What to expect when visiting

If you are not at all familiar with the Episcopal Church, here are some good resources on the Web. These answer some of the basic questions that you might have when visiting any Episcopal Church—not only Church of the Redeemer:

How should I dress when visiting?

When visiting, dress how you are comfortable. That is what we do.

Our photo album on Flickr shows how we dress during services and social events. Some people wear a jacket and a tie or a dress. Others wear a t-shirt and jeans. Parishioners include people working in law offices, teaching, tech industry, and hospitality. There are children, teenagers, and the retired.

Are you going to make me stand up and be welcomed in the middle of the service or pressure me to join some activity when I visit?


The last thing that we want to do is embarrass you when visiting by doing a group introduction. Someone will welcome you at some point while you are here, but do it personally. Introducing people is not the purpose of worship.

You are invited to join us for refreshments after the service. However, we understand if you need to leave immediately. We make it a point on someone’s first visit or two to not ask them to volunteer for anything. However, we are human. Someone may forget and mention the choir if you are a strong singer.

What if I have kids?

Children are welcome here during worship. We supply activity bags to keep them occupied.

While our services have periods of silence and listening, we won’t get in a lather if your child makes noise. That’s what children do.

Visiting after worship

Church of the Redeemer

Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.