Posts by Rachel Smith

Posts by Rachel Smith

Redeemer Online Directory

Redeemer Online Directory Redeemer’s password-protected online directory is now LIVE and available for all Redeemer members. Click HERE for a video that will explain the process to create (or recover) your personal login. Click HERE (updated link) to sign up for the OnRealm website, or go to your phone’s “App Store” to download the “Realm Connect” application for free. If anyone wishes to opt out of the secure directory, please email

Coming up soon! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 30

Coming up soon! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 30 Redeemer is sponsoring a congregational work day at Kim’s Open Door. We’ll be grabbing rakes, buckets, brooms and whatever else is needed to spruce up the classrooms and surrounding areas that are used to bring tutoring, dance classes, and other arts offerings to refugee children and at-risk youth in nearby neighborhoods, opening the door to the Gospel. Bring a bag lunch – Redeemer will provide drinks and dessert. Exact hours…

Save The Date!

Save The Date! Church-wide Retreat, Friday September 16th – 18th, at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, FL. Details will be coming as we have them but for now put this on your calendar so that you can make plans to join us! You WON’T want to miss it! If you would like to help plan it, please contact Sheila DelCharco at or 904-386-8374. 

Collection for Hubbard House

Collection for Hubbard House Redeemer has long supported this domestic violence shelter with a monthly donation of food, shopped for and delivered by one of our members. At present, they have a particular need for Towels & washcloths Children’s underwear 2T up to 16 Children’s socks, all sizes There will be a collection box in the Fellowship Hall for these items. Pleasemake a note to take part in this special collection.

Opportunity to Unite in Prayer for the Children of Ukraine

Opportunity to Unite in Prayer for the Children of Ukraine As a follow-up to our recent discipleship class on the ministry of Compassion International, we are passing on this unique opportunity to join in prayer, quoting from a recent letter.“I know that you have a heart for children, and that’s why I’m writing you. Every night at 5 p.m., children settle in with their caretakers in cold metro stations, cellars and bombshelters. The curfew begins and will last until the…

Beyond 90 Volunteer Positions open

Beyond 90 Volunteer Positions open This mission partner ministers to refugee families in Jacksonville with the goal of “bridging the gap to self-sufficiency.” Their support services have been booming and they need YOU! This is an amazing opportunity for those with extra time during the day who want to interact with people from all over the world. Training will be provided. Come join their team and personallyinteract with the newcomers in our community. Current positions: Support Services – Help them with paperwork and public…

“On the Apostolic Preaching”

“On the Apostolic Preaching” In our Adult Discipleship hour on Sundays, we will be reading through a theological classic written in the second century by Irenaeus, one of the Fathers of the Early Church. Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons received teaching from Bishop Polycarp, who himself was a disciple of Saint John the Apostle! In Irenaeus’ book, “On the Apostolic Preaching,” he is going to walk us through the story of the Old Testament Scriptures and show how the Apostles…

“The Good and Beautiful God”

“The Good and Beautiful God” Lent is a season of repentance, refocus, and rededication of our lives to Christ. One traditional way that Christians dedicate this time to its focus is through taking on greater and deeper spiritual reading and focus. This year, Church of the Redeemer is going to encourage this practice by guiding members through two different studies:In our small groups, members are going to be participating in a study of James Bryan Smith’s “The Good and Beautiful God.” This study…

Advent Resource Kits

Advent Resource Kits On Sunday Bill shared a wonderful resource for Advent that is especially suitable for families with children ages 7 to 13: the Jotham books. Sheila DelCharco has written a curriculum complete with fun crafts and recipes that will enrich your Advent season. The kit comes with the book as well as the supplies that you will need to complete the crafts. There are some additional bonus crafts that do not include the materials but are easy enough…

A Blue Christmas: A Service of Remembrance

A Blue Christmas: A Service of Remembrance Hope for those who find rejoicing hard this year Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be a reminder of what we lack or of whatcannot be. It might be the first Christmas without a loved family member, or it may be a timethat has always been difficult. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of finances orunemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation — these things…

Two Opportunities to Spread Christmas Cheer

Two Opportunities to Spread Christmas Cheer As part of our Advent Celebration, we are continuing our support of local foster care and adoption ministries by collecting new, unwrapped board books, games, and toys for One More Child to brighten the holidays for these vulnerable children. Look for the labeled box in the main area of the Parish Hall beginning this Sunday through December 5. Don’t have time to shop or don’t know what to buy? Leave a cash donation and Andrea McCullough will do the shopping for…

“Coffee, Cocoa & Connection”

An Advent celebration on Saturday, December 4 from 2:00-4:00. This is an event for everyone, a time of gathering together and spending time with one another, and taking part in a project to bless one of our ministry partners. You won’t want to miss it!
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