Our mission statement and motto at Family of Christ is “Making Disciples, Making a Difference”. God calls all of us together to be God’s hands and feet to serve in a world of hurt. The opportunities below need your hands and feet. For donations and drives, see Give Resources.
Do you love to cook? We are looking to add to our list of meal donors for families who are going through trying times. When we hear of a family that could use a meal or two, I will send out an email to the whole list, if the date works well for you, you would just respond that you’re available and I would send you their contact information. You don’t need to commit to a certain number of meals per year; it’s very much an “if it works for you” kind of volunteer spot but one that is very much appreciated by the recipients! Contact Kim if you’re interested in helping out! Thank you!
The FoC Quilting Ministry makes quilts for Lutheran World Relief and various Veterans programs. Tying quilts only, no sewing is required. Help is always welcomed and appreciated! Join the fun for a couple of hours every other Friday afternoon, starting at 1 PM (Summers and December off). Oh, and there are other ways to help such as sewing squares together at home, sharpening scissors, or delivering quilts to the LWR warehouse twice a year. For further information, contact Lynne Merrick at 952-937-8014.
Want to Help Make the Prayer Shawls?
In the cold, dark nights of winter, would you like to learn how to knit or crochet? It is very comforting and satisfying to pray and serve others by making prayer shawls for people. We would love to teach you. If you already know how or would like to learn how to crochet or knit, and would like to join us making prayer shawls, please contact Melanie Wegner or join us on Fridays at 11:15am in the church youth room. Newcomers are always welcome!
Know Someone Who Could Benefit from a Prayer Shawl?
The Prayer Shawl Ministry makes prayer shawls for anyone in need of some warmth and comfort, or anyone having a difficult time in their lives. Please let Melanie Wegner know if you have an idea of someone who could use a prayer shawl. She would be happy to wrap one up and deliver it.
Fighting Against Hunger
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
Feed My Starving Children offers hope to the hungry around the world. Several groups from FoC help pack nutritionally-rich meals of rice, soy, vitamins, minerals, flavoring, and dehydrated vegetables at the Chanhassen location. Regularly scheduled sessions are the third Wednesday every month, 9:30-11:30am. Watch Family News for other special packing dates! Ages 5 and up. Check out the Feed My Starving Children website.
Our Saviour’s Housing
Our Saviour’s in downtown Minneapolis, serves supper to residents daily. Family of Christ is responsible for the evening meal on the third Friday of every other month. Sign ups are posted on the bulletin board on the corner of the kitchen; watch Family News for upcoming dates. Contact Melissa Gunderson. Check out the Our Saviour’s website.
Treehouse, a Christian outreach program in Chaska, provides a meal for at-risk youth. Youth and adults may help with this special meal. Sign-ups are posted on the bulletin board on the corner of the kitchen; watch Family News for upcoming dates. Contact Dawn Peterson. Check out the Treehouse website.
Shared Ministry, Building and Grounds
Volunteers of all ages make Sunday morning worship run smoothly. Could you serve as a greeter, usher, communion assistant, hospitality host, reader, acolyte or assisting minister? To volunteer, contact Kim Schaeferle, Connections Coordinator.
Design, construct, and hang liturgical banners or assist with seasonal decor. Contact: Stephanie, Church Administrator, at 952-934-5659.
Serve as part of a team that cares for the lawn and landscape. There is a need for mowing help (3-4 hours, 1-2 times a summer), weeding a small outdoor space, trim the rain garden (once a year), etc. Flexible schedule and hours. Contact: Mark Spangrud or Stephanie at 952-934-5659.
Creation Care Team
Creation Care is a group of people who seek out ways to encourage an eco-friendly culture in and around our building. Your ideas and participation are welcome! Please contact Jeff Stuhr or Pastor Josh to find out more.