Welcome to The Church of the Redeemer
Welcome to The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, Maryland, a vibrant, growing parish community of "inquiring and discerning hearts", where all - the doubter, the seeker, and the believer - are welcome to join us in living and wrestling with the often difficult questions of faith. Here we value an Anglican spirituality - one that is open to the mystery of the Holy and which celebrates the dignity of human nature and the beauty of all creation.
Redeemer is known for beautiful, reverent worship, excellence in preaching and music, and active outreach ministries to neighbors near and far. The parish is also known for its celebration of the sacred in the arts and in the world around us. This hallmark of our identity is revealed in the beauty of our church building, grounds, and gardens, in an annual exhibition of parishioners' art work, and in an extensive music series.
Redeemer's local outreach ministries include support of a local food bank and participation in Street Church, a weekly outdoor Eucharist and lunch program for homeless individuals in the District of Columbia. Internationally, the parish supports the Millennium Development Goals through projects in Honduras and Burundi.
We invite you to explore this community, a medium-sized parish of some 350 active members. No matter who you are or where you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome here at Redeemer. We look forward to greeting you!
Yours in Christ,
The Clergy, Staff, and Vestry
Parish Transition: Search for a New Rector
In March, there will be a series of Listening to our Redeemer sessions, a written questionnaire, and other opportunities for parishioners to express their concerns, hopes and dreams for Redeemer's future. See the first document below for information on parishioner participation and the Listening sessions schedule. If you have questions, we encourage you to speak with a member of the Search Committee whose information is in the second document listed below. We also invite you to pray the Search prayer written by the Committee's chaplain, which is also in the second document listed below.
Throughout the Parish Transition Process, which will culminate in the calling of a new Rector, updates and other important documentation will be posted in the Parish Hall, printed in parish publications, and uploaded to this website.
Click here for the Listening to our Redeemer Sessions Schedule
Click here for the Search Committee and Search Prayer
Click here for the Parish Transition Process Handbook.
Click here for a narrative overview of the Parish Transition Process.
Click here for a Parish Transition FAQ Sheet.