The Redeemer is a community that helps its members grow into a deeper faith in Jesus Christ that is both heart-felt and intellectually solid. All generations have frequent opportunities to gather as a community, and to develop their faith amidst support, conversation, and friendship.
Fellowship opportunities at the Redeemer include everything from coffee hour after the 10:00 service in the Parish Hall to small group dinners, parish picnics, movie nights, and parties in parishioners' homes. Fellowship at the Redeemer relies on the creativity, hard work, and hospitality of many volunteers. The Fellowship Committee is always looking for ways to build up the Redeemer community and deepen parishioner bonds.
During the present pandemic, the Church Service League is presenting a series of virtual events in which parishioners can gather and learn from each other on issues ranging from the challenge of educating children remotely to the finer points of good gardening in Massachusetts. To access our archive of past recorded panel conversations, click below:
Marking the Church Year: Family Dinners for Church Feasts
Lay Minister Barrie Rose Bliss and the Sunday School Committee partners with the Church Service League (CSL) to host five or six casual dinners each year for the whole parish family--every generation is invited! We typically gather for All Angels, All Saints, Epiphany, All Monastics Party, and of course an all-out Shrove Tuesday pancake feast!
There are several fellowship activities throughout the year for parishioners over 50. The Redeemer Rockers host stimulating speakers, intimate concerts with a variety of solo musicians and themed parties including an annual Valentine's party and a garden party in the spring/early summer.
This is a committee of people who help integrate new members to the parish into our community. Newcomers receive a welcome packet when they register with the church or through Sunday School and are especially invited to newcomer gatherings: Newcomer coffees with the clergy after the 10:00 service every other month, Fellowship Dinners, and Sunday Night Suppers. These all provide a chance to get to know people and the parish.