Family Ministry News

Foster Child Gift Card Drive

Support youth in foster care by purchasing a $25 gift card from Target or Best Buy and bringing it back to the church by December 9You may also write a check instead, and a gift card will be purchased on your behalf.  Contact Linda R. for more details.

Our goal is to collect gift cards for all 36 children currently in care through Building Families for Children, the foster care agency we support.

“A Night of Carols!” December 16 at 4pm

Come join us in celebrating the music of the Christmas season as the Worship Ministry of Redland Baptist Church presents A Night of Carols! on Sunday, December 16 at 4pm featuring Kids for Praise 2 and 3 Children’s Choirs, Waves of Grace Youth Choir and Handbells, Celebration Bells, RBC Orchestra and Sanctuary Choir.

Childcare is available for three years-old and younger during the presentation.

A “Tasting Party” reception follows, featuring Christmas treats prepared by the RBC Family.

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Discuss it: Joseph’s coat, jealousy, and God’s plan

This Sunday we cover a fairly familiar story.  Joseph was one color in Jacob’s eyes: Golden.  His brothers turned a different, envious shade: Green.  There are many more colors to this story, reflected in Joseph’s coat.

After being sold into captivity by his brothers, Joseph had to ask a key question: Has God forgotten about me?

Here’s your chance to do a fun activity and bring the question home (literally) by discussing ways God has helped your own family during disappointments and hard times.  You may also want to discuss the impact of jealousy.

Either way, here’s a discussion sheet to get you going.

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Christmas gift suggestion

In addition to all of the cool electronics and other things your teen or pre-teen may get this Christmas, consider giving them a gift that will help them become the man or woman God has called them to be.

For that, I’ll recommend an easy-to-read book.  Consider either…

  • The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy: Save the Drama! and 100 Other Practical Tips for TeensLearn more and purchase here…OR

  • The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket: 101 Real-World Tips for Teenaged GuysLearn more and purchase here.

These books are fun to read and written “devotional style,” just a couple pages for each tip.  They have good advice and Scripture to solidify the message.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Due to inclement weather, all daytime and evening activities at Redland Baptist Church have been cancelled.

Categories: News

Inclement Weather

RBC Closures Due to Inclement Weather
The church office and all week day daytime activities will follow Montgomery County Public Schools when it comes to delayed openings, closures and early closures due to inclement weather.  For week day evening activities, the Minister or Director of the activity will make a determination and the information will be available by 4pm of the evening in question.  For weekend activities, the Minister or Director of the activity will make a determination and the information will be available at least 2 hours before the event begins. All of these changes will also be reflected on the church website (top right rotating picture)  and on the office phone message for special announcements.

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Becoming the Adviser Your Teen Needs, Part 2

Hello Parents and Families:

We are back again with another fresh Online Parenting Class for this month! It is a good one that I am sure you are going to love. It all about “Becoming the Adviser Your Teen Needs.” It explains the shift that should be happening in your parenting style and your home as your teen gains more and more freedom.

As your teen grows up and matures, there is a shift that should be happening in the role you play in your child’s life. You go from “controller” to “adviser” as they are earning more and more freedom and independence.

Give this month’s video a watch, and then consider a few additional reflections I have added below:

  • Is my parenting approach shifting and changing from when my child was younger? If not, why?
  • What are the ways that you are allowing your teen freedoms in order for them to learn Godly independence?
  • How do you see your parenting going from controller to adviser?
  • Have a conversation with your teen and ask them in what areas of their life they would like you to be less of a “controller” and need your advice instead?

Please let me know how I can help you as you consider your parenting styles and as you make this necessary transition in your family.

My door, email, and phone are always open to you as parents. As always, I am in prayer for you and your family.

Your partner in ministry,

Kevin Freema

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OC Mission Trip – Family Style: Aug 3-10, 2019

More details are coming, but here’s what you can expect:

  • Family-style mission trip:  Youth, children, parents, and other adults are encouraged to join in! (Minimum age TBA)
  • Construction projects
  • Kids Bible projects
  • Sports ministry
  • Outreach to internationals
  • Time for family outings
  • Great relational depth
  • Cost is TBA, likely $200-$250 per person

Consider making this your family vacation.

Schedule your vacation and set aside August 3-10 NOW!

Great Date Night – Don’t forget to sign up!

Just a few more days to register!

We already have a great crowd coming – about 60 – but there’s still room for more.  Sign up for a night of desserts, laughs, and enriching discussion.

Click here or sign up in the church foyer this Sunday.  (Last online date to register is Monday, Nov. 12.)

Already signed up? Great!  Invite another couple to join you!

For couples who need childcare, you may sign up for this in the church foyer.

Becoming the Adviser Your Teen Needs, Part 1

Greetings Youth Parents:

I truly hope your month is going well and you are getting into a good pace now that you are into the full swing of the fall schedule. I love the fall season for sure, with the changes in weather and fall activities. God is so amazing as he gives us seasons of weather and of life.

The season of parenting you probably now find yourself in may not feel so amazing some days. There are changes and shifts happening around your home, I am sure.

One of the changes that happens in this new season of your family is what your teen needs from you. It is a time where you are changing from a season of control to a new season of advice. As your child turns in to a teen, they are becoming more independent and confident.

This is not a bad moment of life, but it is something to think through. That is why I am excited to share this month’s Online Parenting Class. It is all about how parents can make the shift from being in complete control to being a Godly adviser for your teen.

Give it a quick watch. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions. I would love to help you walk through this process and season of life.

Please check out this week’s online parenting class:

https://vimeo.com/parentministry/review/280520423/c49e7ea609

In Him,
Youth Pastor

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