External Ministries

CONNECTING IN MINISTRY

First Response Team

Volunteers take a few minutes a week to phone and welcome first-time visitors. Contact Jeanette Mai


New Members’ Team

Several times a year this group organizes the New Members’ Class and Luncheon with the goal of making each new member feel welcomed and engaged by helping them pair their talents and needs with our RLC ministries.

Contact Wendy Brooks


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!   








COMMUNITY SERVICE


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


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


Habitat for Humanity

Opportunities TBA. RLC works on Habitat events along with other local churches. Contact Eric Norman


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

In partnership with social services agencies, Redeemer’s quilters provide a loving touch to Richmond’s abused and neglected women as well as families in need. The group meets second and fourth Thursdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Instruction provided! Fabric donations appreciated. 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