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.
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.