Members of Redeemer fill shoeboxes with gifts of small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, t-shirts, and sunglasses, as well as other items for children in desperate situations around the world. For more information about Operation Christmas Child, please visit their site.
We support the restoration of those affected by incarceration. We equip correctional leaders, volunteers, and incarcerated men and women to make prisons more rehabilitative places; we advocate for a more restorative criminal justice system; and we collaborate with churches and local service providers to support former prisoners, their families, and their communities.
Members of our Prayer Shawl Ministry reach out to those in need with a shawl made with prayer and love. It is our hope that these shawls comfort, console, and strengthen the recipients of our shawls. They are called prayer shawls because the making of the shawl is a spiritual practice for the crafter. A prayer is said as the shawl is begun and then many prayers are added with the stitches. Recipients may be known or unknown to the crafter, and a card accompanies the shawl, which tells the receiver that many people have been praying for them and will continue to do so. Each shawl is a blend of prayers, talents, gifts and grace. Shawls are knitted or crocheted in various patterns. These shawls are freely given. They are not for sale as they are gifts of love.
Women gather on the third Saturday of each month to make tie quilts to be donated to Lutheran World Relief. Quilt tops are sewn together in homes and then assembled at the church. The tops, batting and backs are pinned and tied together for machine hemming by the women of the church. New participants are always welcome!