Conversations About Homelessness: Exploring Solutions
Join the conversation on homelessness in our community, led by experts in the field.
Held in the Community Resource Center in the Great Hall
Sunday, Feb. 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
All are welcome!
Cheryl Carrigan, homeless youth advocate, will join us once again to share information on the Host Homes program for teens needing temporary housing.
Become a Foster Parent!
You can help change the life of a child in your care by becoming a foster parent! Washington County is currently experiencing a shortage of child foster care providers. They are in particular need of respite care providers for youth with mental health issues, concurrent providers serving children in child protection who may need permanent homes, teen providers, and providers who are able to care for sibling groups. Foster parents receive training and a monthly reimbursement to meet the basic needs of youth in their care.
Big kids need foster homes too! Some of the kids need a foster parent for just a short time, and others need you much longer. While foster care may end, relationships with big kids may last a lifetime! Learn more or join the Foster Care Team by contacting Washington County at 651-430-6455.
Loaves & Fishes
Dorothy Day Center Meal
Meals are served every other month on the 4th Tuesday to people that are homeless or struggling with poverty. The next meal serving date is Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 2:30 - 6 p.m. Other 2013 dates: July 23, Sept. 24, and Nov. 26. Let us know if you would like to help! Rice Krispie Bars are also needed. If you can supply these, please deliver them to the church kitchen by 11 a.m. Thank you! Contact Mike/Gayle Huseth at 651-426-4166 or email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels Volunteers
We are in need of volunteers who can deliver meals for 2-4 months or who can be on-call to substitute as the need arises. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We also need a volunteer to help in the Meals on Wheels kitchen on Tuesdays, assisting our cook get the meals ready for delivery. Hours are 9 – 11 a.m.
If you are available during these times and would like to help our Meals on Wheels Program, please call Debbie Walker at 651-653-3123.
Free Weekly Community Meals
Join us on Thursday nights for our Free Community Meals from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. This year around weekly community meal is open to anyone who would like to come and enjoy a free meal! It's a great way to spend time in fellowship, meet new people, and get to know some of our neighbors in need. We will have great food, wonderful music, and conversation. Community Resource Guides to help get connected to needed services and resources will be available. If you or your family/group would like to volunteer to prepare and serve the meal or provide the evening musical entertainment, please contact Kellie Cardinal at 651-762-9124.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Help seniors and adults with disabilities throughout the Mahtomedi area receive the nutrition that they need to remain independent and maintain their quality of life. Consider becoming a volunteer for the PHS Optage Senior Dining Choices program. We are excited to be partnering with St. Andrew’s as a satellite site for the distribution of meals. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Jeremy Misener, at 651-724-4996 for information.
Due to space restrictions, we are no longer able to accept casual clothing in the Community Resource Center. We thank you for your generosity and recommend giving instead to the Alley Shoppe. When we have guests in need of clothing and other household goods, we are now able to provide vouchers for them to go to the Alley Shoppe and find what they need. It has been a wonderful partnership.
They accept donations Mondays 9-12, Tuesdays 9-1, and Saturdays 10-12 and are located in the
lower level of Arlington Hills Lutheran Church at 1115 Greenbrier Ave (near Payne & Maryland).
Enter church via alley off Jessamine Ave, rm 109-downstairs.
How can I help at St. Andrew’s?
Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep a huge campus running? What are some of the little things I could do to help make St. Andrew’s great? We will keep you posted right here on how you can help!
- Water flowers and gardens inside and/or out.
- Answer phones a few hours a week
- Help make bulletin boards look great
- Serve coffee and cookies at the 9:30 a.m. service in the Great Hall
- Help in a variety of ways during the Wednesday Night Supper and Open Gym
- Help clean Sanctuary by organizing hymnals, Bibles, and replenishing prayer cards and pencils
- Worship Host at the 9:30 a.m. Great Hall service; set-up communion and help with ushering
Contact Carrin Mahmood at 651-762-9119.
Give the gift of your time
Ushers and Communion Servers
We are still in need of volunteers: communion servers, ushers, greeters, and worship hosts at the
Current on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Volunteer less than two hours every five weeks. If you would like
more information, please contact Terese: 651-762- 9132.
Worship Video Operators
Share your gifts by joining a Video Operator Team for the Sunday services in the Sanctuary. Fill a critical need by volunteering once every five weeks and experience the blessing of serving others. Great opportunity for Confirmation students. To sign-up or for more information, contact Terese Almquist at 651-762-9132.