Food Bank Collection for February 2017

Posted on Jan 23 , 2017 in Announcements & Ministry Updates

ATTN:  Redemption Fellowship Family

Our effort to help feed the hungry is on-going. The need is definitely there as one in five people in the state of Georgia struggles with hunger – many of them are children.

The Fayette Samaritans is a Christian ministry serving those in need by providing food, clothing, and financial assistance. Please continue to help in our effort to collect donations for the Samaritans Food Bank to feed the hungry by placing one or more non perishable items in the donation box each week.  All donations are gathered on the fourth Sunday of each month and are delivered soon afterwards to the Samaritans.

Collection of the donations for the month of February will take place the week of Sunday, February 26th.  If you and your family are able, please bring a donation for the Food Bank with you to service this Sunday.

While all items are appreciated, the Samaritans have asked if we could help especially with the staple items listed below:

Canned tuna
Peanut Butter
Rice
Dried Beans
Cornbread Mix
Canned fruit/vegetables
Applesauce
Pasta sauce
Toiletries
Feminine Products

They also made an appeal for clothing donations.  At this time there is a special need for boys clothing:  shirts, underwear, socks, etc (all sizes).  Many thanks for all of the donations that have been made thus far.  All items donated are delivered and recorded as coming from Redemption Fellowship Church.

If you have any questions about the Food Bank donations, please contact Sister Chantal Bartley or Sister Dolores Bennett.

Thank you and may God richly bless you.

DNOW (Disciple Now) – 2017

Posted on Jan 23 , 2017 in Announcements & Ministry Updates

DNOW 2017
Friday, March 3rd – Sunday, March 5th

ATTN:  Redemption Family:

It’s Time To Get Ready for DNOW (Disciple Now) 2017, which will take place Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 5th.

This is our Annual Youth Conference in Fayette County for our middle school and high school students and it is the largest countywide discipleship conference of the year!  The weekend will include overnights in an approved church member’s home with your friends, Saturday meals/Sunday breakfast with a recap at the church, small group Bible studies led by Young Adult and Adult Youth Leaders, large group events with over 1000 students from our area, study booklet, t-shirt, recreation engagements and missions projects. The entire weekend will be a time of Discipleship, Evangelizing, Serving, Devotion, Fellowship, and Fun.

Stay tuned to your emails for agenda and other pertinent information.

For more information about DNOW Fayette County, visit http://fayma.org/dnow-2017/

 

New Members Needed for the Usher Ministry

Posted on Apr 17 , 2016 in Announcements & Ministry Updates

Attention:  All Members of Redemption

The Usher Ministry is in need of new members.  As things have changed at the church, we’ve had a number of members who’ve had to step down for health reasons or to take a break.  We’ve also had members who have moved away.  We are looking for additional people who would love to join the team.

If you are interested, please contact Brother Willie Maddox or Sister Hester Bell.

Redemption Rebuilding Teams

Posted on Jun 20 , 2015 in Announcements & Ministry Updates

Attention All Members of Redemption Fellowship Church

Please consider joining one of the Redemption Rebuilding Teams.  Your help is always needed and we can sure to find a place for you.  Please pray and ask the Lord which team(s) you should become a part of to help rebuild Redemption.

These teams include:
*  Intercessory Prayer
*  Office Volunteer
*  Interior Design
*  Beautification
*  Inventory
*  Music Ministry
*  Greeters
*  Hospitality Ministry
*  Usher Ministry
*  Community Outreach Ministry
*  Security
*  Education
*  Human Resource Team
*  Technology Team
*  Building Maintenance

There’s room for everybody.  The Lord has blessed all of us with gifts, so please pray and ask the Lord to guide you regarding where to further use those gifts and talents. Signing up to work on a team will allow opportunities to pray, fellowship, and build relationships with other team members.  Team leads will be determined once team members are in place.  If you would like to sign up for a team, please contact Rosalind Watkins.

Outreach Initiatives

Posted on Oct 15 , 2014 in Announcements & Ministry Updates

Attention: Redemption Fellowship Church Family

Please remember our Outreach Initiatives.  They are presented on the board outside of the Admin Office.  The opportunities listed are just some examples of Local Outreach Programs where we can begin plugging in as a church Family.

When you are at church, please take the time to check out all of the opportunities that are listed on the board.  There are a number of events and programs listed and God can use your hearts and hands to help out.  Pray for direction on where God will be able to use all of the talents and gifts that He has given you.  There are several opportunities to serve.

Audio: Because He Lives

Posted on Apr 22 , 2014 in Announcements

Our very own Minister of Music, James Jones, performed a beautiful rendition of “Because He Lives” this past Sunday. Please take a listen and enjoy his praise.

