Whoever you are, wherever your spirit, mind, and body are on life’s journey… you are welcome here.
It can be daunting going to a church service for the first time or after having been away for a long while. We try to make our Sunday services as welcoming and understandable to the newcomer as we can.
What is the 8:00 am contemplative service like?
This is a very intimate half-hour service with some soft music, a reading, time for reflection and the celebration of communion.
What does the main 10:30 am Sunday service look like?
Our principal (10:30 am) worship service combines elements of both traditional worship and more contemporary worship. A wonderful choir and special song selections by invited guests and church members bring God’s message alive through music. Instead of trying to fit into the mold of any one style of worship, we seek to incorporate elements of worship that best fit the scripture theme of the day.
What style of preaching is presented?
We strive to provide upbeat messages that are not only inspirational, they also help apply scripture to everyday life. Sermons touch the heart and give you something to think about all week. The messages are progressive, engaging, thought provoking, and with a real sense of humor. No one has to feel as if they are on trial or judged. We are a church of grace.
Are Children Welcome?
Children are always welcome for all parts of our worship service. They are invited to the front of the church for the Children’s Circle, your child is welcome to join the others or stay with you.
After the Children’s Circle, the children are invited to Kids’ Zone, for worship and educational activities. You are welcome to accompany them, if you wish.
We have activity bags at the entrance to keep your kids engaged.
Is there a nursery?
We provide child care for infants and toddlers in our nursery, located adjacent to Covenant Hall. You are welcome to sit in the gathering area (narthex) with your infant or toddler during the service. There are pews there for your comfort and our sound system ensures that you can fully participate in the service.
Am I welcome to receive communion?
We celebrate communion the first Sunday of the month. All are invited to participate. When we come forward, we take a bit of bread and dip it in the cup, then return to our seats. Gluten-free options are available.
How should I dress?
Redlands UCC is a “come as you are” church. We are all about being comfortable and encouraging everyone to be themselves. Shorts, flip-flops, casual dress, are very common.
What happens after the service?
After the service, you are invited to our fellowship time where you can connect with other folks from the church and feast on delicious goodies.