Reaching out to help others – not only through monetary gifts, but also through hands-involvement – is an ongoing commitment at Redeemer. It’s reflected in the work of our Outreach Committee, and in the personal efforts of each of us.
We support projects serving people in the local area through organizations including the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), and the East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM). We participate in diocesan outreach projects, and support the outreach efforts of Episcopal Relief and Development and the greater Anglican Communion.
East End Cooperative Ministries (EECM) Dinner:
Every third Sunday, the church provides a homemade meal to approximately 50 residents of the EECM Shelter. The sign-up to make food and serve the meal is available online early in the month.
EECM Food Pantry:
We collect shelf-stable packaged food for the EECM Food Pantry every Sunday. The food is brought to the altar along with the offerings of bread and wine to be blessed before it is delivered to the pantry.
Heritage Place Services:
Ongoing ministry at Heritage Place, a nursing and rehabilitation center near Redeemer. Morning Prayer service or Eucharist is held Wednesday mornings for about 40 minutes. In addition, we arrange special events such as caroling, Christmas cookies and presents, and palm crosses.
Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN):
Redeemer has been a member of PIIN since its beginning in 2000. PIIN is a network of more than 50 congregations and organizations working together to promote justice and fairness in our region. PIIN advocates for issues such as raising the minimum wage; rights for low-wage workers; better training of police; equity in funding for education; and environmental health.
Pittsburgh LGBTQIA Pride March and Booth:
Redeemer has a long history of participation in the Pittsburgh LGBTQIA Pride March and hosts an informational booth each year during the Pride Festival.
Great Issues Speaker Series:
Guest speakers are invited to present on issues relevant to our community and world. Redeemer chooses speakers who will challenge and inform both its members and the wider community on matters of justice, equality, the environment and other topics chosen annually.
Redeemer hosts an informative and interesting book club each Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall. A new book is selected approximately every six weeks.
Outreach/Social Justice Education:
This committee arranges talks on current social justice issues, usually held on Sundays after the coffee hour. It also recommends outside nonprofit and/or advocacy organizations to receive Redeemer’s financial support.