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–and childcare is available. We are currently studying Ephesians.
10:30 am Rite II Holy Eucharist. Childcare is available for young children. Church School for older children will meet every Sunday through June 12.
11:45 am Coffee Hour
6:30pm Evening Prayer. 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.
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 RedeemerChurch [at] aol [dot] com to be added to the Younger Redeemerites email list.
Helping Prisoners Return to Our Community
Sunday, June 5, 1:30-5:00pm, at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N Highland Avenue, Room 215, the Rev. Dr. Harold Trulear, Director of Healing Communities, will share what healing communities can do to help people transition away from incarceration. Cost is $20, but no one will be turned away. RSVP to Scilla Wahrhaftig 412-361-1581 Scillahw [at] gmail [dot] com or Buena Dudley revbdudley [at] gmail [dot] com 412-708-0272.
Sunday, June 12, during coffee hour, we will enjoy a Maypole Dance. (Yes, it was postponed.) Celebrate the coming of spring, the end of the school year, and the memory of Maypole-loving parishioner Marian Cook! All ages are welcome to join the dance, and no experience is necessary.
Pittsburgh Pride Fest
Sunday, June 12, come Downtown to represent Church of the Redeemer at our booth, or walk in the parade to celebrate our inclusive and welcoming community to our LGBTQ members and allies. The parade begins at noon on Boulevard of the Allies south of Grant Street. In the afternoon, help staff our booth on Liberty Avenue to support Redeemer’s outreach.
Saturday, June 18, 7:00pm, Redeemer will be hosting a family-friendly bingo night with cash prizes and a cake walk (play an easy game to win a cake!). Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Redeemer. Click here to buy your tickets with a credit card.
Homeless Shelter Dinner
Sunday, June 19, 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.
Sunday, July 10, our 10:30am Holy Eucharist will be held outdoors (weather permitting) on the rectory lawn facing Darlington Road. The service will be followed by a parish picnic!
Saturday, July 16, come anytime between 5:45am and noon to learn more about the birds in our area, as Church of the Redeemer hosts the Neighborhood Nest Watch. A team from the National Area will come out to count, band, and evaluate the health of birds living in our National Wildlife Certified garden. Through banding the birds, we’ll learn more about the survival rates and health of birds that call our churchyard home. Click here for more information.