Episcopal Jail Ministry update

Episcopal Jail Ministry at the King County Correctional Facility

Emily Austin shares this update of Episcopal Jail Ministry at the King County Correctional Facility. This ministry receives funds from the Earley Outreach Fund at Church of the Redeemer. I recently caught up with Daphne Burkhalter over coffee.  She is the Episcopal Chaplain of the King County Correctional Facility. In August 2014, the Vestry renewed the gift from […]

Operation Thanksgiving Baskets 2.0

Thanksgiving Baskets

The Kenmore Family Homeless Shelter is closed for remodeling. This means that this year the members of Church of the Redeemer and Holy Apostles Orthodox Church will participate  in Operation Thanksgiving Food Baskets 2.0. Actually, Operation Thanksgiving Baskets 2.0 looks a lot like Thanksgiving Baskets 1.0. The difference is the location to where we will deliver the baskets. […]

Ditty bags for Mission to Seafarers

Mission to Seafarers

Each year, the Mission to Seafarers in Seattle puts together over a thousand ditty bags. These handmade gift bags full of toiletries and small gift items are for the sailors that visit the Port of Seattle over the holiday season. This year, the Mission to Seafarers hope to put together 1500 ditty bags to provide to our guests. There […]

Community Kitchens Northwest

Community Kitchens NW

  People at Church of the Redeemer are researching ways of establishing a feeding program at Redeemer. One of those ways is Community Kitchens Northwest, a Seattle Tilth program. The Community Kitchens model brings the following people together: Those who may want to learn how to cook from scratch Those who may need a meal […]

What it is like serving others

Thoughts on serving others

This is from Cindy MacDonald, a parishioner at Church of the Redeemer. She helped to organize our efforts at Bothell Care Day on August 15, 2014. These are her reflections about what it is like serving others. Her thoughts come primarily through participating in washing the feet of others, but not exclusively. Cindy writes: My foot washing experience was […]

Care Day thanks

Foot washing at Bothell Care Day

This message was sent to all churches participating in Care Day 2014 in Bothell, Washington. Thank You! Dear Fellow Churches, On behalf of the entire Care Day team, I want to send our sincerest thanks for all of your participation in Care Day. We can report that there were almost 300 in attendance, 25% of […]

Resurrección Day Camp

Resurrección Day Camp Logo

Our brothers and sisters qualify for summer school through the school district but they can’t attend.  They have to watch our younger sisters and brothers while the rest of the family works in the fields. This was the reality of school-aged children of immigrant families working in the farm fields of the Skagit Valley in […]

Kenmore Family Shelter Update

Kenmore Family Shelter

Although planning to close for remodeling, the Kenmore Family Shelter will operate through the end of 2014.  There have been numerous delays with the remolding project.  The people at Church of the Redeemer will continue to provide on-going services to the shelter until Hopelink closes it for remolding. School Supply Collection for children at the Kenmore Family Shelter […]

Bothell CareDay Donations

Foot washing at Bothell Care Day

Thank you for your generous hygiene kit donations.  These donations have been delivered to be sorted and packed for distribution at Bothell CareDay on August 15, 2014. However, it is not too late to donate.  You can place hygiene kit donations in the box in the parish hall in the undercroft until the final pickup on Sunday, August 3, […]

Shelter School Supply Collection

School Supply Collect for Kenmore Family Shelter

Even though school let out recently, it is time for us to do the annual school supply collection for children at the Kenmore Family Shelter.  There are sales and coupons for school items right now. We do our school supply collection until the end of August 2014.  Please leave your donations in the outreach box in the parish […]