Reaching out in Christ's Name
Alleluia is committed to reaching out to our community and to the world through ongoing mission and service. Throughout the year, there are a variety of opportunities to serve either as an individual or as a family. Service opportunities include:
God's Work. Our Hands Service
Alleluia joins with ELCA churches from around the country in a day of service in the fall. For more information, please contact Carol Langager.
Feed the Hungry
The first Sunday of the month is always “Food Shelf” Sunday and worshipers can bring food that will be delivered to the Hanover Food Shelf. Teams of adults and youth also volunteer at both the Hanover and Buffalo Food shelves throughout the year. Alleluia also participates in Minnesota Food Share Month in March.
CommUNITY Food and Coat Drive
This annual event will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:30 - 2:00 p.m. to collect food and winter coats, hats and mittens for the Hanover Food Shelf. Drop-off site is staffed by adult and youth volunteers at St. Michael City Hall.
Trick or Trunk
This community event will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:30 - 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall. It takes place the Saturday of Halloween to provide a safe and fun place for children to “Trick of Trunk.”
Operation Christmas Child
Provide gift boxes to children in need. This family-friendly “packing” event will happen on November 12, 2018 at the Historic Church in order to get gifts to families in time for Christmas.
This annual service event will take place on November 12, 2018 after worship and includes a variety of family-friendly service projects that benefit a number of different organizations.
FAMILY SERVICE DAY
This day of service for the whole family takes place in the spring. The date for 2018 is not yet set, but the format is simple. We gather after worship for a quick meal before being sent out for a variety of service opportunities throughout the community. EVERYONE is welcome to attend. To sign up, contact Carol Langager or Lori DeRoo.
Ronald McDonald House
RMH houses families who have children receiving medical treatment at the University of Minnesota. Throughout the year there are opportunities to serve dinner to the families staying at there as well as to offer friendly conversation and encouragement.
Have a cause that you're passionate about? Let us know how we can help you reach out in Christ's name to make a difference in the world!