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Glen Cary Ministry Teams

Glen Cary has several Ministry Teams, and many ad-hoc teams that support and enable the mission of our church. Standing teams have representatives on the church council and are volunteer-led; ad-hoc teams generally are made up of volunteers interested in sharing their gifts for a particular program or project. The teams and ministries are diverse, so there are always opportunities for members to put their interests and talents to good use.

 

Library Team

The team consists of several dedicated volunteers who help choose and process books, and they are always looking for more team members. Members also assist on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings to help people in their selection of reading material. At the present time, the Glen Cary Library has approximately 2000 books, including Biblical reference books, several translations of the Bible, Christian novels and lots of books for children and youth by well known authors. Recently a number of children's videos were added to the library including several "McGee and Me," real life family adventures that bring Biblical values to the home. Most of the library material is logged into a computerized system to make finding a book easier. Check out the selection in the Glen Cary Library.  New materials arrive throughout the year.
 
 
Outreach Ministry Team

Glen Cary Lutheran Church supports a number of Community Outreach Ministries, through various groups within our congregation, that willingly accept donations - money or gifts-in-kind. Check out the WEB-site links below:

 

Alexandra House - 

Alexandra House provides services to combat domestic violence and sexual violence. Based in Anoka County, their free services include 24-hour emergency shelter, support services and advocacy to victims of domestic and sexual violence. They are located in the cities of Blaine and Anoka, but serve victims of domestic and sexual violence across the state of Minnesota. 

Camp Noah

Camp Noah is a locally hosted event for elementary-age children whose communities have been impacted by disaster.

Camp Noah is a nationally acclaimed preparedness and resiliency day camp for elementary children in communities impacted by disaster and/or crisis.  

Camp Noah provides a safe and caring environment where children build resiliency skills within the familiarity of their own communities, using a proven curriculum designed to help children process their disaster and/or trauma experience through creative activities and play.

Camp Noah celebrates every child as special. In this safe and supportive setting, children are encouraged to face their fears, grieve their losses, identify and share their unique gifts and talents, and plan for an amazing future.

CEAP (COMMUNITY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM) -

CEAP is a community-based charity that has partnered with other resources to assist people in need in the
Twin Cities area for over 40 years.

Family Promise

Family Promise in Anoka County (FPAC) works with families experiencing homelessness to tailor individualized plans to help them take the necessary steps toward lasting independence.
All FPAC guest families receive:

  • Overnight accommodations at a local congregation
  • Three meals a day
  • Intensive case management
  • Access to the Day Center with computers, internet access, guest phone, laundry, secure storage, and showers
  • Transportation assistance to school, work, etc.
  • Social support from volunteers
  • Linkage with needed social and educational services

Hope4Youth -

HOPE 4 Youth offers free services to youth who are experiencing homelessness. HOPE 4 Youth is a drop-in center located in Anoka, MN. that offers a safe place for youth. There is a food shelf, a clothing closet, a place to do laundry, and there are services to help youth find shelter. 

NACE  (North Anoka County Emergency) Food Shelf and Clothing Closet

Providing food and clothing for people in need through the generosity of the community.  Glen Cary has an on-going collection of food, clothing and cash donationa, and sponsors several special drives each year.

Faith Partnerships

Anoka-Hennepin Schools and Anoka-Hennepin Community Education foster community partnerships with a wide range of businesses, organizations and groups in our community. We have food shelves, school supplies, clothing and even financial help available for their students and their families (in great thanks to our community). 


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