We’re Hiring – Come Be a Part of Our Story

Love seeing lives changed by the power of God’s love? Have a desire to pursue Christ in your career? We want you on our team!

Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) of Eastern Carver County is now accepting applications for Clearinghouse Coordinator. This is a part-time position, reporting to the Executive Director. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the Love INC Clearinghouse activities and church ministry needs. The Clearinghouse is the heartbeat of the Love INC ministry. Clients call in with needs and our Clearinghouse Coordinator and volunteers listen and respond by connecting the person in need with the resources available through our partner churches in the community.

Applicants should have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with the Apostles’ Creed. They should also be non-judgmental, empathetic and sympathetic, with good communication skills as the Clearinghouse Coordinator interacts closely with our clients and partner churches.

Click here for the full Clearinghouse Coordinator Job Description.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Ken Norman at knorman@loveincecc.org. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Cheers to 10 Years! Join us for the Love INC gala on February 17th

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 The Love INC 2017 Cheers to 10 Years! Gala on February 17, 2017 is a celebration of the accomplishments and mighty works God has done through Love INC in our community over the past ten years. It’s also a gathering of forces for the challenges that remain in our fight to offer help and hope as we transform lives in the name of Christ across Eastern Carver County. Please join us as a guest or a table host by purchasing tickets below. Not able to attend? You can still make a donation to benefit Love INC below. Be sure to visit our online silent auction, too! With our online bidding, you don’t have to be present to win!

THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors for “Cheers to 10 Years!”

 

 

 

  

 

Dr. Chad and Kristy Docktor

 

 

 

Thanks also to those organizations who donated to our silent auction, wine pull, gift card grab, or dessert dash!

  • A Better Society
  • Air Maxx
  • Baby Sleep & Ride Ministry
  • Brave New Workshop
  • By the Yard
  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
  • Chaser’s Beverage Center
  • Chaska Community Center
  • Chaska Heights Senior Living
  • Chaska Moravian Church
  • Chaska Town Course
  • Chaska Valley Family Theatre
  • Chipotle
  • Church on the Hill
  • Connie Schibilla
  • Culver’s
  • Cuzzy’s Steakhouse
  • Dale Studios
  • Dave Ruegg
  • Deacon Tim & Jackie Helmeke
  • Discovery United Methodist Church
  • Dolce Vita Wine Shop
  • FurniShare
  • Gary Rzonca
  • Ginger Mulcrone
  • Guthrie Theatre
  • Hazeltine National Golf Club
  • Judge Mike Fahey
  • Kelley and Jerry Stokesbary
  • Kowalski’s – Excelsior
  • Lenzen Chevrolet
  • Living Christ Lutheran Church
  • Mackenthun’s – Waconia
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • The Mustard Seed
  • My Pillow
  • Na’s Thai Cafe
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Old Log Theatre
  • The Park Tavern
  • Pastor Dean Seal
  • Pastor Jon Niebuhr
  • Patron
  • Perkin’s Restaurant – Chaska
  • Refine Laser & Skin Care
  • Russell St. John
  • Seedlings Gifts & Books
  • Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian
  • Snap Fitness – Chanhassen
  • Southwest Eye Care
  • St. Hubert Quilt Ministry
  • St. Paul Saints
  • Three Rivers Park District
  • Tim Mulcrone
  • Tom Becker
  • Total Wine & More – Chanhassen
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Waterbrooke Church
  • Wuollet Bakery

 

A huge THANK you to the Chanhassen Rotary!

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We are so thankful for the continued support of the Rotary Club of Chanhassen! Thanks to a generous donation from them, we will be able to purchase much needed full and queen sized mattresses for our FurniShare ministry. Many families will be able to sleep in comfort and that’s a blessing!

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Holiday Hours

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In order to allow our staff and volunteers time at the holidays with their family, we will be closed on the following dates:

Love INC main office / Helpline:    

  • Friday, December 23rd
  • Monday, December 26th
  • Monday, January 2nd

FurniShare store:    

  • Saturday, December 24th
  • Open on Saturday, December 31st 9 am – 2 pm for customers and donations, but no delivery service

Join us at the “Serving Joy all over the World” concert featuring Jason Gray!

serving-joy-concertWe are excited to announce that Love INC has been blessed with FREE tickets to the “Serving Joy all over the World” concert featuring Jason Gray!

