What to Expect

What to Expect

We would be happy for you to join us this Sunday. One thing you can expect if you visit is a warm welcome.

Our Sunday service is at 4pm in the afternoon in West Aurora (or you can view a live video of the service at home). As of 9/5/21, masks are recommended indoors. Seating remains open. If you feel more comfortable with a little more space, please email mailbox@redeemercom.org to reserve a seat in a 6-foot zone.

If you’re thinking about visiting, here are some answers to some other questions that may be on your mind:

Q: Who’s invited?

Everyone is invited. Even if you haven’t ever really been to church before, or if it’s been a really long time, or if you’ve had bad experiences with church in the past, we’d be honored to have you join us on a Sunday.

Q: Where is it located?

We are currently meeting at Advent Church (905 N Edgelawn Dr Aurora, IL 60506), just north of Rosary High School.

Q: What about social distance?

We are no longer observing social distancing. If you prefer a little more space, please email mailbox@redeemercom.org to reserve a seat in a 6-foot zone.

Q: Do I need to wear a mask?

As of 9/5/21, in keeping with the governor’s mandate for mask use indoors, masks are recommended for everyone over the age of 2. Those leading from the stage will not be wearing masks while on the stage.

Q: When should I stay home?

Please stay home if you or someone in your household is experiencing COVID symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell).

You may wisely return to gatherings after:

  • 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared AND
  • You’ve been fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medications) AND
  • Your Covid symptoms are improving. (This does not include loss of taste and smell, which may persist beyond recovery.)

Q: What will the music be like?

The music is full of life. We sing a variety of songs–some are new songs written in the past year or two, some are classic hymns written centuries ago. We typically have a band with keyboard, drums, electric guitar, and so on. You’re free to join in worship through singing or reflecting, sitting or standing. And if you don’t feel familiar with the music, you’re welcome to simply listen to the music and the message of the lyrics.

Q: What will the rest of the service be like?

After a time of singing, a pastor leads the church in prayer, and then typically the Scripture passage for the preaching is read. In the heart of the meeting, a pastor will preach a relevant, Scripture-based, Christ-centered message. After the sermon, we will take the Lord’s Supper and then sing one last song in worship.

The service usually runs about an hour and fifteen minutes. Many people hang out for quite a while after the service — praying, meeting people, or catching up and laughing together. If you come, hopefully we’ll get a chance to meet you before you leave.

Q: What should I wear?

Dress is pretty casual, and fairly diverse. So wear what you feel comfortable wearing; you don’t need to bother dressing to impress others. Jeans are really common, but many women will wear skirts or dresses; for men, polos, button-ups, or sweaters are the norm – coats and/or ties are very rare. In the summer months, you definitely wouldn’t be the only person wearing shorts.

Q: What about kids?

Our Redeemer Kids program is up and running!  You can learn all about the details here.