Serve

Here, near and far, we’re serving & supporting our neighbors.

For us, service is an ongoing response to the kindness and generosity we’ve already experienced in our journey with Jesus. And from the beginning, our congregation has looked to partner with God in knowing, serving, and doing good alongside our neighbors. We’re always looking to write new chapters in this story of missions by serving the world, with the world.

Mission Highlight.

Doing good for Christ's sake isn’t just our legacy; it’s our ongoing commitment to our neighbors. Follow along each month as we highlight our mission partners and how you can get involved in their work. Note - we do not have a June mission highlight. Look for forthcoming information on future monthly highlights!

Serve here at Meetinghouse.

No matter your age, stage, or season of life, there’s a place for you to serve at Meetinghouse. Find something that piques your interest, passion, or skill set, and sign up to serve. By serving in the church, or with one of our partners, we are transformed by the love of Jesus to care well for the world, with the world.

Emerging Generations

Whether it’s with kids, middle school, high school, or emerging adult ministries, you can accompany the next generation as they seek to become active participants in God’s redemptive story of love and justice.

Care Ministry

Our care ministries are about extending the love of Jesus who keeps company with us along life’s journey. We believe by loving God, we learn to care for the people that God has made, no matter where they are in their story.

Leadership & Service

Being a Congregational church takes a collective of people who know God’s generosity and respond by generously giving of their time and talent in every nook and cranny of our community. From Deacons to Kitchen Krew, Finance team to Sunday morning ushers and much more, there’s a place for you to make your mark on our community.

Music

Music moves us deeply – whether it’s worship music or otherwise, we celebrate its power to give language to our life with God and each other.

Serve near with one of our local mission partners.

We’re committed to partnering alongside local ministries outside of our church to help other people, and see things flourish within the communities around us. There are many outreach opportunities at Meetinghouse Church, and they are ever-changing. To learn more, request information below.

Beacon Interfaith

Congregations host families who are experiencing homelessness, extending hospitality and a warm, safe place to rest through Beacon Interfaith. Dedicated volunteers from more than 90 congregations throughout the Twin Cities metro area make hot meals, lead activities, and set up comfortable spaces to sleep as they host families overnight for a week at a time.

AVIVO

Avivo’s Indoor Village presents a truly innovative solution to ending homelessness, offering a comprehensive and holistic approach that addresses the deeper roots of economic inequality, systemic racism, and lack of affordable health care that lie underneath the experience of homelessness.

Oasis

Oasis is expanding its program of assisting insecurely housed youth in the Bloomington, Richfield, and Edina area by developing a mobile unit to empower case managers who are always on the go to meet youth where they are and provide them with needed resources.

Refugee Support

Meetinghouse Church members uniting with others in the metropolitan area to provide direct support to newly arriving refugees.

Community Emergency Services (CES) 

Rooted in God’s loving grace, CES transforms lives by serving neighbors, sharing resources, and becoming community. CES meets hunger where it is a critical need, on client’s food shelves with Home Delivery to the homebound and Meals on Wheels to seniors. 

Every Meal

Every Meal works to fight hunger in our community by filling the gaps to food access that children face during weekends, summers, and extended breaks. It is important to note that more than 200,000 children in Minnesota live with food insecurity. 

Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP)

VEAP creates pathways to stronger, more hopeful communities through access to healthy food, housing stability, and supportive services.

Young Life Minneapolis

Young Life introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith.  They do that by seeking the lost, building genuine relationships with kids and caring for the least among us by showing up and walking with them through every avenue of life.

Whittier Wildflowers Preschool

Access to high-quality and affordable early childhood education is a significant problem in the Twin Cities, disproportionately impacting families of color. Whittier Wildflowers Preschool is on a mission to bridge this gap by providing just that in the Whittier neighborhood in Minneapolis.

Giving Voice Choir

Giving Voice inspires and equips organizations worldwide to bring together people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners to sing in choruses that foster joy, well-being, purpose, and community understanding.

Freedom Works

FreedomWorks has been helping ex-offenders transform their lives since the founding in 2004. The ministry is Christ-centered and provides affordable housing, mentors, life skills training and addiction recovery partners on the campus. FreedomWorks is able to walk with men and women residents as they learn to trust God through Bible study, personal accountability, service, and fellowship.

Serve far with one of our international mission partners.

At Meetinghouse Church, we have mission partners all around the world. If you’d like to learn more about supporting one of these partnerships, please read below.

Dave and Sherry Hall

Dave and Sherry Hall are Navigator staff at Common Ground. Globally, Common Ground Consultants is a cultural and ethnic awareness organization whose mission is to promote cross-cultural relationship development. Locally, Common Ground focuses on outreach among Muslims. Dave and Sherry aim to demonstrate Jesus, prayer, and Christlike character as they seek to relate to others. They invite others into regular Bible study, and cross-reference truths in the Bible with parallel teachings in the Qur’an.

Mercy Ministries

A Christian non-profit organization whose mission is to embrace and support the orphaned and most vulnerable individuals as they share the gospel of Christ. They provide free education to over 350 children, special education to children with special needs from underprivileged homes, and meals when family funds are low.

Pilgrim Center

Called to bring hope and healing by renewing individuals, restoring relationships, and revitalizing communities through the ministry of reconciliation at Pilgrim Center. Areas of focus are East Africa and the US.

John and Caroline Mosonik

John Mosonik is Director of Children Ministries in Kenya through International Christian Ministries (ICM). His ministry includes training Sunday School Teachers and Youth Workers and conducting Family Seminars in Kenya. Caroline Mosonik works with New Moms In Prayer groups in several regions within Kenya.

Sam Owen

Sam lives in Nairobi, Kenya and works with the Kenya National Prayer Breakfast in partnership with the National Parliament and is also involved with the Africa Youth Leadership Forum (AYLF).

Eagle’s Wings (Deb Snell)

Eagles Wings is a retreat center in Kenya established to serve and provide hospitality to local and international mission organizations, missionaries, and others living and serving in Kenya. Eagle’s Wings provides prayer, encouragement and discipleship mentoring to local Kenyan projects. They will also align financial support when possible and create opportunities for visiting mission teams/individuals to become involved in local projects.

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