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 Dr. Iwryn Ince's The Beautiful Community||Thurs, Feb 18-Mar 11|
|Intro to Spiritual Formation||Sun, Feb 28|
|Intro to Redeemer East Side||Sun, March 28|
|PEACE: An Invitation to Eat||Sun, Mar 7|
Readings in Dr. Irwyn Ince's The Beautiful Community
Registration Closed | Thurs., Feb. 18-Mar 11
As we embrace and pursue the call of God to live in cross-cultural gospel community, or what has been called the “beautiful community,” this book group will discuss and seek to apply practices from Dr. Irwyn Ince’s book The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best. (Please purchase the book before the group begins.)
From the back of the book: “The church is at its best when it pursues the biblical value of unity in diversity. Our world has been torn asunder by racial, ethnic, and ideological differences. To cast off the ugliness of disunity and heal our fractured humanity, we must cultivate spiritual practices that help us pursue beautiful community. In The Beautiful Community, pastor and theologian Irwyn Ince boldly unpacks the reasons for our divisions while gently guiding us toward our true hope for wholeness and reconciliation. God reveals himself to us in his trinitarian life as the perfection of beauty, and essential to this beauty is his work as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The gospel imperative to pursue the beautiful community―unity in diversity across lines of difference―is rooted in reflecting the beautiful community of our triune God. This book calls us into and provides tools for that pursuit.”
PEACE: An Invitation to Eat | Speaker Event with Food Personality Aarti Sequeira
Register | Sun., Mar. 7, 8-9 p.m.
Join Aarti Sequeira, Food Network host, cookbook author and former journalist to explore the joy and sacred nature of breaking bread together. Aarti will lead us to see how the practice of Eat deepens joy and extends the hospitality of God by turning something ordinary into the extraordinary. We walk with Jesus when we eat, drink, and enjoy time with others. In Aarti’s own words, “I’m on a quest to bring us back to the table so we can relish our loved ones, embrace future friends and give thanks to the one from whom all good things come.”
Intro to Spiritual Formation
Register | Sun., 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., 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.