Our Redeemer's Blog

Church Renovation Update – 8/13/2020

In preparation for the church renovation Our Redeemer’s held a free “Buy Nothing” yard sale on Saturday, August 8. We gave away unneeded furniture, books, craft and office supplies, pianos, and more! We even collected $265.00 in donations. A HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers who brought their muscle, helpful attitudes, and dogged determination […]

Strength to Love Discussions – Mondays, 7pm

Strength to Love is a collection of Martin Luther King Jr.’s written words and the most influential book in our Outreach Coordinator Shannon Beck’s library. On Mondays, 7pm, we will discuss the writings of MLK and bring your thoughts and wonderings to the discussion. The evening will be facilitated by Shannon Beck via Zoom. Contact […]

How to Help: Food Security & Compass House

During this time of crisis, we still want to support our neighbors, especially those who are having trouble obtaining healthy food on a regular basis.  We have an opportunity to partner with the downtown Seattle Compass House a 75-unit housing program for formerly homeless and low-income men, women and children to help feed their residents.  There are two ways to do […]

COVID-19 Update from Pastor Kathy Hawks

Dear Friends, Yesterday, one of our families came by my house as I was weeding. They stood at the end of my driveway, mom, dad, a kindergartner and preschooler, playing toy guitars and holding up a big sign that said, “WE MISS YOU!” It was the highlight of my day!!! YES! Staying home and physical […]

The Informal Ensemble’s New Recording Available (It’s Free!)

With great excitement, we announce the release of the Informal Ensemble’s new recording, “Advent, Epiphany, Lent: Settings for the Beginning of the Liturgical Year”. A full year has been spent recording, mixing, and mastering to create this record, and it took two years prior to that to write all the original tunes. The record focuses […]

How We’re Giving – A Message from Pastor Kathy

Dear Friends, In the last few weeks, I’ve had fresh appreciation for our community. Despite the changes and challenges right now, the ministries and community of Our Redeemer’s continue. We are caring for our Road to Housing guests, the Ballard Food Bank, and the people whose lives are most compromised by the virus.  We are […]

Groups/Classes/Meetings on Zoom 

Katlin Dickenson-Laurence, our office guru and welcome minister extraordinaire, has been working to create Zoom meetings for each group that regularly meets at church for whom meeting virtually makes sense. That schedule is the same schedule as the times you had been meeting in person.  The groups we are scheduling are as follows: Theology on […]

Council Calls – Reaching Out

Our council not only works hard to ensure Our Redeemer’s mission is strong, they care! And they’ve decided that this time when we are separated in so many ways is an excellent opportunity to reach out individually, and see how each of Our Redeemer’s’ households are doing.  If you haven’t heard from council member yet, […]

Our Redeemer’s Blog

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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