Serving: Allowing Jesus to train our hearts and to use our God given talents to reach out to the poor and broken of our world. At Redeemer, we encourage every person to grow in Jesus Christ through serving others in our local community and in our world.

Beacon House

Serve @ Beacon House on the second Saturday of the month – a transitional shelter for homeless men in Frederick – We need food prepared and hands to serve our guests. Please sign-up in the Lobby.

** Beacon House is in need of adult bilingual volunteers to help out in our grocery aisle from 
1:15pm - 3pm Monday – Saturday and in our Rescued Treasures area (clothing) from 
1pm - 4pm Monday - Friday; and also translate for our guest. **

Beacon House is a men's shelter in Frederick, MD. Redeemer provides food and serves the noontime meal on the second Saturday of each month. In addition to serving 20-30 Beacon House residents, we also serve 100-200 adults and children who rely on Beacon House for food, fellowship and care.

How you can help:

  • Provide food - A food signup and recipies for the month's menu are hung in the Lobby. Food is to be delivered to Redeemer by 9:45am on serving day.
  • Serve - Adults and children 12 and older are needed to heat and serve the meal. A sign up for volunteers is listed with the monthly menu. The team gathers at Redeemer for prayer, departing at 10am to travel to Beacon House to complete the preparing and serving of the meal. Typically we finish by 1:30 pm.


This is a great place to serve for a family or perhaps a Bible Study group looking to put their faith in action.

"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will be refreshed himself." Proverbs 11:25

Contact: Paul Schweitzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

holiday-mealsHoliday Giving

The Redeemer Community works with Faith Connections to reach out to local needy families to brighten their holidays and share the love of Christ. We work together to provide a Thanksgiving meal and Christmas gifts and meal to needy families in the greater Damascus-Clarksburg area.

How you can help:

  • Provide canned food for the Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets.
  • Become a Sponsor and reach out to a needy family to gather their gift "wish" lists and deliver the food and gifts.
  • Purchase a gift or two for the family members.


Food collection will begin in early October and gift collection will begin in November.

"The greatest among you will be your servant.  For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exhalted."  Matthew 23: 11-12

Contact: Andrea Whetzel  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Faith Connections LogoFaith Connections

Faith Connections is a local Christian charity that serves needy families in greater Damascus-Clarksburg area. Learn more at

How you can help:

  • Good Shepherd Financial Ministry Helpline Volunteer - answer Helpline calls 5 days per month from home.
  • Healthy Choices - Women's ministry that works to encourage and improve the lives of mother's through teaching Christian principles. Child care and administrative volunteers are needed.
  • Rock The House After-School Program - Volunteer with elementary age children from the Damascus Gardens. Adult and teen volunteers help with homework, a Bible lesson and games.
  • GED Study - Help adults prepare to take the GED test.
  • Friends in Action - Be a mentor to a local family and help change their lives forever!
  • General Administrative Help and Ministry Support - if you have a skill, we can use you.


"...Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:39

Contact: Debbie Tomlinson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jill Ochs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ

Redeemer Lutheran Church | 27015 Ridge Road | Damascus, MD 20872 | 301-253-3000 | 
Copyright © 2016 - Redeemer Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. Designed by Pinix Design Studio.

Back to top