On the third Saturday of each month, Immanuel members prepare and serve a meal for those in need at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul. Donations of cookies are always welcome!
Immanuel is a partner congregation with Keystone Community Services, providing emergency food service to those in need. We have pledged to provide 300 pounds of food per month. Food can be dropped off in the Snelling entry way.
Immanuel is a part of “Interfaith Builders,” with 6 other congregations in the MacGroveland community. The group works on a Habitat project together for several weeks each summer.
Immanuel is involved with LSS youth homelessness programs, with projects such as doing gardening for Safe House emergency shelter and raising funds for Rezek and Safe House shelters.
FMSC provides healthy rice based meals for children in danger of starvation in 70 countries. Twice a year Immanuel gathers at FMSC to pack meals.
Each summer Immanuel members complete a small house painting project through the St. Paul paint-a-thon. The commitment is usually 2 evenings, and includes sanding and painting.
Each fall, Immanuel holds a Flea Market to benefit our Benevolence Partners, during the last weekend in September. Items are accepted the week before the sale. All proceeds of the sale go to outreach ministry partners. A children’s carnival with live music is included on Friday night.
Immanuel partners with a congregation in Iringa, Tanzania. We exchange prayers, visits, and provide funding for several projects including scholarships for secondary students, microfinance and planting trees.
Care Team members provide friendship and practical support to those in need within the congregation, including friendly visits, transportation, shopping, or respite for family caregivers. All Care Team members receive training and meet every other month for support and education.
Immanuel offers financial grants to members who would like to start or supplement a service project in the community. Grants have sent a middle school class to a play about autism, have sent school staff to a workshop on racism, have provided supplies for a new knitting ministry at a halfway house, and provided textiles for a nursing home chapel. How could you make a difference in your community? You can find more information here.