During the current outbreak of a new coronavirus (COVID-19) Church of the Redeemer is providing you with a handful of trustworthy resources or statistical and general information on COVID-19. Please see the links below and to the right.
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.
Worship at Church of the Redeemer:
We also have regular worship and prayer on our Online Worship podcast. And we will continue to act with diligence and intention to stay connected to each other throughout the duration of this isolating time. You are not alone. You will not be disconnected. We will be church to and for and with each other in positive, practical, and transformative ways.
Things move quickly in this continuing crisis. Updates to this page will continue, please check regularly for the latest developments.
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.
State of Ohio Resources:
If you have questions, you may also call the State of Ohio's Corona Virus Call Center at 1-833-427-5634.
City of Cincinnati Resources:
Next Avenue - Excellent site geared toward those over the age of 50.
Dave Caperton Video - Dave Caperton was scheduled to be the closing speaker for Refresh Your Soul 2020. He has recorded a video message after the conference had to be canceled in which he offers four ways we can refresh our soul during these changing times.
Liminal Time - Great article about coping with the liminal space in which we find ourselves.
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 »