Faith Lutheran offers many opportunities to serve our neighbors in local communities through these local outreach ministries. If you are interested in finding out more or volunteering for a particular ministry, please use the contact information listed below or contact email@example.com
ACBC (Anoka County Brotherhood Council) is our local food shelf, and we regularly collect food and monetary donations to support the food shelf. During the month of March, we have a special food shelf emphasis. Volunteers are needed at the food shelf on a regular basis. Contact ACBC, 763-422-0046. www.acbcfoodshelf.org
Bikes4Kids (Robert and Wilma Burbach Bike Foundation of MN, Inc.) collects and refurbishes used bicycles to redistribute to kids and those in need. To find out more about Bikes4Kids, to donate funds, donate a bike or designate a family in need, please call: 763-360-1574. Click here to see brochure.
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Through working with Bread for the World—and using the educational resources provided—we encourage members of our church to address the root causes of hunger. www.bread.org
CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program) is a coalition of congregations and other community partners who seek to avert crisis by providing food, clothing, and financial assistance and other emergency services. Located in the Anoka County Human Services building in Blaine. Many volunteer opportunities exist. Contact CEAP, 763-783-4930. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ceap.com
Family Promise of Anoka County exists to connect the faith communities of Anoka County into a network of people and facilities that will provide safe and immediate shelter for families who are experiencing homelessness. Faith Lutheran is a host site for one week at a time, 4 times a year. Volunteers serve as set-up crew, meal hosts, evening hosts, and overnight hosts. www.familypromiseofanokacounty.org
Family Table Meal is a free hot meal served at Faith Lutheran to anyone in our church and community the first Thursday of each month. Volunteers are needed every month. To volunteer, please sign up at the table in the gathering area.
Free to Be is a car care program in Anoka County which provides and repairs cars for those in need. Faith Lutheran sponsors the month of November, but volunteers and vehicle donations are welcome year round. www.freetobeinc.org
Giving Tree is a ministry of Faith Lutheran that provides opportunities to give gifts and food to help meet holiday needs for children and families in the local area.
Home Ministry provides for temporary needs (meals, groceries, light housekeeping, errands, transportation) for members or friends of the congregation due to illness, surgery, or other factors.
Meal on Wheels delivers hot noon meals to people of our community. Volunteers from Faith Lutheran deliver every six weeks, Monday – Friday at 11:30 AM.
MICAH North (Metropolitan Interfaith Council of Affordable Housing) advocates for policy change that enables more affordable housing in Anoka county. www.micah.org
SHAREFEST is held the first weekend in November. The market raises money for the ELCA World Hunger Appeal and local hunger needs. Craft donations are welcome, as well as volunteers to help put on the event.
Sudanese Family Support Faith Lutheran has committed to a long-term partnership with a Sudanese family to provide financial, transportation, education, and spiritual support.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner is a turkey dinner with all the trimmings served on Thanksgiving Day to those in need. Hats, mittens, and a tote box of groceries are also distributed.