In Our Community

February 6th, 2016

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving ChildrenPlease see calendar for next packing date. Sign up by sending a note to the church office.

 

FMSC is an easy, fun, meaningful Christian-based program that strives to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world. After a brief overview and orientation, volunteers don their hairnets and spend just over an hour packaging food in a room full of “stations”. Your job might be to dump a scoop of soy nuggets into the bag or weigh and seal the meals. There are labeling jobs for those who prefer to sit and visit. There are also jobs for people who can lift a bit of weight, delivering ingredients to the stations from the warehouse. The minimum age for volunteers is 5 and there’s no age limit – the required hairnet in one-size-fits-all! This is a great activity for children and adults to do together.

FMSC is located at: 990 Lone Oak Road, #160, Eagan, MN. For more information on Feed My Starving Children, visit FMSC

Mobile Meals

Mobile Meals helps seniors in our community remain living independently and helps them avoid isolation by providing regular contact with the volunteers. Every 4th Monday of the month, Salem volunteers each deliver about 10 to 15 meals, which takes about 1½ hours. All clients are homebound and wish to see your smile and a hello when the meal is delivered.

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes feeds people in need in our own neighborhood.

Loaves and Fishes provides nutritious meals to the hungry of the Twin Cities metro area in an atmosphere of hospitality at a site location where the need is greatest. Every other month on the fourth Thursday, our volunteers purchase, prepare, serve, and clean-up the food for the evening meal at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in St. Paul, not far from Salem. Thirty percent of the 120-180 guests receiving meals are children. Preparation starts at 2 pm, meals are served from 5-6 pm and the clean-up crew works from 6:00-6:45 pm.

To find out more about the Twin Cities Loaves and Fishes, please visit their website: Loaves and Fishes

Project Home

Working with dozens of area churches, synagogues and schools, Project Home provides 40-60 beds of emergency shelter for children and their parents in Ramsey County each night. Salem serves as overflow shelter for families experiencing homelessness during the month of January. This involves providing space for families to sleep and welcoming and hosting the guests in our church.

To find out more about Project Home, please visit the Interfaith Action of Greather St. Paul website: Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul

 Alcoholics Anonymous

A.A. is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

A.A. meets in the Fireside Room at Salem every Thursday at 7:30 pm. On the last Thursday of each month, there is an open meeting with a potluck and speaker beginning at 6:30 pm.

Please visit:

Greater Minneapolis Intergroup

Saint Paul & Suburban Area Intergroup

Neighbors, Inc.

Neighbors is a non-profit, social-service agency serving northern Dakota County. Through the services of more than 530 volunteers and 31 faith communities, Neighbors provides 14 emergency assistance and supportive assistance programs including a food shelf, transportation and emergency grants, a clothing store open to the public – and more!

To find out more about Neighbors Inc., please visit their website: Neighbors Inc.

Lutheran Social Service

“Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through acts of service.”

Today Lutheran Social Service is the largest statewide non-profit social service agency in Minnesota. LSS helps Minnesota’s most vulnerable by providing a wide range of human support services related to the basic necessities of life: food and shelter, physical health and safety, and emotional and spiritual well-being.

To find out more about Lutheran Social Service, please visit their website: Lutheran Social Service

Lyngblomsten

Influenced by Christ, Lyngblomsten provides a ministry of compassionate care and innovative services to older adults in order to preserve and enhance their quality of life.

Lyngblomsten provides quality care to seniors of all faiths and cultures through its healthcare and housing facilities as well as through its outreach programs for seniors living in their own homes or apartments. Lyngblomsten’s programs are designed to help seniors transition through all their health and living issues as they age.

In partnership with Lyngblomston, Salem has a Parish Nurse, a Care Team Ministry, and twice a months hosts the Gathering (a safe place for elders experiencing early-stage memory loss and giving respite to caregivers who desire a break).

For more information on Lyngblomsten, visit their website: Lyngblomsten

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