Other Updates: February 10, 2017

Day on the Hill-2017

Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30AM

Citizens from virtually every Senate District in Minnesota will come together from various faith perspectives to advocate for important safety net programs that protect and support the most vulnerable Minnesota families who want to thrive in our state. Participants will join with others from their senate district to meet with their elected officials. Eliot Howard and Sue Allison are attending and invite you to join them.


For more information and to register go to www.jrlc.org/day-on-the-hill-registration or pick up a brochure in the Fellowship Hall.


Donations Needed

Avenues for Homeless Youth is a program providing emergency and transitional housing to homeless teens and young adults. It also offers a wide array of services to help youth gain stability in schooling, employment and health.We were recently contacted by Craig Freeman, Faith Community Engagement Manager at Avenues about the need for some household goods. 

Currently needed are the following items:

  • Double or queen beds (preferably queen)
  • Twin beds and/or cribs
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen tables and chairs
  • Living room furniture
  • Kitchen supplies / set-up kits (pots, cookware, dishes, glassware, etc.)
  • Bedding

If you have extras of these items (in good condition) taking up space in your home please contact Craig Freeman.  He will make arrangements for these items to get to those in need.  You can contact Craig at  cfreeman@avenuesforyouth.org  or  612-844-2005 .


TRUST Builders

TRUST BUILDERS Housing Initiative works with Urban Homeworks to provide affordable housing within the Twin Cities.


Just bring some work gloves and a great attitude.  You don’t have to be a carpenter. All levels of experience are needed. Job supervisors and TRUST BUILDER site coordinators will assist in organizing and deploying volunteers on various projects at the jobsites.  Below are the work dys for 2017:



Work Days are always on a Saturday

January 14 July 8

February 11 August 12

March 11 September 9

April 8 October 14

May 13 November 11

June 10 December 9


We also need church crews to provide food support.  Lunch will be provided.  Just bring some work gloves and a great attitude.

You don’t have to be a carpenter.  We will be working with job supervisors, and each week we have a TRUST Builder site coordinator who will assist in organizing and deploying volunteers on various projects at the jobsite.  All levels of experience are needed.

To sign up, email John Corlett, TRUST Builders Coordinator at jrcorlett@comcast.net or call him at 612-839-6566 (only in the evening).  




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