Week of January 1

Dear Friends,
Here are some important things going on this week at Christ the Redeemer:
First, End of the Year Giving must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2016 if you would like it to be included in the 2016 Yearly Giving Statements for tax purposes.
Second, don’t forget that our new Discipleship Hour followed by our new worship time begins next Sunday, January 8.  Christ the Redeemer is committed being a community of Disciples who Make Disciples. We are eager to deepen that commitment by crafting a ‘Discipleship Hour’ for all ages prior to worship.
The new schedule is as follows:
  • Coffee and Pastries:  8:30 AM
  • Discipleship Hour:  9:00-10:00 AM
  • Worship:  10:15 AM
If you plan on attending the Adult Discipleship Hour and did not sign-up to purchase the book through the church, you can order the book at the following website:
The cost is $17 plus shipping and the book is required for the class.
Third, there are two new Women’s Bible Studies starting up for the New Year:
  • Wednesday evenings @Temple Richardson’s house at 7 PM, beginning on January 18. This group is open and welcomes new members. There will be a Fellowship Potluck to start off the New Year at Betsy’s house. Please contact Temple at 489-7805 or t.richardson@cox.net for more information.
  • Thursday Morning in the Fellowship Hall here at CtR at 9:15 AM, beginning on January 12. This group is open and welcomes new members. They hope to have child care for mothers of young children. Please contact Janis Campbell at janiscampbell58@gmail.com.
Both groups will be focusing on 2 Corinthians and using Kelly Minter’s All Things New.  Please contact Temple or Janis to order the book.
Lastly, registration for the Women’s Retreat at Camp Chanco begins this Sunday. Please pick up a brochure from the table in the Narthex.  For more information, contact Janie Atwood at maryjaneatwood@gmail.com or Jennifer Brown at brownie7506@yahoo.com.
I look forward to worshiping with all of you on Sunday.