Participate in a Mexico Missions Trip!

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Dear Redemption Church, 

I would like to officially announce that Gord and Carol Taylor (Youth leader - Naomi’s parents) are leading another Spring Break Missions Trip down to Guerrero, Mexico this year with Heart Ministry. They are former members of our church and used to be missionaries in Mexico for 7 years. They have extended to us an invitation to join. I know some of you have done a similar trip in the past. The dates for this years trip are March 17-24th, 2018. That is the first week of the Spring Break. The missions trip would be building a house for a family in need in the rural Baja area.  

If you are interested in finding out more information about joining this Missions trip then please email myself or the church at info@redemptionchurch.ca.  We have a few families already interested in going so we would love to put the invite out to anyone else who might be interested in joining a team from our church.

Thanks so much, 

Kaycie Burtchett 

Bayview Christmas Hampers

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This season we're helping families from Bayview Elementary School across the street by collecting items for Christmas hampers. If you are able to contribute a gift to these families, join us as we bless these families this Christmas season! 

For privacy reasons, we will not be posting the list of families online, but feel free to speak to Sarah or email her at sarah@redemptionchurch.ca for more details. The list below is a general list of the age groups and genders. 

  • Boys in Kindergarten, grade 2, 3, 9, and 11, and early 20's
  • A 3 year old girl
  • Parents (moms and a dad)
  • A small dog :)

If you'd like to contribute, please place items in the designated bins that are located to the right of the stage by Sunday, December 10

* Please note that the items need to be new as these hampers are given as gifts to the families.

Food for the Hungry: Ending Poverty Together Bootcamp

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Hi friends! 

Throughout the gospels, Christ turns people's perspectives upside down when it comes to the established social pecking order of his day: He consistently ate with people he shouldn't have eaten with, touched people who were considered "untouchable" and responded to people's immediate, physical needs. His heart for the poor and the marginalized is evident throughout scripture. We are called to join him in seeing people on the margins, treating them with dignity and caring for the physical, as much as spiritual, needs of those around us. 

That said, best way to care isn't always straightforward. How to respond to things like the fentanyl crisis, refugee flows from very diverse places, natural disasters or plain, old, grinding, chronic poverty?  We want to wrestle through these challenges together to come to an understanding of how to help in a healthy way. To get a taste of what the day will be about, click here for a promo video and registration page

There is hope and there are ways to participate in Christ's work. Come and explore some of this topic in a thoughtful, open space. We'd love to see you there. 

REGISTER HERE!

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

  • Saturday, Dec 2nd from 8:30-3:30 (lunch provided) at the church.
  • Cost is $25 with lunch included but we can provide subsidies to ensure everyone who wants to participate is able to. 

You can invite your friends through our Facebook event at this link here!

If you have any questions, email the office at info@redemptionchurch.ca

 

Newcomer's Lunch: October 1

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Have you been visiting Redemption Church for the past few weeks or months? If so, we'd love to have lunch with you!

If you're new to our community and want to get to know us or have been coming for a while and would like to connect with others, you're warmly invited to lunch on Sunday, October 1st immediately after the second service (around 1:00 pm) at Redemption Church.

The church leadership team would love to get to know you, introduce ourselves, answer any questions you have, and share about the church.

If you have questions, contact the church office at 604-732-5577 or email info@redemptionchurch.ca.  No RSVP needed, we hope to see you there!

Welcome Back Party

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To welcome everyone returning from summer break and newcomers, we’re having a Welcome Back Party on Sunday, September 17th after both services! Stick around after service for some great food, games & activities, and to spend time catching up and making new friends! 

Want to join us making this happen? Contact Sarah at sarah@redemptionchurch.ca! 

Zootopia: Monday, August 28

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If you're looking for a fun activity to do over the summer, come and join us for our family-friendly neighbourhood movie nights at the church!

This week's feature will be Zootopia on Monday, August 28th at 6:30pm

Bring your family, friends and cozy blankets! The more the merrier!

This will be the last of our summer Monday movie night series. Want us to continue in the fall? Got any other suggestions or ideas? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at info@redemptionchurch.ca ☺ 

Swiss Family Robinson: Monday, August 21

If you're looking for a fun activity to do over the summer, come and join us for our family-friendly neighbourhood movie nights at the church! We'll be hosting movie nights every Monday in July and August at 6:30pm.

This week's feature will be Swiss Family Robinson on Monday, August 21st at 6:30pm

Bring your family, friends and cozy blankets! The more the merrier!

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Monday, August 14

If you're looking for a fun activity to do over the summer, come and join us for our family-friendly neighbourhood movie nights at the church! We'll be hosting movie nights every Monday in July and August at 6:30pm.

This week's feature will be the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on Monday, August 14th at 6:30pm

Bring your family, friends and cozy blankets! The more the merrier!

Backyard BBQ: August 13

After the service on Sunday, August 13th, we will be having a backyard BBQ at the church! Join us as we heat up our grills for some great food and spend time with great people (that's you!). We'll provide the burgers (there will be vegetarian and gluten-free options) and salad. If you are able, bring some sides, drinks, or desserts to share. A $5 donation is appreciated.

BC Wildfires Response

The following is an update on how our fellow PAOC churches are serving their local communities affected by recent Wildfires throughout BC. We invite everyone within the Redemption Church family to pray for these efforts, and to prayerfully consider donating through the link below:

Greetings Prayer Ministry Partners, 

We are now over three weeks into the evacuation from BC wildfires -- thanks to a good response from local governments and other agencies, much of the immediate needs for the evacuated families have been met. Those evacuated from their homes have received food, water and hygiene supplies. However, emergency funds will end when the evacuation orders are lifted. 

As families return to their homes, there will be a great need to purchase groceries and other household essentials. For many vulnerable families that are uninsured or live pay cheque-to-pay cheque and haven't had work for the past couple weeks, the expenses are too much.

ERDO continues to partner with PAOC BC and Yukon District churches to provide immediate assistance to families as they return to their communities. This program will benefit families in meeting critical expenses such as:
groceries
laundry services
purchases of household essentials

This program is run through local churches in the most-affected communities in the region, and will also position churches to be a blessing to their local community.

Your donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.