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2020 Network of Churches Meetings

For many years, Redeemer has been moving from being just one large church in several locations to becoming a family of networked independent churches.

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 were explained at a presentation on October 18, will be voted on that are both network-wide and also congregation-specific. For access to these documents, click here. Per New York State non profit 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!

During the Downtown-only portion of the evening, we will vote to elect church officers and Trustees. We will also officially receive Rev. John Lin’s resignation and vote to elect a Senior Pastor Pulpit (Search) Committee for the purpose of recommending his successor.

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.