The Library offers many thought-provoking resources. Stop in to dig into the backstory of a Bible passage, find a great book to read your child or pick up a novel or a piece of challenging non-fiction.
Theology on Tap (Fourth Tuesday of the month)
Come discuss theology while drinking beer (yes, really!) in an open, informal setting. Everyone over eighteen is invited to join in as we chat about group-generated topics ranging from “does hell exist?” to “how do you hear God?.” We drum up all sorts of questions, ponder the possibilities and share our stories.
Theology on Tap meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, alternating in location between congregants’ homes and local establishments. All drink preferences, ideas and opinions are welcome! For information on this month’s event, contact Betsy McGregor.
The Journey, a six-week process that takes place every year during Lent, is open to individuals of all backgrounds, interests and spiritual journeys. Whether you are exploring your faith, getting to know our congregation better or joining Our Redeemer’s as an official member, The Journey is a meaningful way to grow in spirit and in community.
During The Journey you can ask questions, connect with others, learn about the Lutheran faith and experience what life at Our Redeemer’s is all about. We’re heavy on hors d’oeuvres, honesty, small-group Bible study and an authentic, unforced sense of community. There is never any pressure join our congregation or to be baptized. If you are interested in taking those steps, however, The Journey is the way to get started.
To learn more about The Journey, contact Pastor Kathy any time.
Confirmation (7th and 8th grade)
Confirmation is a time for 7th and 8th grade youth to explore faith by learning about God, caring for the world and getting to know each other and themselves. Middle schoolers meet during the fall and spring for workshops, service projects, social events and visits to other faith communities. Our week at Camp Lutherhaven is the highlight of the year!
Two years in confirmation prepare participants to decide whether they will publicly affirm their faith and commit to following Jesus’s way. They might not wish to or be ready to, and that’s okay. We believe it is better to make an honest personal decision than simply go through the motions.
For those who decide to be confirmed, we hold a special service and banquet where our whole community celebrates these unique and wonderful young people.
To learn more about Confirmation, contact Pastor Gretchen Mertes.
Kids’ Church (Sundays at 9:10 a.m.)
Kids’ Church offers young people ages three to sixth grade a special opportunity to learn, pray, sing, and worship together after being blessed during the 9:00 a.m. service.
Visit Our Kids’ page for more information about Kids’ Church and our other programs for children and families, or contact Pastor Gretchen Mertes, our Faith Formation Coordinator, to learn more.
Children up to age four are always welcome in our staffed Nursery.