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. Refer to the “Near” and “Far” sections of this page to learn more about our 2023-2024 mission partners. 

 

Summer School Supply Drive

The Missions Team invites you to participate in the 2024-2025 Mission Partner School Supply Drive between July 3 – August 16, 2024. The following outlines the multiple ways to get involved. All supplies collected will be split among our mission partners.

Avivo, Community Emergency Service (CES), FreedomWorks, Oasis for Youth, Southside Family Nurturing Center, Urban Homeworks, VEAP, Whittier Wildflowers Preschool, & YoungLife Minneapolis.

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. Learn more about them below, and reach out directly via the links provided to volunteer with them. 

* 3-Year Partnerships
** 1-Year Partnerships

Avivo Village *

Avivo Village is the first-ever indoor shelter of 100 tiny homes, provides temporary housing and wraparound services to adults experiencing homelessness who are living on the streets.

Oasis for Youth *

Oasis for Youth aims to be the trusted resource committed to elevating youth in their own community. They imagine our communities of Bloomington, Richfield and Edina as places where every young person has an opportunity to thrive.

Urban Homeworks *

Urban Homeworks is a community-centered nonprofit based in North Minneapolis that uses stable homes to build strong communities, and strong communities to advocate for an equitable housing system.

Community Emergency Services (CES) *

Community Emergency Service is a client-centered organization responding to food insecurity for one of Minnesota’s most underrepresented, ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse neighborhoods.

Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) *

VEAP is the Twin Cities’ largest food pantry, providing access to healthy foods, social services, and finance assistance.

Every Meal **

Every Meal is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization with a mission to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships through its weekend meal programs.

Young Life Minneapolis *

Young Life is a ministry that radically pursues kids in order to love them the way Jesus does, supports them in life, and shares the invitation of living life with Christ.

Whittier Wildflowers Preschool **

Whittier Wildflowers Preschool provides children and families from all backgrounds in an innovative, affordable early childhood education in a fun, faith-based community in South Minneapolis.

Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation **

Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation sets the table to invite people into a life-changing journey toward reconciliation, with God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — and with other people.

FreedomWorks **

FreedomWorks’ mission is to provide a comprehensive faith-based ReEntry and Recovery program for those released from incarceration, leading to life transformation in Jesus Christ.

Southside Family Nurturing Center **

Southside Family Nurturing Center has provided trauma informed, therapeutic early childhood education and family home services to families in the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis for 49 years.

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.

* 3-Year Partnerships
** 1-Year Partnerships

Hope International **

Hope International invests in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as they proclaim and live the Gospel. In obedience to Christ’s command to love our neighbor and make disciples of all nations, HOPE International provides discipleship opportunities, training, a safe place to save, and loans.

World Relief **

World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that seeks to provide relief for the millions of vulnerable people around the world suffering from violence, poverty, and injustice. Through love in action, they bring hope, healing and restoration to the world’s most vulnerable.

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