Coronavirus Response

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Coronavirus Response

Below you will find several ways our church body is operating and serving in this season of social distancing:

We have resumed our Sunday worship in person at 4:00pm at the church (136 Rawson Road in Quincy). We will be observing state safety standards, including wearing masks and socially distancing. (More information on MA safety standards is found below.)

For any who cannot come, we will also be live streaming our worship service on Facebook at 4:00 pm each Sunday going forward. TUNE IN TO OUR SUNDAY LIVE STREAM BY CLICKING HERE. (If you miss it at 4:00 pm, you can watch it later on FacebookYouTube, or on the CTR website.)

Virus Safety Standards: We will be following the Massachusetts Safety Standards for Places of Worship.  We ask that you be aware of and follow the protocol listed below.

  • Do not attend church if you are sick.
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn while inside and while entering and exiting the church (except if a person is unable to wear a make due to a medical/disabling condition).
  • For children between age 2 and 5, the wearing of a mask is at the discretion of the child’s parent/caregiver. Children under the age of 2 should not wear a mask.
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • People who are not part of the same immediate household must be seated at least 6 feet apart. Members of the same immediate household may sit together and less than 6 feet apart.
  • The church has roped off certain pews in the sanctuary to be kept empty to ensure social distancing.
  • Sanitize your hands before entering the sanctuary (hand sanitizer will be available).
  • The front door and the windows in the sanctuary will be kept open to allow airflow.
  • We are not permitted to use the restrooms located in the basement of the church. Instead, we may use the restroom located through the door at the front right-side of the sanctuary (there will be signs).
  • While children are welcome, childcare will not be provided during this time.
  • There will not be any fellowship time inside the building, but you are free to fellowship outside after worship providing you keep a distance of 6 feet from others.

The Massachusetts safety standards/checklist for places of worship can be accessed here:

Below you’ll find recordings from previous Sunday worship Services:

Sunday, October 25, 2020: 1 Samuel 11:1-15, “In Search of a Savior.” Pastor Matt preaches. Sam Ng leads liturgy and Michael leads music.

Sunday, October 18, 2020: 1 Samuel 9-10, “Long Live the King.” Pastor Matt preaches. Chris leads liturgy and Matt and Julie lead music.

Sunday, October 11, 2020: 1 Samuel 8, “A King Like the Nations.” Pastor Matt preaches. Nick leads liturgy and Michael leads music.

Sunday, October 4, 2020: 1 Samuel 4-7, “Taking God Seriously.” Pastor Troy Albee guest preaches. Pastor Matt leads liturgy and Adnir leads music.

Sunday, September 27, 2020: 1 Samuel 3:1-21, “The Life Giving Power of God’s Word.” Pastor Matt preaches. Chris leads liturgy and Michael leads music.

Sunday, September 20, 2020: 1 Samuel 2:12-36, “In Search of a True Priest.” Pastor Matt preaches. Kwesi leads liturgy and Adnir leads music.

Sunday, September 13, 2020: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11, “Power for the Powerless.” Pastor Matt preaches. Tom leads liturgy and Michael leads music.

Sunday, September 6, 2020: Matthew 23:23-24, “Hypocrisy and the Neglect of More Important Matters.” Pastor Jason Stryd guest preaches. Pastor Matt leads liturgy and Matt and Julie D lead music.

Sunday, August 30, 2020: Galatians 6:6-18, “Final Words.” Pastor Matt preaches. Chris leads liturgy and Adnir leads music.

Sunday, August 23, 2020: Galatians 5:26-6:5, “Together in the Spirit.” Pastor Troy Albee guest preaches. Pastor Matt leads liturgy and Adnir leads music.

Sunday, August 16, 2020: Galatians 5:16-26, “Life by the Spirit.” Pastor Matt preaches. Nick Pruitt leads liturgy and Michael leads music.

Sunday, August 9, 2020: Galatians 5:1-15, “Set Free For Freedom.” Pastor Matt preaches. Kwesi leads liturgy and Adnir leads music.

Sunday, August 2, 2020: Galatians 4:21-31, “Abraham’s Two Sons.” Pastor Omar Ortiz preaches. Tom Whittaker leads liturgy and Michael leads music.

Sunday, July 26, 2020: Galatians 4:8-20, “Living in the Freedom of the Gospel” (Pastor Matt). Chris Murphy leads liturgy; Matt and Julie Davenport lead music.

Sunday, July 19, 2020: Galatians 3:26-4:7, “Adopted in Christ.” Pastor Matt preaches and leads liturgy; Adnir leads music.

Sunday, July 12, 2020: Galatians 3:15-26, “The Unbroken Promise” (Pastor Matt). Michael Boyce leads music and Kwesi Adarkwa leads liturgy.

Sunday, July 5, 2020: Galatians 3:1-14, “Law Verses Gospel.” Pastor Matt preaches and leads liturgy; Adnir leads music.

Sunday, June 28, 2020: Galatians 2:11-21, “The Truth of the Gospel.” Pastor Troy Albee preaches and Yoon Ju leads music.

Sunday, June 21, 2020: Galatians 2:1-10, “True Unity in the Gospel” (Pastor Matt). Adnir leads music.

