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Help the homeless & hungry while having beers with peers

Tuesday, February 5 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Summit Brewing Company. Tickets will be available through our Facebook event only.

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Categories: Connect, Local Mission
Tags: beers with peers, homeless, hungry, fundraiser, summit brewing

We’re mid-way through the Capital Campaign. Look at all we’ve accomplished together!

Although people started pledging and contributing over the course of a year, we can now safely say we are halfway through the Capital Campaign. Because of your dedication and generosity, we already have some major accomplishments to be excited about! Here is what we’ve done together toward our three goal areas of debt reduction, facilities, and outreach...

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Categories: building and facility, News, stewardship
Tags: capital campaign, debt reduction, facilities, outreach, tanzania, parking lot, secure church, homelessness, sanctuary update, Rosemount 360 Communities, hungry

Dakota County’s Emergency Shelter

How Serving Dinner at the Shelter Impacts Members & The Community

Matrix Housing Services provides overnight shelter in Dakota County throughout the winter. Several churches have been involved in housing this rotational shelter. Shepherd of the Valley has offered assistance by holding fundraisers such as The Community Chest, providing financially for all of the shelter’s mattresses (using Capital Campaign dollars) and making meals for the 45 - 60 residents that have entered the church’s doors hungry.

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What are you Hungry for?

By Wendy Steger
Pastor, Connect

Part of the reason family dinners are so special is that they feed much more than the physical body. They feed the soul.

A joyful family dinner feeds our needs for connection, relationship, identity, and so much more. Just as the body needs to be fed in order to function properly, our souls yearn for nourishment as well.
A well-fed spirit breathes life into the rest of our being.

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Categories: News, Worship
Tags: hungry, soul, spirit