Not really. Don’t think of this as a ‘ticket’ but instead a way to let us know how many people to expect. You still need to come early to make sure you have enough seats for your party. Unfortunately, not everyone uses this system so sometimes the auditorium fills up quickly. Thank you for doing your part to help us make Christmas Eve at Redemption even more special!
That's up to you. You can RSVP for them or send them an invite at http://christmasatgateway.com/invite. We'd like to prepare to serve them, so please do make sure somebody completes an RSVP for them.
No. We will not be giving out physical tickets. All seating is first-come, first-serve.
We expect large crowds on Christmas Eve and our goal is for every attendee to have a great experience. The RSVP process helps to ensure that attendance is spread out between all four service times, and that seats are available for you at the service you attend.
Yes. Kids programs will run for infants - 5 year olds at the 11:00am service, and infants - 3rd grade for the 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, and 5:00pm. Older kids will be encouraged to attend the service in the auditorium.
If it if your first time with us, come to the Kids Check In area. Our Kids Welcome team will help you get your kids checked in.
If you are a regular attender, you can use the normal check in computers.
Yes. All five services will be identical.
Yes, all five services will be broadcasted in their entirety. Join us at live.redemptiongateway.tv for an interactive experience.
Each service will be just about 1 hour.
We hope you’ll wear whatever makes you comfortable. You’ll find plenty of people dressed casually (t-shirts, shorts, jeans) and others dressed a little snazzier (slacks, ties, dresses, skirts). Just come as you are.
Yes. Each Christmas Eve we take a special offering. This year's offering will support a number of causes that will help us be a best friend to our community by assisting some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Specifically, the offering will support our Foster Care, Kinship & Adoption ministry, Hope Women's Center, and Compassion Connect AZ. You can give online here (just select "Christmas Offering - Gateway" in the dropdown).