Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes. Redeemer resumed 10:30 AM onsite worship services on Sunday, June 7, added a reduced capacity nursery (newborn-3) in July, and resumed a modified Redeemer’s Kids program (age 4-5th grade) in September.
We plan to add an additional service on Sunday mornings at 9:00AM as soon as it is needed to accommodate all who want to worship in person.
Yes. Livestreaming and other types of online gatherings will continue to be important tools for keeping us connected and engaged with one another.
We believe that “church” will be a mixture of onsite and online activities.
On Tuesday we will email a sign-up link to all members and regular attendees to register for that week’s services.
There are 80 seats available on the main floor for each service, along with an additional 20 in the balcony.
If all seats have been reserved by the time you go to sign up, we ask that you add your name and the number of seats you need to the waiting list. We will notify you by text or email on Saturday night or Sunday morning if space becomes available. You can register your children for nursery and/or Redeemer’s Kids on the same sign-up.
Another benefit of adding your name to the waiting list is that it will help us determine when it is time to add a service to accommodate those who are ready to return.
If you are not yet receiving those emails, contact Executive Pastor Bob Brunson ([email protected]) so we can add you to the list.
While the things we love about Redeemer’s services continue — sound preaching, rich liturgy, heart-searching music and prayer — each element has been shortened a bit to reduce the time spent indoors and make it easier for our families with children participating in the service.
First, our facility team worked tirelessly over the summer to clean and sanitize the sanctuary, balcony, restrooms, and foyer to get everything ready for our return, and they have continued do everything necessary week by week to ensure that we have a clean and safe environment in which to worship. If you can walk on it, touch it, or sit on it, it has been steam-cleaned and disinfected.
Second, we perform health and temperature checks for all Sunday volunteers before they go on duty each Sunday. Gloves are required for greeters and communion prep volunteers to lessen person-to-person contact.
Third, contact-free hand sanitizer stations are now available when you enter and exit the sanctuary, and toe-pulls have been installed on the restroom doors so they can be opened without touching the handle.
Finally, we have laid out an indoor traffic plan designed around one-way aisles, entrances, and exits to help you maintain a safe distance and avoid bunching as you come and go from the service.
First, we ask everyone to wear a mask or a face-covering while inside the building. This is a relatively easy way to protect others from infection if we are asymptomatic (or pre-symptomatic).
Second, we ask that you sit only with members of your household (or “virtual” household members with whom you have already been in close contact outside of church). And, that you always leave 3 empty chairs between you and the next household.
Finally, we ask that you do all your fellowshipping with friends outside the sanctuary. Use the courtyard or the parking lot and maintain 6 feet of social distance between you as you do. Wearing masks at all times is wise whenever you are in a group, indoors or out.
Each of these measures helps lessen the risk when gathering indoors with a large group of people. As we each do our part, we make it possible for people not only to be safe at church, but to feel safe as well!
When you arrive for worship, you will be met at the main door by a greeter who will offer you a worship guide and direct you to the inner doors or the balcony stairwell where ushers are waiting to escort you to your seats.
Self-contained communion sets are available at the table on the left side of the foyer as you enter. Be sure to pick up enough sets for all the communicants in your household before going to your seats.
After the benediction, we ask you to be seated until the usher for your side of the church dismisses your household and row to leave by the side aisles and exits. Trash receptacles for used worship guides and communion cups are available at sanctuary exit on the main floor and in the balcony.
Once you have left the building, you are free (and encouraged) to fellowship all you want in the open air!
To avoid passing an offering basket hand to hand during the service, we have mounted offering boxes by each exit door from the sanctuary so that you can give in-person at the end of the service. You can also give by mail, by scheduling giving through your bank, or by using the online option available at the Giving page of the church website.
In the beginning, we will practice contactless communion using prepackaged communion sets containing both the bread and the juice. Worshipers will need to pick up enough sets for all communicants in their family as they enter the sanctuary for the service.
Church of the Redeemer offers nursery care for infants and toddlers, ages 0-3, and a discipleship ministry for children age 4 through 5th grade during the worship hour on Sunday mornings. Registrations for both programs can be made when registering to attend morning worship.
Here is what we are doing each week to provide a safe environment and minimize health risks for both our little ones and our volunteers:
1. Teachers and children are temperature checked upon arrival.
2. Everyone over the age of 2 years is required to wear a mask.
3. Toys and surfaces are disinfected each week before the classrooms are used.
4. Snacks are not being offered at this time.
5. Hand sanitizer is available in every classroom.
6. Desks are spaced out with children facing the same direction.
7. Class sizes are smaller. Due to weekly registration we can add classes when needed to accommodate more students.
For more information on children’s ministry at Redeemer or to request a registration link, email us at: [email protected]
The church playground is now open after a summer spent making needed repairs, including replacing the fence, restoring the ground cover to a safe depth, pressure washing the equipment, and trimming back (or replacing) the surrounding bushes.
Children will go to the playground with their class during Redeemer’s Kids. Otherwise, we ask that parents supervise their children at all times.