Congregation & Community Care

Congregation & Community Care

HOME Leaf Raking

What better way to spend a sunny, beautiful fall day than with family and friends outside among all the brightly colored leaves? Seniors in our community need the help! Come join other volunteers from your St. Andrew family helping senior members of our community for a morning of leaf raking.

We will be helping the HOME program (Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly) on Saturday, October 29 beginning at 9AM to be split up into teams and receive client assignments.

Volunteers will bring the muscle and their rakes, the people we help will provide the smiles and encouragement. Lawn bags are provided by the home owners. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. We are looking to form teams of 8-10 volunteers to be assigned to each home. The more people who sign up, the more Seniors we can help! These assignments will be done ahead of time, so please make any grouping requests as you sign-up.

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Contact: Gary Spears at 612-845-2872

Hospice Care Ministry

Days/Times: Training begins on October 14

Description: Methodist Hospital has invited St. Andrew to consider a hospice care ministry, working with them, their patients, and members of our congregation. Volunteers would receive training from the leaders at Methodist Hospital. We would also have support from within the St. Andrew team and the pastoral staff. Training would begin on October 14 and the commitment is about 1-4 hours per week. If you are interested in learning more about this new ministry, please contact Pastor Gail.

Contact: Pastor Gail Bach

Habitat for Humanity

Age Range: 17 years old through adult

Day/Times: TBD

Description: Work side by side with fellow St. Andrew members constructing a Habitat for Humanity home. Light construction work is expected and training is provided. Habitat projects are great team building experiences and provide deep levels of fulfilment. Volunteers needed for full days, not partial days.

Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson

Meals on Wheels

Age Range: Adults

Days/Times: Lunch time (10:35 AM–12:00 PM) every month, volunteer for the day(s) that works for you during our week to drive–12:00 PM)

Description: Deliver meals via car route to people living in Eden Prairie who have requested them through local operated Meals on Wheels. This ministry has been a lifesaver during the pandemic as it addressed the needs of the vulnerable. The ministry continues to be a strong impact.

Contact: Sylvia Stephens

Manna Meals

Age Range: Teenager–adult

Days/Times: Flexible

Description: Manna Meals are meals prepared by several teams of St. Andrew volunteers. These meals are delivered by the volunteer teams to members and friends of St. Andrew on a ‘as needed’ basis. (People recovering from illness, surgery, death of a loved one, birth of a baby, or simply recuperating at home from poor health may receive Manna Meals). If you are interested in joining a team to help prepare these meals, please contact Pastor Roger.

Contact: Pastor Roger Schindel or Pastor Peter Johnson