The Church of the Redeemer is a welcoming and caring community. Our congregation is curious and questioning. We have a history of social justice and outreach ministries, and lesbian and gay members are integral to our parish life. Worship is the heart of Redeemer’s life – it brings our family and church lives into one as we celebrate the liturgy, the word, and the sacrament together.
We are in Squirrel Hill.
5700 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
We are between Murray Avenue and Wightman Street, next door to St. Edmund’s Academy.
Port Authority bus routes 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 64, and 74 stop at Forbes & Murray avenues.
Services and Schedule
8:00 am Rite I Holy Eucharist.
9:00 am Breakfast (bagels and coffee provided).
9:30 am Bible study and discussion. All ages are welcome! We are currently studying Galatians.
10:30 am Rite II Holy Eucharist and Church School. Childcare is available.
11:45 am Coffee Hour
Beginning on May 11, 2016, we will have an Evening Prayer service every Wednesday at 6:30pm. The first Wednesday of each month will be Rite II Holy Eucharist.
9:00 am-1:00 pm Monday-Thursday
The church office can be contacted at RedeemerChurch@aol.com or 412-422-7100.
Tuesdays, 7:00pm, in the parish hall. The current book is Biblical Literalism by John Shelby Spong.
Centering Prayer Group
Centering prayer is a deep method of silent prayer that prepares us to experience God’s presence within us. Meetings include centering prayer, lectio divina, and a short reading with discussion. Join us! Wednesday mornings, 7:00-8:30am, in the parish hall.
Saturday, May 7, 9:00-11:30am. Church of the Redeemer is striving to enhance sustainability and has just become a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat! Please come help us care for our garden. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring water and sunscreen. We have gardening tools available, but please feel free to bring your own so that there are more tools to go around.
Sunday, May 15, is Pentecost, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit among the earliest Christians, as described in the book of Acts. We will dramatize this event with a reading in as many languages as possible. If you can read aloud in another language or sign in ASL, contact Joan Gundersen, jrgunder [at] hotmail [dot] com, to arrange to participate.
Homeless Shelter Dinner
Sunday, May 15, Redeemer will serve the evening meal at the East End Cooperative Ministry shelter. If you can help serve or donate food to be served, please sign up via SignupGenius or speak with Alison Oehler or the church office.
Coffee hour helpers needed!
Please volunteer to bring food and help to set up and clean up for the coffee hour following the Sunday 10:30 services. Sign up in the book on the coffee hour table or the Doodle poll, or speak with Becca Stallings.
Younger Redeemerites Pizza Game Night
Saturday, May 21, 6:30pm. If you’re under 40, mark your calendar for this fun evening at Alison & Paul Oehler’s home in Point Breeze. Email marie_fechik [at] hotmail [dot] com with RSVPs or questions.
Saturday, June 18, 7:00pm, Redeemer will be hosting a family-friendly bingo night and cake walk (play an easy game to win a cake!). Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Redeemer. The bingo planning committee would like a sense of how many Redeemerites would like to attend and would invite friends, family or co-workers to attend. Please complete the poll.