Before you visit
These are strange times; let's chat about that.
Is it safe to attend Redemption's services?
Given the circumstances, we are doing our very best to balance the biblical priority of worshiping God together with his people, and the social priority of public safety during a pandemic. We are taking a number of precautions in an effort to make our gatherings more safe. For instance: We've added an overflow seating area to help maintain physical distance given our relatively small worship space; we've adjusted the way we take the Lord's Supper to limit contact; we sanitize all of our solid surfaces weekly, and more.
However, before anyone attends a service/event at Redemption Church, we do ask that you read and understand the following:
In any public setting where people gather there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. By attending a Redemption Church service or event you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If COVID-19 poses a particularly high risk to you, then please consider worshiping with us online.
Are masks required?
We do not require masks, but at least for now, the State of Wisconsin does. Some of us would like to stop wearing masks; some of us would prefer to keep wearing masks, even after the mandate is lifted. But we all agree that it's far more important to love one another and maintain unity in Christ, even if we disagree about masks.
For now, then, everyone who attends our services does wear a mask.
Once there is no longer a local government mask mandate, we will welcome anyone who attends our services to decide for themselves whether or not they would like to wear a mask. And we actually mean that. This is not code for, "If you're really a good person, you will still wear a mask" or, "Come on. Just quit it with the masks already."
Do you practice social distancing?
We do our best to practice social distancing, but given the size of our worship space and our membership, we can no longer guarantee strict social distancing. Churches are not currently required by law to limit their capacity in Wauwatosa. Therefore, anyone who would like to worship with us in person is welcome to do so any time.
That said, we do ask those who worship in our main sanctuary to be mindful of other people's space. If you cannot find a seat with a safe distance between you and the nearest person/group, then please worship in the overflow seating area downstairs that Sunday.
If you are especially concerned about maintaining physical distance, then our overflow seating area will be your best option. There are a limited number of seats, and they are all set up to allow for the recommended social distancing.
Do you offer any children's ministry?
We are now offering children's ministry for a limited number of children. If you have children who can walk, up through Kindergarten, you can check them in downstairs before the service. The easiest way to access our children's ministry is through the side entrance on 69th street. For now, we ask that you keep your infants with you in the service or the overflow seating area downstairs. At this point, we are limiting the capacity of our children's ministry to no more than 15 kids, on a first-come first-served basis.
We hope this is an encouragement and a help to your family, as you try to worship with us in person on a more regular basis. For more information about our children's ministry, please click here.