lead teacher.

Josh Hahne Installation Service & Fall Kick Off Lunch

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Sunday, September 8, 2019 after the service

Join us on Sunday, September 8 for Rev. Josh Hahne to be formally installed as Redeemer’s third senior pastor!

Please plan to stick around after the installation service for a delicious lunch to celebrate this moment in the life of our church and to also have an opportunity to learn more about our Fall Ministries & Programs including: Small Groups, Men’s & Women’s Ministries, Children’s & Youth Ministries. There will be bounce houses and fun activities for the kids!

Contact Danielle Smith, danielles@redeemeroc.org, if you are interested in volunteering to help with this event.

Josh Hahne Timeline Details:

  • August - Move and settle into Newport Beach. Kids starting middle school and high school.

  • Sunday, September 1st - Josh's start date and first Sunday at Redeemer. He will be leading parts of the liturgy. Pastor Adam Feichtmann will preach and wrap up our Summer Psalms sermon series.

  • Sunday, September 8th - Josh's installation service. Rev. Pat Roach will be preaching.

  • Sunday, September 15th - Josh will be begin preaching a new fall sermon series through Jonah and Nahum.

Needed - Fall Small Group Leaders

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In September, we’re planning to kick-off the fall with new Small Groups. Would you consider hosting and/or leading a Small Group? 

Small Group Format Options

* Community Group - Emphasis: Common Life, Common Tables, & Common Prayer & Reading of Scripture 

* Bible Study Group - Emphasis: Studying the Bible & Fellowship 

* Book Study Group - Emphasis: Reading and discussing a specific book together 

* Neighborhood Parish Dinner Group - Emphasis: No special agenda, simply a time to gather around a table with friends & neighbors

* Interest Group - Emphasis: Gatherings around a specific interest like surfing, golf, arts & crafts, woodwork, board games, etc.

Gender - Groups can be co-ed, men only, or women only. 

Regularity - Groups can meet weekly, every other week, twice a month, or monthly.

Duration - Groups can plan to meet September - November, or September - May (breaks for Advent/Christmas & Holy Week). 

Material - The pastors will help assist and resource the group leaders with finding the best material for their group. 

If you are interested and/or willing to host or lead a Small Group this fall, please email Pastor Adam adamf@redeemeroc.org.


Rev. Josh Hahne Senior Pastor Elect

Dear Redeemer Family and Friends,

We are excited to announce that Rev. Josh Hahne was elected on Sunday to become Redeemer’s next senior pastor, and that vote was approved by the South Coast Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America on Tuesday!

Sunday’s election had zero “No” votes, 77 “Yes” votes, and three abstains. Praise be to God for such overwhelming unity, support and confidence in Josh Hahne and for the work of the Pastoral Search Committee (PSC), Session, and Redeemer staff!

It has been our privilege to serve you as Redeemer’s PSC over these past six months and we now look forward to what God has in store for our church in the years to come.

As for next steps, the PSC has concluded our work and are handing over Josh’s transition to the Session. In the coming weeks the Session will be working with Josh regarding his move and transition to Redeemer this fall. The details regarding Josh’s start date and installation service will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

Please join us in thanksgiving and prayer for the following:

- Praise be to God for the election of Rev. Josh Hahne as Redeemer’s next senior pastor.
- Praise be to God for such a strong unity, support, and confidence for Josh Hahne and the work of the PSC, Session and Redeemer staff.
- Prayer for a smooth move and transition for Josh and his family from Arizona to California.
- Prayer for a healthy departure and transition for Josh’s current church, King of Kings Church.
- Prayer for Redeemer as we prepare to receive and install a new senior pastor.

In Christ and with gratitude,
Redeemer’s Pastoral Search Committee

Howard Ahmanson
Christie Brewer
Amanda Knox
Michael Maxwell
Jill Nelson (Co-Chair)
Bob Norling (Chair)
Jamie Pickavance
Sarah Stratton

Introducing our Senior Pastor Candidate!

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MESSAGE FROM THE PSC

Dear Members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church,

After five months of meetings, prayer and seeking God’s guidance, we are excited to announce a candidate for Redeemer’s senior pastor position! On June 30th, the pastoral search committee at Redeemer unanimously agreed to select Rev. Josh Hahne as our pastoral candidate.

