Serve Our Community

Do you want to venture outside of the church walls so that those in our community can experience the love of Christ? Below is a list of local service opportunities Spirit of Hope is actively involved in.

2.4 Ministry ~ Steve Wasgatt
This Daily Breakfast for the Homeless is all-volunteer, and consists of men, women and children from all walks of life and religious backgrounds. A hot meal consisting of oatmeal and grits, cold cereal, coffee and fresh fruit is served every  morning to the homeless and need of downtown Minneapolis. Every Tuesday of each month and every 3rd Saturday of each month is Spirit of Hope UMC’s turn to volunteer. We need your help! It’s at 1010 Currie Ave, Harbor Lights, and the shift starts at 5:00 a.m.

Loaves and Fishes ~ Lynda Henry
Once a month, Spirit of Hope helps prepare and serve a meal for the needy on a Wednesday or Thursday at Brunswick UMC.

Northwest Suburban Dinner at Your Door ~ Mary Dyck
Provides hot nourishing meals to people who are homebound and unable to prepare a home-cooked meal. This service allows these residents to stay in the comfort of their own homes longer. A noon meal is delivered one Monday and one Thursday each month. 80 meals delivered daily; 10 drivers needed each month. Affiliated with Meals on Wheels.

Paint-A-Thon ~ Joan Grimm
The program helps homeowners remain living independently in their own homes and improves neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area. Once a year, a house of a low-income senior or disabled person is painted. Prep work is done in late July and the house is painted the first Saturday in August. 30-40 volunteers are needed. Affiliated with Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches.

PRISM ~ People Responding in Social Ministry ~ Toni Peters, Leann Cozad
To walk alongside families providing support-based programs that encourage self-sufficiency. Food for the food shelf is collected all year and gifts for children and youth are collected at Christmas. Ongoing volunteer opportunities to work at the PRISM facility in Golden Valley are available to serve our greater community.  Learn More

Random Acts of Gardening ~Kim Corey-Edstrom
Have you ever wanted to surprise someone with a touch of nature?
At Random Acts of Gardening, we’re dedicated to helping people connect with nature, learn more about plants, and have their day brightened through randomly leaving lovely container gardens at their front steps. Nominate someone to receive a random act of gardening (lovely container garden) today! There is no fee, and anyone can be nominated – a friend, neighbor, or anyone who would enjoy having their day brightened. Learn more

Second Harvest Heartland ~ Gene Miller
Volunteers check in and recertify low-income seniors and mothers who qualify for this federally funded food program on the third Friday morning of each month at Spirit of Hope. 275 seniors and children served each month/ 8 volunteers needed each month. Learn More

Serving at Simpson Shelter ~ Sally Turrittin
To house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. A dinner for the homeless is prepared by volunteers and served on the first Monday evening of most months. Our volunteers prepare a hearty meal for the guests at Simpson, serve, clean up and share fellowship with each other. Some members make a hot dish and others provide salads, desserts, etc. Consider volunteering for this special outreach … we can always use more servers and food contributors! Sign up in the upper lobby bulletin board. Help is needed each month to prepare and serve the meal/120 meals served each evening.

Some of you have asked if there are other ways to help. If you are unable to bring a part of the meal or serve the meal, you can donate to this fund by noting “Simpson Shelter Food Fund” on your check or offering envelope. Your money will be used to purchase milk fruit or other needed items. Thank you!

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Sunshine Valley Childcare ~ located at Spirit of Hope
A Christian childcare center meeting the early childhood educational needs of each and every child in our care. We provide a quality program offering a variety of activities to foster intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, social and creative development. Need more information.