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We’re One Church in Two Locations and we worship at 9 am in-person at our Redford Campus and 11:30 am in-person at our Brightmoor Campus. All are welcome in worship and as a part of our church community.
We’re glad you found us online and hope we get to meet you in person soon. Here are a few things you might be wondering about especially during the pandemic…
What does “One Church in Two Locations” mean? Since July of 2012, we have become a multi-site church with a campus in Redford and another campus in the Brightmoor neighborhood of Detroit. Both campuses worship and do ministry out of their own buildings, but have become one church family.
What does “all are welcome” mean? Redford Aldersgate believes that God loves ALL people, and that ALL means ALL. To be more specific, we believe God loves you no matter your ethnicity, racial identity, your economics, your sexual orientation or gender identity, your abilities, your background or anything else. God loves you and we will too.
What will happen during the worship service? While each service may differ a bit from the week before, we usually start with music, announcements and a time of prayer. We finish with a message designed to apply spiritual principles to everyday life. While we’re practicing COVID safe protocols, we will only be singing during outdoor worship.
How long does worship last? Worship is about 45 minutes long.
What should I wear? You will see a wide variety of styles in our congregation, from coat and tie to shorts and t-shirts. God loves you, and we welcome you just as you are! During the pandemic, we’re asking everyone to wear a mask while in attendance, but if you need one we have some ready.
Will there be an offering? Every week we take up a collection that supports the church’s work both at home and around the world. There is never any pressure to participate in the offering but please know you are more than welcome to participate in the gift of giving if you would like. In lieu of an offering “plate” that gets passed around, we have an offering box just outside the sanctuary.
What about my kids? As we continue to assess how to be safe during the pandemic we’re pausing our normal children’s moment in worship. However, children are always welcome in worship! At the Redford Campus we also have two “Cry Rooms” in our balcony where families can have some privacy while still being able to see and hear worship. Check here for more on Christian Education.
What happens after the service? For now we’re asking everyone to exit the sanctuary and carry their conversations to the parking lot. As the weather warms up we’ll have some intentional gathering time after worship for people to connect with one another.
What about Holy Communion? We usually celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month. In the United Methodist tradition, communion is open to everyone including children of every age. So if you would like, please plan to participate in the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper. The Pastor and ushers will provide specific instructions during the service. We have individually wrapped servings of communion, including gluten free bread. For more information on Communion in the United Methodist Church, check here.
What about Baptism? Baptism is a sacrament that celebrates the presence of God’s grace in your life, no matter what age you are or where you come from or what your faith journey has been like. God loves you and baptism is special moment to recognize all that God has already done in your life and pray for all that God has yet to do.
We celebrate the sacrament of Baptism regularly on Sunday mornings.
If you are interested in being baptized or having your child baptized, a time will be arranged for you to meet with our Pastor(s). Baptism is a very special moment for a person of any age and you may want to invite other family and friends. The church will work with you to plan ahead enough to make all of that possible. Baptism takes place during regular worship, the person being baptized and their parents, Godparents or other special people will be invited forward by our Pastor(s).
For more information about Baptism in the United Methodist Church, check here
Where do I park and enter the church? Is there an accessible entrance? At our Redford Campus there is a parking lot that surrounds the building as well as an additional lot across Orangelawn Street.
There are a variety of entrances to the building and you can use any of them. The main entrance is on the East side of the building. This is also the entrance that is wheelchair and stroller accessible, offering a ramp as well as an elevator. There is also more than the required amount of handicap accessible parking spaces right in front of this entrance.
At our Brightmoor Campus, there is a large lot adjacent to the main entrance on the East side of the building. That entrance provides accessible access to the main floor of the building, including the Sanctuary where worship services are held.