We partner with the following local organizations:
Community Emergency Service seeks to support individuals and families in times of crisis. We support this organization and refer community members in need to them for support. They provide support for funerals, utilities, bus money, food, clothing, and referral service.
The Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches operates a family of social service programs to help families living in poverty. Faith Mennonite financially supports GMCC.
Families Moving Forward, a program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, provides temporary emergency shelter, permanent affordable housing and supportive services to low income families with children. Faith Mennonite supports Beacon financially and our members volunteer on occasion with Families Moving Forward programs.
Friends for a Non-Violent World (St. Paul) provides workshops, a summer camp, and advocacy for peacemaking. Faith Mennonite supports FNVW financially.
The goal of Minnesota Council of Churches is to manifest unity in the church and build the common good in the world. Faith Mennonite partnered with MCC to host a Respectful Conversations About Guns in Minnesota event.
Minnesota Fellowship of Reconciliation is the local chapter of the oldest peace organization in the US. MN-FOR has suppored nonviolence training workshops through Creating a Culture of Peace. Two trainings were held at Faith Mennonite Church.
Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute (www.mnpeace.org) sponsors Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience-The STAR Training, Restorative Justice 101, and Positive Productive Alternatives to Revenge. These trainings are for professionals, paraprofessionals, and lay caregivers and leaders to promote healing, revitalize communities, identify and break cycles of victimhood and violence, and build resilience. Faith Mennonite provides financial support for Peacebuilding’s trainings.
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit store in St. Paul which sells fair-trade products. A second Ten Thousand Villages store has recently opened in Minneapolis. Church members work and volunteer in the stores and serve on the board of directors.
Twin Cities Festival & Sale for World Relief is an annual fall relief sale to raise money for Mennonite Central Committee. Many church members volunteer to coordinate and staff the sale.
Wilderness Wind located near Ely, Minnesota, nurtures relationships to God and creation through wilderness experiences that promote spirituality, cooperation and environmental sustainability. Church members serve on the board of directors, volunteer at the camp, and participate in events.