Our Mailing Address:  2848 County Road H2 - Mounds View - 55112

Phone (763) 784-1786 - Fax (763) 784-1927

  Sunday Worship Times: 7:30 am, 8:45 am, 11:00 am

Bible Study and Sunday School: 10:00 am

 

Families Moving Forward


Families Moving Forward is part of Beacon Interfaith Housing.  FMF is an organization dedicated to finding adequate, affordable housing for homeless families and to help  them move towards achieving self sufficiency.

FMF has a shelter in Northeast Minneapolis where families spend their days.  At the program center they are able to take classes, work on their job skills and finding employment, and search for permanent housing.  In the evenings, volunteers from 65 congregations throughout the Twin Cities metro area create shelter space at their congregation sites for the families to come "home" to every evening.  Each congregation welcomes between 4 and 8 families overnight for a week or two at a time several times during the year.

They welcome the families, providing a safe place to sleep, hot meals, activities and friendship.  A bus from the program center picks them up in the morning to return to     the shelter.

Messiah is one of the host congregations using Luther Hall to offer accommodations to    4 families.  We use approx 50 volunteers each week they are here  - setting up the accommodations, preparing and serving meals, providing family activities, hosting safely overnight, and generally striving to provide a welcoming environment  while children and parents go through a difficult time.

If you would like to volunteer or get more information, contact the Hitzemans at lahitzeman@gmail.com.

 

Upcoming hosting dates at Messiah:

February 19-26, 2017

 

  

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