For Newcomers and Visitors

Welcome to the Church of Our Redeemer!  We are so glad you decided to visit us. We welcome all who are seeking God, to grow their faith and a church home.  We hope you find Redeemer to be a vital place to connect with and serve God, and to connect with a community of people who care about each other and engaging with the wider world.

We are a parish that is committed to :

  • Spiritual growth
  • Fellowship and support within our parish community
  • Being God’s hands in the world through mission
  • Engagement with the wider community
  • The care and formation of our children, who represent our future

At Redeemer you will find lots of ways to get involved, including:

Mission

Mission teams that supports

  • mission trips to El Hogar farm school in Honduras
  • a science fair at Esperanza Academy middle school in Lawrence
  • supplies for The Grow Clinic for failure to thrive babies at Boston Medical Center
  • meals for Bristol Lodge soup kitchen in Waltham
  • space and food for The Lexington Food Pantry
  • Lets Eat Together, an initiative to provide a weekly dinner to those who need food and/or fellowship in Redeemer’s Great Hall

Fellowship

Weekly coffee hour after worship to connect with and support each other

Dinner Groups that provide monthly fellowship for small groups

Summer Fun activities after worship in the summer for families or anyone who wants to do a craft, play a game or splash in a pool

Mens Group: Meets for breakfast on a regular basis.  Hosts an annual cookout for the parish.

Annual Parish Retreat: Weekend retreat at Barbara C. Harris for the whole parish

Spiritual Growth and Formation

Regular adult formation activities, including lectures, movies and small group discussions on topical issues

Education for Ministry (EFM) seminar groups who meet weekly and through study, prayer and reflection develop a new understanding of their faith and the fulness of God’s kingdom

Children and Youth Formation and Programs

Children’s Formation: We offer the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a hands on method of faith formation based on the Montessori method of learning.  Classes are held for children starting at age 3 to 5th grade.

Youth Formation: We offer the “Journey to Adulthood” program for grades 6 – 12. Youth in the program also participate in the life of the parish, organizing an annual Shrove Thursday pancake supper, helping at the annual Patriots Day breakfast and participating in the annual Christmas Party for the Grow Clinic.

Youth Group:  High schoolers meet on Sunday nights to make and share dinner and fellowship

Other Activities

Gardeners who support a vegetable garden that provides fresh produce for the Lexington Food Pantry

Redeeming Knitters, who knit hats and mittens for an annual Christmas Party for families at the Grow Clinic

Parents of Tweens and Teens Group, who support each other through the ins and outs of parenting.

 

The best way to get to know more about the church community is to worship with us.  Please join us for Sunday Services, stay for a cup of coffee afterwards, and explore what we are all about.  We think you’ll find that this is a warm, welcoming community where people feel supported and loved.

To join any of these activities just talk to anyone at Coffee hour after worship, or email us at office@our-redeemer.net.