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Community Emergency Services
Community Emergency Services
Community Emergency Services (CES) is a non-profit crisis relief and empowerment ministry founded by Augustana Lutheran Church and located in the Phillips Neighborhood of South Minneapolis.  It provides prayer support, direct aid relief, advocacy, referral and counseling to low-income people in the neighborhood.  Its projects include: rental & mortgage assistance, Kids Care Program, Meals On Wheels, to mention just a few.  Volunteers are needed to interview clients, make deliveries and pick-ups, help in the office, maintenance, fundraising, provide a meal, etc.  Currently St. Mary’s assists CES on an as needed basis.
 
Families Moving Forward
Families Moving Forward

Families Moving Forward is an interfaith network of congregations and volunteers in Minneapolis which provides hope to homeless families with children. Help is provided by giving temporary emergency shelter; supporting former shelter families with education and advocacy; and developing affordable rental housing for families. St. Mary’s acts as a host site two or three times a year for a week at a time providing meals, living quarters and activities.  Donations of household items, furniture and other personal items is also needed.

 
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches is an ecumenical group of churches of all faiths that join together for dialogue, prayer and service.  Numerous projects are supported by the Council including: the Division of Indian Work (DIW), Project Keeping the Faith (which partners with the Minneapolis Police Department and Hennepin County courts to provide youth programs), and Handy Works, to mention some.

For more information check: www.gmcc.org

 
Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage
Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala City

Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage is an Orthodox Orphanage run by nuns who care for abandoned and homeless children.  St. Mary’s not only sends financial support but sends a maintenance team to help with the upkeep of the property and visitation teams to support and care for the children.

 
Metro Hope
Metro Hope
Metro Hope is a Christian addiction ministry whose mission is to bring people in bondage to life-controlling habits to Jesus Christ and equip them to lead Godly lives.  The vision is to be the model for Christ-centered recovery.  Ministries include: New Hope Center, Help for the Helpers, Onesimus Brothers, and Healing House.
 
Native American Community Clinic
Native American Community Clinic

Native American Community Clinic, located at 1213 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis is a full-service medical clinic promoting wellness and regular health maintenance for Native American Families provided regardless of ability to pay. Help is needed for cleaning, serving monthly diabetic breakfasts, and donation of supplies. 

 
Open Arms of Minnesota
Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms of Minnesota is a meal delivery program for people living with HIV and AIDS in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.  Volunteers lend a hand in a variety of areas such as: meal prep and packaging, delivery, office and special events. SMGOC prepares and delivers a meal monthly.

 
Orthodox Mission Teams

Orthodox Mission Teams

Orthodox Mission Teams are organized by the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (located in St. Augustine, Florida). Mission teams are sent on projects throughout the world including: Africa, Eastern Europe, Alaska, South and Central America, India, the Phillipines, and Korea.  Individuals from St. Mary’s have participated. An application and reference letters are required. Participants are asked to gather prayers and financial support and to share their experience with others.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:39
 
Orthodox Prison Ministry
Orthodox Prison Ministry

Orthodox Prison Ministry welcomes the participation of all Orthodox Christians who have a heart for those men and women who are behind bars. They seek the help of willing prison volunteers, mail correspondents, and prayer partners in bearing Christian witness to those who seek to find comfort and faith in their present circumstances and to help them see the world through a clear window with a pure, peaceful heart. Volunteer training is provided. The mission: to love prisoners in the name of Jesus Christ, and to help them grow in the Christian faith.

 
People Incorporated
People Incorporated

People Incorporated is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 that promotes and secures independence and community integration for people with mental illness and other brain disorders, many of whom have complex and neglected needs, to live productive lives in the community.  This is accomplished through more than two dozen programs ranging from housing to crisis case management. St. Mary’s assists on an as needed basis.

 
Project Mexico
Project Mexico

Project Mexico takes mission teams into the Tijuana, Mexico area to build homes for underprivileged families who are homeless.  Unique as a home building program, Project Mexico also allows teens and adults to interact with 25 orphaned Mexican young men at St. Innocent Orphanage in Rosarito, Mexico.

 
Simpson House

Simpson HouseSimpson House helps provide affordable housing and assistance to individuals and families in their efforts to improve their life situations and to advocate for their human and civil rights. It is located at 2740 First Avenue South in Minneapolis.  St. Mary’s assists by cooking and serving meals four times a year at the shelter for homeless men and women. They are also in need of donations of personal care items, food and household items.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 20:59
 
Trinity Mission

Trinity Mission, located at 827 E. Magnolia in St. Paul, distributes grocery assistance through its food shelf in a dignified manner.  It serves poor people, families, the working poor, infirm and impoverished elderly citizens.  All contributions go directly to serving the poor and all Board members and volunteers serve as a free gift to the community.  St. Mary’s collects non-perishable food items and personal care items and delivers them weekly to the food shelf.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 20:52
 
Vail Place

Vail PlaceVail Place, located at 1412 West 36th Street, is a multi-service community support program that helps adults with long term mental illness attain their highest level of self-sufficiency. Volunteer opportunities are available.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 20:48
 
Angel Tree

Angel TreeAngel Tree provides Christmas gifts for children of prison inmates.  This is a great outreach to both the prisoners and, most importantly, to the families that suffer when a member, especially the parent, is incarcerated.  Church members purchase gifts for particular children, which are then wrapped and delivered to approximately 50 families each year.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 20:41
 


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The Divine Liturgy is held every Sunday beginning at 9:30 AM. The Divine Liturgy is preceded by Orthros beginning at 8:30 AM. For additional information, consult the Calendar.