Summer is such a great time to enjoy the city, each other, and do ordinary life with gospel intentionality together through BBQ, festivals, and just being out and about. I want to encourage you to steward the summer to link up with the fam at Redeemer to be in community and on mission organically to God’s glory. I’m excited at all the ways this is already happening.
That said, I’m also excited about some larger, formal events where we can be in community and on mission for Jesus to our city and neighbors.
Here’s a run down of formal events this summer as we continue to serve in our great city.
Post-Gathering Pizza and Games at Trum Field – June 21st
After our Sunday worship gathering, swing over to Trum Field for some Stone Hearth Pizza and sandwich wraps and some park games. This will be a fun and fruitful opportunity to interact with new and old friends and introduce them to the folks at Redeemer. Invite away -- everyone is welcomed!
Serve the City: Water Chestnut Removal on Mystic River – June 27th
Last year, we had a few people help remove water chestnuts on the Mystic River. It was great service project. We’ll be back at it again this summer.
RSVP here and list Redeemer Church in the form.
Community Hike – July 18th
Summer's a great time to get out into creation and enjoy the beauty around us. We'll have a community hike in July that should be a great time. Here’s some of the details on the spot we've picked:
Mt. Osceola as it’s a relatively short hike (6.2 miles) with spectacular views (you can see 41 of the 48 high peaks on a clear day) and is rated as easy to moderate. People should plan to bring a “picnic lunch” to eat on the top as there is a huge rock slab where we can hang out…Here’s some more information on the mountain: http://4000footers.com/osceola.shtml
RSVP for this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out the form below.
3 on 3 Tournament – TBD (Likely August 1)
We’re working with a couple friends from Teen Empowerment of Somerville to host a basketball tournament for Somerville teens as a way to bless and serve them. There will be a lot of ways to help serve and connect with folks at this event so let let us know if you already think you’d want to help.
Trum Field Service/Outreach – Mid June on Monday, Wed, Sat Evening
We want to Winter Hill to know the there is a church in their ‘hood that is here to love and serve them in Christ’s name. We’ll have several chances to bring out a bunch of free Gatorades and granola bars to the mob of teens and adults that hoop at Trum Field during the week. And, trust me, thirty athletes love free Gatorade; this will be a really fun service/outreach.
Also be on the look out for planned or pseudo-surprise appearances of food trucks, some upcoming prayer walks and a weekend block party.
Going to be a great summer!