All of these groups are open to the parish and friends  You are welcome to drop in and see if the small group is a “fit” for you.

Rector's Bible Study

Meets on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. in the Women’s Council Room and via Zoom, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays via Zoom only and Thursday evenings, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in person in the Women’s Council Room.  (September through May)

Contact: David Ware

Grief Work

Known in the parish as “Sacred Space for Grace”, we offer a lay-led ministry  for parishioners and people in the community who are experiencing grief and loss. This is a place in which to listen, talk and share with others who have suffered a life loss. The fall session is on six consecutive Tuesday mornings, October 10 through November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Redeemer. This is a small, closed-session format in which group members benefit most when they are able to attend all sessions.  Contact: The Rev. Freda Marie S. Brown

Ruth's Sisters

If you are a woman in “mid-life”, transitioning from the “first half” of your life into “the second half” — perhaps contemplating a new job or career change, an empty(ing) nest and/or retiring (as some examples), and navigating the ways in which your body, mind and spirit are changing as well — consider joining Ruth’s Sisters. Ruth’s Sisters is a group of women loosely ages 45 to 65 (70?), grounded in faith, reason, tradition, experience and curiosity, ever open to the movement of God’s spirit in and through us. Contact: The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan  or Martha Ruffin.

Women of Welcome (WOW)

Women of Welcome (WOW), is a weekly gathering that welcomes:

  • all women, within and beyond the Redeemer Community,
  • the expression of ideas and viewpoints within a broad spiritual framework,
  • a variety of media for learning and sharing – such as art, music and the written word.

Facilitation of each gathering is rotated among the participating women, who volunteer to do so.  No one is required to facilitate in order to participate. We meet in person and on zoom Thursdays at 1:30 in the Women’s Council Room.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary DeKuyper.

Welcome to WOW!

Young Adult Ministry

If you’d like to learn more about young adults at Redeemer, please email Rebecca+. Upcoming events will be shared in E-Redeemer. You must be over 21 to participate in young adult activities in the parish.

Beer and Chili Nights
Folks in their 20s and 30s are invited to gather for food and fellowship by the Redeemer playground! We’ll get together from 4-6 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2023; Saturday, November 4, 2023; Saturday, April 6, 2024; and Saturday, May 18, 2024. Bring a dish or drink to share – chili, beer, and non-alcoholic options will be provided. Kids are welcome!

Book Group
Gather with other young adults (20s-30s) this fall, to read and discuss Being Christian, by Rowan Williams. We’ll meet on first and third Wednesdays, starting September 20th, from 7:30-9 pm. This is a space for theological reflection in community; all are welcome, no prerequisite knowledge needed! Email Rebecca+ to sign up.

Tuesday Group

The Tuesday Group is a diverse gathering (currently all women but men are welcome) who gather on Tuesday mornings in the Cloister Room from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Typically, the group reads aloud a spiritual book, shares each other’s triumphs and sorrows and asks for prayers for people that the group will pray for during the coming week.

Contact: Dottie Towsley

Men’s Group

A group of men meet on Thursday mornings in the Women’s Council Room from 10:00-11:30 a.m. They read a variety of books and materials with a focus on spirituality.  The group’s guiding principles are fellowship, intellectual stimulation and spiritual development.  New members are always welcome.

Contact: John Gavin

Women’s Book Group

Every first Tuesday of the month a group of women of the community gather to read and discuss a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  They meet from 3-4:30 p.m. in person in the Women’s Council Room or depending on COVID status and the will of the group may meet on Zoom.  All are welcome.

Contact: Anne Gavin

Centering Prayer

Twice a week, groups gather on Zoom to meditate: Tuesdays 6-7:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-11:15 a.m..  Centering Prayer is the primary modality for this group, but all meditation practices are welcome.

Contact: Sherrill Pantle

Knitting Ministry

A group designed for those who enjoy knitting or crocheting for others.  Typically items for babies and shawls and lap robes for those hospitalized or in hospice care are made.  The group will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in various locations of the church (even outside on nice days).  Crocheting or knitting is not a pre-requisite to join.  Members are willing to teach, too.

Meeting dates for the 2023-24 program year: September 27, October 22, December 6, January 24, 2024, February 29, March 27, April 24 and May 22

Contact: Joanne Calvert