Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Redeememer Community Church Fellowship Dinner #1

Redeemer Community Church officially "launched" in the Crestwood home of Pastor Joel Brooks and his beautiful and very welcoming family on Sunday, March 31st. We meet at 5:00 each Sunday evening, prepared to worship our great God with transparency! We get to sing worship songs together; someone shares a passion or testimony; Joel leads us through a message - currently, we're feeding on the reality and applicability of the Gospel...not merely knowledge of it, but living it out; we sing more songs of worship to our King; then, we're encouraged to go out to dinner - "Get to know someone!" as Joel exclaims each week. :) It's FUN, it's challenging, as it should be! Russell & I are thankful to be a part of this newly birthed church within The Church!

We delighted in our first fellowship dinner, much like a "mixed-up supper" last night! You don't know who you're going to 'end up' eating with when you sign up weeks ahead of time, but you go, and you find out soon enough! :) What a great way to meet and get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ! God has blessed me through opportunities of fellowship, as I've learned so much about Him and so much about who I and my siblings-in-Christ are to be, as we seek and follow Him! I was so encouraged and so impressed with everyone's story last night!

We had fun, as we shared a pot-luck meal in the home of the deVilleneuve's... Ryan & Jenn deVilleneuve
Russell & Shireen Wright
Sam & Emily Hawes
Scottie Stone, Emily Whitty & Jenn deVilleneuve
Hopefully, this is just the first of many RCC Fellowship Dinners! We had so much fun, and if you're reading this and interested in learning more about Redeemer Community, post a comment or email me at, and I'll share more!
P.S. Scottie, I'm impressed with the choice on dessert - Boston Cream Cake!! Chocolate's always a winner! :)
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25
God is so good to us!

1 comment:

Jessica Billings said...

hey! I read Darby's blog and was just checking out your blog...ok, well, stalking? I lived in Birmingham for a year when I went to Samford, and went to Mountain Brook Community Church for a while (before I started going to one down by 5 points in the evenings) Joel Brooks not the college minister anymore? he was great! reading your blog made me miss Birmingham :)