service & justice

Our faith compels us to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. We engage in service and justice work not only for the transformation of the world, but also because serving changes us. Join an on-going team,
long-term ministry, or short-term project.

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Compassion and Justice Team

The Compassion and Justice Team inspires, supports, and connects faith to action, igniting hope to end suffering and injustice in our local and global communities.  We accomplish this through education, advocacy, empowerment, direct service, and financial resource allocation.  


Faith in Action Women's Group

A planning group that coordinates monthly activities with a focus on action. The women participate and host events such as a birthday celebration for Emma Norton Services clients, Urban Cross, Fall Fling Salad Luncheon, and Coffee Time.  

 

Sustainability Team

This team assesses and strengthens our church’s creation care efforts, and educates the congregation on theology and the ministry of environmentalism. 


The Grove Pride Team

The Grove Pride Team advocates for full inclusion and affirmation of LGBT+ people in our church and community by initiating conversations, celebrating diversity, promoting education, advocating justice, and challenging anti-LGBT+ prejudice, bigotry, and hate. 

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Meal Ministry

Food insecurity continues to be a huge issue in South Washington County. To help meet this need,  The Grove has partnered with SoWashCo CARES (Community Action Reaching Every Student), the South Washington County School District and Washington County to provide access to free meals in three ways.  


1) The Grove is part of SoWashCo CARES Saturday Supper Club, providing a free meal curbside pick up at both our Woodbury and Cottage Grove locations on the fourth Saturday of each month.

2) Twice weekly, volunteers at both Grove campuses assemble free prepared meals into individual and family serving sizes which are delivered to homes and shelters.  

3) The Grove provides free food and activities at some of the Skoolie Family Fun Nights at Royal Oaks and Armstrong Elementary schools during the summer.  


Contact Delores Hedrick for information on how to volunteer for these activities.

  

Armstrong Elementary

Work with students in kindergarten, first, and second grades one hour per week. Schedule is flexible.

 

Tubman Holiday Party

Hosting the Tubman Holiday Gift Program is an annual Christmas tradition. Families struggling with domestic violence, mental health issues, and addiction recovery are given gift baskets of items collected by the church during a holiday party and supper. December, Woodbury Campus.

 

Hope for the Journey Home

Take a shift to staff Hope for the Journey Home, a homeless shelter for families. Volunteers serve snacks, dinner, and breakfast; play with children; and talk with residents. Fall/Spring, Guardian Angels Catholic Church. 

 

Red Cross Blood Mobile

Volunteer at the sign-in or hospitality table, or consider being a blood donor! Fridays, 6 times per yearWoodbury Campus.

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  • Pastor Dan Wetterstrom

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    651-738-0305  Ext 113

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  • Maria Rella

    Office Manager

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    651-738-0305  Ext 111

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