Mission Opportunities

Local Missions

 

March Food Drive - Food Tower

Food Shelves

Faith UMC collects nonperishable food items all year long for the Northeast Emergency Depot (NEED) in Columbia Heights and the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf in New Brighton. The collection box is in the entry way by the parking lot.  

Northeast Community Meal

Faith youth working at NE Community mealFaith UMC serves a community meal on the third Saturday of the month at Northeast UMC (on the corner of Cleveland and Lowry in NE Minneapolis) at 6 pm.  Help is always appreciated – we need volunteers to help with cooking, serving, cleaning up, and providing homemade bars or cake. Volunteers also sit and share the meal with folks from the community who are able to attend. All are welcome. The Northeast community meal is coordinated by Peg Cooper – you may contact the church office, speak to Peg in church, or sign up in the church Commons if you are interested.

Simpson Shelter Hot Meal

Faith UMC also serves a hot meal at the Simpson Shelter in south Minneapolis on selected Sundays during the year. Volunteers prepare the meal at the church, and then at 6 p.m. the meal is taken to the Simpson Shelter, where it is served. Eight to 10 volunteers are needed for serving the meal; we're generally finished by 8:30 p.m. Contributions of home-made dessert bars for the meals are appreciated, so we can provide an extra treat to those who use this program. Contact Amy Neuswanger at 651-635-0576 if you are interested in serving, or sign up on the volunteer sheets in the church's Commons.

Eastside Meals on Wheels

On Wednesday of the first full week of every month, Faith members and friends meet at Eastside Meals on Wheels (1510 33rd Avenue NE Suite 1, Minneapolis, MN. 55418) at 11:15 a.m. to deliver hot meals to shut-ins. Children are welcome to accompany you. Volunteers needed. Contact Mari Donaldson, 651-633-6838, or contact Eastside Meals on Wheels at 612-277-2529 or at www.eastsidemeals.org.

North East Senior Services

North East Senior Services (NESS) connects seniors to their neighbors by supporting lifelong learning, community service, and living independently with dignity. NESS provides rides for seniors to medical appointments, treatment centers, grocery stores, etc. Wellness programs, including a foot clinic, housing seminars, help with Medicare and medical bills, and a grief support group are also offered. More information is available on the Adult Ministry page of this site. If you need help, or you can volunteer to help, please contact Kay Anderson at 612-781-5096.

McVay Youth Partnership Program - Snacks

Faith UMC provides individual, pre-packaged, nonperishable snacks (such as granola bars and packets of nuts, crackers, chips, etc.) for the McVay Youth Partnership Program – a free after-school program for middle and high school youth that incorporates art, drama, music, service projects, games and assistance with homework. This year we are supplying snacks for the Mounds Park UMC location in east St Paul. Snacks may be dropped off at Faith UMC at the Outreach table in the church Commons.

Boy Scouts Troop 153

For more information go to: Scouting at Faith UMC

Cub Scouts Pack 153

For more information go to: Scouting at Faith UMC

Camping and Retreat Ministries

Opportunities for children, youth and adults to discover and deepen their relationship with God, connect with other people and with the earth, and to make a difference by serving others are offered each summer. Check out our United Methodist camping and retreat program at https://www.campminnesota.org/. 

 

News at Faith

We have many special worship services during the Christmas season, including Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. We will have two services on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.


 


The St. Anthony High School Jazz Band and Chamber Choir will perform at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18. A putluck dinner will follow the performance.

At Christmastime, Faith UMC participates in Untrim the Tree, a program to raise funds for people in our community. Choose an envelope from our Christmas tree, and then put a donation in the envelope and place it in the offering plate. This Christmas we'll support the Faith Fund, UMCOR and Project Ag Grad.

 


Rev. Diane Christianson and our bishop will lead a trip to Greece and Turkey in October 2019. Make your plans now to join them.

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