Posts by Rachel Smith

Posts by Rachel Smith

Got Questions?

Got Questions? If you’re wondering what’s happening around Redeemer or who to contact for what, here’s some ways to find out: Keep acquainted with this weekly email; See the Parish Life Notices at the end of the bulletin each week; Call Shirley Combs, our administrator in the church office and ask! The staff – and the whole body of believers at Redeemer – is here to help us all “Know, Grow, and Go!” together. Let us know how we can…

VBS This Week 6:00-8:00PM

Dear Redeemer Family:This week we will host Vacation Bible School, Monday to Friday. Dinner is at 5:30, and the VBS program will be from 6-8PM. We are still in need of a few volunteers to help clean up after dinner (eat with us at 5:30, then clean up in the kitchen at 6PM). Please pray for Stacey and her team as they lead our children, and for the children as they learn more about Jesus!This Sunday I will be giving a brief…

Donation Opportunity!

Donation Opportunity Kim’s Open Door provides food and education services to underserved families, many who speak English as their second language. This summer, Redeemer will be assisting in their International Summer Academy where students will improve their academic skills, engage in recreational activities, and participate in VBS. Redeemer has ben asked to provide donations of pump hand soap. If you are able, please drop off any contributions on the VBS table outside the Sunday School room in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you!  

Are you ready to GET ONBOARD for a good time?

Are you ready to GET ONBOARD for a good time? Come learn about how JESUS’ POWER PULLS US THROUGH at Redeemer’s Rocky Railway VBS! Redeemer will be hosting Vacation Bible School the week of June 28 (M-F) from 6-8PM. A simple dinner will be served at 5:30. You are ALL invited! If you are a parent or grandparent, you are invited to bring your children or grandchildren, AND you are encouraged to invite their friends to join in!For all other Redeemer…

A Letter from the Online Communications Coordinator (Rector’s Letter for 6/14)

Hello Redeemer!Fr. Bill asked me to write and introduce myself to you this week, as he is away for his doctoral class. My name is Rachel Smith Starling and I have been the Online Communications Coordinator for Redeemer for roughly a year and a half. I am a 22 year-old student at FSU living in my hometown of Tallahassee, FL. I am currently finishing up my Bachelor’s degree in studio art with a focus in printmaking, and plan to pursue…

June 2021 Interterm Offerings

June 2021 Interterm Offerings Trinity School for Ministry is offering multiple non-credit offerings during their June 2021 Interterm. Subjects include: The Book of Common Prayer, Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, First Corinthians, Soul Care, Pastoral Responses to Mental Health, Music Workshop with Andy Piercy, Ten Words of Life, and Engaging the Doctrine of Creation. Click here for more information. Prices for the non-credit online classes (you can participate from Jacksonville!) range from $35-$50.

Search for Children’s Ministry Director

Search for Children’s Ministry Director  Church of the Redeemer is looking for our next Children’s Ministry Director. It will be a part time position, 20-30 hours per week. Please share this information with any potential candidates. Resume’s should be emailed to .

2021 Baby Bottle Campaign

First Coast Women’s Services 2021 Baby Bottle CampaignIt’s Baby Bottle Time!3 Ways to Participate Go to Scroll down to the Baby Bottle Campaign Choose which way you would like to participate For help setting up your virtual baby bottle page or if you have questions, contact Glenda at or (904) 549-6100.

Redeemer 101

Redeemer 101Whether you are new to Redeemer, or a long-time member, you are invited to join us in a five week course we like to call “Redeemer 101”.Redeemer is a unique church with an interesting history and serves in a number of important roles in the life of the larger church, as well as in the Jacksonville community. We’d like to help you become more familiar with that history and understand the ways in which the ministry of Christ’s gospel…

Volunteering Opportunities (Rector’s Letter for 5/03)

Dear Redeemer Family, As disciples and followers of Jesus Christ, we are ALL commissioned to be making disciples “as we are going” into the world (Matthew 28:19). I want to challenge you to be looking for ways that you can partner with the Lord in his work at Redeemer and in the Community.In this season of re-visioning and relaunching, there are many opportunities available at Redeemer that are in need of volunteers. I ask you to prayerfully considering stepping forward to serve…

Visioning & The S.H.A.P.E. Assessment

Visioning & The S.H.A.P.E. AssessmentCompleting your SHAPE assessment is still important to the visioning process underway here at Redeemer. Many thanks to those who completed it for use this past week. We’ve heard that the results have been helpful personally, and many of us have seen how it’s been helpful so far corporately. If you haven’t, please do complete yours as soon as you are able, and be sure to send your results to Thank you!

Continuing Redeemer’s Visioning Process (Rector’s Letter for 4/25)

Dear Redeemer Family,This past Saturday more than 60 members met together (in-person and Zoom) to begin Redeemer’s visioning process. It was great to be working together with so many, as we seek to understand who we are as a church and where the Lord is leading us in mission and ministry. If you were not able to attend, I encourage you to take time to view or listen to the recording of the meeting. See below in this email to…