Up Coming Opportunities
In October Redeemer’s Mission Team will be coordinating with the Night Ministry in Chicago. Our main project will be making sack suppers to be distributed out of the Night Ministry bus. Individuals and families will be invited to pick up brown paper bags at Redeemer which they will then fill according to instructions attached. They will return those bags to church on a specific date and time. We will need volunteers to deliver the bags to the Night Ministry site in Chicago. Up to two volunteers can sign up to help with distribution.
We will keep you posted here as more details are put into place!
Kick Hunger to the Curb
In August Redeemer partnered with HCS Family Services with a drive by food drive on Sunday August 23rd and 30th. We emphasized donations of paper products, hygiene, and cleaning supplies including diapers, toilet paper, and feminine hygiene products. Over 350 lbs of non-perishable food and other items were donated as well as a generous financial donation! Thanks to the many volunteers who created our sign, organized announcements, arranged for the drop off and pick up of items, and of course, to the many Redeemer members that donated.
Lutheran World Relief School Kits
Redeemer usually kicks off God’s Work Our Hands Sunday with the assembly line creation of several hundred school kits for LWR. This year we tried a drop off model and were so pleased with he result! Redeemer provided the drawstring backpacks and members filled them for donation. We had to order extra bags to meet our desire to help! Over 325 school kits have been boxed and sent to the LWR warehouse in Elgin and will soon be off to needy children around the world! Many thanks to everyone who helped!