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Ensure a Thanksgiving Community Meal for All

Thursday, Nov. 23 ~  12-1pm Each year, the good folks of Our Redeemer’s host anybody and everybody for a no-cost Thanksgiving meal from 12-1pm right on Thanksgiving Day. It takes about 60 (or more!) volunteers to pull it off, and it’s an amazing gift not only to those who get to taste it, but especially to those who prepare it and clean it up afterward. We have one returning and very important volunteer position this year: Table Hosts. Each table … Continued

Living Generously: Practice

From October 15 – November 12 (4 weeks total) Our Redeemer’s will be focusing on deliberate spiritual practices to cultivate living generously and help us understand how we can be even more fearless, courageous, and loving. During this time Our Redeemer’s will provide a bookmark in the bulletin with suggested practices to explore. Each week has a different theme to inform the exploration of these practices (Celebration, Trust, Abundance, Courage). We hope you find these helpful in discovering a new … Continued

From the Pastor – August 2017

Here are some responses to my recent sermon called, “Jesus Repents”, which spoke to the need, as followers of Jesus, to repent of our own distancing from the racism in our nation and ourselves, and commit ourselves to listen, learn and act with people of color. “You should have condemned Trump outright.  Spell out how he is leading the U.S. toward a fascist state.” “You weren’t empathetic enough.  Condemning incidents in Moses Lake, Charlottesville and the U.S. is a judgment … Continued

Feed the Hungry: Ballard Sunday Dinner – August 2017

by Cara Kiggins Lack of shelter and hunger in our community are human rights issues. The best way to address this human rights issue is debatable – these are big questions, with no easy answers. As followers of Christ, we feel called to respond to the folks we see in our neighborhood streets experiencing hunger and homelessness. While feeding hungry people at the Ballard Sunday Dinner might not be a big-picture solution, the immediate effect is providing a compassionate, safe … Continued

Social Justice – August 2017

Interested in Social Justice? Check it out! Sunday, August 13th at 11:30am All-call: if you have an interest in social justice issues in our community and worldwide, please save the date for the next Social Justice Quarterly Meeting & Brunch Potluck on Sunday, August 13th at 11:30am (after the 10am Summer worship). We will be voting on which organizations to direct Our Redeemer’s Benevolence giving towards, discussing current social justice ministries, and making plans for social justice activities moving forward. … Continued

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Along with our calendar, our blog is a great place to see what we’re up to. Read the posts below to hear musings from Pastor Kathy, ministry leaders and folks in our community. You can use a filter to read updates on our high school youth activities, Kids’ Church and much more. There’s a lot happening around here. Feel free to leave a comment, email the author, share things on facebook, and join the conversation.

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