Jul/Aug 2020:
Upworks

UpWorks is a Christian non-profit ministry committed to partnering with the local community to serve those in need. Through their two programs of “Empowering Adults and Enriching Schools,” Upwork’s focus is to walk alongside individuals to achieve their God-given potential to contribute to the world. There are many hands-on opportunities to serve as an advocate or ambassador to help those in need. Questions? Contact Sue Timmerman at susan.k.timmerman@gmail.com (or call 952-239-6657) or Karen Anderson at kkand627@gmail.com (612-816-9353.)

www.upworksmn.org

Sept/Oct 2020:
Operation Christmas Child

A project of Samaritan’s Purse, is the world’s largest Christmas outreach of its kind. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 124 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories. They partner with local churches to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who receive shoebox gifts and offer a 12-lesson discipleship program called The Greatest Journey. St. Michael’s supports this ministry by collecting thousands of items, such as toys and school supplies, and assembling over 2000 shoeboxes at a packing party held in November each year. St. Michaels also serves as a drop-off location for the Twin Cities area, where we pray over and carton shoeboxes received from our neighbors.

For more information, please contact Rick Jones at rick.jones@basf.com or Sue Bosshardt at suebosshardt@gmail.com. www.samaritanspurse.org

Nov/Dec 2020:
Community Partners

Details coming soon!

Jan/Feb 2021:
Healing Haiti

Details coming soon!

Mar/Apr 2021:
Good in the Hood

Good in the Hood is dedicated to changing lives together with simple acts of kindness. Although their service opportunities are not solely limited to the urban community, they do have a purposeful inner city affinity and a commitment to serve those with the most need. Their desire is to inspire individuals, families, and entire neighborhoods to take responsibility and ownership for growth, improvement, and well-being of their personal lives and community. Through partnership and kindness-based initiatives they believe the physical, emotional, and spiritual climate of an entire community can be changed for good. With this in mind, they collaborate with a number of difference-making organizations.

Each month, with the help of dedicated partners, they provide groceries, meals, food for hungry college students, and practical resources for over 3000 individuals. In addition, they make available regular volunteer opportunities for a variety of large groups and more than 200 individuals.

Contact congregation member Sue Timmerman at susan.k.timmerman@gmail.com for opportunities or visit www.goodinthehood.org.

May/June 2021: 
JSAW

Details coming soon!