ways to serve Locally


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


Currently, we are coming alongside Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) as they work to fight hunger in communities by filling gaps to food access that children face during weekends, summers and extended breaks. 


Please see details below on how you can get involved!

every meal | Food Packing


Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) focuses on the food gaps when children aren't able to receive free and reduced meal programs. They serve over 10,000 children across 300 locations.


JOIN OUR TEAM! Wayzata Free will be packing food as a team at the Every Meal location in Roseville on November 11, from 5-7 pm. We can safely accommodate 35 individuals at this event (age 8 and above). Volunteers will meet at the packing facility. Click HERE to sign-up.


If you are unable to join the team event, you can still serve whenever it works for you! Volunteers are always needed to help pack bags of food at their on-site location in Roseville. Adults and children (age 8 and above) are invited to participate. Daytime and evening shifts are available. It's a great way to serve individually, or as a family or small group.


Questions? Email tina.hoversten@wayzatafree.org

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