Throughout this process we have prayed fervently for unity, for wisdom, and for a man who senses a calling to Redeemer and an excitement to engage in both the beauty and brokenness of Orange County. We are so encouraged by God’s answer to these prayers!

What excites us about Josh is his passion for reaching the lost with the gospel, his leadership gifts, his gospel-centered preaching, and his pastoral heart. The stories Josh has shared with us point to Christ and inspire us to participate in God’s kingdom-building work. His leadership skills will also be a great asset to our church. During the review process the committee interviewed a number of people with deep and long-term relationships with Josh. We were impressed with the depth and quality of his relationships. For example, Josh is involved in a group of five pastors who conference monthly and meet yearly to support and challenge each other. He values these relationships and it’s clear they value him as well. Additionally, his elders speak very highly of his leadership and shepherding gifts. Many mentioned his humility, a quality we as a search committee have been praying for since the beginning.

We were also privileged to get to know Josh’s wife, Melissa, and meet his children. We appreciated Melissa’s interest in and support of Josh’s ministry. They are known in their community for their open, hospitable home. That hospitality has become the means for leading many in their community to Christ. They are a dynamic family that will add much to the life of Redeemer.

We are anxious for you to get to know and appreciate the Hahnes as much as we have during the candidating process. Please review Josh’s bio and sermons below, and mark your calendars for some important upcoming meetings, especially Sunday July 14th when the Hahnes will be in town.

In Christ,
The Pastoral Search Committee

JOSH HAHNE BIO

Rev. Josh Hahne is currently the Senior Pastor of King of Kings Church (PCA) in Goodyear, AZ (just west of Phoenix), a church he planted in 2006 and has faithfully served for 13 years.

Through the 13 years Josh has led the church in developing a robust gospel culture, sustaining healthy growth (specifically in the form of conversions and adult baptisms), and overseeing a building campaign for the construction of a beautiful sacred space facility.

Josh received his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and has a B.A. in Business Marketing with a minor in Religious Studies from Texas Christian University. Prior to serving at King of Kings Church he served in a variety of ministerial capacities, including being an Associate Pastor of Church Planting, a counseling internship, and a short-term missionary. He presently also serves as the chairman of the executive committee of the Southwest Church Planting Network and the Moderator of the Arizona Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Josh has been happily married to his wife Melissa for 20 years. Melissa is a tremendous support to Josh while also serving at the founder, owner, and artistic director of the Southwest Ballet Theatre. Josh and Melissa have 3 children, Lara (10th grade), Christian (9th grade), and Mary (6th grade). Josh is an avid reader, golfer, fitness enthusiast and loves to spend time with his family.

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JOSH HAHNE SERMONS

To listen to Josh’s sermons from King of Kings Church, click on the links below.

Sermon: Psalm 121 from his current Psalms of Ascent summer sermon series

Sermon: Someone Told Me About Christ a topical sermon from his Why I Believe spring sermon series

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday July 7th - Town Hall Meeting
Directly after the worship service you will have the opportunity to hear from the Pastoral Search Committee, the Session, and Pastor Adam. A time for Q&A will follow.

*We will be recording this Town Hall Meeting. If you are going to be gone on Sunday and would like to hear the recording please email one of the contacts below.

Sunday July 14th – Candidating Sunday & Summer Lunch
Rev. Josh Hahne will be preaching at Redeemer. You will then get a chance to meet him, Melissa, and their children after the service at our summer lunch.

Sunday July 21st – Congregational Meeting & Vote
Directly after the worship service we will have a congregational meeting to officially vote on calling Rev. Josh Hahne to become Redeemer’s next Senior Pastor.

After July 21st – Presbytery & Transition
If our congregation votes to call Rev. Josh Hahne as our next Senior Pastor, he will have to take the steps to transfer his membership from the Arizona Presbytery into the South Coast Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. If all goes smoothly, he will start and be installed as our next Senior Pastor sometime this fall.

Questions? - Please email our PSC Chair Bob Norling - bcnorling@gmail.com or our Associate Pastor Adam Feicthamnn – adamf@redeemeroc.org