Grace strives to serve our immediate and larger community through partnerships with established organizations. There are many ways to serve our neighbors! Here are a few. For more information on any of these, or to get the contact information for coordinators, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-331-8125.
Sharing the Harvest Ministry at Brian Coyle Center
Grace volunteers arrange fresh vegetables around a community room for easy distribution, and those who can stay to help with clean-up following the distribution. We volunteer on the 4th Thursday of each month from 10:30am-1:00pm (or 2:00pm). Sign up outside the church office, contact the office, or email Karen Van Norman (Grace member) at email@example.com if you’d like to be on the email list for future distribution dates. Brian Coyle Center is at 420 15th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Community Emergency Service (CES)
Grace supports a local assistance program where people can receive food, counseling, and other community support services. Non-perishable food and hygiene items brought to Grace will be donated to CES. Volunteers from Grace can assist in various ways – contact the office for more information, or contact CES directly at 612-870-1125. CES is located at 1900 11th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
The Grace community periodically collects items for use by people receiving care through LSS. Occasionally Grace volunteers will assist with serving a meal or other service opportunities at LSS.
Occasionally, Grace volunteers help prepare and serve a meal at Women’s Advocates Shelter in St. Paul. Barb Thomasson coordinates the Grace volunteers.
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday
Each year, congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) participate in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, doing a variety of service projects within their communities. Our Sunday school, youth, and whole congregation join in the project. In the past we’ve cleaned up the banks of the Mississippi River (two blocks away), assembled care kits for Lutheran World Relief, assembled car care bags for those we encounter at intersections, and other projects.