Bethesda Cares Dinner Program
Redeemer parishioners of all ages regularly participate in the Bethesda Cares Dinner Program, providing a complete meal for approximately 50-60 homeless individuals at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bethesda.
Capital Area Interfaith Friends (CAIF)
A number of Redeemer children and youth are active in the Capital Area Interfaith Friends, a group devoted to improving relationships and communication
between individuals of different faiths traditions. The group participates in several community service projects each year. In addition, members take a leadership role in the 9/11 Unity Walk, an annual event supported by The Church of the Redeemer.
Manna Food Center
Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Manna Food Center provides food to over 40,000 households and 100,000 individual residents of Montgomery County each year. Non-perishable food items may be delivered to The Church of the Redeemer at any time. Parishioners deliver contributions to the center once a month.
Misa Alegria at St. Stephen & the Incarnation
The Church of the Redeemer has supported the musical component of Misa Alegria, the growing Latino Ministry at St. Stephen & the Incarnation, Washington, D.C., since its inception. Misa Alegria was founded and is led by The Rev’d Sarabeth Goodwin, a past seminarian at Redeemer.
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington was founded in 1986, when 11 Episcopal parishes in the greater Washington area joined St. Stephen & the Incarnation in an effort to offer much-needed assistance to the growing number of homeless individuals in the city. Each year, Redeemer children and youth lead parishioners in a mini-walk in support of the Homeless, raising awareness of and funds for Samaritan Ministry’s programs. A number of parishioners are heavily involved in Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step program.
Street Church at The Church of the Epiphany
Street Church takes place each Tuesday, at 12 noon, in Franklin Square Park, Washington, D.C. A core group of volunteers from Redeemer join Epiphany parishioners in preparing lunch for homeless individuals. All then participate in an outdoor celebration of the Holy Eucharist, which is at times led by Redeemer clergy.
Summer Music Camp
Conceived as a joint effort of the parish’s music and mission/outreach ministries, The Church of the Redeemer’s annual Summer Music Camp, designed for children/youth ages 7-14, is staffed by three professional musical educators, who help participants grow musically through a week of secular, experiential learning. Using the Orff-Schulwerk process, children/youth sing, speak, move, and play, while exploring literature and poetry, singing games, choral music, and a variety of percussion instruments, including drums and xylophones. In addition, campers’ innate creativity is fostered through simple improvisation/composition exercises. Other activities include daily arts and crafts and outdoor recreation. The week culminates in an informal, interactive performance for family and friends. Scholarships are made available to children/youth in need. For more information, see the Music Page.