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

Easter Angel Baskets

Easter Angel Baskets

Food to Fight Hunger
March 22, 2015

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church West in Victoria hosted the Easter Angel Baskets food distribution on March 22nd. About 100 volunteers gathered together to prepare groceries and gifts for 34 families in need! Boxed food included canned goods, fruit, rice, pasta, and even toilet paper. Easter Baskets were also filled with toys and goodies for the kids!

Volunteers Needed

Love INC is in need of volunteers!

Make a real difference in the community by joining the Love INC team! We are currently looking for help in the following areas:

Data Entry
Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9-10am at the Love INC Clearinghouse, Chaska
One day a week

Answering the Help-Line Phones
Mon, Wed, or Fri between 9-2 at the Love INC Clearinghouse, Chaska
One day a week

Clean the Love INC Office
Once a month

Help with FurniShare Sales
3rd weekend of each month, 9am – 5pm Friday and Saturday
At the Love INC Warehouse, Chanhassen

Help at the FurniShare Warehouse or with Furniture Deliveries
Saturday mornings 9am – noon
Help at the Furniture Warehouse in Chanhassen
OR help deliver furniture to families in need

Prayer Warriors
Be on a rotating team to follow the Love INC truck and pray after deliveries are made to families
Saturday Mornings

Sign-Up for the next Volunteer Training!

Thursday, May 14 from 9-11am
Love INC Office: 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska

Contact Mary Morley for more information:
952-448-3262
mmorley@loveincecc.org

Doing What I Was Created To Do

Doing What I Was Created To Do

Written by Mike Fortner

Happy New Year to all of you who are a part of the LoveINC movement. I’m already getting the feeling 2015 is going to be an amazing year. Lives are going to be changed.

God is so good isn’t he? His love for us is more than I can believe or understand sometimes. His grace and mercy continue to stop me in my tracks again and again. I find myself asking, “How can I possibly deserve this love, another second chance, more forgiveness, and so much hope?”  It makes me want to do something. To make an extra effort discovering my purpose. To actually do what I was specifically created to do.

I have young kids. And I always worry about them being spoiled brats. So I get extra-excited about service opportunities that involve my kids. Just before Christmas, we had a chance to wrap gifts and food, take them to the home of a family being supported by LoveINC, and pray with them. Wow. In their home? A tad outside my comfort zone. But I could really feel a gravitational pull to do it.

So my family of five, we showed up at the church, got some instructions – I may have snagged some free doughnuts & coffee too – and drug everything over to a table to begin.

I’m not very detail oriented. And I have a terrible memory. But even I remember a few powerful things about that day.

  1. Prayer matters. A lot. It’s so good for us. We got to pray before we started our packing, and we got to pray with each of the families we served. Prayer is powerful. It changes the people we pray for. And it changes us.
  1. Discomfort can be good. You should’ve seen my family of five simultaneously wrapping separate packages on one 4’x4′ table while sharing exactly 1 roll of tape and 1 pair of scissors. We were far from the pillar of family love and peace. But there was a joy in the craziness. We were…together. Part of something bigger than ourselves. It was something the kids talked about during the rest of the holidays.
  1. Families all around us are in great need. We saw this firsthand as we walked into the strangers’ homes. My 6-year-old said at one point, “Dad, where was their Christmas tree and all their furniture?”
  1. Jesus matters most. It’s not the stuff, it’s not the time, it’s not any of that. Christ is love. And without love, nothing matters.

If you haven’t actually served at one of the LoveINC events, you should try it. The LoveINC people who coordinate the event are amazing, the people you serve are given hope, and the secret bonus is that you yourself will probably get more out of it than anyone.

If you ever want to chat about this, let me know. Connect with me one on one. I’m personally involved in the car ministry, the Waybury ministry, and the one I spoke of above. I’d happily share my experiences, and how you can find your purpose in life by serving at LoveINC. So join me in being a part of something bigger than ourselves. Let’s do our part in seeing Christ change a life.

 

Mike and Jen Fortner and their family are members of Westwood Community Church. Mike is currently serving as chair of the Love INC Board of Directors.

 

 

Christmas Blessings Project

Christmas Blessings Project

December 20, 2014

3 of our partner churches (Valley Evangelical Free, Mt. Olivet Lutheran, and Westwood Community) hosted the Christmas Blessings Project on December 20th! Volunteers packaged and wrapped boxes of food containing a Christmas Meal for a family of 8, along with smaller gifts and toys to be delivered to families. 120 families in need in our community were blessed with these Christmas packages!

Thanksgiving Dinner

2014 Thanksgiving Dinner at St. John’s Lutheran Church

November 27, 2014

This year, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska hosted around 400 individuals for a delicious Thanksgiving Meal! 100 volunteers served guests a total of 24 turkeys along with stuffing, side dishes, and yummy homemade desserts.

Volunteers Needed

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Volunteers are needed!

We are currently in need of volunteers to help deliver and pick-up furniture for the FurniShare Ministry!

When: EVERY Saturday from 9am to noon
SOME Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Where: FurniShare Warehouse
2977 Water Tower Place
Chanhassen, MN 55317

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