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The Results from the Called Congregational Meeting on October 19 are as follows: (1) The incorporation of the 2013 Churchwide amendments to the Model Constitution of the ELCA were approved 70-17. (2) The constitutional changes as outlined in the September congregational notice were approved 65-22. (3) The incorporation of the change of C12.02 whereby the term of office for council shall go from 2 years to 3 years was approved 57-30. (4) The change that Council will be made up of 9 members and the pastor was approved 60-27. (5) The incorporation of changes to the bylaws as outlined in the September congregational notice was approved 68-17, 2 abstained. (6) The incorporation of changes to continuing resolutions concerning staff serving on Congregational Council were disapproved 47-39, 1 abstained. Numbers 2, 3, 4 will need to be ratified at the November 09 annual meeting by a two-thirds majority. Please contact a council member if you have questions.
Rambler News: Camp Kinard is offering their “Laugh, Learn, and Lunch” day on November 6. Come hear Christian Priesmeier, a 13th direct descendant of Martin Luther and Katherina Von Bora, discuss his family’s heritage. The cost is $20.00. To register, contact Elliott Cox at SC Lutheran Retreat Centers at 803-532-2235 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30. The Biltmore Trip is on November 13. Ticket will be bought in advance and are $49 (instead of $42.80) due to the lack of a group rate. Please call the church office to sign-up by November 06. Tickets will be bought on November 06. Prices will raise following that date.
Redeemer will be hosting and feeding the Newberry High School Football team in the FLC next Friday, October 24th at 3:30pm. We expect to feed 60 or so. Menu is boneless chicken breasts cooked in cream sauce, rice, green beans, bananas, and water, powerade. LMM will be assisting.
Don’t Wait For Christmas- Give Now!: The Social Ministry Committee needs your help with two projects during the month of October. The first is the Crisis Pregnancy Center, which will be opening a new location on Main Street soon (see insert). You put your contributions in the baby bottles located in the church. You may also check out a bottle from the narthex to take to your workplace or home. These must be returned even if they empty by October 31st. The other project is SisterCare. The following items are needed; those with an asterisk are most needed: alarm clocks, *baby wipes, *baby bath products, calculators, coffee makers, shower curtains, *twin and double sheets, plastic cups and utensils, light bulbs, laundry baskets, *paper towels, *pillows, irons, ironing boards, mops. Donations should be placed in the boxes provided in the narthex during the month of October. Thank you for your support.
The Heartland Conference is hosting a Reformation Service on Sunday, October 26 at 3pm. It will be held in Wiles Chapel on the Newberry College Campus. A representative from LMM, WELCA, Youth, and Council is invited to process during the entrance hymn with all pastors and other congregations.
Don’t forget to “Fall Back” on Saturday, November 01! The time will be set back one hour.
Lunch, Devotions, and Zoo: Youth 5th grade and up are invited to join us for lunch, devotions, and a trip to the Riverbanks Zoo on Sunday, November 02. We will meet immediately following 11am worship. Let Chelsea Ellisor know if you are attending by Sunday, October 26.
Supper Club will travel to Chapala's Mexican on November 06 at 7pm. Carpool will leave at 6:15pm. Please sign-up by contacting the church office by Tuesday, November 04.
On Sunday November 09, 2014, an Annual Congregational Meeting will take place following 10am worship in the sanctuary. Sunday School will begin at 9am. *Note- there is no 8:30am worship this Sunday. Agenda items include: The Proposed 2015 Ministry Spending Plan, the Election of six persons to serve a two-year term on the Congregation Council, the election of six persons to serve a one-year term on the 2015 Nominating Committee, and to ratify the Constitution of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer as voted upon in the October 19, 2014 Called Congregational Meeting.
Council nominees are: Dale Brown, Chuck Byrd, Helen Fellers, Donna Franklin, Clint Harshaw, Jerry Haltiwanger, Rey Lominack, Sue Parks, Susan Thomasson, Cathy Turner, Doggett Whitaker, and DeeDee Westwood. The term begins January 1, 2015 and ends December 31, 2016. Nominations can be made from the floor provided the nominee meets the eligibility criteria and is agreeable to serving if elected;
Nominations Committee Nominees are: Anna Marie Berley, Matt Bowers, Bryan Derrick, Susan Derrick, Bob Montgomery, and Kathy Riggin. Nominations can be made from the floor provided the nominee meets the eligibility criteria and is agreeable to serving if elected.
Whitaker Funeral Home invites you to join them for their annual Service of Remembrance honoring loved ones on Sunday, November 09 at 4pm. It will be held at the Newberry location.
Congregational Council will be moved to Sunday November 09, 2014 following the Annual Congregational Meeting. Council will not meet on Monday, November 17.
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes will be collected at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer from November 17- November 24. The hours are as follows:
17 Mon: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
18 Tues: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
19 Wed: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
20 Thurs: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
21 Fri: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
22 Sat: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
23 Sun: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
24 Mon: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Newberry County Chapter of Thrivent Financial is having a Congregational Advocate Training on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church from 3:00-4:30pm. All congregational advocates are asked to call Diane Lominick at 276-2037 by November 09, if you will be able to attend.
Club 456 SC Synod Event for 4th-6th graders will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 10am-3pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Columbia. . Join us for a day of fun, service, and learning about God as we “Rise and Shine” together. Let Susan know if you want to attend by November 16th. Lunch and a t-shirt are included.
Lutheran Men in Mission Ladie's Night will be held on Thursday, November 20, 7pm at St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Newberry. The cost is $15.00. The menu is: Fried Steak, Rice/Gravy, Green beans, mac/cheese, and dessert. Please RSVP to Matt Bowers or Ben Bowers by Sunday, November 16. The program will be led by the Newberry College Singers.
Reformation and Martin Luther: Join Susan Jackson for a five-week class held at 9:45 beginning Sunday, November 16 in the library. She will lead you through the life of Martin Luther, his impact on the Church, and how he still affects the Church today. The class will end on December 14.
Christmas Poinsettia Orders are taking place until November 20. Plants are $10.00 and will have a bow. Order forms are found in the narthex. Please place your orders and payment in the basket provided.