Christmas Eve Downtown

December 2011
by John Lin

This fall has been a remarkable time for the Downtown congregation. Following a whirlwind summer of small gatherings and discussion about the demographic and cultural makeup of Downtown, we’ve spent the last couple of months as a Downtown community studying the theological values of Redeemer and thinking through how to express them in a Downtown congregation. We’ve had well over 200 people involved in leader gatherings throughout the fall.
Looking ahead to the Advent season, it thrills me to announce that the Downtown congregation will be hosting a late night Christmas Eve service, beginning on Christmas Eve and ending minutes into Christmas Day as we celebrate the arrival of our Savior together. In fact, this will be the first late night Christmas Eve service in the history of Redeemer! 
Everyone in the Redeemer community is invited, but we’d particularly love for Downtown people to attend. There will be cookies, coffee and hot chocolate prior to the service. Childcare will not be provided, because we are encouraging children to participate fully in our service (children, feel free to come in your pajamas!) We encourage people to invite friends who have questions about the Christian faith. This service will be a great reminder of Christ’s incarnation into this world as we think about our place of service in this city. 
Come join us! For more information and to RSVP (so we can be sure to have enough cookies and seats!), please visit find out more about the Downtown congregation, visit

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