Service opportunities at Falcon Heights Church.

Blankets of love for children

January food collections

This month we’re collecting soups, chili, stew and other canned food for hot meals with protein. The donations will go to the Department of Indian Work food shelf.

In addition, we’re collecting low-sugar cereal, granola bars and snack packs of nuts or dried fruit for for students at Falcon Heights Elementary School. Students take the food home on Fridays to help tide them and their families over during the weekend. Falcon Heights Church is one of several congregations supporting kids in this way through the Sheridan Project.

Please place your donations in the designated bins in the church lobby.

Two water buffalo and counting

Last month our Sunday school children collected money for Heifer International. Heifer gives farm animals to families in poor areas of the world, offering them a sustainable livelihood and a chance for a better life.

Our congregation donated $935.18–enough to purchase two water buffalo, with money left over to buy additional animals or support other projects for farmers and communities. Read more about Heifer

Thanks to everyone who gave to this project!

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.