OUTREACH

"God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another."

1 Peter 4:10

God has given us both the responsibility and the privilege to use our unique gifts to serve those in our community and the world according to His plan.  Please join us in ministry as we work “to connect people to the Love and Life of Jesus Christ.”

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

Advent House

On the third Sunday of each month, a group of people representing Redeemer prepares 100 sack lunches and delivers them to the Advent House Ministries Weekend Day Shelter in Lansing.  The shelter provides meals, comfortable surroundings and encouragement to the homeless and impoverished. 

Baby Blessings

At the beginning of every year Redeemer collects new baby clothing and other new baby / toddler items, including disposable diapers and wipes. These items are donated to local pregnancy service agencies to help low income and struggling moms-to-be.

Backpack Ministry

Redeemer collects school supplies for students preschool–12th grade in Clinton County, north Lansing schools, and SafeCenter domestic violence program. These items are sorted and placed in new backpacks and provided to students so they can start the school year off with confidence and “ready to learn”.

#bethechurch

#bethechurch outreach coordinates, year round, with local ministries to reach those in need. The goal is to get outside of our church walls and into the community! All events are one-time slots and most are 2-hour time frames. Sign up for as many as you would like. There are a variety of opportunities in the daytime, evening and weekend such as: behind the scenes; prayer for the events; and helping onsite at event locations.

Blanket Ministry

Each year, on the last Sunday in February, Redeemer collects a special offering for Church World Services Blankets+ program. To many of us, a blanket is often  a possession that we take for granted, but when an individual’s world is turned upside down, a blanket becomes a tool of survival for warmth, comfort, and even shelter.

Christmas Giving Tree

Each December, Redeemer helps local families with gifts and holiday meals through the Giving Tree. Names of families are provided by local human service organizations and by members of Redeemer.  A tree in the lobby is decorated with tags describing specific items of clothing and toys to be purchased for these families. Church members are asked to choose a tag, purchase, wrap, and return the requested gift by the due date.

Event so Good it's Scary

Each year in late October, the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce sponsors “An Event So Good It’s Scary”, a Halloween daytime trick-or-treating event held in downtown St. John's. Redeemer Church serves as one of the hospitality points – we provide treats to children and a warm welcome to anyone who comes. 

Food Pantry

The Redeemer Food Pantry provides food and other essential items to families referred through local human services organizations.  

Friendship Ministry

The Friendship Ministry helps to keep Redeemer members that are homebound or in nursing homes connected to the church and to the love and life of Jesus Christ, by offering caring visits and companionship. To become a Friendship Minister or to refer a homebound member, please contact the church office. Ministers, please fill out this form when you have visited someone. 

Mobile Food Drive

The Mobile Food Drive is open to any Clinton County resident in need of food. The event is held outside at the DeWitt Campus and food pick up is done through a drive through service. Families are asked to stay in their vehicle while we load the food.
Click here to sign-up to volunteer.

Thanksgiving Baskets

Every Thanksgiving, Redeemer provides baskets to designated families in Clinton County.  Names of recipient families are provided through local human services organizations and by members of Redeemer. Any extra donations are used towards our Giving Tree Christmas Food Baskets. 

Sunshine Meals

The purpose of Sunshine Meals is to help provide a few hot meals to families that are expecting a newborn. Parents can register to receive meals and anyone can register to provide meals by contacting Wendy in the church office (517-669-3430 ext 309).

CURRENT MISSIONS AND
MISSIONARIES

Herb and Kim Burkett

Herb and Kim have been working with SEND International in Ukraine since 2001. They are currently serving at Ukrainian Bible Church in the city of L’viv, overseeing the family ministry within the church. In addition, they have been serving at the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary. Herb assists with the International Mission’s Program and Kim mentors students and teaches in the Women’s Ministry Program. If you would like to learn more about God’s work in Ukraine, you can follow them on Facebook or contact Herb & Kim at burketth@hotmail.com.

Joe and Jill Vincent

Jill and Joe are House Directors with Cadence International ministering to the military community at the Spangdahlem Base in Germany. The Vincent’s work alongside the military chaplains to provide a Hospitality House (The Hangar) that serves as a “home away from home” with an open door, home-cooked meals, weekly Bible study, Christian mentoring, and support for the soldiers and their families. If you would like to learn more about their work in Germany, you can follow them on Facebook, check out their webpage, or contact through email at joseph.vincent@cadence.org.

In His Steps International and Sak Saum

In His Steps International is an umbrella organization for several ministries including Sak Saum. Located in the district of Cambodia, Sak Saum is a ministry dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation, and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men. The work of Sak Saum is supported through the sale of clothing items and accessories. However, fashion is not the end goal. The goal of Sak Saum is transformation, human transformation, which flows from an intensely personal relationship with God and to address their physical, cognitive, emotional, vocational and spiritual health. To learn more, go to https://www.saksaum.com/.

Bill Schoonover

Bill has worked with Youth for Christ for over 17 years and currently serving as the Area Director of Campus Life for the Head of the Lakes Youth for Christ in Duluth, Minnesota. Campus Life clubs encourage students to build and strengthen a relationship with Christ as they relate to their group leader and each other. Please be in prayer for Bill as he seeks to impact student’s lives. Also, pray for his busy family as they seek to support each other and make a difference for Christ in the land of 10,000 lakes!

Advent House

International Justice Mission

Advent House Ministries is located in the heart of Lansing and has been helping people out of poverty and homelessness for 30+ years. It is their hope to provide respite from life’s struggles and create opportunities for children and adults to become self-sufficient and fulfill their potential. As the needs of the homelessness and poverty change and become more apparent, Advent House continually works to expanded bringing aid in a timely and effective manner. Redeemer annually supports their expanded services programs with a monetary contribution. To learn more, go to: www.adventhouse.com
International Justice Mission represents a global team of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals who work to protect the poor from violence. They utilize our contributions to work on four action agendas: 1) to rescue victims of violence; 2) to bring criminals to justice; 3) to restore survivors; and, 4) to strengthen justice systems. To obtain more information about specific projects and prayer requests, go to: www.ijm.org.

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