River City Days Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Chaska’s River City Days will be hosting a free-will offering pancake breakfast benefiting Love INC. Chef Bob DeMaris and his family will be preparing and providing pancakes, sausage, fresh blueberry and strawberry toppings, butter, syrup, whipped topping, coffee, and orange juice. And for the first time ever, the breakfast will include LIVE music provided by The Bury Brothers, a local group who is excited to perform in their hometown. We hope you will join us to eat, volunteer, or do BOTH!

  • When: Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm for breakfast (8:30 am – 1:00 pm for volunteers)
  • Where: Chaska City Square Park (located in historic downtown Chaska with the gazebo)

Interested in volunteering for the pancake breakfast? We need 6-7 volunteers to help each shift; duties include operating the cash register, serving food, and helping to bus tables. Click here to learn more and to sign up as a volunteer.

Donations to help offset the purchase of the food and the live entertainment are welcomed! Feel free to donate online by clicking here (please make sure to note it’s for River City Days Pancake Breakfast) or mail a check to the Love INC office at 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska, MN 55318, and write “River City Days” on the memo line.

Book your photography mini sessions AND support Love INC!

We are delighted to have partnered with FourFold Studios to bring you a unique opportunity to have a summer picnic mini photography session with your family, while also benefiting Love INC. FourFold Studios will donate the $25 sitting fee to Love INC for every photography session booked through this offer.

Click HERE to book your mini session. Use code CANVAS10 for this special offer. Code expires June 10th at midnight, so don’t delay!

Love Never Fails

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.

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Thankful for a Great Community

Thankful for a Great Community

We’d like to send a big “thank you” to everyone who supported and attended the Hope Banquet sponsored by Love INC of Eastern Carver County on November 15th. Over 275 people gathered at Hazeltine National Golf Course for a fun evening that raised close to $40,000 for this ministry that brings hope and encouragement to those in need in our community. We are thankful for local businesses that generously support causes like this. Gold sponsor was St. Francis Regional Medical Center. Silver sponsors were Community Bank and Chaska Rotary Club. Bronze sponsors were Chaska Lions Club, Eden Trace Corporation, Exlar Corporation, Klein Bank, MFK accounting firm. Snap Fitness and Chanhassen Floral also were generous sponsors of the banquet. In addition, individuals sponsored tables and invited others to be their guests. It was fun to see so many people competitively bidding on over 80 silent auction items that were generously donated by area businesses, churches, and individuals. The auction alone generated $11,500 in funds.

We enjoyed an inspiring program that included moving stories of those whose lives have been impacted by Love INC ministries. We enjoyed music with a message of love and hope by Dan Westmoreland and four friends from St. Huberts Catholic Church. A highlight of the evening was hearing the story of local resident Bob Downs, who recently retired from teaching and coaching for the Schools of Eastern Carver County. Bob brought illustrations from years of providing foster care to over 300 children. It was inspiring to hear him share the impact that so many of the ministries of Love INC have had on the teens that have found safe and loving shelter in Bob and Sue Down’s home over the years.

It became evident as we listened and observed everything happening that evening that we are part of a unique and remarkable community. At one point we saw 18 pastors of all denominations from our community stand shoulder to shoulder across the stage, as Pastor Joel Johnson, of Westwood Church, led a prayer asking for God to use the churches of our community to show Christ’s love to those in need. The evening ended as everyone took out wallets and checkbooks and made personal commitments to support the ministry of Love INC so that more people in the community will be touched by this amazing thing called love. Others committed to pray for the ministry, and some offered to serve as volunteers. We are thankful to one and all for your support of this effort that is transforming our community in the name of Christ.

Sincerely,

Doug Peterson, Love INC Executive Director

Bob Roepke, Chair, Love INC Board of Directors

dpeterson@loveincecc.org

Office: 952.448.2508

Cell: 612.812.1765