Service opportunities at Falcon Heights Church.

Donations for Department of Indian Work

Our donations to the Department of Indian Work food shelf in November will emphasize hygiene items, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, assorted forms of soap, shampoo and women’s sanitary supplies. No government assistance covers these items, so recipients have to buy them with their limited incomes.

In addition, we are still collecting coats and outerwear in good condition.

We also continue to collect low-sugar cereal, instant oatmeal packets and granola bars for Falcon Heights Elementary School. These breakfast items go home with students on the weekends.

Please bring donations to the church lobby.

Gifts for Lyngblomsten residents

We are collecting money and gift cards to purchase gifts for seniors at Lyngblomsten Care Center who do not have families or visitors to remember them at Christmas. In turn, the Lyngblomsten staff will use your donations to buy gift items for the residents.

Suggested cards include Target, JCPenney, Walmart, Kohls and Macy’s. You can purchase them at the Scrip table during coffee hour. Please make checks payable to Lyngblomsten Foundation.

There will be a designated donation box in the church lobby. We will take the donations and cards to Lyngblomsten Friday, Dec. 8.

Help the UCC respond to hurricane disasters

UCC Disaster Ministries is gearing up for long-term recovery work in the Gulf Coast region affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as relief efforts in the Caribbean and areas of the U.S. mainland affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The UCC is part of response networks you see on the news and those you don’t see. Your contributions for hurricane survivors means providing community support for holistic recovery, repairing house and home for families and children and restoring dignity for the most vulnerable who have lost everything in the wake of this catastrophic event.

Secure donation links to three UCC disaster relief funds can be found at www.ucc.org/donate_to_disaster_relief.  One hundred percent of funds designated for disaster relief to the United Church of Christ are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programing.

Conversation with immigrants

Join other  volunteers from Falcon Heights Church who are helping adult English language learners at Fairview Community Center to practice their conversation skills. We meet every other Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:40 a.m. when the public schools are in session. Many immigrants and refugees are taking daily classes in English, but it is tremendously helpful for them to have a chance to talk with native English speakers in more informal conversational settings. We talk about everything from families to food to life in people’s native couintries and in America. The volunteers learn at least as much as our conversation partners!

Contact Nancy Duffrin at nduffrin@gmail.com or 651-348-7880 to learn more.

 

Prepare and deliver meals for church families

Can you help prepare and deliver meals? We need more volunteers to help some of our church families and individuals who are going through times of challenge and crisis. Please contact Tracy Faville (651-483-9260) or Charleen Prill (651-490-0415) if you can assist.