CGS Communities

Connect-Grow-Serve (CGS) Communities are groups of people who Connect with each other, Grow in their relationship with God, and Serve others in love.

Moving beyond weekend worship to belong to one or more of these communities is essential to healthy spiritual growth.  Varying amounts of connecting, growing, and serving are okay, even expected.  To see some examples, watch the video below.

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Life Together

Connect communities are all about building friendships and support that become the foundation for growing and serving together. 
More information on these groups may be found by clicking on the event in our Calendar.

Vintage Royals

Vintage Royals

2nd Fridays, 6:30pm
This seniors group meets each month for food, fun and fellowship.

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mulch day

Project Saturdays

3rd Sat., 8:30am
Join with others for light breakfast and projects around the church.

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Sharing life, laughter, support.


Wednesdays, 10am Women gathering at VOA Park to walk, share, care, and support each other.

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Bowling CGS


Sundays, 6:30pm
Enjoy friendly league bowling in Mason every other Sunday evening.

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Connect and serve with friends in this empty nest and retiree group.

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book club

Chapter Chatter

4th Thursdays, 7pm
Women read one book per month and come together to discuss.

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Help for Hurting Parents

meets weekly
Support/encouragement for parents whose children are in crisis .

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Bunco Babes

3rd Fridays
Women gather for conversation and a friendly dice game.

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game night


3rd Wed 6:30pm
1st Sun 12:30pm

Bring your favorite card or board game.

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Volleyball League

Thursday evenings
Connect with friends over friendly volleyball games in Monroe.

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Mutual Care

We leverage the power of community in times of need.  CGS community members care for one another, and our Care Team assures that no one need struggle alone.

Care needs may be communicated to the church office or to our Care Coordinator, Jackie Schauer, at

Care responses may include:

  • Prayer
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Hospital or home visit
  • Financial support
  • Counseling
  • Resource referrals/suggestion
Prayer team


Our membership series consists of three two-hour classes, one serve event, and the public confession of your commitment to the Church, the LCMS, and Royal Redeemer. The series is offered in the spring and fall each year. For class dates, contact the church office 513-779-4740 or

Class 1: Know & Grow

Explores spiritual types, differences in practices for spiritual growth, as well as the history and direction of Royal Redeemer.

Class 2: Connect & Serve

Instruction and discussion designed to help you identify and use the unique gifts you bring to the world and to Royal Redeemer, as we live out the love of our King.

Class 3: The Lutheran Faith

An overview of our beliefs as they are derived from the doctrines of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. This class is required for everyone new to the Lutheran faith.

Serve Event – In order to build community and encourage active service we plan one serve event for each Member Course that all participants are encouraged to attend.

Personal Style and Abilities Assessment – This inventory will help to find your strengths and passions to help you discern the ministry opportunities where you might serve with energy and joy. The assessment is used during the Connect and Serve class. To take the assessment online, please click HERE.

A Public Pledge – When you have completed the above classes and are ready to join, you will be formally received into membership on Membership Weekend, which occurs in the fall and spring of each year.

No. The classes provide an opportunity to find out more about the Lutheran faith and this congregation.
You may choose not to join and still participate in many aspects of life at Royal Redeemer.

If you are coming from another Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod congregation, you may transfer your membership by contacting your former congregation to ask for a letter of transfer. You are still required to participate in the Know & Grow and Connect & Serve classes. The Lutheran Faith class is optional if you have had previous instruction in the Lutheran faith.

A committed relationship with a church family, voting rights in congregational matters, and leadership opportunities.

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