Love INC ECC chosen to receive funds from Chaska Rotary Gala

Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County is honored to have been chosen to share in the fundraising proceeds from the Chaska Rotary’s 2018 Spring Gala. Love INC will receive $5,000 to be utilized to revive the Car Repair Ministry, a ministry partnership with Westwood Community Church to provide car repairs to neighbors in need.

The 2018 gala, which is open to the public (we’d love to have you join the celebration!), is scheduled for 6 pm on Saturday, April 21, at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Tickets for the circus-themed dinner event, which will include an auction and dancing, are $100 per person and may be purchased at www.rotaryclubofchaska.org or by calling Rick Ness at 612-730-9999.

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

Give Your Furniture New Life!

Every day, Carver County residents throw away gently used home furnishings that have the potential to change a family’s life! Please consider donating your gently used home furnishings to our FurniShare ministry. The following items are currently on our “most needed” list:

  • Twin mattresses and box springs
  • Twin metal bed frames
  • Nightstands
  • Coffee tables and end tables
  • Countertop microwaves

Donations must be clean and in good condition. Please call FurniShare at (952) 974-7829 to make arrangements to have your items picked up (a $25 fee does apply to cover fuel costs) or drop them off during normal business hours. (FurniShare, 7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen).

 

URGENT NEED – Twin Mattresses

 

Imagine not having a bed for your child to sleep in…without a proper night’s sleep, it’s hard for children to concentrate, making success at school difficult. Twin mattresses, box springs, and metal bed frames are one of the most common furniture requests we receive. But right now, we have a critical shortage. We have ZERO twin mattresses currently. That’s right – ZERO. Not being able to provide a child a place to rest her head breaks our heart. If you have a twin mattress you are no longer using, please consider donating it to FurniShare.

Mattresses in gently used condition (clean, no rips or tears, from a pet-free, smoke-free home) may be dropped off at our FurniShare location (7890 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen) anytime Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, or Saturday 9 am – noon.

“Let him sleep, for when he wakes, he will move mountains.”

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 Food Basket Packing & Delivery

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.
Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church – Chanhassen – Please check the church website for details and registration.
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 .

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.

Thanksgiving Food Basket Packing & Delivery

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.

We anticipate this event will take 2-3 hours total, including basket preparation and delivery time.

Sign up HERE to volunteer!  This is a fun, family-friendly event.

 

The Annual Wobble Before You Gobble Workout

Come get sweaty before you get stuffed!

Join the Chaska Community Center to Wobble Before You Gobble on November 18th! Burn off the bird before you go eat the bird!

The CCC and Love INC are partnering to feed local families in need this Thanksgiving.

 

 

WHO: Open to everyone in the community!

WHEN:  9—9:45 am, Saturday, November 18

WHERE: Chaska Community Center, Upper Gym

COST: FREE with the donation of a frozen turkey. Unable to bring a turkey? Make a cash donation or write a check payable to Love INC.

WHY: To give back to our community!

WHAT TO BRING: Your frozen turkey or monetary donation, gloves if you are going to workout with your turkey (we don’t want any frosty fingers!), your smile, enthusiasm, a water bottle, AND your friends and family!

 

 

Card Making – all experience levels welcome!

Love INC is looking for individuals who can help create handmade, Christ-centered Christmas cards to be given out with our Christmas food packs that will be distributed in mid-December! We have two opportunities available to help. Both events will be held at Grace Church in Eden Prairie (9301 Eden Prairie Rd., Eden Prairie) in Room 210.

Saturday, November 4, 12 – 3 pm – ANYONE WELCOME!

This day we will have a smorgasbord of religious embellishments ready to be adhered to card fronts. Please bring along any adhesives you may have (glue, glue dots, etc.).

Click HERE to sign-up!