In times of crisis and in times of great need, the Church always has the call, responsibility, and obligation to care well for one another. We also have the opportunity to extend the care and concern of the love of Christ, and to reimagine our call to love our city and to love our neighbors. The COVID-19 pandemic is a moment for Redeemer East Side to embody both.
Below are some of the ways we are trying to make that care and concern a reality for our church community, as well as our neighbors in the city. You can also stay up to date with the latest announcements by subscribing to our Congregation Newsletter and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to corporate worship and the work of the church to proclaim the gospel and be a source of encouragement and hope, all the more so in times of uncertainty. Hebrews 10:24-25 is clear about the importance of gathering together to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” and we hope you'll join us for worship via livestream on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Children's Sunday lessons and activities are available here.
Learn more about special services on Good Friday (April 10) and Easter Sunday (April 12) here.
Our staff and elected leaders would love to connect with you individually if you’re in need of pastoral care. Let us know how to pray for you and if you’d like to talk personally, through this prayer request form. You can also contact the pastor on call at 212.808-4460.
Do you have financial needs or know of others in our congregation who do? Please contact the Diaconate Helpline at 917-719-0259 or fill out this Diaconate care request form (for Redeemer congregants).
If a neighbor, friend or family member in New York City who is not part of our church community has immediate financial needs because of COVID-19, please ask them to complete this care request form (for non-congregant New Yorkers) and a member of the Diaconate team will contact them. This curated list of resources will continually be updated with new information.
Redeemer Counseling Services has launched COVID-19 Support Groups that meet remotely and address specific concerns related to this crisis. Topics include: building resilience, dealing with anxiety, enduring social isolation and facing financial loss.
Virtual Noonday Prayer
Pray big, bold prayers with us online every Monday through Saturday at 12 p.m. For best experience, we recommend using Google Hangouts Meet. If you're using your phone, you will be asked to install an app. You may also join by calling (609) 479-1368; PIN: 405 799 039#
Community Groups are meeting virtually and want to welcome you. If you are not yet in a Virtual Community Group. Please email [email protected] to get connected.
Disaster Relief Fund
If you are able, please consider giving generously — above and beyond your regular giving to the church — to our Disaster Relief Fund, dedicated to urgent COVID-19 related needs for New Yorkers beyond of our church community. Any funds left over will go to the East Side Mercy Fund for Diaconate cases or remain in this fund for future disaster relief.
Every Easter season, we ask congregants to support Hope for New York. This year, from Easter Sunday, April 12 through Saturday, April 18, 100% of your gifts to our Disaster Relief Fund will go toward Hope for New York to provide critical relief grants to 60+ affiliates that are still serving communities across the five boroughs.
Our staff team is actively thinking and planning through creative ways to continue to meet, build community and care for one another in this season. As decisions are made about what "virtual events" we can hold, we will communicate those updates during our worship service announcement time and via Instagram, Facebook or email. You can review the announcement highlights from this past Sunday using the Connect brochure.