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: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Where: Chaska City Square Park (located in historic downtown Chaska with the gazebo)

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.

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.

Registration is OPEN for our 2018 Chari-Tee Golf Tournament!

It’s our annual fundraising golf tournament, but in a new venue!

What could be better than spending the day on the golf course? Spending it on the golf course with friends while supporting a Christian nonprofit organization, of course!

We cordially invite you to join us at our annual Love INC Chari-Tee Golf Tournament. Bring along your friends, relatives, or business associates and we’ll have a great day, rain or shine.

A sandwich lunch buffet, silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony in a private banquet facility, golf cart, and 18 holes of golf are included. Registration, the driving range, and the buffet lunch will begin at 11:00 AM. We will have a shotgun start promptly at 1:00 PM. Please e-mail our office (info@loveincecc.org) if you will be arriving late and will need a boxed lunch, or if you have special dietary needs. 

Event Schedule

11:00 am Registration, lunch, and driving range open

12:30 pm Pastors’ Putt Challenge

1:00 pm Shotgun Start

6:15 pm (approximately) Dinner and awards ceremony begin. Silent auction ends.

Menu:

Lunch Buffet: Variety of breads, freshly sliced ham, turkey and roast beef, cheeses, lettuce, chips, and cookies.

Dinner Buffet: Grilled steak, chicken, Caesar salad, dinner rolls, corn, baby red roasted potatoes, and brownie bites.

Format:

Tournament will be played in a Scramble format with 4-person teams. If you do not purchase a foursome, you will be placed with other golfers.

Save the Date for the 2018 Love INC Golf Tournament!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2018 Love INC of Eastern Carver County Charity Golf Tournament will be Monday, September 24th this year. Registration information will be posted in late spring, but why don’t you sharpie it onto your calendar now!

The tournament has become an annual tradition for many of the pastors / clergy, congregants, and volunteers from our partner churches and in our community, but we always look forward to welcoming new golfers. Every year we look forward to the fun and inspiration this event inevitably provides. Part golf tournament, part networking event, part party, all wrapped around awareness of meeting the needs of those in need within our community – and fund-raising for Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County.

Stay tuned for more details and plan to join us…

2018 Love INC of Eastern Carver County Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, September 24, 2018
Deer Run Golf Club
Victoria, MN

There will be a Pastor’s Putt again this year! Registration and lunch will begin at 11 am with a shotgun start at 1 pm. More to come…

Contact me, Kelley Stokesbary, Communications Coordinator, with questions or if you know you would like to sponsor the event!

#2018LoveINCECCgolf

Join us for a night celebrating Love (INC)!

 

Join our volunteers and staff as we offer up praise and thanksgiving for the work Love INC has done across denominational lines right here in our own community this year! Hear testimony about how God has changed lives through Love INC this year. Spend time in fellowship with friends over great food. Bid on fabulous silent auction items and play games to earn the chance to win great prizes throughout the night. It’s a night you don’t want to miss!

When: Friday, February 9, 2018

Where: Hazeltine National Golf Club, 1900 Hazeltine Boulevard, Chaska, MN

Tickets on sale NOW. Buy before January 12th for early bird pricing!

  • Individual ticket – $75 ($70 through January 12)
  • Table of 10 – $700 ($650 through January 12)

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30 pm – Doors and silent auction open.
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner served.
  • 7:00 pm – Dessert Dash begins.
  • 7:30 pm – Silent auction closes.
  • 7:30 pm – Program begins.

Dressy casual attire. (Dresses and coats; ties are optional.)

Dinner menu: iceberg wedge salad with bleu cheese dressing, pan roasted bistro steak with three mushroom ragout, rosemary whipped potatoes, asparagus with a red wine demi, and artisan rolls. The salad, steak, potatoes, and vegetables are gluten-free. Should you need a vegetarian meal or have other special dietary needs, please call (952) 448-2508 or e-mail info@loveincecc.org to request accommodations.

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor: My Pillow


And a special thanks to Pixel Loon LLC for providing the graphic designs for our gala!

Christmas Blessings – Volunteer Opportunities

Love INC is partnering with St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church, and Westwood Community Church 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, and more!
Volunteers are needed to help pack at each church on Saturday, December 16th during the morning. For more information or to register, please click on the church where you’d like to volunteer.

 

Donate food for the baskets
We will be collecting food for the baskets through Wednesday, December 14th at the following locations:
  • Love INC office – 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska (M – F, 9 am – 2:30 pm)
  • FurniShare – 7890 Market Square Blvd, Chanhassen (W & F, 10 am – 4 pm / Th 10 am – 7 pm / Saturday, 9 am – noon)
  • Lake Life Chiropractic – 2940 N. Chesnut Blvd, Chaska (Please call (612) 562-8384 to confirm hours.)

