Our mission partner, Redeemer Lutheran Church, in North Minneapolis is a multicultural and multiracial congregation. Zion and several Lutheran congregations help support Redeemer with prayer, financial gifts, and volunteering.
The call process to replace retired Pastor Kelly Chatman was delayed, yet they hope to have a new pastor in place by Easter Despite the challenges of the past two years, Redeemer has found creative ways to still worship and do meaningful outreach to their neighbors. Like at Zion, good weather allowed outdoor worship for several months. Their non-profit, Redeemer Center for Life, as an agent of hope and transformation, provides safe and affordable housing, youth workforce development, and other opportunities in the community. Their annual Christmas store, in partnership with many other congregations, was once again a success. The youth and education team creatively adapted education and activity programming to collaborate more with other churches and do more outside. New neighborhood outreach activities are being planned as Redeemer continues to be a beacon of hope in North Minneapolis.