Greetings and Merry Christmas!

2020 has been characterized by distance, yet Christmas gives us a message of nearness. This year we have been reminded of the fragility of our world as we know it, yet Christmas declares that we still have reasons for joy. 


In the song “Joy to the World,” we sing that God became a man to make his blessings flow as “far as the curse is found.” This is because, as a man, Jesus lived the perfect life we could never live and yet suffered the curse of death that our sins deserve. Because Jesus came, died, and rose, we can be assured that the curse of sin and death that covers the whole earth will not have the final word. Jesus frees all who trust in him from the guilt of sin and, one day he will come again. When Jesus comes again, his blessings will again cover the earth. Sin, death, disease, and distance will be replaced by righteousness, life, healing, and presence, “far as the curse is found.” 


We hope that, whatever Christmas looks like for you this year, you will be able to rest and rejoice in our God who came near: Jesus, who is God with us.



Worship Through Giving at Any Time

We encourage you to continue to worship through giving during these days. Anyone can easily make a contribution by local bank transfer or via cash deposit at ATMs throughout the city. Here is the relevant information:


Bank Name: Emirates NBD
Account Name: The Evangelical Church

IBAN: AE940260001011031971904
Acct: 1011031971904
UAE Bank Route Code: 0262-0155
SWIFT Code: EBILAEAD
Reference: "Redeemer"

Address for Account Holder (if required):
Dubai Evangelical Church Centre
Jebel Ali, Dubai UAE
P.O. Box 8684


*Gifts to the Redeemer Benevolence Fund (which is distributed to those facing financial challenges) can be made at any time to the same account using the reference: "Redeemer - Benevolence"


It would be helpful (but not required) if you could please inform us of the transfer by sending us an email at administration@redeemerdubai.com.


Holders of USA credit cards can give online via the button below:

Advent Kids' Video

Don’t miss the last video in our Redeemer Kids’ Advent series! Christmas is here, and in this week’s video we celebrate this God who is with us! Take some time this week to watch as family and to savor the fellowship and peace that he brings.


CONNECT WITH OTHERS FROM REDEEMER


Are you new to Redeemer? Or been around a while but not gotten plugged in yet? Why not take this time of social distancing to get closer with the Redeemer community? Community groups and women’s Bible studies meet online at different times during the week to study the Bible and pray together. We also have a Wednesday night study on the book of Galatians taught by one of our elders. And if you have tweens (10–12 years) or teenagers (13–18 years), we have groups and activities for them to help them to grow spiritually and to stay connected with their friends.




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