Dear Friends of the Redeemer,
Many of us have so much to be grateful for this year. Despite the deepening pandemic, we have roofs over our heads, food on our tables, and gainful employment. The same cannot be said for our neighbors in the Greater Boston area. Every week we hear new stories of food insecurity, rental evictions and layoffs. Making ends meet gets more and more difficult the longer the pandemic continues.
Thanks to our extraordinary partners in ministry at St. Stephen's in the South End and The Epiphany School in Dorchester, we can meet these needs head-on and in truly meaningful ways. For the 2020 Christmas Offering, we are asking you to consider a gift to support the Redeemer Rent, Utility, and Mortgage Initiative. RUMI will gather funds earmarked explicitly for rental, utility (heat and electricity) and mortgage assistance for families affiliated with our partners in Dorchester and the South End. The Strategic Ministries Committee will work closely with John Finley and Tim Crellin to make sure that families in need get the help they need in a timely and substantive manner.
We hope you will give generously this Christmas. As our Lord and Savior came into this world and found no room at the inn, let us make room in our hearts to ensure that the homes of our neighbors remain their homes this Christmas season and into 2021.
Debby Hunter Mills Aaron Dunn, Strategic Ministries Co-Chairs
Rev. Mike Dangelo, Rector