Christmas Season 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 100+ local families in need on Saturday, December 15th.This is a family-friendly event and is a great opportunity to share the joy of Christmas with families who may not otherwise enjoy the holiday season.

In addition to volunteering, please consider making a financial gift to Love INC in support of the Christmas Food Packs. This year, Love INC will distribute 100 Christmas food baskets at a cost of more than $5000 total. Each basket costs roughly $50 but provides relief and hope that goes far beyond its monetary value. To make a donation, click here.

For more information or to register, please click on the church where you’d like to volunteer.
Mt. Olivet Lutheran West Church – information will be posted on the Mt. Olivet Lutheran website soon!
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 100+ Christmas baskets at a cost of more than $5000. Donate online by clicking HERE to help us offset the expense of this valuable ministry that brings hope to our neighbors this Christmas season.

2nd Annual For the Love of Women Luncheon & Vendor Expo

New location, new keynote speaker…same great event!

Join us at our 2nd Annual For the Love of Women Luncheon and Expo on Monday, September 24th at Deer Run Golf Club. All proceeds directly benefit Love in the Name of Christ of Eastern Carver County to help us continue our mission of bringing help and hope to our neighbors in need.

Our guest speaker this year is Pastor Zipporah Bogonko, who will be speaking on the topic of “Loved to Wholeness.” As a vessel surrendered and submitted to the Lord, Zipporah has received a deposit of the Holy Spirit and the power of God to prepare her to be a voice to the masses. Her heart is dedicated to preaching the Gospel, and to the practical applications developed through teaching the Word of God with an anointing for love, hope, and compassion. As a much sought after women’s conference speaker, Zipporah is blessed to bring her unique message to women throughout the world. Her passion to mentor, lead, train, and motivate women has made her both an exceptional motivational speaker and an effective life coach.

 

Lunch will be buffet style and will include a variety of breads, freshly sliced ham/turkey/roast beef, cheeses, lettuce, chips, and cookies. A variety of vendors will be present for your shopping enjoyment.

Tickets are $50 for an individual, or Buy-2-for-$75. Seating is limited to the first 50 guests, so don’t delay!

Click HERE to purchase your tickets today!

 

2018 Love INC ECC 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!

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Bike Distribution

Love INC, in partnership with Church on the Hill and A Better Society, will host a bike give-away event for clients who have pre-registered. Bike helmets, locks, and training wheels will be available, as well.

 

Here are some ways you can help:

  • If you have gently-used adult or child sized bikes that you are no longer using, please donate them to Project Life-Cycle, a subsidiary of A Better Society. Bikes can be donated on Tuesday evenings, 6-9 pm, at 1453 Park Road in Chanhassen, or you can leave them behind their building anytime. To reach Project Life Cycle, call 612-567-1005.
  • If you know how to repair bikes or would like to learn, please consider volunteering at Project Life-Cycle on Tuesday evenings. Their bike repair crew is always looking for new recruits! Call 612-567-1005 for more information about volunteering.
  • Love INC purchases new helmets and bike locks for the clients receiving bikes. If you’d like to make a donation to our Bike Ministry, please click here and make sure to indicate you are supporting the Bike Ministry in the notes section.

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).

 

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 .

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!