Generous Serving: The Bible and Serving

Dear Redemption City Family,

Serving is one of the great privileges of the church and one of the means God uses to bring gospel renewal to people’s lives.  Yet, many of us think that serving in the church is a privilege reserved for a few.  

According to the Bible, serving is the call of every Christian. In Ephesians 4:4-7, Paul writes,  “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift."

Each of us has been given gifts, and each of us are called to use our gifts as a light before men. When Christ-centered service is present in the church, it forms a brilliant nucleus radiating out into a dark world. This brilliance is something the church must recover. Together, through service, we can join God in his renewing work in the city of Boston.  
Join us tomorrow as we learn what it means to be generous through serving. I hope to see you there.  

Praying for you,
Pastor Juan

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Women's Gathering
Women: Mark your calendars for a casual Women’s Gathering on Friday, September 18th from 7-9PM at the Maclean Household. This is a great opportunity to meet new faces and catch up with familiar ones. More info and RSVP on our website.

Haley House Soup Kitchen
We are helping the Haley House Soup Kitchen on September 20th from 1:30-5PM as we prepare/serve a meal for the elderly homeless community of the neighborhood. Sign up on our website to reserve your spot to help (limited spots available).

Help Wanted
We’re a growing church and are always in need of some helping hands with our Sunday Gathering. Please stop by our “Resource Table” on Sundays or check out our website to find out how you can get involved.

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Let people know! We would love it if you could take a minute to like/rate us on some social media sites, which makes it easier for others to find us when they are searching for a church in Boston.

City Groups Launching
Next week we launch City Groups (formerly Community Groups), which are smaller extensions of our community that meet at different locations in the city throughout the week. Check out our website for more info and group locations and times.

Membership Class
Interested in learning more about our church? Attend our next membership class scheduled for September 26th, 10AM – 2PM at the South End Branch of Boston Public Library. Learn more and sign up for the class on our website

Newcomers' Lunch
New to Redemption City Church and want to learn more about us? Join us for our Newcomers' Lunch directly following our gathering tomorrow. We will meet at Clery's on Dartmouth at 12:30PM. 

Pre-service Prayer
Every Sunday morning, Redemption City Church holds pre-service prayer meetings at 9:45am. Please join us in the hallway next to the auditorium to pray for our church, our city, and our world.

Have any questions? 
Email us. We'd love to hear from you!