Redeemer’s local community outreach intentionally focuses resources of time, abilities, and money on projects and ministries that serve and help restore people in need, that are ongoing and that move all people involved, both “helper” and “helped” closer to being in a right relationship with God, self, and others.
This year, in addition to partnering with Harvest Church, Neighbors Along the Line, Mark Twain and the CORE Center, we are being joined by Olivet Baptist Church, Open Arms Fellowship, Tisdale Fine Arts Academy and the NW Tulsa HUB so that ALL 74127 families have the opportunity to receive Christmas gifts for their children. We will be hosting shopping sessions Saturday, December 15 at Olivet Baptist Church. The sessions will be at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm (10:00am session is full)
Sign up to be a part of making this a JOYful Christmas for the families in the 74127 Favored Zip Code!
Redeemer is partnering with Family Promise to periodically provide shelter in our facility to families in need. Our next two times to host are January 6-13 and February 10-17. We need your help to give these families a safe and welcoming atmosphere!
First Things First
Help us help others…the first Sunday of each month we take the opportunity to collect non-perishable food and gently used adult clothing for people in need in our community. We call this “First Things First”. This monthly collection supports our South Tulsa Compassion & 74127 ministries.
Clothing Needs (no children’s)
Men & Women's: pants/trousers, shirts, socks, jackets, gently-used sneakers or hiking shoes.
Canned Tuna, Chicken or other Canned Meats, Canned Soups/Stews, Canned Fruit, Bagged Rice, Boxed Cereal, Pasta and Sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Packet of Dry Milk, Bag of Pinto or Black Beans, Hamburger Helper Skillet Type Meals, Granola Bars, Goldfish/Crackers, Laundry Detergent, and Desserts or Treats.
Good Samaritan Health Services
Prayer partners, doctors, pharmacists, and nurses are needed the first and third Saturday of every month at John 3:16 Mission from 10:00am to noon. On these two Saturdays each month, Redeemer staffs the medical van with all the volunteers. Good Samaritan is a local non-profit medical organization that partners with local churches to provide free medical care to the uninsured and underinsured in the Tulsa area.
Launch Outreach is a local ministry with a home in south Tulsa for adolescent girls aging out of foster care. Manna House is doing incredible work helping, equipping and launching these young women into healthy adulthood.
How to Get Involved
Teach a life skills class. Valuable skills such as cooking, budgeting, cosmetics and self-care build healthy habits and independent living, Volunteer as a tutor, or Serve on the Meal Train.
Do you love to knit or crochet? Do you want to learn? Helping Other People Everywhere is good old-fashioned stitching fun. We'll meet each month at the church to work together to make things for cancer patients or others in need.
HOPE Chest meets the 3rd Thursday each month at Redeemer from 9:30 - 11:30am along with our Quilt, Pray, Bless group.
Our first emphasis is keeping The Giving Tree at Oklahoma Cancer Treatment stocked, but we help out other cancer treatment centers, too — as well as giving to individuals as we learn of their need.
We have yarn, a few knit and crochet patterns, and hearts ready to serve in this fun way! Bring your needles, patterns, spare yarn, and a friend! All yarn donations are appreciated.
Quilt, Pray, Bless
Each Knot Represents a Prayer
A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers – the ends of which are left free to be tied with a square knot. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in need – someone who has asked us to pray for them. The quilt is then given to that person. What makes each quilt unique is not the pattern, color, or workmanship, but the fact that prayer is symbolically tied into each one. These comforters are a statement of faith, and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer
Everyone is Welcome – from beginners to experienced quilters! Even if you don’t sew, we need people to cut and iron.
There are many ways to serve and support this ministry
Donate clean fabric, wash and iron fabric, cut material, make cards to accompany the quilt, sew strips to make squares, sew heavy thread into the quilt for tying, identify someone who needs a prayer quilt, assist with fund raising, or pray for our ministry.
South Tulsa Compassion
We have found that there are real needs for compassion ministry right here in south Tulsa in addition to food. As we build relationships with families in the Jenks East Elementary community, God continues to reveal additional ways we can help and demonstrate His love beyond the gift of groceries.
We deliver groceries and offer encouragement to this community on the fourth Sunday of each month after the late service from 12:30 - 1:30pm. Bring donated groceries to a Connection Point in the lobby or come help us deliver and meet families. We also try to meet additional needs as they arise. Areas we have helped in the past include assistance with moving, packing, job placement, literacy, furniture donations, transportation, tax preparation, budgeting, school supplies, tutoring, and sending kids to summer camp.