Healthy Church - Updates
VID-19 Protocols Update: Church of the Redeemer continues to monitor the overall health conditions in our area. We have also reviewed the new guidance for individuals from the CDC, which measures COVID-19 Community levels designed to help communities and individuals make decisions based on their local context and their unique needs. More on this can be found here.
Given these guidelines, after consultation with our CARE Team, we will follow the following protocols for our community effective immediately:
- When our COVID-19 Community Level is High, we will require all individuals entering the church building to mask and remain masked while inside the building. There will also be no exceptions for eating and drinking.
- When our COVID-19 Community Level is Medium, we recommend all individuals entering the church building mask and remain masked while inside the building.
- When our COVID-19 Community Level is Low, people may choose to mask at any time, but are not required to do so.
While all of us will have different comfort levels with this change, we remind everyone to show grace to those who choose to remain masked. We also encourage each family to make a plan which feels best for them within these protocols.
It is important to note that our ability to move in this direction also includes the excellent ventilation we have in our building and the mandatory vaccine policy we have for employees. These mitigating factors help us provide the safest environment for all.
Our intention is to continue to monitor the situation. We remind you all that these COVID-19 Community Levels are expected to fluctuate, which will mean mask requirements will as well. Should you wish to follow the status of our Community Levels, click here.
As always, we thank you for demonstrating Christian love and care and helping to provide for the health and safety of every person.
Church of the Redeemer is providing you with the most updated information by the CDC on COVID-19.
Click below for easily accessible links to CDC guidance on:
As with all infectious diseases, we encourage you all to follow these practices to help avoid the spread of disease:
- Wear a mask.
- Practice physical distancing (6 feet).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If you have symptoms such as fever, upset stomach, or frequent coughing or sneezing, please stay home and seek medical attention if symptoms warrant. Should you or a family member feel the need for testing, here is a helpful link to find a site near you.
Please continue to pray for healing and peace during this time.
O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. - Book of Common Prayer, page 832.
For all of our pastoral ministers and for those wondering how to begin to gather again as vaccination rates rise, we offer the links below to assist you in loving your neighbors and safely gathering.Read More »
Still need your COVID-19 vaccine?
Use the Cincinnati Region Vaccine Locator to find a location near you. Vaccines are free to all individuals, and locations on the map offer open public clinics. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to be vaccinated with Pfizer.
Would you prefer to have an appointment? Yet struggling to navigate the appointment sys…Read More »
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION - Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus as well as listen to a podcast on Coronavirus Anxiety.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID - Information on how to help someone with anxiety or depression during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
CRISIS TEXT LINE - The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices…Read More »
Brooks Keeshin, MD, Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Behavioral Health, and son of the Rev. Joyce Keehin, shared how his family is staying positive throughout COVID-19 as well as advice on parenting during a pandemic and what to say to kids in a video we shared in a recent Sacred Connections blog post. The resources he references can be found bel…Read More »
Optimize Your Brain Health
Third Sundays at 6:00 pm
Church of the Redeemer's Health & Wellness Ministry invites you to attend this three-part series on optimizing your brain health. Held on Sundays September 20, October 18, and November 15 at 6:00 pm, this series is led by Church of the Redeemer's own Sarah Nord. Use the link below to sign-up and plan to at…Read More »