Current Service Opportunities

Current Service Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic (updated 9/3/20)

The following service opportunities provide ways for you to serve those in need while also following appropriate safety measures recommended by health care authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pack Feed My Starving Children Meals at Permanent Packing Facilities

FMSC has adjusted processes and practices with COVID-19 in mind, allowing volunteers to pack while keeping everyone safe. Limited opportunities for volunteers to reserve spots to pack at all permanent packing facilities including Coon Rapids, are now available through September. Packing stations accommodate up to five volunteers who will not be socially distanced so it’s best to sign up with people with whom you are comfortable being physically close. Learn more and register to pack.

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.

Twin Cities Mutual Aid Network – Donations and Service Opportunities

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and resulting violence, a network of Twin Cities Mutual Aid sites have been established to support underserved communities in the various parts of the Twin Cities. Bring food, hygiene and household donations to a Twin Cities Mutual Aid drop off site and/or make a financial donation in support of Twin Cities Mutual Aid. Learn more about this colloborative work and additional ways you can help.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

While Incarnation’s Friday route supporting Meals on Wheels of the Mounds View will begin again on September 1. In addition, 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

  • Make Protective Face Masks. As people continue to move around more freely, face masks are an important part of the way we protect ourselves and others to minimize risk of COVID-19 exposure. Some within our Incarnation community do not have access to face masks. If you are willing to make masks for others of Incarnation, please contact Julie Durbin. Both sew and no-sew assembly patterns from the CDC can be found here.
  • 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.

Follow Links Below to Learn Ways to Support Incarnation’s Ministry Partners During the COVID-19 Pandemic

LifeHaven

Solid Ground

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf

Feed My Starving Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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