Redland is again a collection center for Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, November 13-20, 2017! OCC makes it possible for millions of children to experience God’s love through shoeboxes filled with gifts. These shoeboxes open doors for presenting the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Collection Center Hours are:
Monday, November 13, 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday, November 14, 9am – 1pm
Wednesday, November 15, 12pm – 4pm
Thursday, November 16, 9am – 1pm
Friday, November 17, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 18, 8am – 1pm
Sunday, November 19, 1pm – 4pm
Monday, November 20, 12pm – 8pm
One of our Prime Timers – Richard M. – developed a survey to assess not only your interests regarding Prime Time ministry but also your sense of importance regarding the white board items named during our Nov. 5 summit.
Take the survey by clicking here.
This survey will be open for about two weeks.
You are invited to join a group from Redland that will inspect and load shoeboxes on Nov. 27, from 3:00-7:00pm. There is a job for everyone, and you’ll develop great connections while completing important work! Must be age 13 or older. Contact Mike Smith for details (contact info available at church).
Sign up here.
On Sunday, Nov. 5, about 80 senior adults, age 60 and up, met in the ROC Foyer for a delicious lunch and some exciting idea sharing. This is in preparation for our relaunch of the Prime Time Senior Adults Ministry at Redland.
Here is what you can look for in the future:
- Great events to build community, whether small activities or trips together
- Opportunities to learn and grow (like on our upcoming Museum of the Bible trip, Jan. 20)
- Ministry both to each other and the rest of the church.
So what is next?
- Be sure to join our email list to receive a weekly (max) update of Prime Time news. Just select “Senior Adults” under the interests section. Look for a letter with some more detailed meeting follow up, plus a survey that you can take to help us moving forward.
- Take a look at our new Prime Time webpage. Find it under Adults (at the top), then Senior Adults Ministry (on the left).
- A team is currently being put together to help with the planning process.
Amani ya Juu (“higher peace” in Swahili) is a non-profit sewing and training program for marginalized women in Africa. Women at Amani are learning to work together through faith in God who provides a peace that transcends all cultural and ethnic differences.
It is our privilege to partner with our African sisters to host our 6th annual sale of Amani products in the ROC Foyer on Saturday, November 11, 9am-5pm and Sunday, November 12, 1-4pm. Handcrafted items include: bags, jewelry, kitchen and home décor, Christmas items and more in a wide range of prices. Start your Christmas shopping early and support the wonderful women of Amani!
You’re invited to a special Trunk or Treat Halloween event from 3-5pm at Redland Baptist Church on Saturday, October 28! Dress up in your most spooktacular (but family-friendly) costume and come out for a fun family time full of activities like costume contests, arts and crafts, and of course, trunk or treating! Hope to see you there!
Fuel so far has been a blast! We’ve had a great group with high energy, but it doesn’t stop there. Here are some highlights that are making Fuel so successful this fall:
- Youth Action Teams – students are getting involved and taking the lead to welcome people, lead games, run media, and teach. Our ministry isn’t just done for youth. It’s done by youth.
- Many hands helping with meals – great meals continue, and they come from a variety of willing people who want to fill bellies. It’s hard to measure the impact on relationships and fellowship that comes from sharing a meal together!
- Steady small groups – we’ve made adjustments to how we do small groups and also added new leaders. The result is a good mix of students in each group, led by a capable, faithful adult.
- Nightly variety – each night is just a bit different, with four main types of nights: small group, outreach, worship, and action teams. That ensures we don’t have the same old, same old going on.
So what’s coming up with Fuel?
Starting Sunday, we will enter a series called “The Power of Words,” which will explore the ways our words can be used to build up and tear down, and what God’s Word says about it all. The artwork above is by Madeline C., one of our youth. Each week will look a bit different. Here’s the rundown:
- Oct. 22 – Outreach Night – bring friends and prepare for loads of games! A mini-lesson focusing on encouragement through words will be given by one of our youth, Rachel.
- Oct. 29 – Night of Worship – plan to praise God together, led by our youth praise band. Two of our youth – David and Wes – are teaming up to lead the message.
- Nov. 5 – Small Group Night – youth team Hayden and Holly will guide the up front portion of this night before kicking it to the small group discussion time.
Did you know that a growing group of men have begun meeting for Bible study and discussion? The study is an 8 week series on Friendship. Too many men have become isolated from strong, male friendships. Many friendships aren’t of a caliber that truly encourages them to pursue a man’s walk with Christ. The result leaves men disconnected, which is described as “being two quarts low in their spiritual lives” – everything is harder! These meetings are all about helping men transform through strong relationships.
Men, age 16 and up, you are invited to jump into the process.
- Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
- Tuesdays at 7:45 pm
- Thursdays at 6:00 am
For more information, contact Matt Horton or the church office.
The Christian Basketball Association (CBA) is a competitive basketball league for youth in Grades 6-12 that also helps them gain a better connection with the church. Online registration is now available through November 17! For more information, click here.
There is space available for more youth to attend the Corn Maze on Saturday, October 14 at 4:30pm! And invite a friend! You may bring or e-mail the permission slip to the Church Office or Kevin Freeman to secure your spot. Click Here for the permission slip.