In July, we were able to make around 250 birthday cards for caseworkers to hand out to their clients at Our Savior’s. This ministry provides temporary housing while helping people get permanent housing and the caseworkers stay with the clients, visiting them on their birthdays and other times throughout a year. They help 500 people a year, and you helped to make them cards to celebrate their lives. Thank you for your participation!
In August, our offsite project will be with The Dwelling Place. This is a Christian ministry that provides housing and help to victims of domestic violence for 12-18 months. We are looking to have no more than 20 participants, and the minimum age to participate is 15 years old. You must sign up to participate. We will be doing landscaping work (weather permitting) and remodeling on their property. Volunteers should plan to bring shovels, work gloves, and gardening tools. We will carpool to the properties located in Fridley. Lunch will be provided. We hope that you will plan to participate in this amazing opportunity.
Our onsite work will be with The Sandwich Project. We will be making 300 sandwiches for them! We need your help!
We are having a fundraiser for the North St. Paul Area Food Shelf on August 13th. It would be great if we could get a variety of bakery items to have available for the free-will offering which will benefit the Food Shelf. Will you volunteer to bake cookies, bars, mini-breads, cakes or other goodies for this cause? For each dollar donated, we will help the Food Shelf to purchase almost $10 worth of food from Second Harvest or The Food Group. If you would like to donate a baked item or two, please sign up in the Gathering Space. All donated items should be put on paper plates or in containers that you don’t want returned and covered with a clear wrap. Please be sure to label your items stating what they are, whether they contain nuts, and if they are gluten-free.
RETREAT? STAND FIRM? ADVANCE?
Which are you likely to do? Why not all three? RETREAT to a comfortable space, STAND FIRM in your faith and ability to enhance worship through music and ADVANCE your musical skills and fellowship.
All choir members, as well as others age 16+ who would like a no-commitment opportunity to sing with the choir, are invited to attend. The event will be held on Saturday, August 26th, 9 a.m. – Noon at North Church. It will include musical warm-ups, discovery of new ways to improve your singing voice, reading both familiar and new music, and a potluck brunch.
In addition, we will work on the anthem that the Summertime Singers will sing at the August 27th church service. Anyone may sing with the Summertime Singers – just arrive at church on Sunday morning at 8:45 for a short rehearsal before the service begins.
To RSVP or to find out more about the Retreat/Advance event on August 26th, please contact Mary Livingston at email@example.com or 651-331-1089.