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As some of you will have noticed, the Trotter family is expecting another baby in November! They anticipate having their hands quite full with (at that point) children ages 11, 9, 6, 1½, plus the new baby, so they are in the market to hire a part time nanny/house helper for the 2019 - 2020 school year (estimated between 15-30 hours per week September through June - and possibly ongoing) to help Karen who is home full time (and also homeschooling the 6 & 9 year-olds). 

Duties would be a combination of child care (especially for their toddler, but also with the other children including bringing them to/from activities) and light household duties. If you have experience working with (and enjoy!) a variety of ages of children, thrive in a lively (homeschool) environment, and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please connect with Karen by email (karenktrotter@gmail.com), phone (778-239-3767) or in person on a Sunday morning, and she can provide more details, including a more fulsome description of their family’s needs and a draft ‘job description’.

Summer Housing Available

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Are you looking for summer housing? This could be it!

Home for Rent or Room by Room for sublet. Beautiful Dunbar neighbourhood. Cozy home with 4 bedroooms, 2 bathrooms, yard, deck. The home / rooms would be available from July 1- Sept. 3rd.
Jordan is staying around in the summer so it will be a shared space.

We are asking $650/700 for a room - includes utilities. For more information or for interest in renting our whole place then contact me at 778-899-0412.

Feel free to let a friend or friend of a friend know about it :)

Thanks ,

Kaycie and Brian Burtchett

Housing Available

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Are you looking for a place to live? This could be it!

A private 1-2 bedroom suite for rent in a community house (planned weekly meal together) a half block from trendy Main Street and 32nd ave close to Queen Elizabeth Park, Hillcrest Center and major bus and bike routes. Kitchen with private washer and dishwasher, full bathroom (with tub), bedroom (can fit queen) and living room/office/second bedroom (can fit king) with full south-facing windows. Ground floor, private access at back and also access to shared laundry with new washer/dryer. Access to garage and yard with lots of space to garden. Free street parking. 

Available June 1st. 

Contact stevenhettler@gmail.com for pricing and to express interest along with phone number.

See below in blue for layout plan and here for pics

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As we head into another year, we want to begin by seeking God together in a season of repentance (about 10 weeks), kicked off by a concentrated, three-week season of fasting and prayer starting on January 13th. 

On the first Sunday of the year, Barry will introduce the time, helping us to get on the same page and offering some practical suggestions for ways in which this period can be fruitful for us individually and as a church. The main goal: to be as available and open to God as we can be. 

Our message series will be in Revelation 1-3. What is the Holy Spirit saying to the churches? Will we have ears to hear? What would it look like for us to learn to become overcomers?

Kits Cares Christmas Meal

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This Friday is the last meal of the year for Kits CARES! Its also our Christmas meal! We are still looking for some volunteers for this evening so if you’d like to help please email Maria.

Ways to help:

  • Meal Preparation: 3:30-5pm

    • Cuttting, chopping, cooking etc.

  • Dining Room Prep: 4:30-6:30pm

    • Put out all the tables, chairs and serving station

  • Dining Room: 5-7pm

    • Serve food and clean up tables

    • Sit with our guests and talk or pray with them

  • Clean Up: 6-8pm

    • Dishwashing and general cleanup

So join us for a merry night of fun, good food and hospitality!

Check out this link to learn more about Kits CARES!

Christmas Meal Volunteer Opportunities

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There are a few Christmas meals happening around the Kitsilano neighbourhood this holiday season. If you’d like to donate your time, check out the dates and locations below and email Maria to sign up!

Kitsmas Dinners at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House:

  • December 12th: 5 kitchen volunteers needed (3:30pm)

  • December 13th: 5 Kitchen volunteers needed (3:00pm)

Kitsmas Dinner at Steeves Manor (Senior Home):

  • December 19th: 5 kitchen volunteers (3pm) and 5 servers (5pm)

Kits CARES Meal:

  • December 21st: Follow this link to see different times and roles

Christmas Day Meal at St. Marks:

  • December 25th Redemption and Kits Cares will be partnering with Tenth at Kits Church to host their annual Christmas Day meal!

    • set up folks (helping construct the sanctuary space for the meal)…9-11am

    • table hosts (helping create a welcoming atmosphere) 10:45-1pm

    • food servers (helping dish up the plates) 10:45-1:15pm

    • food runners (helping replenish serving trays) 10:45-1:15pm

    • cooks (helping with food prep) 9-1pm

    • musicians (helping express joy) 10:45-1:15pm

    • cleaners (helping wrap everything up) 12:30-2pm

So if you want to give the gift of time this Christmas season there are quite a few opportunities. We have so many wonderful skills and gifts to share with our community!

Join Kits Cares!

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What is Kits Cares?

It is a program designed by a number of Kitsilano Churches to address hunger and social isolation in the Kitsilano Neighborhood.

Where?

A weekly meal jointly hosted by nearby churches at the Kitsilano Neighborhood house located at 2305 West 7th Ave.

When?

Every Thursday evening, with doors open to the community from 5:30-7:30. Volunteer hours change according to role.

Next Volunteer Dates for RC: Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7, Mar 21

Why do this?

  • To meet an acute need for nutrition. Kitsilano and surrounding neighbourhoods are home to a surprising number of unsheltered and other highly vulnerable people (pensioners, widows, the disabled, mental health patients, etc.) who are struggling with poverty- related challenges.

    •  Regular access to a nutritionally-appropriate meal made with quality ingredients is essential for general health as well as other life outcomes.

  • To help satisfy a deeper hunger. Loneliness afflicts many Vancouverites, and hits low- income people and young adults hardest.

    • Community meals if they're carefully organized to foster mutually transforming relationships - are amazing environments for creating a sense of belonging for socially isolated neighbours.

    • Jesus has reminded us that "no one lives by bread alone." Shared meals can offer a genuine taste of the shalom Jesus invites us into.

  • To Find Joy in Working Together. Jointly offering a meal to our most vulnerable neighbours can help us experience the joy of recognizing Christ in each other.

How do I get involved?

  • Participate in 1+ meals per month (Email Maria to sign up as a volunteer)

    • Roles Include the following:

      • Food preparation

      • Dining Room Set-up

      • Kitchen Clean Up

      • Servers and Bussers

      • Dishwashing

      • Dining Hall Clean Up

      • Conversationalists!

        For more information about each role check out this link!

  • Additional support:

    • Prayer support

    • Seasonal celebrations

    • Talents and interests for special events/classes

    • Partnerships and donations

Email maria@redemptionchurch.ca for any questions or more information!