While identified with the progressive Christian movement, Redlands United Church of Christ also respects, honors, and seeks to learn from a variety of religious pathways. To that end, we celebrate Celtic Sunday on the Sunday preceding Saint Patrick’s Day in March, we enjoy Native American ritual from time to time, we learn from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama, and we regularly sing music from a variety of ethnic traditions.
Our children and youth also lead dramatic presentations during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Fourth of July Sunday offers an opportunity to explore and appreciate the many voices of our nation’s past who have both questioned and affirmed the decisions and directions we have chosen.
As a church dedicated to Just Peace -- that is, living and making decisions that will benefit the global community -- we celebrate a Just Peace Sunday in January and Earth Day in April; in the worship service on the first Sunday of each month we regularly focus on the many facets of Just Peace.
Alongside our Christian sisters and brothers throughout the world, we celebrate Worldwide Communion Sunday in October, All Saints Day in November, the season of Advent leading up to Christmas, and the season of Lent leading us to Easter.
Special Sunday celebrations unique to Redlands United Church of Christ include recognition of our teachers in September and June, and the inspiring service in December in which membership covenants are dedicated for the following year.
Each Sunday service is tape recorded for use by those unable to attend. Additionally, our sophisticated hearing aid system in the sanctuary allows those with special hearing needs to either 1) turn their own personal hearing aid to the “telephone” position and thereby connect to the audio system, or 2) borrow a headset for the morning service. We want all who are present to hear and to participate fully in the worship of God.
Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey... you are welcome here!