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Church Planting Through Death

None of my church-planting books address funerals. Discipleship programs, outreach events, publicity – sure. Worship style, ministry style, clothing style – aplenty. But I’ve found myself lately – planting a church here in Buffalo, NY – learning how to lead people through death. I’ve done many services since moving back to my hometown in January: Ash Wednesday, Easter Vigil, Compline, Eucharist, House Blessing. But I never thought that the service for Burial of the Dead would be part of my path to establish a new Anglican congregation in Buffalo. I’ve officiated two in this summer. I would like to share three lessons I am learning by church-planting through death, but first let me tell you

Upcoming Diocesan Youth Events

BOOYAH AT THE BARN: Oct 15th 3:00-6:30pm In addition to summer camp, the youth from our diocese gather together each fall and spring. This fall, we're hosting a hoe-down at the new Church of the Redeemer property at New Garden Park in Greensboro, NC. 5572 Garden Village Way, Greensboro, NC. We will gather from 3:00-6:30pm for games, worship, a talk, dinner, and a few surprises.If you would like to be a part of the festivities, email Drew Hill. (Drew@RedeemerGSO.org) CAMP BOOYAH: June 17-22, 2018 All Christ our Hope churches are invited to bring rising 6th-rising 12th graders to Camp Booyah, June 17-22, 2018. The camp feels like a mission-trip, Anglican youth camp, and Young Life camp, all r

New Garden Consecration

On Sunday, July 16th, 2017, Church of the Redeemer gathered for its first normal worship service in its new permanent space in Greensboro, North Carolina. For those of us who had been part of setup and takedown at Western Guilford High School, it came as a huge relief. Many churches in our diocese know the work it takes to meet in rented space; three hours to set up the sanctuary and children’s areas, and an hour and a half to take them back down to store. It was tiring work, so even though the new space had its own issues, it was home. Ten weeks later, on September 10th, Bp. Steve and Sally worshipped with us in order to consecrate our new space, and throughout the service and celebration,

Our Values: Hospitality

Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro, North Carolina purchased, up-fitted, and moved into a new building this summer. Upon moving in, we changed the name of our post-worship coffee time to "a time of fellowship and refreshments." To that point, we referred to that time as "hospitality time." We served coffee and snacks paired with small talk, as you'd expect. Kids played games while parents made plans for lunch. Visitors to the church were welcomed and everyone in attendance felt that, because this hour was named "hospitality time," they must be taking part in true hospitality. The reality is, they were not. There's nothing wrong with coffee and snacks, of course, but names are important. Th

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The Diocese of Christ our Hope’s mission is to plant, equip, and multiply disciple-making Anglican churches, and to support and serve their people and leaders in Christian life and mission.

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