Redeemer has many opportunities for social ministry. As part of our Strategic Ministry Plan, we believe that God has a vision for us. Our best understanding of God's will for the future of our congregation is that Redeemer will be connected, involved and recognized as a Christ-centered community partner.
We warmly invite you to be the hands of Christ this Christmas season. Share His love for others by helping to provide a joyous and blessed Christmas through gifts of clothing toys and food gift certificates through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Many ornaments decorate the tree. Here's how it works: Select one or more ornaments from the tree. Buy the gift listed. Wrap the gift and ATTACH THE ORNAMENT WITH TAPE to the package. Please do not place any gift cards in-or on the outside of the package. Please place gifts of money or food certificates in an envelope with the ATTACHED ORNAMENT and take them to the church office.
Many people come to us for food as well as help in others ways. Yes, we can feed the poor and at the same time give people a hand up. Those who come to us are often discouraged, sad, frustrated people who find themselves in life situations, often beyond their control. They sometimes weep in their despair. Along with food, we give them pocket crosses and hugs and prayers. People needing help can come each Wednesday 11-3 pm at the Family Life Center for food supplies. If you wish to help distribute food and encouragement to those who come to us for help, contact the church office at 870-425-6071 for names of contacts that will be glad to have you work with them.
Suggested Items for Putting in the Food Panty Box:
Peanut butter (regular & low fat), Cereal (basic kinds), Soup (basic kinds), Jelly (regular & sugarless), Canned Fruit (regular sized), Spaghetti Noodles and Sauce, Veggies (small cans of peas, corn, carrots, etc.), Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes, Disposable Razors, Soap Samples
With age or disability, even simple things such as trimming toenails can be a challenge. To serve this need, Redeemer offers a pedicure service to people in the community who cannot see, reach, or for some reason are unable to care for their own feet. Volunteers help with nail trimming, soaking, massage, registration or other services. At times, relief workers are needed. We have fun while providing a rewarding service to those in need. We do this on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:15-11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Linda Templeton at 870-421-3503 for more information.
Members of the Prayer Shawl ministry knot or crochet shawls and pray for the recipient with every stitch. Shawls are made independently by each member on their own time. Completed Shawls are donated to those with special needs, such as Hospice of the Ozark's Hospice House, where they have become a special ministry.
The Ozark Center of Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) which Redeemer houses in our Family Life Center. They are a faith-based organization which seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of individuals and families in crisis situations.