Sunday, June 14, 2020: Galatians 1:10-24, “The Life Changing Gospel of Grace” (Pastor Matt). Yoon Ju leads music.

Sunday, June 7, 2020: Galatians 1:1-9, “The One and Only Gospel” (Pastor Matt). Adnir leads music.

Sunday, May 31, 2020: 1 Peter 5:1-14, “Grace to the Humble” (Pastor Matt). Yoon Ju leads music.

Sunday, May 24, 2020: 1 Peter 4:1-19, “Suffering.” Pastor Moses Park preaches, and Adnir leads music.

Sunday, May 17, 2020: 1 Peter 3:8-22, “Suffering For Doing Good” (Pastor Matt). Yoon Ju leads music.

Sunday, May 10, 2020: 1 Peter 2:13-3:7, “Living as Servants of God” (Pastor Matt). Adnir leads music.

Sunday, May 3, 2020: 1 Peter 2:4-12, “A Living Temple” (Pastor Matt). Josiah leads music.

Sunday, April 26, 2020: 1 Peter 1:22-2:3, “Genuine Love Admits Our Suffering.” Roger Qi preaches and Adnir Costa leads music.

Sunday, April 19, 2020: 1 Peter 1:13-21, “The Hope that Leads to Holiness” (Pastor Matt). Yoon Ju leads music.

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020: 1 Corinthians 15, “Death Has Been Cancelled” (Pastor Matt). Josiah Furcinitti leads music.

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020: 1 Peter 1:6-12, “Joy In Trials” (Pastor Matt). Yoon Ju Cho leads music.

March 29, 2020: 1 Peter 1:3-5, “A Living and Lasting Hope” (Pastor Matt). Calvin leads music.

March 22, 2020: 1 Peter 1:1-2, “A Peace the World Cannot Give or Take Away” (Pastor Matt). Calvin Limuel leads music.

March 15, 2020: John 11:1-44, “Our God is No Stranger To Suffering” (Pastor Matt)

We are not able to meet physically during this time to enjoy table fellowship. However, our community group will continue to meet on Tuesdays at 7:30pm (except the first Tuesday of the month) for Bible study/discussion and prayer.

NOTE: We are taking the month of August off from community group. Please consider joining our morning prayer meetings (info found elsewhere on this page).

To join online:

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Our Children’s Ministry Director, Kara Whittaker has been working hard to provide resources for children in our church and their parents during this time.

During this time, she will have weekly devotionals based around specific Psalms. CHECK OUT THE CTR KIDS WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL BY CLICKING HERE 

Many other resources for parents and children during COVID-19 can be found on the CTR KIDS INSTAGRAM PAGE BY CLICKING HERE.

And you can listen to the CTR KIDS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST BY CLICKING HERE.

CTR Quincy hosts community prayer virtually on Tuesday and Friday at 8:00am.

Mobile phone: +16465588656,,913166817#  Password: 820496
Landline: 646-558-8656  Meeting ID: 913 166 817 Password: 820496
Add this meeting to your calendar.

If you have a specific need or prayer request, due to ill health, financial difficulty, isolation/loneliness, or anything else, you can reach out and REQUEST PRAYER BY CLICKING HERE.

We are unable to take up a physical offering during this time, however, the Lord still calls us to give joyfully and generously to support the ongoing work of ministry at Christ the Redeemer. You can give to the church by check, by text message, or online. TO GIVE, CLICK HERE.

Serving Opportunities
In partnership with the Quincy City Planning Department and several other Quincy churches, Christ the Redeemer is participating in a unified, coordinated effort to best meet the most urgent needs of those in our city. See below for three ways you can serve our neighbors in Quincy.
1. A Household Goods Drive: Donate much needed household goods to local agencies by just ordering them online through the following registries. Use the buttons below to select which agency/agencies you would like to donate items to:
Interfaith Social Services – donate items
QCAP Community Food Center – donate items
Quincy Corps Salvation Army – donate items
YMCA Germantown Neighborhood Center – donate items

2. Meals on Wheels: South Shore Elder Services Meals on Wheels program is seeking healthy volunteers to deliver meals to Seniors. For more info, or to volunteer, CLICK HERE or contact Pastor Matt.

For more information, check out the South Shore Hunger Network BY CLICKING HERE.

3. Face covering materials for ENC students: Of the Eastern Nazarene College students who are living on campus, some do not have the materials to make face coverings to use when they leave their apartments, and they need to leave their apartment several times a day just to get food from the cafeteria.  If you have extra materials such as bandannas, scarves, new hair ties etc., that you would be willing to donate for ENC students to make coverings for themselves, it would be much appreciated! Also, if you know how to sew and would be willing to make masks for students it would be a big help. You can drop off materials / masks at the home of Nick Pruitt: nicholas.pruitt@enc.edu.

In addition to regular tithes and offerings, many churches have something called a deacon’s fund or benevolence fund. The idea is that this is a fund specifically designated those in our community (or connected to our community) who are in need of help. This has biblical roots (see Acts 2:45 and 4:32-37). The early church was extremely generous and self-sacrificing to help out the needy among them.  Given the economic toll that the COVID-19 has created for so many during this time, we wanted to establish a benevolence fund connected to CTR Quincy immediately in order to help those in need. GIVE TO THE BENEVOLENCE FUND BY CLICKING HERE.