Foot washing at United Way CRE, April 29

On April 29, 2014, volunteers organized by Church of the Redeemer participated in the tenth foot washing at United Way Community Resource Exchange.  It was another successful day, providing foot washing and foot care to over 200 guests who are experiencing homelessness.

The advanced foot care section was expanded to six volunteers, including three registered nurses. They worked non-stop throughout the day for those with more complex foot care needs.

Socks, nail trimmers, lotion, and travel-sized foot powders were given to guests for foot washing.

The foot washing volunteers are grateful to the people of Church of the Redeemer for ongoing prayers, donations, volunteerism, and support of the foot washing ministry.  It provides comfort and much needed services to many, including to the volunteers.

Here’s a comment from one of the foot washers:

Thank you to everyone for being such a great team to work with. It’s inspiring to be surrounded by so many people with caring hearts like yourself.

The experience touches my heart and soul more each time. This is my 2nd CRE and I will be at every event in the future…the moments shared with the guests are irreplaceable and eye opening. I always spend a lot of time reflecting on who I am in my own life and how fortunate I am to have safe places and supportive friends and family.

Thank you again,
Alethia Rodriguez

United Way of King County Community Resource Exchange

United Way’s Community Resource Exchange connects people experiencing homelessness with all kinds of resources. It’s all in one place, on one day.

On April 29 more than 600 volunteers and nearly 100 service providers came together at CenturyLink Field’s East Hall. They put more than 1,500 people facing homelessness in touch with what they needed most—health care, housing and counseling referrals, and daily essentials that are hard to come by.

Read more on the Community Resource Exchange webpage.

What foot washing means to one person

On April 21, 2013, Emily Austin explained what foot washing means to her during a stewardship talk. This is a sound recording of this talk.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.