Redeemer Updates

Lutheran Community Food Ministry 40th Anniversary

Sunday, September 25 we celebrate 40 years of Love that we call the Lutheran Community Food Ministry.

“In January 1982, Redeemer was asked by St Luke Episcopal Church if we would serve as an overflow warming location for neighbors without shelter whom they welcomed into their church as a refuge from unseasonably cold temperatures. Redeemer responded by opening up Zittrouer Hall, and members began serving our guests pimento cheese sandwiches and coffee. After all, it’s rude not to offer one’s guests something to eat.

Redeemer’s Social Ministry (now called Community Engagement) recommended a one-month pilot program for 50 guests each weekday, which the Congregation Council approved. Redeemer is now 500 months into the pilot program we now call the Lutheran Community Food Ministry.

Please join us in the Sims Atrium to hear and see how our 40 years of love for Lutheran Community Food Ministry has evolved to being “beyond soup” and even pimento cheese sandwiches.

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