This weekend, the Living Room hosted H-Cubed's Equinox celebration. Featured performing artist McKenna Selissen stunned the crowd with her powerful voice, while featured visual artist Imani Waters shared her original paintings throughout the night. A big thank you to everyone who came to support the artists and those who shared their gifts during the open mic!
On Thursday, August 17th, Redeemer said goodbye to its 19 high school STEP-UP interns, though Redeemer’s impact on them and their impact on our community will reverberate long after the summer.
On August 25th, Freedom Square hosted the last outside event for H-Cubed. Throughout the night, local visual and musical artists shared their gifts on the stage and on canvas. It was a beautiful evening with talented people!
Congressman Ellison held a forum in the Redeemer sanctuary on Wednesday night, August 16th. Congressman Ellison invited multiple people to speak at the forum and share their stories and thoughts about an issue that has seriously affected the North Minneapolis area for years. However, taking into consideration the recent changes the U.S. is now facing, Congressman Ellison stated, “This is not the time to cut back, this is the time to move forward,” in response to the budget cuts the Environmental Protection Agency is currently experiencing among other issues. The forum addressed some important concerns like how North Minneapolis has the highest hospitalization rate in all of Minnesota and has had more cases of lead poisoning reported than Flint, Michigan. Among the various speakers was a mother from the North Minneapolis community whose son suffered lead poisoning when her and her family moved into an apartment that had issues with lead and the landlord failed to notify her of this. Her tragic experience led her to begin her fight with Congress that she is still fighting today. At the end of the forum a speaker closed with a few encouraging words about the positive movements that are being put into place for better air and water and for a better environment as a whole.
On Sunday June 11th, Redeemer celebrated its 108th anniversary as a church. Members of the community shared a delicious meal, stories and spoken-word. We also celebrated the high school graduation of Beatrice and Aaron!
On Sunday May 21st, 25 volunteers from Calvary Lutheran Church joined Redeemer’s garden coordinator Beatrice Kahnake and other members from the Redeemer community for a workday. Volunteers planted hostas outside Venture North, prepared new beds for planting and raked up sawdust. The volunteers ranged from approximately one to 65 years of age and were seemingly unfazed by the rainy weather. Check out this photo of Beatrice and Northside Leader Maddy planting tomatillos with some of the young volunteers.
Beatrice is always looking for volunteers to help out in the garden. She’s there Wednesday afternoons starting at 4pm or Sundays after church. Interested in donating supplies or finding a different time to volunteer? You can contact Beatrice at email@example.com or call the church at 612-374-4139.
On March 1st, Ash Wednesday, we began the forty day journey that leads to Easter. The forty days in Lent are an opportunity to spend time in reflection and contemplation about our faith.
We invite you to come and enjoy the company of community, great soup, and a thought-filled worship space each Wednesday night throughout the Lenten season. During these six Wednesday nights of the the season of Lent, we’ll gather around tables in the fellowship hall for a time of breaking bread and sharing rich conversation and worship. The meal begins at 6:00pm but arrive when you can get there. At 7:00pm we will sing, pray and participate in table conversation. This year we will hear from voices from within Redeemer about their faith journeys. In our table conversations, we’ll reflect on our own spiritual lives––the struggles, questions and experiences that have led us to where we are now. We hope you’ll bring the honest questions and longings that are on your heart. We also hope that you will invite friends and family for these great gatherings. We hope to see you there!
Events During Lent
3/8 Week One Soup Supper, 6:00pm — Holden Worship, 7:00pm
3/15 Week Two Soup Supper, 6:00pm — Holden Worship, 7:00pm
3/22 Week Three Soup Supper, 6:00pm — Holden Worship, 7:00pm
3/29 Week Four Soup Supper, 6:00pm — Holden Worship,7:00pm
4/5 Week Five Soup Supper, 6:00pm — Holden Worship, 7:00pm
4/9 Palm Sunday Prayer & Praise, 10:00 am, Worship, 10:30 am
4/13 Maundy Thursday Worship, 7:00pm
4/14 Good Friday Worship, 7:00pm
4/16 Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, 7:00am Worship, 10:30am
On January 21st, Alyssa Schwitzer and Kent Goodroad from the Redeemer music team along with their partners/Redeemer community members, Elizabeth Hanson and Irene Fernando, marched in Washington D.C. in solidarity with the "Women's March On Washington." We joined close to 1,000,000 other marchers seeking affordable heath care, reproductive rights, equal pay for equal work regardless of gender identity or race, racial justice, safe spaces for immigrants and refugees, full inclusion for members of the LGBTQI+ community, among other issues. It was invigorating to see so many people galvanized towards creating a more just and equitable world. We were so excited to see so many other marches happening in the U.S. and around the world, including the march in St. Paul. For many participants and observers, the march was a starting point. Our hope is that we will continue this work in our daily lives, and show up for communities striving for equality. Thanks to everyone who continues to stand up for justice everyday!
On Sunday December 4th, members from Redeemer, Salem, Christ English and River of Life Lutheran Churches gathered together to celebrate the season of Advent. The four churches are part of a Northside collaborative ministry where they share ideas, money and a staff person. The collaborative approach to ministry flows out of the belief that ministry on the Northside of Minneapolis is done better together than on our own! The Advent festival included live entertainment from Northside church members, Christmas caroling, games and food.