Church will be ONLINE ONLY - Sunday, April 12

Our response to COVID-19

Updated: July 7, 2020
Family,

We prioritize the health and safety of people who attend our church and those in our community at-large, and we are eager to do our part in being good neighbors. Following the directives issued by federal, state, and local agencies, we will not meet for in-person worship services at this time.

Renaissance Church has been designated an "essential business" by the Governor's Office of New York to perform "no congregate" worship services, weddings and funerals so long as we continue to maintain physical distance, like that used in the filming of our online services.

As New York City progresses in its reopening plans, we will make decisions about the status of in-person worship services. If you don't currently receive our weekly email every Friday, you can sign up for that list here, to ensure you're getting our latest updates. This webpage will also be updated regularly. 

SUPPORTING PEOPLE IN NEED

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant health, financial, and security challenges for many. On Sunday, March 22, we announced our We Spread Love campaign, and in one week, our church raised more than $136,000 to support our neighbors in need.

As we all worked to "Stop the Spread," we also found meaningful ways that "We Spread Love." 

WATCH SUNDAY'S SERVICE ONLINE

Although we won’t gather in person, you can watch our service online beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT every Sunday! You have several ways to view the service:
For those of you with children who participate in Renaissance Kids/Middle School Ministry, find resources to recreate Sunday's lesson at home on our Renaissance Families Online page.

Additionally, we've created two Spotify music playlists -- one featuring Renaissance Church favorites and another designed to bring calm in times of uncertainty. Click here to listen

COMMUNITY GROUPS

In addition to the cancellation of larger gatherings, health officials advise that social distancing is one of the best protections against the spread of COVID-19. To that end, we're asking our Community Groups to meet virtually. The mayor's office has asked faith leaders to create safer means for spiritual practice and meaningful connection as best we can. To that end, we encourage Community Groups to meet online and to support each other via digital tools like Google Hangouts, Zoom, GroupMe, and WhatsApp.

Let's ensure we are bearing one another's burdens, covering each other in prayer, and pointing each other back to Jesus.

If you're not following us on social media, now is a great time to connect with us, as we post regularly. 

OTHER CHURCH EVENTS

All additional church events will be held virtually until further notice.