These non-perishable items may be donated anytime between now and December 14th:

  • Canned vegetables and fruits
  • Boxed pudding or Jello
  • Canned beans (for our Latino and Hispanic families)
  • Bags of rice (for our Latino and Hispanic families)

The following perishable items may be donated the week of December 11th:

  • 3# – 5# bags of potatoes
  • Loaves of bread (any variety)
  • Bags of apples or nectarines/Halos/Cuties
Unable to volunteer but still want to help?
Please consider making a financial gift to Love INC in support of the Christmas Food Packs. This year, Love INC will distribute 150 Christmas baskets at a cost of more than $6000. Donate online by clicking HERE  or text “Table” to 41444 on your cell phone to make a $40 donation to help us offset the expense of this valuable ministry that brings hope to our neighbors this Christmas season.

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we are gearing up for our Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket deliveries! We have two upcoming volunteer opportunities for you.

THANKSGIVING

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 18th to help Love INC and West Union Lutheran Church deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to local clients in the Eastern Carver County area.
Volunteers may be couples, families, youth groups…anybody who wants to spend a few hours on a Saturday to help spread God’s message of love.
Volunteers should report to the Chaska Community Center Community Room at 10 a.m. to help assemble food baskets using food donations received from the community. Each volunteer group / family will be assigned 2-3 families to whom they will deliver food baskets, spend a little time with each family, and share a prayer with them.
Food donations are also being accepted at the Love INC office, FurniShare, and Snap Fitness in Chanhassen. Please see the flyer below for which food items are being collected each week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS

Love INC is partnering with St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church, and Westwood Community Church 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, and more!
Volunteers are needed to help pack at each church on Saturday, December 16th in the morning. For more information or to register, please click on the church where you’d like to volunteer.
Unable to volunteer but still want to help?
Please consider making a financial gift to Love INC in support of the Christmas Food Packs. This year, Love INC will distribute 150 Christmas baskets at a cost of more than $6000.   Text “Table” to 41444 on your cell phone to make a $40 donation to help us offset the expense of this valuable ministry that brings hope to our neighbors this Christmas season or donate online by clicking HERE .

 

Love INC Coat Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter coats will be distributed to individuals and families in need on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Chaska.

Individuals and families living in eastern Carver County (Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria) should register online below or by calling (952) 448-3261.

Families and individuals who have registered will be able to pick up their coats from 9 am until 11 am on November 4th. From 11 am – 12 pm, coats will be available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Please click here to register for the Love INC Coat Giveaway.

Details:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church (300 4th St. E., Chaska)
  • 9-11 am – open to Eastern Carver County residents who have registered ahead of time
  • 11 am – 12 pm – open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are needed to help with the set-up of the coat drive on Friday, November 3rd. Volunteers are also needed to help man the coat drive on Saturday.  Click HERE to learn more and to sign up to volunteer!

Get Crafty! Help Us Make Christmas Cards!

We are looking for volunteers who can help us make 200 handmade, Christ-centered Christmas cards to be given out with our Christmas food baskets in mid-December.

We have two dates available – one for seasoned, veteran card makers, and one for volunteers at all levels of experience. Both dates will be held at Grace Church (9301 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie) in Room 210.

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 – 9:00 PM – CALLING ALL VETERAN CARD MAKERS!

This date is set aside for veteran card makers. Please bring your religious picture and verse rubber stamps, as well as any other supplies you may want to use. We will be making embellishments in bulk and using diecuts to cut. Any tools and techniques are welcome!

Saturday, November 4, 12 – 3 PM – ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

On this day, we will have a smorgasbord of religious embellishments to be adhered to card fronts. Please bring along any adhesives you would like to use (glue, glue dots, etc.)

Click HERE to sign-up to volunteer! 

Don’t Miss Night on the Town in Chanhassen – September 21st

You won’t want to miss Night on the Town in Chanhassen on September 21st! Stop by the Love INC FurniShare table on Main Street to say hello! Stay for the live music, games, family-friendly activities, and food.  Prize drawings will be held at 9:59 pm at Brindisi’s Pub. You could win a gift certificate to our FurniShare store!

When: September 21, 2017

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: Downtown Chanhassen (West 78th Street, in front of Chuckwagon Charlie’s)

Join us at Shepherd of the Hill’s Fall Festival and Red Rocker Music Fest

Stop by the Love INC booth at Shepherd of the Hill’s Fall Festival. There will be live music, arts and crafts, a flea market, bake sale, book sale, and much more!

When: Saturday, September 23, 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Shepherd of the Hill, 145 Engler Boulevard, Chaska, MN

Cost: FREE!