Simpson House. We make and donate 300 sandwiches and bag lunches several times a year for residents of the Simpson Housing Services shelter in Minneapolis. All ages participate in the sandwich-making, and the congregation supports the purchase of food supplies through a monthly Communion offering.
House of Charity. Volunteers from our church, both adults and high school youth, help prepare and serve a public meal several times a year at House of Charity in Minneapolis, a nonprofit serving homeless people.
Habitat for Humanity (Holy Hammers). Our church is part of an ecumenical coalition of 14 Twin Cities churches working with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to bring affordable housing to our community. Together, the Holy Hammers have built 21 complete homes and parts of eight others, serving more than 155 new homeowners. As a group we have donated more than $1.1 million to help sponsor our building projects.
Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul. We collect food year-round for the food shelf at Interfaith Action’s Department of Indian Work, as well as winter mittens, hats, socks and other warm clothing for people who use the department’s services. We also participate in School Tools, another Interfaith Action program that collects school supplies in late summer for homeless and low-income children.