Redeemer's Lutheran preschool for children ages four and five serves the greater Highland area, and brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to many local families. For information click HERE.
Redeemer has partnered with St. James the Less Catholic parish to provide one of Highland's only food pantrys. Several Redeemer events and local food drives are held throughout the year to help the needy in our community.
From raking leaves to fundraising dinners and silent auctions, Redeemer members are almost always involved in some form of community outreach and service.
Our congregation supports the Gloria Dei Hispanic Mission based in Valparaiso and the Compass Education Program in particular Learn more from their website HERE. Redeemer has also been a part of our local Lutheran Layman's League, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, and Calumet Lutheran Mission Association for many years.
In addition, our congregation has also adopted Deaconess Dehlia DeLeon (far right) in support of her work with the Hispanic communities of Whiting and Chicago.
Redeemer has a heart for children and adults with unique and special needs. Servent events sponsored by various groups of the congregation have supported local organizations that help and serve these individuals and their families.
Redeemer youth and adults joined other Lutherans to support Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited of Hobart. EEU provides educational and therapeutic riding instruction for people with special needs of all ages. Learn more from their website HERE.
Annually, our Youth Group makes a free meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Chicago.
Redeemer has a wonderful relationship with Planting Possibilities, a local organization seeking to provide job training and employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2013, parts of Redeemer's property were dug up to provide a place for a community garden of over 500 tomato plants. Members of Planting Possibilities cared for the plants and raised over 600lbs of tomatoes that were then sold to local restaurants. You can learn more about their organization, and donate directly to their cause, by clicking on their logo below.
Additionally, Redeemer members, through their vocations as citizens and parents, serve as volunteer leaders in many civic, business, educational, and social organizations throughout the Highland area.