Community service is important to us. Here you may read about services and events we provide to the community.
Partnering with Fircrest Presbyterian Church, members and friends of Redeemer Lutheran Church provide service to those in the community at this annual weekend event. Past projects have included; meal service at the Rescue Mission, making hygiene packets for Nativity House, making and delivering cookies for local law enforcement and fire staff, completion of quilts for Lutheran World Relief and ‘No Sew’ blankets for the Step by Step program at Purdy Women’s Corrections Facility, building garden beds, food bank donation delivery, singing at Tacoma Lutheran Home, and trash collection from community streets and parks. Lastly, participants gather for fellowship and to worship and praise God for the way He works through each to care for others.
Each November a Remembrance Gathering is hosted and those whose loved ones have gone before them are encouraged to light a candle in remembrance. Additionally, meals are brought to those following hospitalization or a recent move, transportation assistance is coordinated for appointments, hospital and home visits (often with a delivery of a holiday plant or snack to share) and the sending of greeting cards help to keep in touch with members near and far, and babies are held to let new mothers nap.
NOURISH PIERCE COUNTY FOOD BANK
Redeemer volunteers serve at the NOURISH NW Tacoma Food Bank, located at Mason United Methodist Church in the Proctor district, on a rotating basis every six weeks. On food distribution days, volunteers may greet and check in clients, accompany clients through the food bank as they shop, restock shelves, help clients load groceries, and return shopping carts to the food bank.
Family Housing Network
Homeless families are welcomed to stay at Redeemer Lutheran Church through partnership with the Family Housing Network. Two times per year the church houses families and with the help of volunteers provide two meals per day, fellowship and encouragement with guests. Over a seven day period, volunteers tally a total of 219 hours of service.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is non-professional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. We host meetings four times a week, including one Alateen meeting.