God calls us to reach out in love to those in need. As we bring the love of God to our neighbors we encounter Jesus in all those whom we serve. Jesus says, "Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." (Mat 25:40) The call to serve is an invitation to discover God in our very midst.
The Redeemer community serves its neighbors by working regularly with the organizations below.
For information about how to get involved
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Faith Kitchen is a soup kitchen for the needy in our surrounding communities that operates out of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dover, New Jersey. Redeemer coordinates the meal preparation and serves a noontime meal on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Family Promise of Morris County (formerly Interfaith Council for Homeless Families)
Family Promise is an organization which provides temporary housing and other forms of assistance to homeless families in the Morris County area. Redeemer houses these families in its church building for a week at a time, four or five times a year. Volunteers are needed to prepare sleeping spaces, cook meals and socialize with the Family Promise guests.
Your Grandmother's Cupboard
Redeemer collects clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries, laundry supplies which are distributed to families and individuals living in poverty.
Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a ministry of US Lutherans that works to improve health care, education and agriculture in more than 35 impoverished countries. LWR trains people in local communities to produce local foods, dig low-cost wells and protect or restore their local environments.
Projects Redeemer supports include:
Community Food Pantry
The Community Food Pantry and Roxbury Social Services is housed at the Roxbury Health Department, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna. Support for this organization is on-going through donations of non-perishable food items and supplying meals/wish lists for 10 families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Needs are constant. To find out which items are in low supply at the pantry, click here.
This organization serves NYC street people. Redeemer participates in several "runs" each year, distributing hot food and clothing on the streets of Manhattan. To find out about future Redeemer Runs, contact email@example.com.