East Side Classes equip you with practices to grow as a follower of Jesus. Class offerings are designed to help you live out your calling in where you live, work, and love. Check out the schedule and register to join us.
|Readings in Fleming Rutledge's Advent||Tues, Dec 1, 8|
|Meeting God at the Movies||Wed, Dec 2|
|Intro to Spiritual Formation||Sun, Dec 13 or Feb 28|
|Intro to Redeemer East Side||Sun, Jan 24 or March 28|
Readings in Fleming Rutledge's Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ
Register | Tues., Dec. 1; 8 at 8 p.m.
As we meditate on the meaning of Advent, this book group will read select sermons from Fleming Rutledge. (Please purchase the book before the group begins.) From the back of the book: "Advent, says Fleming Rutledge, is not for the faint of heart. As the midnight of the Christian year, the season of Advent is rife with dark, gritty realities. In this book, with her trademark wit and wisdom, Rutledge explores Advent as a time of rich paradoxes, a season celebrating at once Christ's incarnation and his second coming, and she masterfully unfolds the ethical and future-oriented significance of Advent for the church."
Meeting God at the Movies
Register | Wed., Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.
Invite a friend as we discuss big questions about faith, doubt, and God in movies this fall.
What’s the relationship between mercy and justice? How should we act in the face of overwhelming injustice? What role does our faith play in it? Come discuss these questions and more as we consider the life and work of Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and what his liberating faith might mean for us and the world. Watch Just Mercy on your own beforehand, and feel free to bring a friend as we discuss via Zoom!
Intro to Spiritual Formation
Register | Sun., Dec. 13 or Feb. 28 at 1 p.m.
At Redeemer East Side, we believe that the gospel makes its way deeper into our hearts and transforms our lives through the ordinary practices we engage in, the community we embrace, and by living out the callings God has given us. This core seminar will be offered periodically during the year to deepen your understanding of spiritual formation.
Intro to Redeemer East Side
Register | Sun., Jan. 24 or March 28 at 1 p.m.
Learn how you can get plugged into the Redeemer East Side community. In this seminar, learn about the mission and vision of Redeemer East Side, and how you, with your unique gifting and experience, can join in the vision of our church and the mission of God wherever you live, work and love. This core seminar will be offered periodically during the year.
Tips for Studying the Bible with Your Kids
It is vital that we and our children know and enjoy the Bible. How do we begin to guide our children in studying the Bible especially in such a unique season as we are in? How do we find the time and where do we start? This class is designed to provide parents with tips for guiding children of various ages in learning and retaining God's word.
Learning to Be an Antiracist (offered through Redeemer East Harlem)
If you are interested in being contacted the next time the class is offered, please fill out this form.
As the body of Christ, we are grieved over the cycles of racial inequality and injustice that continue to pervade our society. In response, we want to proactively equip our congregants to have a long-term, holistic approach to addressing racism at the systemic level. Justin Adour, pastor of Redeemer East Harlem, will be teaching a four-week class to help us better understand how to move past a simple acknowledgment that racism is evil to learning what it means to become a proactive anti-racist.
Please note, we are asking participants to engage with resources (e.g., books and videos) outside of class. REH has committed to helping our congregants purchase materials as needed. Though the completion of these resources is not required, they will greatly enhance your understanding of the issues. You're not expected to finish a book each week, but please read what you can and engage with the material more fully post-class.
Books to Purchase
- Week 1: The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
- Week 2: Divided by Faith by Michael Emerson + Christian Smith
- Week 3: I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown, White Awake by Daniel Hill
- Week 4: Seeing Jesus in East Harlem by Jose Humphreys
Missional Moments Q&A
days have become a blur, and many sense a need for rhythms that will
help us emerge from this season transformed. Missional Moments is a
weekly Q&A with Senior Pastor Abe Cho and the East Side pastoral
team, who will respond to your questions about the five transformative
practices that draw us to God and send us into the world. We are calling
them practices of PEACE, an acronym which stands for Pause, Eat, Ask,
Commune, and Examine.
COVID-19 has changed our world in many ways, especially our interactions with families, friends and even ourselves. In this workshop, we explored ways to counsel ourselves when we are feeling anxious, uncertain, depressed, angry, or other concerning emotions. Through the practical application of scripture and prayer in specific circumstances, you will understand God and your own heart in new ways. Led by Lois Kehlenbrink, a counselor of 20+ years.
In this workshop, we discussed how to persevere in parenting in the midst of the changes and losses COVID-19 has brought to our lives. Led by family therapists, a doctor and pastoral leaders join us to gain understanding and tools to parent well.