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Mission & Outreach

In cooperation with the mission partners of Church of the Redeemer, there are many opportunities throughout the year to show God’s love to our local and extended community. 

Strategic Ministries 

Engaging the parish to develop and nurture programs and relationships that further the mission of the Church of the Redeemer within its walls and beyond by serving those in need and forming disciples of Christ.

1. Recruitment and organization of volunteers for outreach events.

2. Internal publicity about our mission partners, our involvement with them, and their needs.

3. Recommendation of recipients for Redeemer's Outreach Grants and recipients for the All-Parish Christmas and Easter Offerings.

Click here to watch our Strategic Ministries Mission Partners' Videos.

Pilgrim Africa

Pilgrim Africa

Pilgrim Africa is a Christian relief organization created in 2004 as a response to the tragedy of more than a million Ugandans of the Northeastern (Teso) Region driven from their homes by the Lord’s Resistance Arm.

  • Anti-malaria Initiatives, including mobile health clinics
  • Education (including Beacon of Hope College, a Christian boarding school for 500 high-school age youth; and Pilgrim University).
  • Trauma treatment and training
  • Emergency food relief
  • Community organizing for rural villages
  • Training and empowerment in sustainable agriculture
St. Stephen's

St. Stephen’s Youth Programs

St. Stephen's is an Episcopal mission church in Boston's South End neighborhood providing services including an after-school program, a summer enrichment camp, a food pantry and lunches (check out this video of Rev. Mike discussing the food donations to St. Stephen's) . The after-school program (B-READY) supports 185 youth during the school year and its B-SAFE summer camp provides a safe place for 540 young people during the summer.

  • Prepare lunch for annual meetings
  • Help run the Christmas Party
  • Volunteer in the Blackstone School library
  • Tutor or mentor a teenager
  • Be a reading buddy one afternoon 
  • Plan a Friday field trip for the summer
FUEL food program

FUEL: Feeding Newton and Boston children 

Our Redeemer FUEL Ministry provides food for students who rely on supplemental food on the weekends. Last year, FUEL worked with 19 elementary, middle schools and high schools as well as St. Stephen's B-SAFE after-school program and the Epiphany School.  Volunteer activities include:

·       Weekly food shopping for FUEL weekend bags

·       Unload and shelve food from weekly shopping trips

·       Pack weekend food bags on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings

·       Deliver bags weekly to the schools and after-school program

·       Contribute cash donations for food purchases.  Fill one weekend bag for 18 weeks for $120.00


common cathedral

Ecclesia Ministries

Common cathedral (Ecclesia Ministries, Inc.) is an outdoor congregation, housed and un-housed, sharing God’s love through community, pastoral care, creative expression, and worship on Boston Common. We are non-proselytizing and ecumenical. We welcome and support all people.

  • Attend a Sunday worship service with the common cathedral community 
  • Prepare and serve lunch at service
  • Volunteer at Common Art 
  • Contribute to the annual sock drive

epiphany school

Epiphany School

Epiphany is an independent school for children of economically disadvantaged families in Boston, with scholarships for all. We admit children of diverse faiths, races, cultures, and cognitive profiles, believing in the Episcopal tradition that we find God in and through each other. 

  • Cook dinner
  • Tutor children
  • Volunteer in the library

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379 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
PHONE:  617-566-7679
FAX:  617-566-6678
OFFICE: 8:30-4:30 pm M-F | SUMMER:  9:00-3:00 pm M-Th

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