Missions News

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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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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!

Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week

Redland is again a collection center for Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, November 12-19, 2018! 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 12, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday, November 13, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 14, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Friday, November 16, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, November 17, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday, November 18, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday, November 19, 12:00pm – 8:00pm

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Amani ya Juu Fair Trade Craft Sale

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.

Amani white logoIt is our privilege to partner with our African sisters to host our 7th annual sale of Amani ya Juu products in the ROC Foyer on Saturday, November 10, 9am-5pm and Sunday, November 11, 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!

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Ocean City summer mission trip – Family style

Attention families, we are working to put together a mission trip to Ocean City Baptist Church on August 3-10, 2019. Youth, children, parents, and other adults are encouraged to join in! (Minimum age TBA). Begin praying about making your “vacation” a powerful family mission experience this summer!

Ministry projects may include: construction, kids Bible projects, sports ministry, outreach to internationals, and time for family outings and great relational depth with fellow mission trip team members. Cost is TBA, likely $200-$250 per person.

Contact Kevin Freeman with questions.

Get Ready for Fall! 2018-2019 Ministry Schedule

Welcome Back!
Register Online August 10 for our 2018-2019 Ministry Programs!

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FREE ESL Classes

Our ESL classes provide a fun experience in learning English at all levels of proficiency and teach both conversational skills and literacy.  Separate classes for all levels meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm, September through June.  Registration for 2018-2019 ESL Classes will be held Monday, August 27 at 7pm.  We welcome students from all parts of the world!  For more information, click here.

Categories: ESL, News, outreach

Grace In-Store Community Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Join us Saturday, May 5 from 9am until 1pm as we have a huge yard sale!  There will be something for everyone!  In addition to the yard sale tables, we will have a bake sale where you may purchase homemade goodies.

If you would like to rent space at our yard sale, please contact (graceinstoreredland at gmail dot com).

Categories: News, outreach

Portrait of a Healthy Church

In the fall of 2017, our staff decided to invite Dr. Randy Millwood from our BCMD staff to help us determine how we might help Redland to become a more efficient tool for furthering God’s kingdom.  Randy suggested the Church Health Assessment—a study he and other faculty of New Orleans Seminary had developed a few years back. We liked that idea so we set the dates. We enlisted the respondents (30 Redlanders carefully chosen to reflect the age, gender, marital status, and length of church membership tenure, etc. of our church). The idea was to assemble a “little Redland” to help us get a picture of the “bigger Redland. The surveys were carefully tabulated, and on April 7 about 60 Redlanders gathered to hear the results and to brainstorm some ways we could use the results.

Here are a couple things the survey revealed:

1.) We have a very healthy church.
2.) The results reflected the vision focus for 2018—our need to do a better job of connecting with each other and the lost in our community.

Our staff will with Randy to get suggestions on next steps, and continues to review the results. We want to accomplish those goals with you, not for you.

Copies of the results were sent out attached to an e-mail and are also available on the table in the back of the Sanctuary, or contact the church office for a copy.

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Healthy Church Workshop, April 7

Redland’s Healthy Church Workshop, facilitated by Randy Millwood from the BCMD will be Saturday, April 7. A continental breakfast with coffee is served at 8:15am, the workshop starts at 8:45am in the Sanctuary and will conclude by 1pm. Everyone is invited and childcare (birth-Grade 5) is available by RSVP to Peggy Peek.

The first half of our time together will be spent reviewing the results of our recent Healthy Church Assessment, taken by a cross-section of Redland’s members (determined by age, gender, marital status, ministry involvement, and length of church membership tenure) earlier this year in January. This will be an overview of our church health, highlighting areas where we are strong and areas that could use some extra attention.

The second half of the workshop will be for collaborative discussion, discernment, fellowship, and planning to develop strategies for RBC’s continued health. This workshop is for everyone!  We look forward to seeing you here.

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