We know it is intimidating to come to a new place for the first time, so we work hard to make your visit a positive experience. There are always plenty of volunteers to help you find your way when you get here. There is also always hot, quality coffee and donuts available in the Gathering Place.
Is childcare provided? 8 Weeks-3 year old kids are part of an intentional childcare experience that includes a staff-led Bible story and interactive activities in a safe, fun, and age-appropriate environment. Pre-K 4 to 6th-grade students are part of the worship service until the sermon, when the kids break into small groups for an age-appropriate lesson. After the sermon, they are brought back into the service for weekly communion. Adults are always welcome to keep children with them during the entire service. A comfort room is located in the sanctuary for any parent that needs a separate, quiet space during worship.
What's the service like? Worship begins with a welcome and singing. After pre-school and elementary age kids leave for their own age-appropriate small groups, we have a message that is practical, thought-provoking, and always biblically based. After the message we have weekly communion, at which point the kids are welcomed back into the service to receive communion with their families. Before communion, there is a moment of quiet followed by the Lord's Prayer. Ushers then release the congregation, starting from the back, to go forward and recieve the bread, dip it in the grape juice, and return to their seats. Afterwards, we sing one more chorus and are sent out as light into the world. Services are about 60 minutes in length.
What's the music like? Music at Redeemer is a modern blend of old and new. We sing modern worship songs that you would hear on the radio, and we also sing some hymns, although not out of a hymnal. While we take our music very seriously, what we are most serious about is that our music leads us to worship the God who loves us and gathers us.
What should I wear? No expectations here. You can come in your Sunday best or jeans. People do both. No matter what you are wearing, we are going to love you!