Current Service Opportunities

Current Service Opportunities (updated June 2021)

The following service opportunities provide ways for you to serve while following appropriate safety measures while care is being taken due to residual effects of the pandemic.

Vacation Bible School  Crew Leaders

Monday – Thursday, June 21 – 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m

10 more VBS Crew Leaders are needed to hang out with kids and guide their group through the stations for Vacation Bible School! Can you help? Do you know of anyone who might be interested? Anyone 5th grade or older can be a Crew Leader. Training provided on June 16 or 20. Call the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213 to learn more or volunteer to serve.

Shobi’s Table Volunteers

Shobi’s Table, a pay-as-you-can cafe’ and ministry of the St. Paul Area Synod, has reopened under a new model to make and distribute To-Go/Take-and-Heat meals available in brown bags, and is seeking regular volunteers to serve either in the kitchen or serving at the truck. Learn details here as well as how to volunteer.

Also, learn about the need for compostable serving items needed and creating a Compostable To-Go Materials Drive for Shobi’s Table.

2021 Habitat for Humanity/Holy Hammers – Remodel in White Bear Lake

Volunteer to help remodel a home in White Bear Lake beginning June 28 and for the seven weeks. Learn more here.

Worship Team Members

Serve as greeters or ushers during in person worship services. Masking is optional for those who have been vaccinated. This is a no-touch service opportunity which is critical to providing hospitality to worshipers who choose to attend on-site worship. Contact Julie Durbin if interested.

Incarnation Quilters

The Incarnation Quilters meet for quilting and fellowship on the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays at 9:00 in Grace Hall year round.   New volunteers are always welcome. Contact Amy Martell if interested in learning more or joining the group. 

Sew Clothing Protectors for Residents of Shoreview Senior Living Community

Are you one who likes to sew in these days while the weather is turning more chilly? Consider sewing clothing protectors for residents of the Shoreview Senior Living community. Easy instructions and a visual is found here. If you need a hardcopy pattern, contact Becky Benson so that this can be coordinated while Incarnation’s offices are open during limited hours. Upon completion of the clothing protectors you have made, label them “Activity Department” and drop them off at Shoreview Senior Living at 4710 Cumberland St., in Shoreview. Contact Corinne Bielenberg, Activity Director of Shoreview Senior Living with questions.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

Incarnation has a Friday route supporting Meals on Wheels of the Mounds View. In addition to regular driving, there are substitute driving opportunities and opportunities to check in with clients via phone. Paper grocery bags with handles continue to be needed. Learn more here.

Connecting and Supporting Others within the Incarnation Community

  • Be paired with another individual or household for ongoing connection and mutual encouragement. (once a week or biweekly). Ideally, we would match people or households across generations. Communication could happen by phone, email, video chat, or US mail – you decide what works best for you. This is an opportunity to be pen pals, pray for each other or simply share a word of encouragement as people of Incarnation.
  • Help others with tech support over the phone. Whether it is helping people get connected to online worship, helping them figure out how to use technology to stay connected with others in this time of isolation, or walking them through setting up online grocery shopping, having a person to help navigate the online world can make a difference right now.
  • Other. Share your ideas for serving with us and we’ll see what opportunities arise that match the needs that are being communicated with us.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, contact Amy Martell. If you would like to consult with a pastor about your needs or the needs of another person, please call the On Call Pastoral Care number at 612-276-2797.

Hands and Hearts Group

Incarnation’s Hands and Hearts Group experiences the joy of serving with others and making a difference in the local community, through service one weekday morning or afternoon per month typically between September and May. Each service project accommodates between six and 15 volunteers. Some of the Hands and Hearts Group volunteer almost each month while others join less frequently, some once a year or less. All are welcome and are encouraged to be a part of any month’s service project when opportunities fit schedules and passions. Email Diane Betterley  or call her at 651-238-4040 to receive  monthly emails about upcoming service projects.

Follow Links Below to Learn Ways to Serve and Support Incarnation’s Ministry Partners

LifeHaven

Solid Ground

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf

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