External Ministries

COMMUNITY EVENTS (Contact Becky Wade)

Hearts of Service

At least once per year, volunteers pool their abilities to impact our community through acts of service such as yard work, minor house projects (painting, repairs, etc), visiting the homebound, and much more! Come share your talents and time with this neighborhood ministry! 

Mobile Ministry

Once a month, volunteer teams organize a community-engaging event in local cul-de-sacs. Personal invitations to Redeemer neighbors, seasonal themes, meals, crafts, entertainment, and participant fellowship highlight this relational outreach ministry.

Screen on the Green

A year-round, indoor/outdoor neighborhood movie night aimed at strengthening relationships with previously engaged neighbors as well as connecting with many we have not yet had the pleasure of meeting!   


Servant Event Mission Trip - Appalachia

Each summer, youth and parent chaperones join with members from other regional Lutheran churches by spending a week in Garrett County, MD doing service projects for families in an underprivileged rural area. 

Contact Jim Dempsey

Card Ministry

Redeemer’s card writing ministry sends cards to our members and friends who could use some extra love or encouragement. If you know someone who could use a handwritten note, please send their name, address and a brief description of the situation to care@redeemerric.org and our team will see that they receive it!  

Contact Becky Wade

Christmas Giving Tree

Each Christmas season RLC “adopts” several families-in-need. RLC members have the opportunity to make Christmas list wishes come true by purchasing gifts for these families. Contact Gina Kisner

Feed More

FeedMore is Central Virginia's principle hunger-relief program, annually serving more than 200,000 of Virginia's most vulnerable people.  RLC members volunteer each month at FeedMore's program at Reams Road Elementary School.

Contact Becky Wade

Food Pantry

Through the Chesterfield Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry (CCHASM), each week Redeemer donates food to those in need. RLC members supply these needs by donating non-perishable food items as well as cash donations for perishables. Canned/boxed goods can be left in the fellowship hall at any time. Contact Garland and Kris McLamb

Good Samaritan Inn

Twice a month teams of volunteers prepare simple casseroles at home (recipes provided) which are returned to church to be delivered to a Christian homeless shelter, The Good Samaritan Inn. Because many hands make light work, each volunteer makes a casserole just 3-4 times a year. Contact Sue Woodcock

Knit/Crochet Craft Group

Women, girls, and friends of RLC are welcome to join this casual group that meets the last Saturday of each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fellowship and skill-sharing are their goals. Projects focus on creating items for those in need. Contact Cathy Guske

LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League)

Supports The Southeastern District’s missionary efforts locally, nationally, and overseas through quarterly regional meetings and “mite box” contributions. Contact Penny Helmore

Quilting Group

Each year RLC creates and distributes quilts to members who are in care with health issues, our Christmas Giving Tree families, our Child Development Center and to Lutheran World Relief. These quilts have gone to places as far away as West Africa and India where they are distributed to the destitute and those in crisis. Contact Gina Ferree

Redeemer Service Team

This team helps to design, plan, and implement quarterly-projects that minister to RVA on a scale larger than our 2-mile radius. Past projects includ collecting and assembling bags for the homeless and a food drive for the County Foodbank.   Contact Becky Wade

Thanksgiving Meals

RLC members prepare, donate or serve food for a Thanksgiving meal held annually at The Good Samaritan Inn at its Hull Street location. Contact Pat Hoy