Nerf Wars V. Our annual Nerf Wars event is back! We are excited to transform the entire church into a playground. Your student needs to bring with them a nerf gun and at least one nerf dart. We will be playing multiple nerf games all night long. Be at the church by 6:30pm and pick up at 8:30pm.
Do you have a student going into 5th, 6th, or 7th grade in the fall? They are invited to join us for our annual Club 56 backyard bash. This event is to welcome our new club 56 students, and to say goodbye to our graduating 6th graders.
Youth group is back. Join us at Oregon Trail Park for a back to school kickoff. Feel free to bring any yard games or sporting equipment you would like to play outside. We meet at the park at 6:30pm and you can pick up your student from the park at 8:30pm.
Come join the celebration of our graduating preschoolers and 4th graders as they promote into new ministries here at Redemption. This Sunday celebration is designed to celebrate a new rite of passage for our children. If you have a child who will be in Kindergarten or 5th grade in the fall of 2018, please click the button below and let us know that you would like them to participate.
As an extension of the Men’s Ministry here at Redemption we are offering a family hiking trip this summer from July 15-18. We have a group camp site booked at Glacier Basin camping park in Rocky Mountain National Park just outside of Estes Park, Colorado. We have space for 20 folks to join us. We will be hiking, fishing, camping and lounging in hammocks! This is tent camping that requires us to bring our own food and cooking supplies.
Come join us for our 5th annual neighborhood soccer camp. This event is always a great time with kids from our church and our neighborhood coming together to play and enjoy the summer weather. Our camp is not intended to prepare the next Messi or train the next Ronaldo, but instead we think our kids want to have a safe space to play. Therefore, we are seeking to create a week of fun and games for our kids built around the world's sport of soccer.
Come celebrate our graduating 6th graders as they enter into our Redemption youth ministry. June 10th, is when we celebrate our new 7th graders, and invite them to join all youth ministry related activities. If you have a graduating 6th grader, please click the button below to register your student for this ceremony.
Do you have questions about Children’s Ministry (U18)? There will be an informational meeting for parents of students of all ages (infant-12th grade). We’d love a chance to answer your questions and share about what we’re doing and why. When: Sunday, April 29th from 11:45a-1p; Where: The Elementary Room (A-frame) Lunch and childcare will be provided.
Our Annual SPRING Work Day is here, and we would like to invite you to join us as we repair, update, and maintain our church building and grounds. This year we will be doing a number of projects inside and outside. Please click the box below and register for our Spring Work Day. It helps us to organize our projects!
Please join us for this beautiful and important prayer service. This is how we start the season of Lent. This is a dark and mysterious service that invites you to move from station to station and pray. You can go at your own pace and stay as long as you need. This is a wonderful prayer service for families.
This year for our Christmas Party we are going to be having a Las Posadas Celebration.
What is Las Posadas?
Las Posadas is Spanish for lodging, or accommodation, which in this case refers to the inn in the story of the nativity of Jesus. It uses the plural form as the celebration lasts for a nine-day interval (called the novena) during the Christmas season, but for us... we are going to only celebrate on December 13th.
This story has grown in significance with the Latino Christian community due to many immigrant families seeing themselves in the story of Mary and Joseph as they traveled to a foreign city only to be rejected, but through the pain of this rejection comes the birth of a Messiah.
That is why we are going to celebrate this story. Not only does this unique Christian celebration have meaning as an old tradition for protestant and catholic latino families, but for almost 1/3 of our students... they see themselves in the story. It speaks to them.
What's the Plan?
Just come as usual to youth group, and we will have food, games, and drinks prepped and ready to go! We will also be doing three big traditions that have roots in Las Posadas:
- We will be having a pinata. This is common in a Las Posadas.
- We will be having a traditional Las Posadas cake.
- We will be passing out cookies to the neighborhood.
How do cookies connect to this?
This is actually my favorite part, and it takes a little imagination. In a traditional Las Posadas the kids of the church community lead the adults through the neighborhood as they walk to the church. The children will carry a baby through the neighborhood and all the way to the nativity scene at the church. As they go they will have a house actually play the Inn keeper and will play-act the inn keeper rejecting Mary and Joseph. The church community, lead by the children, will continue on to the church and gather around the nativity scene as they place the Christ-child in the manger.
We will actually start our night with this celebration.
We will meet up at the church, but the doors will be locked. Our students will have to gather outside and wait. At 7:05pm we will pass out the cookies the church has brought for our neighbors and walk throughout the neighborhood passing them out. We will eventually walk to the church where we will have a reading, a prayer, and a meal.
Come out on November 18th from 9AM - 1PM.The church needs help doing different maintenance projects. This is a great opportunity to bring your family and help serve. Do not forget that lunch will be served. It will be pizza. Bring your family to come eat and work!
The Enneagram is a system of personality that describes nine distinct ways of thinking, feeling, and acting in the world. This class is ideal for those who desire to better understand the unconscious patterns that operate in their lives and the lives of others. Consider taking the class with your small group or friends.
Our next men’s event is Friday, September 15th at Lakeside Speedway in Shawnee. Cost is $12 for adults; $6 for kids 7-12, and 6 and under are free. Meet at Lakeside speedway at 6pm. Racing starts at 7:30pm. Bring your own drinks and sides. We will provide the burgers, hot dogs and grills.
July 30th at 5pm is our first annual golf scramble. We will be raising money for the 2017-2018 youth ministry year. We will be playing the Prairie Center Park Frisbee golf course. This event is for all ages, and is a great idea for a fun family outing!
Come join us for our 4th annual neighborhood soccer camp. This event is always a great time with kids from our church and our neighborhood coming together to play and enjoy the summer weather. Our camp is not intended to prepare the next Messi or train the next Ronaldo, but instead we think our kids want to have a safe space to play. Therefore, we are seeking to create a week of fun and games for our kids built around the world's sport of soccer.
Youthfront Camp is perfect for elementary, middle, and high school age students! We are passionate about bringing youth into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, so we do camp in a way that allows authentic discovery and growth for each camper. We do this using three primary values:
If you have a student who is graduating from 6th grade and going into 7th grade then we invite you to let your student participate in our Club 56 graduation ceremony. After this special Sunday your new 7th grader is invited to join all 7th - 12th grade youth group activities during the summer, but if they would like to stay in Club 56 instead, that is ok too!
All students must graduate to their new grade on Promotion Sunday on August 20th.
Redemption Church, we are going to be gathering together Saturday morning April 22nd to get a few things done around the building and grounds of the church. These work days are essential to maintaining the building. We will start at 9:30am and will end at 1:30pm. Lunch will be provided. Check out more information here: