Love Your Neighbor
Love Your Neighbor - Redeemer Connectors
Staying Connected - Being Community
Church of the Redeemer's Neighborhood Groups
We are called to love our neighbors as ourselves, and it is especially important that we find ways to communicate and live that love during such challenging and potentially isolating times. So, how might we be church for each other even when we are not able to greet each other on Sunday or the many gatherings throughout each week? How do we continue and even strengthen our connection to one another, during this time of necessary physical separation?
As a start, Church of the Redeemer has established neighborhood groups to check-in, listen, and support each other. Redeemerites have been organized into groups according to where they live. Each group has a Connector, someone who has agreed to make the initial contact and connect the members of the group. Once connected, these groups will sort out how they want to nurture these connections. Some suggestions are: share book and movie recommendations, offer to pick-up groceries for each other, or simply hold each other in prayer.
As the Rev. Joyce Keeshin reminds us in her blog: “’Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Jesus’ commandment is a gift to us. Such love bring light even in the most difficult circumstances. It lightens the heart of the one who gives and the one who receives. Let us walk in Christ’s love – now, more than ever – while carefully maintaining physical distancing."