Important News: No In-Person Gatherings on Christmas Day
We received news yesterday from the authorities here in Dubai who are working hard to keep all of us safe during the holidays through the pandemic. What they communicated to us were some additional safety requirements for Christmas. These requirements meant that conducting gatherings would be very difficult, and so, we, along with all our associated churches around the city, have together decided to not hold any Christmas gatherings on Friday, December 25. We encourage you to watch the video above to hear important updates from Pastor Dave Furman.
Christmas is Not Canceled
Christmas isn’t canceled. While we will not meet in person this Friday for gatherings, Redeemer Church, let’s celebrate! Our rejoicing will just be a bit different this year, and that’s okay. We’re excited for our special Christmas Redeemer Online Video which will be available from 10 AM on Christmas Day. In Friday’s video, we’ll hear the same message Pastor Morgan Renew was going to preach, there will be Christmas music to sing along with, and we’ll receive other encouragements. And make sure not to miss our final Redeemer Kids’ Advent video which will be included at the conclusion.
Let’s not waste this holiday opportunity to share the love of Christ with others. The Lord knows what is best for his people—so let’s rejoice in this season for his glory and trust that he’s going to do more than we could ask or imagine.
For millennia, Christians around the world have taken the weeks leading up to Christmas, known as Advent, to prepare their hearts for the coming of the Lord. It's a time to remember, rejoice, and rest in the Savior who came as a baby and will come again. In a year when our normal seasons of work, rest, and worship have been disrupted, we invite you to slow down for a season and spend four weeks rejoicing in our God who has come near — our Savior, Jesus.
The Redeemer staff team has written these devotions to help you reflect on the coming of our King. We invite you to participate in a daily Advent devotional and craft that we have put together in order to help you celebrate the God who is with us.
We are a church of many nations
seeking to make disciples of all nations
A vital mark of a local church is the mutually experienced time of lifting our praises to God and sitting under the teaching of his Word. As we begin to meet again in person, we realize that not everyone will be able to join us for our in-person gatherings. We will continue to offer Redeemer Online so that our members and guests can continue to participate in our shared experience from different places.
Our video upload on Friday is similar in content to our gatherings. We invite you to join us online Friday at
10 am as we worship God, read Scripture, pray, and listen to the preaching of the gospel.
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