mercy & justice

racial reconciliation & justice

At Redeemer West Side we pursue and promote Biblical paths of justice that enable our entire community to flourish as we seek and proclaim Godly righteousness. 

Read our theological statement on race.
Justice, Race and Scripture: A Theological Foundation

Gospel & Race Cohort

One of the best ways to start exploring the integration of the gospel and race is in community with people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. The Gospel & Race Cohort is an intentional multiracial and multicultural community of 8-12 people and meets October – May. In this cohort we study what the Bible has to say and how the gospel informs our perspective on this topic. Our time together will be a journey of learning more about ourselves, growing personally and spiritually, building cross-cultural community and friendships, expanding the way we see and move through the world, and becoming better equipped to work for gospel reconciliation and justice. Applications for each year’s cohort open in April and close in June.

Grace & Race Network

This is a group within the Redeemer family of churches and ministries who seek to embrace the Gospel call to redeem relationships across ethnic/racial barriers. See a list of events, talks, and resources they have put together in the past.

love our neighbors

At Redeemer West Side we are called to love our neighbors. We have several ongoing opportunities to do just that. 

All Angels’ Community Meal Volunteering

Once a month volunteer alongside your fellow West Siders to serve to-go meals to the All Angels’ community, including our UWS neighbors experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Tasks include: setting up chairs for outdoor eating, assembling and packaging pre-cooked dinners and utensils, distributing water and dinner, and cleaning up afterwards.

Volunteers needed: 5-7 volunteers per date, ages 14+
When: 2nd Sunday of each month, 5:15pm-7:15pm
Location: All Angels’ Church, 251 W. 80th St

Sign up for a Sunday

Questions? Email [email protected]

Food Distribution at Frederick Douglass Houses

Connect with and serve our neighbors living in the Frederick Douglass Houses by giving out food to the community. The Frederick Douglass Houses are a low-to-middle-income public housing complex stretching from 100th to 104th streets between Amsterdam and Manhattan Avenues. Come be a part of building relationships with and loving our neighbors in the West Side!

Volunteers needed: 5-6 volunteers per date
When: 2nd and last Thursdays of the month. First shift starts at 8 am, and distribution typically lasts until noon or until all the food is given out. Volunteers can arrive as late as 9 am and are free to leave whenever they need to.
Location: 101st St. & Columbus Ave. in front of 830 Columbus Ave.

Sign up for a Thursday

Questions? Email [email protected]

Hope for New York

At Redeemer West Side, we seek to serve our neighbors by pursuing biblical paths of mercy and justice that enable our entire community to flourish.

To that end, we partner with Hope for New York, which provides volunteer and financial resources to more than 50 non-profit organizations serving poor or marginalized populations in New York City.

In particular, we’ve identified 8 affiliates, below, that we’re committing to regularly pray for and support. If you’d like to serve the city with other members of Redeemer West Side, please email Pastor Paul Yoo.

                  "seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." — Isaiah 1:17

Children & Youth

Operation Exodus

Operation Exodus is a faith-based organization located in Washington Heights, NYC. At Exodus, our goal is to form transformational relationships with our students (K-12) through various ways including volunteering in academic support, Saturday mentoring

Young Life, YoungLives, Capernaum

Young Life is a non-denominational Christian ministry that reaches out to adolescents. YoungLives focuses on pregnant and parenting teens. Young Life Capernaum focuses on teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Communities in Need

Dream Center NYC

Dream Center NYC’s exists to partner with local communities through programs designed around identity, empowerment, purpose, and neighborhood engagement in order to see neighborhoods flourish across New York City.

Homeless & Addiction Recovery

All Angels’ Church

All Angels’ Church is an Episcopal church that serves the holistic needs of homeless men and women in the church and its surrounding community through meals, Sunday worship, Bible studies, drop-in service programs, and a recovery cafe.

Immigrant Populations

The Open Door

The Open Door empowers immigrants to reach their full God-given potential to successfully integrate, participate, and contribute to the well-being of our society.

People with Disabilities 

Do For One

Do For One promotes stronger communities and richer lives by bringing people excluded from freely given support into healthy and lasting relationships.

Women & Families in Criss

Avail NYC

Avail NYC provides free, confidential care and resources for men and women making a decision about an unexpected pregnancy or seeking support after an abortion experience.

Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children creates extended family-like support for families in crisis through a community of compassionate volunteers.

Annual Events

Don’t Walk By

Don’t Walk By is an annual collaboration of faith-based organizations — all partners of Rescue Alliance — that are committed to serving the homeless and offering them an alternative to living on the streets.

His Toy Store

His Toy Store is Hope for New York’s outreach to provide toys to families in deep financial need during the Christmas season.