The Church of the Redeemer offers a variety of ways to get involved with our church life. We encourage you to explore and try whatever is of interest!
The Vestry is the “Board of Directors” for the parish corporation. The Vestry is the authoritative body of the congregation and is subject only to the Diocesan and National Church Canons. The Vestry is responsible for determining the policies and goals of the congregation and is to communicate with the congregation about the goals, concerns, and functioning of the Church in the modern world. The Rector is a member of the Vestry and presides over meetings of the Vestry and congregation. Other members of the Vestry are elected by the congregation at the Annual Parish Meeting. The duties of the Vestry and its officers are prescribed in the Canons (bylaws) of the diocese and in the charter and bylaws of the parish.
The Acolytes assist in the preparation of the worship service by lighting the candles before the service, the crucifer leading the procession followed by the torchbearers. The Acolyte presents the Gospel book for the reading and assists in the presentation of the alms and also assists in the preparation of the table for the Eucharist. Youth ages 8 and up, as well as, adults are encouraged to become acolytes.
The choir serves as the song leaders each Sunday.
Members of the Altar Guild are responsible for preparing the altar appropriately for services, which include putting out liturgical items, linens and special hangings for the appropriate season.
Ash Wednesday Service
A citywide celebration of Ash Wednesday that gathers the clergy and parishioners of all Greensboro Episcopal parishes to celebrate the beginning of Lent.
The Church of the Redeemer Choir has always been an integral part of the church service. The members are truly dedicated and give freely of their time.
Dedicated and experienced teachers meet with students from pre-school to adult each Sunday at 9a.m. Living the Good News series is used for instruction, which goes along with the lessons used for the worship service.
Maintain, support, enhance and develop methods of communication to events and activities related to the church.
Episcopal Church Men (ECM)
To provide a structured organization that promotes a spiritual and educational foundation for all churchmen at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. The churchmen provide opportunities for fellowship, service and stewardship. They sponsor the Father’s Day Celebration and assist with the Pancake Supper. They also oversee the maintenance of the church’s building and grounds.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The Church of the Redeemer Episcopal Church Women provides opportunities to assist the women of the church to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation, mission, and ministry in the community, nation and the world and to take their place in the life, governance and worship of the church through fellowship service and stewardship.
Episcopal Youth Committee (EYC)
Our purpose is to unite the Redeemer youth through fellowship and community outreach. Through these efforts, we continue learning about what it means to be a servant of Christ.
A time following worship for sharing food, friendship, fellowship and celebrating the many exciting ministries of the Redeemer.
Ensure that the church is in compliance with The Canons of the Episcopal Church for the general responsibility and accountability of the Church’s money and property. (Title I, Canon 7: “Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs” and Resolution D-147 (1979 GC):Accounting Principles and Practices for Dioceses, Parishes, and Other Congregations”). Work closely with the Vestry and Treasurer to support the mission and ministry of the church.
Flowers are placed on the altar to the Glory of God as an expression of devotion, thank-offerings and memorials. Flowers are given every Sunday in the year except the Sundays during the Lenten Season. At Christmas and at Easter, groups of parishioners are asked to give Poinsettias and Easter lilies to be placed on the altar and in the windows.
Friday Night Bible Study
To study the Word of God and to deepen our knowledge of the Bible.
God’s Outstanding Dancers
To dance joyfully for the Lord and the Congregation and to teach the young ladies about God’s word and friendships.
Lay readers are instructed by the clergy (with more extensive training for officiants) and take turns participating in services.
Pastoral Care Ministry
The Pastoral Care Team is an important branch of outreach ministry to the congregation. Members of the Pastoral Care Team are licensed by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina to provide support and understanding to individuals who are experiencing a change in their lives—emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual.
Policies and Procedures
To collect all current policies and procedures relevant/applicable to the routine operation, events, use of the facilities in the Church and to develop an updated guide/reference, which will provide step-by-step instructions for the performance of each task and answer questions likely to arise during unique circumstances.
Tea of Love: ECW
One of our purposes is to encourage intergenerational interaction. We reach out to our sisters in the community and encourage sisterly communication and conversation; also, to continue the social graces of the past.
Triad-Piedmont Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians
To unify the diverse cultures, concerns and gifts of Black Episcopalians by providing preparation and encouragement for living the Baptismal Covenant and fully participating in the mission and governance of The Episcopal Church.
United Thank Offering
To give thanks to God, the donations are used to support missions and ministries throughout the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion in the developing world.
Ushers greet and extend a warm welcome to all attending, especially to newcomers and visitors. They distribute bulletins and help with seating. Ushers also take up the offering, provide a count of the congregation to the Priest and assist parishioners in moving to and from the altar rail during communion.
Our diversity allows us to offer activities designed to include everyone.
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer