Our Engagement

Meals on Saturday
A freshly prepared and delicious meal available to be enjoyed with others in the community for a low cost one time each week.

Save Groceries
In cooperation with a local organization called FoodSharing, we save groceries and distribute groceries that would have otherwise been thrown away.

Youth Church
In our renovated basement of the Church of the Redeemer we offer community, help, and connection with God’s love for young children in the community.

Environmental management “Green Bell”
Practicing accountability by taking care of God’s creation through practical and sustainable means.

United Methodist World Mission
Supporting political, social, charitable, and spiritual projects from United Methodist partner churches.

One World Sale
Sustainably sourced products are sold at church events

Living Ecumenically locally
Partnerships with the Evangelical Land Church and the Roman Catholic Church in the southwest of Karlsruhe.

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THE SOCIAL CREED of The United Methodist Church

We believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of creation. We believe in the Holy Spirit, through whom we acknowledge God’s gifts, and we repent of our sin in misusing these gifts to idolatrous ends.
We affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use by humankind.
We joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family.
We commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities; to improvement of the quality of life; and to the rights and dignity of all persons.
We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others and in the protection of their welfare in so doing; in the rights to property as a trust from God, collective bargaining, and responsible consumption; and in the elimination of economic and social distress.
We dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world, to the rule of justice and law among nations, and to individual freedom for all people of the world.

We believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world. Amen.

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The Mission

The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Local churches and extension ministries of the Church provide the most significant arenas through which disciple-making occurs.. (¶ 120. THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2016)

Therefore our regional vision for Karlsruhe
We want to be ONE church which:
– Makes decisions led by the spirit
– Offers a home to those in spiritual need
– Makes connection possible and facilitates change in people
– Reaches out and approaches people with an open heart
– Lives and experiences praise

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