We believe that gospel living means working for justice and serving others...
Our hands-on outreach activities include:
- Saturday Noon Meals Serving free family-style meals to around 100 people in need every week. Open to the public. Saturday mornings at 11am (lower-level of building) in Wesley Hall. For information on how to serve at Saturday Noon Meals, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read an article written about Saturday Noon Meals here.
- Appalachia Service Project (ASP)
Building drier and safer housing for the people in Appalachia. If you would like to participate, please prayerfully consider becoming part of our ASP team and email email@example.com for more details.
Forms can be found here for ASP
- Food4Friends Teaming up with Folwell Elementary School and Channel One during the school year to pack meals into backpacks for children and families in need each week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more on this ministry or to sign up.
- Interfaith Hospitality Network/ Family Promise Providing food, shelter and loving support. IHN is a network of more than 40 faith communities that work together to provide food, shelter and loving support when a family finds themselves without shelter. More than 1,400 volunteers work within the network to provide the nightly housing, meals and support. Family Promise staff provide the support and case management to assist the families as they seek sustainable employment and permanent housing. Contact the church office (507 289 4019) for more details or see the website here.
- Dorothy Day House Offering a bed, meal and some warm personalities. Life happens. If you are in need of a warm bed, a warm meal and some warm personalities, we are here for you. The Dorothy Day Hospitality House is a temporary homeless shelter conveniently located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota within walking distance to Mayo Clinic, buses and community resources. See the website here.
- Mission and Justice Committee Our mission and justice subgroups include:
Diversity and Reconciliation- this includes issues of racial reconciliation and LGBTQ- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer rights advocacy, community building, education, and more.
Hunger and Food Justice- We serve the hungry at church through Saturday Noon Meals, Food for Friends, MN Foodshare, our small food pantry, and more. We want to continue to grow our food justice outreach and build up the ministries we already have.
Environmental Justice- We hosted “A Hopeful Earth” Conference, in collaboration with MN Annual Conference’s Hopeful Earth group as well as MN Interfaith Power and Light. We want to capitalize on that energy and advocate for more sustainable practices within the church, Minnesota, and our nation.
Affordable Housing- Affordable housing is a big problem in Rochester, and it’s only getting bigger. Join us as we have powerful discussions and get informed about the way our church can potentially create or advocate for sustainable housing options in our city.
To inquire about our next meeting, email email@example.com.
- Mission Trip to Guatemala Providing optical and medical care to the rural people of Guatemala