On Dec 3, the Session voted to move from Phase 4 back to Phase 3, effective immediately. Our Phase-In Plan is flexible and dynamic, enabling us to respond to circumstances as they change.   Here’s what you need to know: We will still have Sunday worship services in-person and via livestream, but all other gatherings…

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On Sept 14 the Session voted to move to Phase 4 beginning Sept 27. Here’s what you need to know: Sunday School for all ages will return, socially distanced, running from 9:45-10:30am. The Adult Sunday School class will meet in the Sanctuary. The Redeemer Explored class will meet in the Fellowship Hall and via Zoom.…

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Considering the rise of Coronavirus cases in Mississippi and a recent ordinance from the mayor of Jackson, at the July 6 Session meeting, the Session voted to require masks in our worship services until further notice. Masks will be required in all available seating (both upstairs and downstairs) for the duration of the service. This…

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Phase 4 of our Phase-In plan includes Auxiliary Large Group Ministries. This includes events with 20 people or more such as Growth Group, Sunday School, Upside Down, and Crossroads. As we consider how to navigate a way forward in wisdom, we are aware that the next event horizon in the COVID pandemic is the reopening…

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Our return to in-person worship enables us to administer the sacraments once again. Our regular rotation is administer communion on the first Sunday of the month and baptism on the third Sunday of the month. As we work out the logistics, we will return to our regular rotation. For baptism, families will have a touchless…

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Just Mercy is heavy. Really heavy. It’s a compelling read—a real page turner—but it’s filled with injustice and brokenness. And that fills my soul with grief. Bryan Stephenson tells the story of how he founded the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama in 1989. It’s a story of fighting injustice. As a Harvard Law student…

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Jasmine is married to Phil and they have two boys: Wynn and Langston. They’re members at Redeemer. Wynn, now 4, is named after Wynn Kenyon, who was an Elder at Redeemer in the early days and Phil’s professor at Belhaven. Langston, just 18 months, gets his name from Langston Hughes, an American poet and novelist.…

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At the June 15 Session meeting, after the testing in-person worship with one service on Saturday, June 6 and with two services on Sunday June 14, the Session continued to move forward with the plan for a limited return to in-person worship. In-person worship resumes Sunday, June 21. As we return, the Session voted to…

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This book is for preachers. Some of you just stopped reading—but may I suggest that we’re all preachers? Martin Luther said we are to preach the gospel to ourselves every day. In this little 1977 book, Frederick Buechner says the preacher’s task is to tell the truth (1) about the world around him, (2) about…

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