Be Together - Join Us in Community
We were created to Be Together—enjoying one another, sharing a common purpose and loving genuinely. The pandemic has made finding this kind of community seem unimaginable – it has isolated us and made us wonder if we belong in NYC after all. But the good news is that authentic community in this season, this city and beyond is possible because of Jesus Christ. God welcomes us into his family, and we invite you to experience the power of God’s family through the many ways we can Be Together here at RES.
Composed of 6 to 12 people, groups meet in-person, virtually or hybrid (a combination of in-person and virtual). Groups that meet in-person meet in a combination of indoor or outdoor gatherings, in accordance with C.D.C. guidelines. All groups are led by trained lay leaders from our congregation who receive continued oversight and support from our pastoral staff. Groups generally meet two to four times a month for worship, Bible study, fellowship and prayer. Many groups also participate in monthly service projects or social events in place of one regular meeting. Within these small communities you can expect to cultivate friendships, be transformed and go on mission together with the PEACE of Christ.
Collectives are new to Redeemer East Side! A Collective is a space to connect with others over a common interest or hobby for the purpose of enjoyment and community. It is an opportunity to enjoy life and a hobby together while intentionally inviting others in. Common interests and hobbies might include a passion for service, a particular sport, art appreciation or so much more. Current Collectives include:
- Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.: Writer's Group
- Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.: Rock Climbing
- Fridays 4:00 p.m.: Service Group
If you have any questions about Collectives or an idea for a Collective, please email Pastoral Intern Louanne Elliott at [email protected].
Have you ever had questions about the Christian faith, wondered about its relevance or not sure how you relate to the church?
Questioning Christianity Groups are informal discussion groups specifically for people who are curious about Christianity. They provide a forum for people to openly and respectfully discuss foundational topics about Christianity and explore deep questions. Here you can process your questions with like-minded people and learn how the claims of Christianity relate to everyday living. Questioning Christianity Groups are geared toward people who are in process with the Christian faith. They are designed to be a respectful, moderated dialogue as they meet over the course of seven weeks.
Find a Group
We’re excited to welcome you into a Community Group or Collective. We also have a “Questioning Christianity” group for adults who are curious to explore Christianity. To sign up, check out the Group Finder.
Questions? Email [email protected] and a team member will get back to you.
Interested in leading but not sure what to expect? Learn more here.
Already lead a group? See leader resources.
Looking to become a member of RES? Find out more here.