Family Life

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
3 John 1:4

The purpose of Family Life Ministry at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is to strengthen families and to nurture, encourage and provide opportunities for individuals and families in all stages of life to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and with others.  Family Life Ministry includes growth, fellowship and service events for entire families including parents, children, grandparents.

Parenting Classes are held every Wednesday morning.  Family Events, special presentations and seminars are held throughout the year.  Visit the Upcoming Events page to see the Family Life events that are coming soon.

Family Life News and Events

Family Service Night – INFORMATION

Redeemer is teaming up with Heart 2 Hart Detroit, Care Net, & Faithful Friends to make care packages for the homeless, the homebound, struggling mothers, and the firefighters next door!  Dinner will be provided!  Confirmands are required to be at the meeting, per usual, and families are more than welcome to come too!  But – you MUST sign up if your family plans on joining us so that we can plan for food.  You can sign up HERE: or on the Town Square bulletin board 😊  Confirmands will earn service hours for this, and they will earn family hours if your family comes to help too!

Family Service Night – DONATIONS
We are in need of LOTS of items to make this effort a success, so we’re asking the congregation for some help!

If you feel so inclined, feel free to donate any of the following items:

  • new socks (men’s & women’s in white or black)
  • new underwear (men’s boxer briefs & women’s panties sizes L or XL)
  • new men’s white t-shirts (L or XL)
  • individual Wet Wipe packs (at least 20 ct.)
  • Fiber One Bars
  • canned chunk chicken breast
  • toothbrushes
  • travel toothpaste
  • fun lip balm
  • fun lotion/soap/body wash
  • women’s deodorant
  • nail polish
  • women’s shaving cream
  • women’s razors
  • fun pens/notebooks
  • gum
  • individually wrapped candy

OR if you want an easy way to help contribute, drop off your extra Christmas candy!  We are specifically looking for individually wrapped candy with red, silver, or gold wrappers (because our care packages will be Valentine’s themed!).  Items can be dropped off on the labeled table in the Town Square by Sunday 1/20 😊

Family Getaway!  Join us for an overnight retreat with your family in Frankenmuth!  We’re going to have some fun fellowship at Zehnder’s Splash Village, while also growing together as a family through Christ.  Don’t miss out!  Mark your calendars for Friday 2/1 – Saturday 2/2!  You can download the registration forms/schedule here (put the registration file here).  You can download the flyer here (put the flyer file here).  Registration is due on Wednesday, January 2nd!  Contact Laura ( with questions or concerns.
Family Getaway FLYER

To fill out form online: save form on your computer; fill in the blanks; email to Laura

Take Home Family Devotions! Did you miss the ADVENTure event and didn’t get to make your Prayer Stocking?  No worries!  Just contact Laura and she will be happy to get one to you!  The kit contains everything needed for your family to make your very own Prayer Stocking – which is Redeemer’s Take Home Family Devotion for December!  We encourage you to use this simple devotion to bring Christ into your family during this busy, exciting season!  OR – you can get your own stocking and download the prayers!  Download the prayers HERE.  Download the directions HERE.

Family Life Ministry Contact

Laura McDonald, Director of Family Life Ministries
Family Life Ministry Office: 248-644-4010 ext. 121

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