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.
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.
Saturday, June 18, 7:00pm, Redeemer will be hosting a family-friendly bingo night with prizes ranging from cash to gift baskets to cakes. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Redeemer. Click here to buy your tickets with a credit card. Note that Murray Avenue will be closed at this time; Forbes Avenue can be accessed via Wightman Street.
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.
Parish Vision meeting
Sunday, June 26, 12:00-1:00pm, we will begin a discussion that will lead to a concise and representative Vision statement that reflects who we are and why we love Redeemer.
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.