Wobble Before You Gobble at the Chaska Community Center

Join the Chaska Community Center to Wobble Before You Gobble on November 18th! This is a boot-camp style workout that is FREE with the donation of a frozen turkey.

  • Who: Open to everyone in the community!
  • When: 8:30 – 9:15 am, Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Where: Chaska Community Center’s Upper Gym
  • Why: To help provide turkeys to support Love INC and West Union Lutheran Church’s Thanksgiving baskets that feed families in need
  • What to bring: A frozen whole turkey (any size), gloves if you are going to use your turkey as your weights, a water bottle, and your friends and family!

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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Back Pack Give Back – Back Pack and School Supply Distribution

Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen), a partner church of Love INC of Eastern Carver County, is hosting and coordinating the distribution of school supplies and backpacks to families in need in Eastern Carver County in August. Your help is needed!

This year, they will be distributing 500+ backpacks, so we need your help to fill them with school supplies! Donated supplies should be dropped off at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen by August 13th.

Donations of school supplies needed

Will you help a child start the school year with confidence that they have the supplies they need for learning?

Click HERE to sign up to donate school supplies to our Back Pack Give Back!

Volunteers needed to assist with distribution

Volunteers are needed on the following dates to assist with distribution of backpacks:

  • Friday, August 24, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – 25 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event
  • Saturday, August 25, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm – 20 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event

Click HERE to Volunteer

Back Pack Give Back – Backpack and School Supply Distribution

Discovery United Methodist Church (275 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen), a partner church of Love INC of Eastern Carver County, is hosting and coordinating the distribution of school supplies and backpacks to families in need in Eastern Carver County in August. Your help is needed!

This year, they will be distributing 500+ backpacks, so we need your help to fill them with school supplies! Donated supplies should be dropped off at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen by August 13th.

Donations of school supplies needed

Will you help a child start the school year with confidence that they have the supplies they need for learning?

Click HERE to sign up to donate school supplies to our Back Pack Give Back!

Volunteers needed to assist with distribution

Volunteers are needed on the following dates to assist with distribution of backpacks:

  • Friday, August 24, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – 25 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event
  • Saturday, August 25, 10;30 am – 2:30 pm – 20 volunteers needed to assist with set-up, help students select a backpack, serve a meal, and clean-up after the event

Click HERE to Volunteer

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
  • 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.

Love INC will be at Taste of Chaska!

Love INC is excited to participate in the 34th Annual Taste of Chaska, hosted by the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce, on May 9th, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm in City Square Park. This event is free and open to the public, so we hope you will join us!

MN Wine & Beer Tasting Tent ($10/person admission)

  • Excelsior Brewing Company
  • Lucid Brewing
  • Parley Lake Winery
  • Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery
  • Sovereign Estate Wine

FREE Kid Zone—Sponsored by: Step by Step Montessori
Pop Up Party Rentals will be providing a variety of inflatable jump houses and slides while Fantastic Faces will be providing face paining!

FREE Live Entertainment—Sponsored by: KleinBank of Chaska

Sound Check Music School’s Public Relations Band

Plus an assortment of local businesses and restaurants!

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.

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 .

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.