"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
Calvary Church Meal
Calvary Church Meal is a program that works with other SJA parishioners to prepare a meal for those in need. Volunteers are asked to purchase and prepare a meal for 12, with a designated menu. On Sunday, bring the meal to Calvary Church, stay to heat the meal, help serve, and then clean up.
Third Sunday of the month, 1:15-3:30pm
This provides care for children ranging from birth to age 4, while their parents attend liturgy. You will be asked to interact, comfort and remain in the room during the mass. The nursery expects a time commitment of 1.5 hours, which includes 15 minutes before and after each mass. Besides Sunday liturgies, you are invited to provide care for special events throughout the year. Meet in the Parish Center lower level.
First or fourth Sunday of the month, 8:45-10:15am or 10:45-12:15pm
This is a non-profit that sends hopeful messages packets to families who have recently has a family member die. Projects for this include making packets (putting keychain, story and card in an envelope), making key chains, coloring dragonfly cards, signing the cards, and addressing envelopes. Meet in the SJA upper room.
First Sunday of the month, 11:00-12:00pm.
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
Cook for Kids: The Crisis Nursery works in partnership with parents in crisis and the community to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Teams of 4-6 volunteers agree, in coordination with the lead volunteer, to plan a menu, purchase ingredients, cook, serve and eat the meal with the children and staff. They clean up after everyone is fed. Parents drive to the facility (2 blocks from SJA).
First Sunday of the month, 11:00-1:30pm
St. Joan of Arc Baptisms
By volunteering with Micah Baptisms, you help to create a welcoming atmosphere for families of those receiving the sacrament of baptism. Help set up, serve, and provide hospitality for all families. You will learn about the sacrament of baptism and why it is an important tradition in our faith. Attendance at 1 baptisms session highly encouraged (times vary). Location: SJA church
First Sunday of the month, 12:30PM-1:30PM
Ronald McDonald House
By volunteering with Ronald McDonald House, you'll help with their Cooks for Kids meal program- creating a home away from home for families whose children have a life-threatening illness and need to stay near the hospital. Volunteers provide the food, prepare the meal and serve the meal with lots of smiles and humor for the families. You must be at least 14 years old to serve and be accompanied by one or both parents who will serve with you. Include the name of the adult(s) who will be accompanying you. Location: Ronald McDonald House – Meet at SJA and drive together.
Fourth Sunday of the month, 10am-3pm
Mobile Loaves Twin Cities
Prepare, package and organize food for the Mobile Loaves and Fishes truck to distribute. Volunteering includes sorting toiletries and socks, helping to clean the kitchen after food prep, restocking storage area, etc. You'll also help loading the truck before departure time. Meet at Knox Presbyterian Church on 48th and Lyndale.
First Sunday of the month, 3:30-4:45pm, October 2018 – September 2019
Catholic Charities Branch III
This service provides meals and basic necessities for people experiencing homelessness and near-homeless individuals in the metro area. We serve breakfast on the first and third (two separate teams) Saturday of each month. We gather at 6:45am to prep and serve two seating’s, 7 and 7:30am. Parents may drop off and pick up, or more typically they stay and serve with the youth or provide back line support in the kitchen. We are usually done cleaning up by 8:15.
First or Third Saturday of the month, 6:45-8:15am.
This site provides care for senior members in our community. Staff and seniors at Walker Methodist welcome SJA youth to assist residents in wheelchairs or with walkers to their Sunday worship service in the building. We participate in worship with them: hold a book, turn the pages, whatever they need. After the service is over, we assist the residents back to their floors. Parents provide transportation to and from WM (3737 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis).
First Sunday of the month, 9:00-12:00pm
Pre-K at SJA
Volunteers will lead a Pre/K classroom which includes teaching a lesson (curriculum is provided). The commitment is 2 hours (8:40 - 10:40) or (10:40 - 12:40) 12 Sundays this faith formation year. Looking for volunteers who are comfortable with children ages 3-6, can engage with children, and would like leadership responsibility.
First and fourth Sundays of the month, either 8:40-10:40 or 10:40-12:40.