WAYS TO SERVE LOCALLY

It is our desire to love and serve others by coming around communities in tangible and practical ways.

Please scroll down for current serve opportunities and to learn more about our local ministry partners!


Looking for additional ways to use your specific gifts and abilities? 

Click below to see volunteer opportunities in a variety of ministry areas and sign-up to learn more!

Giving tree

The Giving Tree  is available both in the lobby and online (click HERE). Select an item, shop, and bring back unwrapped gifts (include gift/activation receipts) to the church by December 4.


Items may also be ordered and shipped directly to the church by the same date. Please use the following mailing address: Wayzata Free Church c/o Dee Sandberg, 705 Cty Rd 101 N, Plymouth MN 55447.


Your generosity will spread joy and be a reminder of God's love to many in our own church family as well as those in our surrounding community (including ministry partners Mobile Hope and Hospitality House for Youth Development).


Questions? Contact: Dee Sandberg

Hospitality House for Youth Development | Christmas with Dignity

Hospitality House Youth Development (HHYD) has served the children and families of North Minneapolis with education and sports programs for over 60 years. We are invited to join them December 7-10 for a great children’s ministry event, “Christmas with Dignity” (CWD). CWD is one day where parents and guardians of low-income families can have the satisfaction of shopping and buying gifts for their children at a 90% discount. The 10% cost is where dignity comes. You can donate gifts, funds (which we’ll use to buy the most needed gifts) and volunteer to set up the event or assist our shoppers. Contact Tom Hagen at thagen2405@gmail.com for any questions. 

FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks is looking to fill a variety of volunteer roles including mentoring,

outdoor clean-up, serving meals and holiday decorating. To be added to their volunteer mailing, contact

Stephanie Tubman at volunteer@myfreedomworks.com. You can also contribute to their Blessing Closet

by dropping off select items. 


BLESSING CLOSET

December 2021

FreedomWorks Blessing Closet  

(Needs are for men only)


Urgent Needs:

Mouth wash (no alcohol content)

Shoes (all sizes)

Winter Coats (especially large sizes)

Jeans (all sizes)

Foot care (feet sanders, toenail clippers, and Miracle Foot cream)


Additional Clothing Needs*

Tennis shoes (especially large sizes, 11-13)

Winter/Snow Boots (all men's sizes)

Jeans and work pants | Sizes 32, 34, 46, 48 and 50 waist (no dress pants or Dockers)

Athletic shorts, t-shirts and sweatpants (no swim trunks | no company, alcohol or charity logos, sizes XL and larger)

Hoodies (sizes XL and larger)

Shirts | long and short sleeved (sizes 3X-6X)

Heavy winter gloves (especially for outdoor work)

Winter Coats (must be in good shape, clean, all zippers must be working)


*MUST BE CLEAN AND IN GOOD CONDITION


No other clothing items needed at this time. Please drop off donations during regular business hours inside Door #1. Items will be delivered to FreedomWorks throughout the month. If you live in the Maple Grove area, you may request a donation pick-up at your home, please contact Greg and Cheryl Myhr at gcmyhr@embarqmail.com or text to 612-760-3242.

Please provide name, address and what you have to be picked up. FreedomWorks will contact you and set up a pick-up time.


The FreedomWorks program focuses on creating a safe and encouraging living environment that guides men into new relationships, positive support systems, and Christ-centered studies. 

Mentoring (males only) and other volunteer opportunities available.

Contact: Stephanie (volunteer@myfreedomworks.com)


Breakthrough Ministry Meals

Upcoming ministry opportunity to serve meals to guests of Breakthrough ministry who are homeless. Help show God’s love in a tangible way! Individuals, families, and small groups, are welcome to serve any Sunday or Tuesday/Thursday evening on a one time basis, or a regular basis. A 15 minute training session is provided online beforehand. 



Thursday, 12/2 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Sunday, 12/5 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Thursday, 12/9 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Sunday, 12/12 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Thursday, 12/16 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Sunday, 12/19 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Thursday, 12/23 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Sunday, 12/26 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Thursday, 12/30 | 5:00-6:00 pm



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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EVERY MEAL

everymeal.org

Provides nutritious meals to children and families facing food insecurity throughout MN. Currently, we are partnering with Every Meal as a sponsor of two local elementary schools as well through team food packing events.

//contact Tina

tina.hoversten@wayzatafree.org


FREEDOMWORKS

myfreedomworks.com

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

// contact Stephanie

volunteer@myfreedomworks.com

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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. To learn more about Brian and Jill Dejewski and their commitment to bringing life changes to Maple Hill Estates through Mobile Hope, visit their website.

// 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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FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Panera & Chipotle distribution