ways to serve


During this difficult time, it is especially important that we come around communities in tangible and practical ways.

Currently, we are coming alongside Interfaith Outreach to support students in need of school supplies.

Throughout the coming months we will continue to partner with Transform Minnesota and Source to support the relief and rebuilding efforts in Minneapolis. 


Please see details below on how you can get involved!

Plymouth | interfaith outreach

Join us as we partner with Interfaith Outreach during their “Back to School” backpack and supply drive. Many children and families have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and other circumstances. There is much we do not know about the upcoming school year but students need supplies to support their learning.


Ways You Can Help:


  • Drop off new/unused items from the list below between July 27 and August 14. Items may be dropped off at Wayzata Free Church in the collection bin outside Door #1 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9-4 pm). We encourage you to share this with your friends and neighbors too!
  • Shop for school supplies with Interfaith Outreach's Back to School Target gift registry! You can shop in person at Target or shop online and have your supply donations shipped directly to their site: Interfaith Outreach / Attn: Back to School / County Road 101 N. / Plymouth, MN 55447 (Note:Please forward your Target order confirmation email receipt to Ashley at awyatt@iocp.org to ensure your donation is properly received at their office.) 
  • Donate! If you prefer to donate funds to the Back to School drive you can do by clicking here and selecting "Back to School" designation in the drop-down menu. Your funds will help purchase most-needed items.
  • Volunteers are needed August 1-September 11 to sort, pack and help distribute items. For more details and to register, click here to visit the Interfaith Outreach website.

Minneapolis | Relief and Rebuilding

As we struggle through the pain and heartbreak of systemic racism it is important that we confront that in a tangible and life changing way. Transform Minnesota is a ministry partner and the president, Carl Nelson, has stated this well: 


“It is vital to remember that the Church is not simply called to show up and fix something painful and uncomfortable with the hopes of returning to normal. The Church is called to put to death the underlying ideological issues behind systemic racism and to understand their continued and devastating impact on our brothers and sisters. This requires investment, commitment, and building long term relationships.”


We will be partnering with Transform Minnesota and Source as they help mobilize relief and rebuilding efforts in Minneapolis. Transform Minnesota’s pursuit of racial harmony is rooted in Gospel truths of reconciliation and justice, striving to come together in the Kingdom of God. Source serves peoples needs and provides a voice that communicates God's love and forgiveness. 


Our desire is to proclaim hope and unity. We know that by working together, greater impact can occur to overcome disparities, tension, and misconceptions to promote the Gospel.


MINISTRY PARTNERS

  • Transform Minnesota | To participate in service opportunities, follow Transform MN’s Facebook page for their serve projects. Opportunities to mobilize will be updated as they are available.
  • Source | Click here to participate in service opportunities.

Join our vision to serve the West Metro in the name of Jesus

LOCAL MINISTRY PARTNERS


CHRIST FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

christforpeople.com

Meets at Wayzata Free Church every Tuesday evening to share the love and word of God with people with developmental disabilities. Help is always needed.

// contact Don

don@christforpeople.net

763.422.1369

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FREEDOMWORKS

myfreedomworks.com

Helping men released from prison reconcile to God, family and community. Mentors are always needed.

// contact George  

612.522.9007

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HAMMERS OF HOPE

hammersofhope.wayzatafree.org

Offering hope and demonstrating Jesus’ love using our tools, time and talents. Volunteers assist with minor home repairs for families in need, military families, and emergency needs.

// contact

hammers@wayzatafree.org

612.568.8740



HOSPITALITY CENTER FOR CHINESE

hcchinese.org

A community of Chinese and American people passionate about serving, exchanging culture, friendship and faith. Volunteers participate in Bible studies, helping new U of M students adjust, friendship dinners, holiday meals and building relationships.

// contact Sai

sai.wang@wayzatafree.org

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INTERFAITH OUTREACH & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

iocp.org

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners is a human service nonprofit serving struggling families living in eight west Hennepin County communities since 1979.

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MOBILE HOPE

mobilehopemn.org

Building a culture of achievement in mobile home communities across Minnesota and beyond. There are a variety of opportunities to engage with this community in Corcoran including homework help, mentoring, teaching English, summer VBS and much more. Click here to learn more about Brian and Jill Dejewski and their commitment to bringing life change to Maple Hill Estates through Mobile Hope.

// contact Jill

dejewskijill@gmail.com



MINNESOTA ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE

mntc.org

Helps clients gain hope, healing and freedom in their lives. Volunteers can mentor clients, provide Christmas gifts and other support for clients.

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NEW LIFE FAMILY SERVICES

nlfs.org

Exists to honor the sanctity of human life by assisting clients with life-affirming decisions with the love and compassion of Christ. Volunteers help on site or with diaper drives.

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TREEHOUSE

treehouseyouth.org

A faith based organization offering hope, guidance, and unconditional love to at-risk teens. Volunteers are needed for all kinds of projects.

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Panera & Chipotle distribution

SUPPORTED MISSIONARIES

DICK AUGUSTINE

Community Bible Study International, Ethiopia (representative) 

cbsinternational.org

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CARLOS AND MEREDITH BLOCK

EFCA ReachGlobal, San Ramon, Peru

efca.org/reachglobal

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JIM AND RAQUEL BLOOM

InnerChange, South Minneapolis, MN

innerchange.org

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BRIAN AND JILL DEJEWSKI

Mobile Hope, Corcoran, MN

mobilehopemn.org



DAN AND ELISA JACOBSON

Justice House of Prayer, Washington D.C.

jhopdc.com

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GEORGE AND JOAN KENWORTHY

Hope for the Hurting Home, Plymouth, MN

hopeforthehurtinghome.com

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DANIEL AND JULIE KISTENICH

Titus International, Innsbruck, Austria

austrianadventure.blogspot.com

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CARROLL AND BECKY MILLER

International Messengers, based in Plymouth, MN

internationalmessengers.org


HOWARD AND MARILYN PLUCAR

EFCA ReachGlobal, based in Plymouth, MN

efca.org/reachglobal

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DAVE AND GINA STAVROS

Peruvian Partners, Lima Peru

PeruvianPartners.net

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MARK AND KATHY WILSON

Cadence International, Englewood, CO

cadencestudents.org

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MICHAEL AND MARY SNUFFER

Equip2Counsel, Plymouth, MN

equip2counsel.wordpress.com