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2020 Redeemer Network of Churches Meetings

Below are invitations to two important online gatherings this Fall. These are ways that we can work together as a community to help set up our church for the future. For many years, we have been moving from being just one large church in several locations to becoming a family of networked independent churches. These events complete a process that started in 2017.

Sunday evening,October 18 starting at 8 p.m., will be the Redeemer Network of Churches Presentation with Q&A about the various items church members will vote on as a collective body of churches in the November 1 meeting. You’ll hear the details from members of our combined Board of Trustees and our senior pastors will highlight the missional benefits of our ongoing network.

Register for October 18

Sunday evening, November 1 starting at 8 p.m., will be an official* online Redeemer Network and Congregational meeting. A long list of items, which we explained on October 18, will be voted on that are both network-wide and also congregation-specific. For access to these documents and a recording of the October 18 meeting, click here. Per New York State nonprofit law, only members will be allowed to attend and vote on November 1.

Register for November 1

Though these official church meetings may seem full of dense legal documents, they help provide the structure for ministry to flourish. As one author puts it, they are building the trellis on which the garden vine of vital ministry can grow! So PLEASE attend and be part of God’s future in NYC!

OTHER DETAILS

  • At the November 1 meetings, a number of items will be voted on to divide our existing combined church nonprofit corporation into three and establish the path to fairly divide the assets and also elect Trustees to the board of the current Redeemer church corporation. On the same night, immediately following that combined meeting, each of the churches will have congregational meetings to conduct whatever business they need to, such as electing or reappointing officers and Trustees and adapting the status of their pastoral staff. 
  • Interested non-members may attend the October 18 presentation, but only members will be allowed to attend and vote on November 1, per New York State nonprofit law.
  • Members, please set aside time to attend both meetings on the night of November since your vote as a member is important. We require a quorum for both meetings and with the upheaval caused by the pandemic, we could not host this meeting in person. 
  • If you are a church member and have moved out of the New York metro area permanently and need to change your membership status, or have simply changed your contact information, please update your information here.