Help Us Feed Children in Need this Summer!

Love INC has partnered with District 112 / Eastern Carver County schools to provide a lunch program for children in need during the summer months. Children (age 1-18) will receive lunch followed by participation in educational programming.

The lunch program will be held Monday through Friday and begins on June 12th. The program will end on September 1st. (There will be no meals served on July 3rd, and July 4th.)

Two to four (2-4) volunteers, at least 2 of whom are adults, are needed from 12:15 pm to 2:00 pm each day. Volunteers will assist in opening lunch packages, etc., and general supervision of the children during lunch and during the educational programming, which may include a game, reading, or other educational activities, as determined by the school district.

Families, adults, and children age 10+ are welcome to volunteer! We do ask that children age 10-15 be supervised at all times and a parent must volunteer along side the child. Children over age 15 may be present without a parent but must have transportation available promptly at 2:00 pm.

Location: Riverview Terrace Community Center Building, 300 Ehlers Avenue, Chaska, MN

When: June 12, 2017 – September 1, 2017

Time: 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

To sign up to volunteer, please click here

Metal Bed Frames Needed for our FurniShare Ministry

The FurniShare Ministry of Love INC is in desperate need of metal bed frames – ALL sizes! Frames can be dropped off at FurniShare (7890 Market Blvd, Chanhassen) on Wed/Thur/Fri from 10 – 4 or on Saturdays from 9 – noon.
Don’t have a bed frame but still want to help? Make a donation that will allow us to purchase needed bed frames.  Text BEDFRAME to 41444 to donate on your mobile device or donate online. Metal bed frames typically cost $40 – $60.

Save the Date for the 2017 Love INC Annual Golf Tournament!

10th Anniversary Gala – Thank you for your Support!

On behalf of everyone at Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County, we thank you so much for your support and for joining with us in celebrating our first decade of mobilizing the church to transform lives in the name of Christ in Eastern Carver County. Ten years and thousands of clients later, we celebrated together at our 10th Anniversary Gala “Cheers to 10 Years!” on Friday, February 17, at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

It was truly a night to remember and we are so honored to have your support. We had such an exciting evening – great food, music, fellowship and testimonials! Together, we raised more than $30,000 to benefit Love INC as we continue our important work of bringing help and hope to our neighbors in need.

A special thank you to our amazing sponsors and partners who help make this event such a success. We are grateful for your dedication to our mission.

  • My Pillow / The Lindell Foundation
  • Charter Bank
  • Chaska Rotary
  • Chaska Lions
  • Lakeview Clinic
  • Electrical Production Systems
  • Dr. Chad and Kristy Docktor
  • Aurora Investments LLC

Once again, on behalf of everyone at Love INC, especially our client families, we thank you for your support of and belief in our mission to mobilize the local church to transform lives and our community in the name of Christ. We look forward to seeing you again in the future…possibly at our Annual Love INC Golf Outing this summer (watch the website and your e-mails for details!).

We thank you so much for your support and participation!

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.