If you are new to the Redeemer community, we want you to feel welcome and at home with us. Our desire is not to be a church for ourselves, but for our neighbors and our city, and so we welcome both the convinced and the unconvinced, the believer and the skeptic. We want to be a place where you can be yourself, ask hard questions, learn about God, participate in the life of our community and find friendship and support.

Our hope is that you will begin to see Jesus as beautiful and believable as we celebrate the life he freely offers us together.

How do I get involved?

The best way to get to know people on a deeper level is to attend one of our CULTIVATE events happening at different locations around the city (listed on the back of the worship folder each week as well as on our events calendar) and join one of our six community groups, listed each week on the back of our bulletin. Our pastors are also always available for an informal chat over lunch or coffee, please check the staff page to get in touch with them and they would love to get to know you better.

MIDWEEK COMMUNITY GROUPS

Community groups are the best way to connect in a deeper way with the Redeemer community. These groups have six to seven members each (not counting children) and meet twice a month. The purpose of our community groups is to offer an opportunity to “know and be known” and to truly be the body of Christ for each other, bearing one another’s burdens, praying for each other, providing meals for those in need, and showing hospitality.

You will be able to find a group no more than 10 minutes from where you live in the Burlington metro area. See below for info about our five community groups.

WINOOSKI/COLCHESTER/NEW NORTH END

Host: Jonathan and Karin Gray

Leader: Jonathan Gray

Contact: jmgray@stanfordalumni.org

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7pm

Format: Bible study and prayer, no child care available, all ages welcome

SOUTH END

Host: Joseph and Katie Pensak

Leader: Joseph Pensak

Contact: joseph@redeemerburlington.org

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:30pm

Format: Dessert and prayer, kids participate/play, all ages welcome

SOUTH END

Host: Bech and Marley Evans

Leader: Bech and Marley Evans

Contact: bechandmarleyevans@gmail.com

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 7pm

Format: Bible study and prayer for young professionals/recent college grads, no child care available

ESSEX JUNCTION/COLCHESTER

First meeting is Friday, Sept. 2nd, 6:30pm

at Josephine Miller’s

Contact: Josephine Miller: josephine.s.miller@gmail.com

Format TBD

SHELBURNE/CHARLOTTE/S. BURLINGTON

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm

at Chris and Kathy Archangeli’s

First meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 7th

Contact: Kathy Archangeli: karchangeli@gmail.com

Format TBD

NORTH END

2nd and 4th Sunday of the month @ 11:30

Tim and Heather McCoy’s house

First meeting will be Sept 11th at the McCoy’s

Contact: Tim McCoy: timjmccoy@gmail.com

Format TBD

LUNCH OR COFFEE

Redeemer Burlington’s pastors are available for coffee or lunch anytime. Please contact Organizing pastor Joseph Pensak at joseph@redeemerburlington.org or if you are a university student at one of Burlington’s five colleges, contact our Pastor to University Students, John Meinen, at john@redeemerburlington.org.

How do I serve?

As you can imagine, setting up and breaking down a worship service in a building that is not our own takes a considerable amount of work each week. But it’s also an opportunity to get to know each other better as we serve alongside each other. If you’d like to serve with Redeemer Kids (age 0-6) please contact Marley Evans at bechandmarleyevans@gmail.com. If you’d like to help with setup, either in the sanctuary or banquet hall, email Joseph at joseph@redeemerburlington.org. If you are musically talented and would like to serve as a musician in the worship service, please contact our Worship Arts director, Taylor Smith at taylor.w.smith@gmail.com.

There are also lots of ways to serve the city through Redeemer. We are primarily interested in connecting volunteers to vital service organizations already serving the city, so please check our mission link as well as the CULTIVATE events list each week for opportunities. Among other service opportunities, we serve a meal to the guests at ANEW Place (a local shelter for the homeless) once a month. Please contact Jonathan Gray at jmgray@stanfordalumni.org for more information about serving at ANEW Place.