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Because He Lives Lyrics

(Verse 1)
God sent his son
They called him Jesus
He came to love
Heal and forgive
He lived and died
To buy my pardon
An empty grave
Is there to prove
My Savior lives

(Chorus)
Because he lives
I can face tomorrow
Because he lives
All fear is gone
Because I know
He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because he lives

(Verse 2)
How sweet to hold
A newborn baby
And feel the pride
And joy he gives
But greater still
The calm assurance
This child can face
Uncertain days
Just Because he lives

(Chorus)

(Verse 3)
And then one day
I’ll cross the river
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain
And then as death
Gives way to victory
I’ll see the lights
Of glory and
I’ll know he lives

(Chorus 2xs)

RFC Women’s Ministry Community Outreach

Posted on Jan 18 , 2014 in Announcements & Ministry Updates & Women

Attention: All Ladies of Redemption Fellowship Church

As we begin another year, let us stop to reflect on the physical and spiritual needs in our community. Many of you have inquired about the Women’s Ministry outreach works. The Women’s Ministry currently has outreach commitments to the following organizations: Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center, Fayette Samaritans, and Summerhill Community Ministries.

We realize there are many needs in our midst, but we need your help identifying the most urgent needs. Please share any community needs with the WM Outreach Committee Chairpersons, Linda Thomas and Andresi Johnson.   Thank you.

Reach In to Move Out

The Women’s Ministry Council

Fayette Samaritans Partnership

Posted on Sep 25 , 2013 in Announcements & Ministry Updates


Attention: Redemption Fellowship Church Members and Family

As many of you know, in the past we have worked to maintain a food closet here at the church. Over the last few years it has become increasingly difficult to maintain a high level of non-perishable goods.  So for that reason we have decided to partner with the Fayette Samaritans. The Fayette Samaritans is a nonprofit organization supported by many of the churches and community organizations in the Fayetteville area.  They provide food, clothes, financial assistance, and access to community resources.

With that being said, September and October are our months to shine.  For the rest of September and all of October we will be collecting food, clothes (all kinds), and money.  Redemption, it is our ministry to help the less fortunate and we never know when we may be one of those in need of help.  We are blessed to be a blessing to others, so I am asking that we all do our part.  Let’s bombard them with so much stuff they won’t have room to store it all.

They are always in need of volunteers to help with sorting items and stocking shelves, so if you have some spare time please sign up. It is a very rewarding experience.  There but for the grace of God go I, something I try to live by and have tried to instill in my children.  For more information on the Fayette Samaritans and how you can help please pick up a brochure in the Foyer.

~ Sister Wanda Hall

Recap From Parents Meeting

Posted on Jul 07 , 2013 in Announcements

Recap From Parents Meeting for Children Youths and Young Adults

I want to thank everyone who was able to attend the Parent Ministry meeting on Sunday.  This meeting was for the parent of every Student and Young Adult connected to our Ministry from Children to Young Adults.

1. Ultimate Purpose and Goal of All Ministries involving Children to Young Adults
a. Build a solid Christian foundation for our Children that includes CHRIST CENTERED IDENTITY RELATIONSHIPS and BELIEFS
b. To Create an environment that fosters an opportunity to study God’s word on a daily basis
1. Through on campus teachings, (weekly sermon and discussions)
2. Dinner and Conversation/ bible studies
3. Outings and Fellowship opportunities that strengthen relationships amongst peers
4. Opportunities to serve, with older groups serving younger groups
5. At home studying and research opportunities
6. Fearlessly create opportunities or assist in helping students seize opportunities, to boldly and courageously share their faith.

2. Parental Expectations
a. Ensure Students are doing the Work
1. Sitting with them in an at home bible study on their assignments
2. Spending 15 minutes, minimum, weekly (realistically this should be more but we gotta start somewhere)  discussing with  students the scriptures and discussion or sermon whether in the main sanctuary, class in the back, dinner and conversation, VBS, or even your own weekly or daily devotion
3. Helping them to realize that God must be their 1st pursuit whether their desires are academic, social, sports, or life long dreams
(God will grant them the desires of their hearts as they delight in His will)
4. Be consistent and lead by example (especially when it comes to sacrificing life routines and time)

3.  To help our teachers make a greater impact and be more consistent, in the Fall, we will begin a 3 to 4 week rotation. This will enable Teachers to follow-up with lessons with the pre-K through preteen groups as well as communicate better with each other.  We will also partner with the sound ministry to ensure CDs are copied for the Sundays missed during this new rotation cycle.  Simplified, the teachers will average 1 month on – 2 months off.

4. I will  email, weekly, the lessons for teens, so you may continue to engage them at home.

I want to remind everyone, our guidance and biblical teaching for the generations after us does not end at 18 years old. Discipleship is a life long process that carries from one generation to the next and one peer group to the next. We teach the bible. Even with our Children’s curriculum, the goal is never to compromise the truth of God’s Word and His expectation for us. We must help our young people  understand how to …Work out their own salvation…and know what it means to please God and to courageously, fearlessly share their Faith.

Do this and we will turn the world upside down.

For the Glory of God,
Raymonde Neely
Redemption Fellowship Church Youth and Young Adult Director

Only A Praise Will Do

Posted on Dec 24 , 2011 in Announcements

By Former Asst. Pastor Horace Cutter

As I think to write this note, I have to prepare you with a disclaimer. Many of you may know that I have Pentecostal upbringings and some who may not know me very well may not believe it because I am not very Pentecostal in my character. I will say that my thoughts today are from that same background. As we are in the Christmas season and look into the approach of the end of the year, my work reminds me that this time of the year is a very sad time due to the experiences of people.

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