A Message from the Rector
Dear Redeemer Family,
I know you, like me, are all anxious to get back to some kind of “normal”. As a church, so much of what we consider normal is gathering in person, sharing communion, shaking hands, hugging, singing and praying together. Yesterday, Governor DeWine presented the first steps for our state’s safe, careful reopening. The guidance we are getting from Gov. DeWine and Dr. Acton, as well as the measured, thoughtful, and loving directives we’ve received from our Bishop Tom Breidenthal, all point to the reality that nothing is changing for us in the immediate future in terms of our gathering.
It is important to remember that this is temporary. We will all be back together again in person, sharing life in the ways we know are so integral to our wholeness and health as children of God. For now, we are staying the course, and continuing to connect. Continuing to be church, right now. Reaching out, supporting and connecting with our neighbors. Supporting our schools with the distribution of food and supplies to students and their families. And all the ways we now worship, learn, and pray; on our phones, computers, and tablets; from a distance.
And as we continue to be church – facilitating the transformation of lives, hearts, and souls – we must also continue to take care of our building and honor the commitment to keep our staff employed and paid during this time.
Church of the Redeemer is the difference between isolation and connection in my life, and in so many lives throughout the Cincinnati area. Because of this connection, our relationship with God is transforming. And we need your help to continue with this work.
This requires money, and so I am asking you to give. If you have the capacity right now to give to Church of the Redeemer and you have never given to us before, I invite you to start that now. If you are already giving but can give more – I encourage you to increase your financial commitment to Church of the Redeemer for this year. As others are not able to give, or give as much as before, your increased giving means the continuation of our ministries and the support of our amazing staff and leadership.
When we emerge from this time of crisis, we seek to do so in a way that is consistent with our Vision of a worshiping community. Your gifts and contributions right now will make that possible. Thank you for being a part of this beloved community. You yourself are a gift, and I'm grateful for you.
Use the button below to learn more about our online giving options. You may also choose to mail your contribution to the church at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208.