Expectations

There are many ways you can become more deeply involved in our community and its mission to serve others and help build a better world.

Make things happen: Sign-ups are posted in the Parish Hall and on-line, we always need chairs of events and volunteers to staff them. Regular events are the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, greening the church for Advent, keeping the gardens and building maintained, collecting clothes for the homeless and food for the hungry, and our annual fundraiser, the Strawberry Festival.

Build worship together: Involvement of the people, the ‘laity’, is central to our communal expression of praise and “liturgy” is derived from the Greek for “work of the people”. Those who feel called to a distinct role in worship (and those who are unsure and want to explore how they could serve) are encouraged to speak to a member of the clergy, vestry or staff. Ways to participate in liturgy are as Ushers, Lectors, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Guild, Flower Guild, teaching Sunday School, and Acolytes.

Redeemer supports artistic expression, a church tradition since the Renaissance. Music play a primary role here. Our choirs help lead congregational worship and individuals also share their talents with instrumental offerings. Geoffrey Silver, Director of Music Ministries, oversees the Adult and Children’s Choirs, lends support to the Bell Choir, and curates the Music at Redeemer concert series. Sculpture, paintings, and other art forms can be experienced at Redeemer also.