We hope you will join us in celebrating the Christmas season, as well as the joy of having a fully staffed office again. Concert details are below. Tickets will be held at “Will Call.” Please register with your name and the name of your guests so we may provide those to the Will Call ticket office.

When: Friday, December 9th at 7:00 PM

Where: Grace Church (in the auditorium), 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN

To reserve your FREE tickets, please click here and complete the online registration. A confirmation email will be sent upon successful completion of registration.

School Locker Ministry – Winter Gear Needed!

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The School Locker Ministry hosted by our partner church, Discovery United Methodist, has an urgent need for winter wear for children and families in Eastern Carver County. Since the snow has started flying, their inventory has also been flying out the door! The following items are needed urgently:

  • Toddler sized snow boots
  • Kid sized snow boots
  • Women’s snow boots
  • Men’s snow boots
  • Women’s coats – size large
  • Men’s coats – size medium
  • Girls’ coats – size XL
  • Boys’ coats – size XL

Items can be dropped off at Discovery United Methodist Church, 275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, MN on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Help with our Christmas Basket Assembly and Delivery on December 17th!

christmas-blessingsGifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ~ Peg Bracken

 

Christmas blessings can be yours as you share with others this holiday season!

Volunteer Sign-Up is now open!!

 

Love INC is partnering with three local churches to pack and bring complete Christmas dinner baskets to local families in need. For just $40, we can provide a family with enough food to prepare a nice Christmas dinner for 8 people – meat, fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, pie, and more!

There are two ways you can help:

  • Sponsor one or more Christmas dinners at $40 each.
    • Text the word “table” to 41444 to donate using your mobile phone.
    • Mail a check with the word “table” on the memo line to Love INC, 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska, MN 55318.
  • Help pack and deliver Christmas food baskets on Saturday, December 17th.
  • Donate food to the baskets by dropping it off at the Love INC office.
    • The Love INC office (1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska) will be accepting food donations Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. through Wednesday, December 14.
    • The following food items are suggested for donation:
      • Bag of clementines
      • Bag of apples, any variety
      • 5 pound bag of potatoes
      • Loaf of bread, any variety
      • Canned fruit, any variety
      • Canned beans, any variety
      • Boxed rice
      • Boxed pudding and/or jello mix, any flavor

 

Save the Date for Love INC’s Annual Gala!

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Mark your calendars and save the date!

Love INC’s annual gala is on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. Formal invitations and additional information will be coming soon!

Help Love INC deliver Thanksgiving Baskets!

Volunteers are needed THIS SATURDAY (November 19) to help Love INC and West Union Lutheran Church deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to local clients in Eastern Carver County.

Volunteers can be couples, families, youth groups… anybody who wants to take a few hours to get out and share God’s message. Volunteers will report to the Chaska Community Center at 10 a.m. to help assemble food baskets using food donations received from the community. Each volunteer group / family will be assigned 2-3 families to whom they will deliver food baskets, spend a little time with each family, and share a prayer with them.

We anticipate this event will take 2-3 hours total, including basket preparation and delivery time.

If you are interested in helping out for this opportunity, please register online or e-mail info@loveincecc.org for additional details.

Announcement of New Executive Director – Please Welcome Ken Norman

 

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It gives the Board of love INC ECC great pleasure to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director to lead into the next 10-year period of service for Love INC ECC. Please welcome Ken Norman, who begins his new role effective Monday, November 28, 2016.

Ken joins the team as a person of great faith in Jesus Christ. His last role was as Principal of Chapel Hill Academy in Chanhassen, where he provided leadership in the daily operations of the school. Prior to this role, Ken served as Executive Director of Love INC Big Woods in Minnesota, and Director of the Vienna Christian School in Vienna, Austria. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Dubuque and Master’s Degree from Texas Tech University. He brings a special blend of skills nurtured from these excellent preparatory roles. He has fund-raising experience, as well as experience working with the faith community and running operations. Please extend your welcome to Ken in this important role.

The near-term areas of focus of the Board and Executive Director include defining the role and expectations of the Board and staff, and refining a clear and shared plan for the next 3-5 years. This will require significant relationship building and sharing of the plan across all stakeholders. We look forward to your support and engagement as we move forward the work of our faith community to more effectively carry out our mission to transform lives in meeting the needs of the neediest in our communities.

Best regards,

Russell St. John

Board Chair – Love INC ECC