Update on Weekend Services

Updated September 10, 2020 at 6 pm

Video Update from Pastor Dale

Dear Church Family,

I pray that you are well and experiencing God’s peace and strength during these days of Summer. It’s hard to believe that we are heading into our 6th month of quarantine and social distancing because of Covid 19.

As of this week, Maryland remains in Phase 2 of our recovery process. As the numbers of Covid cases uptick nationally, many of the more restrictive measures are being prolonged, and in some cases, reinstated.

As we have communicated before, our first and foremost concern is your health and the health of your family. The restrictions of Phase 2 limit public gatherings significantly. We are committed to following the advice of knowledgeable health officials.

It’s also important to remember that although we are not meeting for onsite weekend services, our church is extremely active during these days. We continue to see strong involvement in our online weekend services, as well as in online groups and classes. Additionally, our children’s and youth ministries are doing a wonderful job providing meaningful spiritual content and connection for our next generation.

One of the most exciting aspects of ministry during these months has been our outreaches. Here are a few ways our outreaches have continued to make a difference recently:

  •  To date, Redeemer Outreach has delivered over 16,600 meals to families in need in our community through Thursdays Grab-n-Go and local food distribution to families in need.
  • We continue to reach out via phone calls to senior citizens, volunteers, new believers, and people that request prayer. Over 7,000 calls have been made.
  • Our RKids team held an outreach in Gaithersburg and Frederick campuses to hand Summer Buckets filled with fun and engaging items and family activities that keep Christ in the center! It was wonderful and encouraging to see the kids and parents’ faces light up when we gave them the bucket. Check Summer Blast At Home — a three-day online experience of worship, a video lesson, snack ideas, crafts, games, and more for the entire family.
  • Our Youth Ministry has over 200 students in grades 6th-12th participating in Elevate Online Small Groups. We’ve seen over 200 students follow us on our YouTube page where they connect weekly with each other, listen to Bible teaching & have the opportunity to worship from home.

We appreciate your support and involvement during this time. We love you and are praying for you. Let’s all stay connected with His Word and church and move forward with hope, faith, and patience. You’re going to make it through!

Pastor Dale O'Shields
Senior Pastor of Church of the Redeemer

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
- Psalms 55:22 NIV -

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