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.



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.


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 in the Marketplace Food Shelf, Housing Programs, Children’s Programs and Shop for Change Thrift Shop at the PRISM facility in Golden Valley are available to serve our greater community.  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 Dinner at Simpson Shelter ~ Seanne N. Hanke  

We serve a monthly dinner for 120 homeless men and women at Simpson Shelter in South Minneapolis. Our volunteers prepare a hearty meal for the guests at Simpson, serve, clean up and share fellowship with each other. 
How you can help: 
a) Prepare a hot dish, salad, dessert, or bring juice/milk, plates
b) Serve the meal
c) Bring food AND Serve
d) Donate to the “Simpson Shelter Food Fund” on your check or offering envelope
e) Bring other needed supplies such as: Cereal, Coffee, Gently used towels, Travel-sized shampoo/conditioner/body wash (collect them when you stay in a hotel!), New men’s and women’s underwear, Socks!, New white tee shirts.
Carpools leave Spirit of Hope, UMC at 6pm on the evening of service – or you canmeet us at Simpson (2740 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408) by 6:15. We serve at 7pm and are usually cleaned up and finished by 8:30pm.
Upcoming Meal Service Dates: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Monday, January 7, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
Monday April 1, 2019
Sunday May 5, 2019
Monday June 3, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Monday August 5, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
Monday, December 2, 2019

Want more info?  Contact Seanne N. Hanke


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


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.


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.


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.




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.
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