LOVE OUR CITIES VOLUNTEER DAYS

Fullerton | Saturday, May 4th, 8:00AM Costa Mesa | Saturday, May 18th, 8:00AM

At these community-wide volunteer days, people engage in a variety of projects, including appreciating public servants, visiting convalescent homes, donating blood, building a house with Habitat for Humanity, and working in city parks and schools, among other opportunities. Click on the Fullerton or Costa Mesa links below to sign-up to volunteer on a project, suggest a project for the day or sign-up to become a Project Leader.

You can also go to their websites lovefullerton.org and lovecostamesa.org for more details.

RUF AT UCI SPRING FUNDRAISER

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Sunday, May 5th 5:30PM Los Lomas Park, Irvine

Mark your calendar for RUF’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration! Join us to hear about the ways God has been at work on the UC Irvine campus. You will get to hear from Rev. Chad Brewer and RUF students as well as meet the new RUF campus minister (Derek Rishmawy) and his wife. Dinner will be provided, and there will be an opportunity to invest in the future ministry of RUF.

RSVP’s are required. Please do so by emailing christiebrewer8310@gmail.com

REDEEMER VOLUNTEER NEEDS

To help our church continue to exist for the sake of others, both inside and outside our walls, we have several volunteer needs that we would ask you to consider helping out where possible. 
 
Upcoming once-off Needs: Easter Services on Sunday, April 21st
 
Ongoing Needs: Welcome Team, Service Team, Sound Team, & Children’s and Youth Ministries.
 
CLICK HERE to fill out an availability and/or interest form for either the upcoming or ongoing needs. 
 
Questions? Contact Danielle Smith danielles@redeemeroc.org

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

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Palm Sunday Service Temple Bat Yahm - Morgan Chapel Sunday, April 14, 10:00am 

On this day we celebrate the King who rode a donkey, yet acknowledge the pain to come. The service is created to help us enter into Holy Week and prepare for the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Maundy Thursday Service  Temple Bat Yahm - Morgan Chapel Thursday, April 18, 8:00PM 

This is a beautiful and solemn service that will focus your mind and grip your heart. After singing, silence, and a short meditation on a passage of scripture, we take the Lord’s Supper, prayerfully and seated at tables. For many this is one of the most powerful and rich communion experiences. At the conclusion of the service the communion tables are ceremonially stripped and we leave in silence and darkness. Symbolically this darkness and silence is broken with the shout of “He is risen!” at the opening of our Easter worship the following Sunday.

Easter Sunday Service & Celebration Temple Bat Yahm - The Sanctuary Sunday, April 21, 10:00AM 

Our Easter service is a rich celebration of joy, where the despair of death feels before the bursting forth of new life. It is the climax of the Church Calendar and great opportunity to invite friends, family, and neighbors to worship and celebrate with us! After the service all are invited to enjoy some light refreshments in the chapel hall and there will be an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, and activities for the children on the lawn. 

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Easter celebration contact Danielle Smith, danielles@redeemeroc.org.


Lent Resources

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To help you purposefully journey through Lent, here is a list of resources: 

SUBSCRIBE to Redeemer's Daily Lenten Morning Prayer Emails 

SUBSCRIBE to Redeemer's Daily Lenten Evening Prayer Emails 

READ Craig Higgins' On Keeping a Holy Lent

READ Peter Leithart's 40 Reasons for Lent 

BUY Redeemer New York's A Journey through Lent 

BUY Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings by Henri Nouwen

Lent begins on March 6th, on Ash Wednesday. 

What is Lent? The word "Lent" comes from the old English word meaning "lengthen," which is also defined in the word "spring." It is the season in the Church calendar when days lengthen and new life springs forth. 

It's a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) that the Church around the world takes a pilgrimage together and journeys toward the horror of the cross and the joy of Easter. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are central to the Gospel, and the season of Lent helps us prepare accordingly for Good Friday and Easter.

As we journey together from Ash Wednesday to Easter, it is my prayer that we will intentionally anticipate these days, repent from certain sins, and grow in our love of Jesus Christ and others. 

Homeless Service Opportunity

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Join Hallie and Josh Cooper for a Neighborhood Parish service opportunity in Costa Mesa as they, together with a group of other Redeemer members, provide a breakfast for the homeless in partnership with an organization called LOTS (Living on the Streets). Here are the details from Hallie:

Please join Josh and I as we continue our monthly goal to serve our neighbors and community as we move forward into 2019. I pray these opportunities stir up a desire to serve within the church as well as in our families.  Whether that be at one of our monthly community outreaches or in other unique areas God may be leading you in. 

We would love for you to join us at: The Crossing Church DATE: Saturday, Feb 2nd and Saturday, March 2nd TIME: 7:00 am ADDRESS: 2115 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. 

Our group will be providing the meal that will be feeding a minimum of 100 men, women and children. We also have the unique opportunity to help prepare and serve the food to this community and that's where we NEED YOU! Children are welcome. 

LOTS provides showers, meals, recovery meetings, clothes and washers and dryers for the individuals who seek any or all of these services EACH SATURDAY! I have been encouraged by what they do and love being a part of a little piece of the project when we go. 

Other ways you may serve for both of these outreaches:
1. Donate any clothes and shoes ( any and all sizes )  2. Donate liquid laundry detergent. 3. Donate hygiene toiletries (ex. deodorant, shampoo, tooth brush, tooth paste) 4. Donate funds to go towards breakfast for Feb 2nd and March 2nd. 

Please feel free to email or call me with any questions. I love you all and hope to see you there!  halliencooper@gmail.com / 949-310-9728

Call for Children's Ministry Volunteers

Dear families, we are so excited to be starting a new year with each of you! As we look to finish up our 2019 children's ministry schedule, we have many available opportunities remaining for new volunteers and jr. high and high school students to assist in our sermon time classes. Your presence as an assistant not only helps ensure the safety of our children and teachers, but it also speaks loud messages of worth, love, significance, and grace into the lives of our children. The assistant commitment is simply to be present for one, two or three months of the year to assist the lead teacher in either the preschool/kindergarten, 1st-3rd grade, or 4th-5th grade class. There is absolutely no prep work required for our assistants and you are only asked to be out of the service during the 25 minute sermon time. You will receive a reminder email prior to your weeks of assisting, followed by an email each week with the link to the sermon so that you may listen at home. Thank you for considering this! Your participation is priceless and we are praying for each of you. Please contact Amanda Knox to sign up or inquire,  amandak@redeemeroc.org


Neighborhood Parish Service Opportunity: Second Harvest Food Bank

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Saturday, January 5th, 12:30 - 3:30PM

Josh and Hallie Cooper are organizing a Neighborhood Parish service event at 2nd Harvest's food distribution center. This event is for ages 14+. Individuals will volunteer in either the Grocery Rescue, Volunteer Hub, or Sort Line. The food that volunteers will assist with will get distributed to one of 2nd Harvest's community partner organizations who are able to give the food to individuals who are at risk of hunger. 

If you are interested in volunteering please talk to the event host Hallie Cooper - halliencooper@gmail.com

Registration is required, please CLICK HERE https://feedoc.volunteerhub.com/Event/Index/7385742 to register.

Minors 14-17 most complete the liability form. Fill out the form by  CLICKING HERE https://www.feedoc.org/get-involved/volunteer/forms/

Lastly, if you would like to host your own Neighborhood Parish Service Event to love and show mercy to our neighbors in Orange County, please contact Pastor Adam Feichtmann (adamf@redeemeroc.org) and we will help promote your event!