Families in Transition

Incarnation is a place where we strive to support families as they grow in faith, and we recognize the importance of serving others in a way that connects them to each other and to those they serve.

Families in Transition is Incarnation’s umbrella for some local outreach ministry activities. These ministries focus on serving families who may be experiencing difficult circumstances in the times of transition that take place in the life of every family. Wherever possible, the partnerships in this ministry area have a relational component.

These local ministry opportunities provide a wide variety of ways that people at Incarnation can serve in ongoing commitments or one-time activities that will be transformational for those being served as well as for those who are serving.

Incarnation’s formal Families in Transition Ministry Partners include:

Solid Ground

2021 Habitat for Humanity/Holy Hammers Project

The 2021 Holy Hammers project is to remodel a single family home at 2431 Elm Drive in White Bear Lake. The seven week project will begin on June 28 and will include remodelling the lower level, updating areas of the first floor and doing some outdoor landscaping.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is implementing Covid-19 safety guidelines in 2021 regardless of volunteers’ vaccination status. These will include using only six-person crews to maximize social distancing and wearing of masks and requiring volunteers to bring their lunches.

For questions or to volunteer with the Holy Hammers/Habitat for Humanity, email Jim Fruehling or call him at 651-335-3554.

Incarnation partners informally with Habitat for Humanity through the Holy Hammers, a coalition of area churches. Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 with the mission of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness. That is an ambitious goal and Incarnation has been supporting this dream since 1991 when Incarnation built its first Habitat home. In 1999, Incarnation joined several area churches to form the Holy Hammers. This coalition now includes 15 churches which has built 19 single-family houses, parts of eight others, provided housing for more than 111 people, and donated almost one million dollars to sponsor the construction projects.


Questions about Families in Transition? Contact Becky Benson.