Thursday, December 05, 2013
A United Methodist Community
Freshwaters supports local food shelves in Princeton - The Princeton Pantry; in Cambridge - Family Pathways; and in Elk River - called Community Aid Elk River or CAER.
Great River Family Promise:
Our new adventure will soon be here. Our congregation will be hosting homeless families from Sherburne County at our Lake Campus, four times this year. The GRFP program will provide the beds, but we will need donations of new or gently used single sheets, pillow cases, blankets, towels and washcloths. These families are actively looking for work, have children going to school, and need a place to stay while they get back on their feet. If you have questions, donations, or would like to volunteer for this wonderful program, contact Darla Scouten at 763-856-0009 or Jim Laskowski at 763-631-1532.
Our NEXT Week of Service is May 19-26th! We will host families in our Lake Campus while they search for jobs and look for permanent housing.
Joseph's Closet is a clothing ministry of Freshwaters United Methodist Church, specifically winter clothing. We have some new and gently used winter wear (jackets, boots, hats, scarves, mittens) that we give away to families that need them. If you would like to set up an appointment to see what we have, stop by Lake Campus (12475 273rd Ave. NW, Zimmerman, MN) from 5:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday evenings. Or, you can call the church office at 763-631-1185 to make an appointment. Donations are also accepted, and we can pick up your items if you are unable to drop them off. Call the church office for details.
Click the downloadble flyer (PDF) link below to print information about Joseph's Closet that you can share with those in need.
Feed My Starving Children:
Freshwaters occasionally takes groups to FMSC in Coon Rapids to pack meals. Check this site regularly to see when the next outing will be. If you would like to volunteer on your own, please go to the Feed My Starving Children website.