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.

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!

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!

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

 

Clearinghouse Volunteers Needed – English and Spanish speaking

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Volunteers are needed to help staff our Clearinghouse Help Line! Ability to speak Spanish is a plus!

 

Volunteers answer telephone requests for help, listen, assess and analyze the caller’s needs, and then make appropriate referrals to our various ministries that meet those needs.  Volunteers serve as a source of encouragement to our clients when they call, instilling value and purpose and listening without judgment.

Responsibilities include:
– Complete training
– Maintain client confidentiality
– Complete intakes with new clients
– Identify needs and possible sources of help
– Maintain accurate client records
Qualifications:
– Personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agreement with the Apostles’ Creed
– Ability to commit to one 2.5 hour shift each week (flexible)
– Discernment, non-judgmental attitude and the ability to listen, empathize, and accept others
– Ability to learn new skills as needed
– Ability to speak Spanish is a bonus
If you are interested in serving as a Clearinghouse Volunteer, please complete our online application and someone will be in touch with you shortly.