Give to Love INC This Christmas!

 This Christmas Season, consider a gift to Love In the Name of Christ


Ways to Give:

  • Give ONLINE by clicking here!
  • Text the word “Christ” to the phone number 41444
  • Mail a check to Love In the Name of Christ, 1600 Bavaria Rd, Chaska MN 55318

Your gift connects neighbors in need to 25 partner churches. Thank you for your generous gift and support!


Holiday Blessings

Allison Alstrin hired as Executive Director

Allison Alstrin hired as Executive DirectorAllison Alstrin of Love INC of Eastern Carver County in Chaska


Alstrin brings a passion for building partnerships along with a rich blend of experience to Love INC of Eastern Carver County

 CONTACT:       Mike Fortner, Love INC of Eastern Carver County Board President (612-865-6670)

September 11, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Love INC of Eastern Carver County (Love INC) is pleased to announce that they have hired Allison Alstrin as the organization’s Executive Director.  Alstrin joins the organization following the retirement of founding Executive Director Doug Peterson this past summer.

Board President Mike Fortner says, “Allison is an extremely positive addition to our cause here in Carver County. Her positive energy and faith are contagious. She’ll make a tremendous impact here as she leads the administration of local churches’ outreach efforts in our community.”

Alstrin comes to Love INC with 11 years of work and leadership experience in the context of the higher education system in Minnesota, Illinois and the east coast.  Her most recent positon was Partnerships and Collaboration Program Consultant for Normandale Community College.  Allison holds an undergraduate degree from Drake University in Business Administration/Finance and a Masters of Education from Loyola University Chicago.  She is member of the Westwood congregation and has been an active Love INC volunteer and supporter.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to be a part of such an extraordinary organization.   I look forward to working with partner churches and our communities of Eastern Carver County.  Together we will find exciting ways to transform lives and share the love of Christ.”  Allison will start in her role with Love INC on Monday September 21, 2015. Her email address will be and she can be reached at 952-448-2508.


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Hope Banquet

Save the Date!

Friday, October 29, 2016
Hazeltine National Golf Club

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Backpack Distribution

The School Locker’s 2015 Backpack Distribution

August 14 & 15, 2015

Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen hosted the annual Backpack Distribution on Friday and Saturday August 14-15. It was a successful event! 459 backpacks along with necessary school supplies were given away. In addition, St. Francis/Allina Health donated 140 pairs of tennis shoes to be given to children in need. 33 volunteers donated 137 hours of time over the course of the weekend to pray with participating families, distribute the supplies, and serve a light meal.

Bikes Needed

Project Life-Cycle is in critical need of adult sized bikes. They need about 80 bikes to fill current requests!

Here are some ways you can help:

  • If you have gently-used adult sized bikes (or kids bikes) that you are no longer using, please donate them to Project Life-Cycle. Remember that your donation is tax deductible!
  • If you know how to repair bikes or what to learn, please join us on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm (1453 Park Road, Chanhassen) and join our bike repair crew!
  • Forward this information to your family, friends, and neighbors

If you have any questions, please contact Project Life-Cycle at or call them at 612-567-1005

Breakfast in the Park

Join us for breakfast in the park during Chaska’s River City Days!

City Square Park in Chaska
Sunday, July 26
9:30am to 12:30pm



Bike Distribution

Bike Distribution

May 30, 2015

In partnership with A Better Society, Church on the Hill in Chaska hosted a bike distribution for families in need.

22 volunteers donated 53 total hours of their time to put on this event. 37 bikes were given away along with helmets, bike locks, and the joy of being able to ride a bike this summer!

Community Prayer Breakfast

Community Prayer Breakfast

May 7, 2015

Westwood Community Church in Chanhassen hosted this year’s Community Prayer Breakfast on May 7th for the National Day of Prayer.

Friends from around the community joined together in praying for our community, our nation, and our world. Worship was led by Ben Rosenbush, and area pastors from Lake Auburn Moravian Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook Community Church, and Westwood Community Church led in various topics of prayer.

Community Prayer Breakfast

Love INC of Eastern Carver County invites YOU to the

National Day of Prayer on May 7th

Breakfast & Prayer
7:00 – 8:30 am

Hosted at Westwood Community Church
3121 Westwood Dr, Chanhassen MN


Connect with the Power of Prayer!

Start your day on Thursday, May 7th with breakfast, friends and neighbors, and a nationwide movement of prayer!
Pray for guidance, the life of our communities, and the healing of nations.

Click HERE to view the Prayer Breakfast Flyer