Serving Our Local Neighbors
• The monthly Family Table meal
Monthly Focus - (July, 2014)
For our July Mission, we support Alexandra House.
Our mission for the month of July is Alexandra House. Established in 1977, it is now one of the largest domestic and sexual violence organizations in Minnesota and the only one in Anoka County.
Alexandra House operates a 24-hour crisis hotline and an emergency shelter with 35 beds. The average length of stay is 17 days. Their advocates work closely with residents to provide assistance in protection planning and the securing of safe permanent housing. They offer schooling for children in grades k-12, as well as early childhood education through a partnership with the Anoka-Hennepin School District.
Alexandra House partners with six school districts to provide on-site school-based support services to students impacted by dating violence, sexual violence, and family violence. A weekly support group is also offered to children and teens staying in the shelter.
Legal services are provided in partnership with law enforcement agencies. Advocates reach out to domestic violence victims immediately following an assault or other crime and provide crisis intervention throughout the court process.
To contribute: Write a check payable to Fridley United Methodist Church. Write Alexandra House on the memo line, or go to our online giving webpage.
Our recent monthly focus projects:
June 2014, Project AdGrad
May 2014, District Conference Love Offering
March/April, Lenten Missions
February 2014, Beyond Horizons
January 2014, Philippines Disaster Relief
December 2013, Advent Offering
November 2013, Feed My Starving Children
October 2013, Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers
September 2013, FUMC Family Table
August 2013, Joyce Preschool
Ongoing Service to Our Neighbors
In addition to contribution to many United Methodist projects, both in Minnesota and globally, the congregation regularly supports local outreach needs.
Some organizations that receive support and offerings from our members:
Loaves and Fishes: Volunteers from Fridley United Methodist Church serve a hot meal once a month (the second Monday of each month) at one of the ten area sites for Loaves and Fishes.
Serve Globally: Service in missions located beyond Minnesota, nationally, or internationally.
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