CARE MINISTRIES

You’re not alone! We all go through tough stuff – some more than others. Whether you’re dealing with illness, a broken relationship, the death of a loved one, financial hardship, addiction, stress or other difficulties, know that there is help and hope.

Food Pantry

The Royal Redeemer Food Pantry partnership with the city of North Royalton can help with non-perishable food items and toiletries to residents of North Royalton and surrounding communities. We also produce fresh produce from our onsite “Serenity Garden” and gardens within our community during growing season.

Appointments are scheduled during the day and can be made every 30 days. First time visitors must provide photo identification and a piece of mail with your current address.

Contact Terry Close at tclose@royred.org

Health & Wellness

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Parish Nurse is available for blood pressure monitoring twice per month:

  • 1st Sunday of each month before and after 9:45 worship
  • 3rd Saturday of the month before and after 5:30 worship

Bereavement Team

Our team supports family members during the year following the death of a loved one. We send booklets periodically to help them through the grief process.

Health Coaching

Parish Nurse, Pam Ries, is available for one-on-one health coaching. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, lower cholesterol, manage diabetes, or address another healthy challenge, she can help you set attainable goals.

Medical Equipment

We have a variety of medical equipment available for loan to members for as long as it’s needed; just call in advance to schedule a pick up time.

Pam Ries, BSN RN at pries@royred.org

Home & Hospital Visits

If someone in your family is ill or in the hospital – or just in need of prayer – our ministry staff can be at your side to offer support. We’ll come to you, whether you’re at home or somewhere else. We can even bring communion to you if you’re unable to attend regular worship services. Home communion ministers are available for monthly visits.

Contact Terry Close at tclose@royred.org

Meals On Wheels

The program serving the city of North Royalton is for homebound seniors or adults with disabilities along with those recovering from illness who are alone and cannot manage food shopping and meal preparation, but can otherwise maintain themselves in their own home. Meals are delivered Monday – Friday between the hours of 11:00am and noon. Two meals are provided each day for $6.00 and include one hot and one cold meal plus beverage.

Call Diane Krafft at (440)237-7958 ext. 234 or dkrafft@royred.org

Pastoral Counseling

For guidance on spiritual and personal issues, one of our pastors can listen to your situation, offer options and/or referrals, and pray with you. Everything shared is confidential. Sessions may include confessing sins, planning next steps, praying and reading scripture.

Contact Pastor Dave Timm at dtimm@royred.org

Prayer Requests

No prayer is too big or too small. God wants to hear from you. Our prayer ministry can help. Let us know how we can pray for you.

To submit prayer requests:

  • Email requests to prayer@royred.org
  • Call Terry at (440)237-7958 ext. 200 with urgent or confidential requests
  • Include on the Connection Card during worship and place in the offering plate
  • Leave a message on the prayer line at (440)237-7958 ext. 295

Special Needs Ministry

Friends of Jesus (FOJ)

Christian fellowship is provided to adults with developmental disabilities on the sound and fourth Wednesday of the month during the school year. Volunteer buddies come together with our special needs friends to share the company of others while experiencing the love of God through Bible stories, music, crafts and games.

Nathaniel’s Home/Buddy Break

Buddy Break is a free program where kids with special needs (VIP kids) make new friends, play games, enjoy children’s stories, videos, music and more. Siblings can join the fun, too. Meanwhile, their parents get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities for three (3) hours.

Night to Shine

Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and hosted by Royal Redeemer, is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for people with special needs. Each year prom guests enjoy red carpet treatment! Each is crowned king/queen of the prom.

Contact Lynn Ebner at lebner@royred.org

Stephen Ministry

Going through a tough time? Facing a crisis? One-on-one support is available from our trained Stephen Ministers, Royal Redeemer members who listen, care, encourage and provide emotional and spiritual support. It’s free and confidential.

Contact Terry Close at tclose@royred.org

Support Groups / Classes

Alcoholics Anonymous

A desire to stop drinking: that’s all you need to join this group. Enter through the doors marked “main church entrance.” Thursdays at 7:30-9:00pm, Basement.

Contact Terry Close at tclose@royred.org

Divorce Care

Find support, insights and fellowship with others who are experiencing divorce or separation. Throughout the 13-week video series, men and women also engage in group discussion. Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Room 134.

Contact Terry Close at tclose@royred.org

Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K)

Children of divorced or separated parents can work through the emotional, spiritual and physical issues affecting their families. DC4K is designed for children ages 5-10. This is a safe, fun place where kids can learn skills that will help them heal and move forward. Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Room 136.

Contact Terry Close at tclose@royred.org

Grief Share

If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, find support and insights in this 13-week series. Sessions include videos about the bereavement process, exploring emotions, Biblical principles for working through grief, and group discussion.

Contact Pam Ries, RN at pries@royred.org

Life Hurts, God Heals

For anyone struggling with life hurts, hang-ups or habits, we offer a program to help you on your road to recovery. We’ll help you learn how to identify the real issues, turn to God for direction and strength, and begin making healthy choices. This is a safe place where you can share confidentially.

Contact Pastor Dave Timm at dtimm@royred.org

Surviving the Holidays

Grieving the loss of a loved one and facing the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. This grief support group is a place where you can find help, healing and strength to survive the upcoming holiday season.

Contact Pam Ries, RN at pries@royred.org