Groups meet at Faith Lutheran
Faith Lutheran Church hosts an AA Support Group Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Pregnancy Loss Support Group meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located at 11115 Hanson Blvd., Coon Rapids. For more information call 763-755-3530 or visit www.faithlutherancr.org.
Events hosted by UMCA
United Methodist Church of Anoka’s sewers and quilters are gathering to sew tote bags for Stepping Stone Emergency Housing on Monday, June 3 at 9 a.m. in the church lounge.
The church is a host for Family of Promise of Anoka County. For more information, call 763-568-7349.
Iglesia de Cristo Elim, a Hispanic congregation, gathers at United Methodist Church of Anoka on Sunday afternoons. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever Cat Fuels is collecting used cooking oil in a 55 gallon drum in the UMCA parking lot (next to the trash dumpster) to be turned into biodiesel fuel in a revolutionary new conversion process called the Mcgyan process. Oils accepted include cooking oil (vegetable oil), bacon grease or other animal tallow (fat).
A group of knitters and crocheters gather the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make mittens, hats and scarves for the women and children at Emma Norton Residence and children in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Yarn donations can be made at the church office.
Sewers and quilters meet every other Tuesday at 9 a.m. Quilts are given to children’s hospitals.
A drop-off bin for used book donations for resale has been set up to help the Good Samaritan Fund assist those in need.
Non-perishable food items are being collected for the ACBC and CEAP food shelves.
If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, pick up an instruction sheet at the church to make baby hats to send to Sierra Leone, Africa.
Donations of small hotel/motel soap, shampoos and conditioners are being collected for the Salvation Army homeless shelter. There are also receptacles for Campbell’s soup labels, milk caps and General Mills box tops for the Red Bird Mission.
The church is located at 850 South St., Anoka. Call 763-421-2378 for more information.
Events held at Congregational
First Congregational United Church of Christ of Anoka Sunday School children are encouraged to bring shampoo for the ACBC Food Shelf during May. Other nonperishable food and grooming items are always welcome. There is also a place to donate baby items for Bundles of Love, including diapers, wipes, baby soap and lotion, ointment, teething rings, pacifiers, socks and safe toys.
Graduation Recognition Sunday is June 2.
Overeaters Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. Day by Day AA meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Hope/Al-Anon meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Step AA meets Fridays at 7 p.m. The Anoka-North Metro PFLAG (Parents and friends of Lesbians and Gays) group will meet on the third Sunday of the month (except December) at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Brownie Troop 13285 meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 1923 Third Ave. S., Anoka. For more information, call 763-427-3375 or visit www.uccanoka.org.
Events at Mount Olive
Mount Olive Lutheran Church’s Job Support Networking Group meets Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Midweek Meals are served Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meals are open to the community.
The church is located at 700 Western St., Anoka. For more information, call 763-421-3223 or visit www.mtolive-anoka.org.
Grief support at Peace Lutheran
Peace Lutheran Church hosts a grief support group for those mourning the loss of a loved one the first and third Thursday of the month.
The church is located at 20 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids. For more information, call 763-757-4459 or visit www.peacecoonrapids.org.
Activities at Christ Lutheran
Christ Lutheran Church’s blessing of the animals is June 2.
Tie the Knot ties quilts for Lutheran World Relief on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Grandfamilies, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets the second Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The men’s group is accepting aluminum can for recycling. For more information, call Cliff at 763-784-8180.
A prayer shawl group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Christ’s Quilters meet the third Monday and Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m. to noon, to sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other organizations.
Blood pressure clinics are held the third Sunday of the month, 10 to 10:30 a.m., in Guinn Hall.
The church is located at 641 89th Ave. N.E., Blaine. For more information, call 763-784-3300 or visit www.clcblaine.org.
Activities planned at Redeemer
Redeemer Church serves a Family Table meal the third Thursday of the month from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. This is a free meal for everyone.
The church is located at 2135 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids. For more information, call 763-574-7445 or visit www.redeemermn.org.
Events at Lord of Life
Lord of Life Church’s classic collector’s car show will be held Friday, June 7 from 3 to 9 p.m. All vehicles are welcome. There will be a $5 entry fee. Trophies will be awarded at 8 p.m.
The Men’s Group meets the first and third Thursday of each month.
Celebrate Recovery meets Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the youth room, beginning with a meal. Celebration Station for children ages five to 13 is held at the same time and allows them to explore topics that bring healing and wholeness in age-appropriate ways. Call the church office for more information.
The church is located at 14501 Nowthen Blvd. N.W., Ramsey. For more information, call 763-427-1100 or visit www.lol.org.
Family Table at Epiphany
Epiphany Church’s serves a Family Table Meal meal the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is open to all to provide a free healthy meal, fellowship and a welcoming environment to those in the community.
The church is located at 11001 Hanson Blvd. N.W., Coon Rapids. For more information, visit www.epiphanymn.org.
Cross of Hope hosts activities
Cross of Hope Lutheran Church preschool will have a rummage sale May 31 and June 1 starting at 8 a.m.
The youth are hosting an all you can eat pancake breakfast Sunday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to noon as a fundraiser for youth summer camps.
Quilters meet Friday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to make quilts for the Alexandra House and other organizations. A potluck lunch will be served.
The church hosts a local TOPS group weekly on Fridays at 9 a.m.
The church is located at 5730 179th Lane N.W., Ramsey. For more information call 763-753-2057 or visit www.crossofhope.net.
Events planned at St. Stephen
St. Stephen Catholic Church’s annual Summerfest celebration of faith, community, family and fun is June 22. Admission is free. Events include a raffle with $12,000 in prizes, bingo, inflatable games/rides for all ages, craft fair, a 5K Sun Run/Walk, beer garden, youth zone, entertainment and good food (including authentic Mexican items).
A Family Table meal is served in the Faith Community Center the third Saturday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meal is free of charge and open to anyone in need of a warm meal and companionship.
The church is located at 525 Jackson St., Anoka. For more information, call 763-421-2471 or visit www.ststephenchurch.org.
Family Table at Grace Lutheran
Grace Lutheran Church hosts a Family Table Meal the third Sunday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This complimentary meal and welcoming fellowship time is open for everyone in the community.
The church is located at 13655 Round Lake Blvd., Andover. For more information, call 763 421-6520 or visit www.graceandover.org.
Activities at Glen Cary
Glen Cary Church hosts AA meetings Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
A Family Table Meal is served the second Friday of each month at 6 p.m. An open bluegrass jam begins at 5:30 p.m.
The church is located at 15531 Central Ave. NE, Ham Lake. For more information, call 763-434-5695 or visit www.glencary.org.
Events at Our Saviour’s
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church hosts AA meetings Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
NA meetings are held Mondays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
Mental Health Support Group meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 19001 Jackson St. N.E., East Bethel. For information call 763-434-6117 or visit www.oursaviourslc.org.
Advent Lutheran offers activities
Advent Lutheran Church serves a Family Table meal, which is free of charge to anyone in the community, the second Saturday of the month at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.
The church located at 540 East River Road, Anoka. For more information, call 763-421-8990 or visit www.adventluthanoka.org.
Events at Presbyterian Church of the Master
Presbyterian Church of the Master’s graduation Sunday is June 2.
The family camp out is June 28, 29 and 30 at Clearwater Forest.
The church is located at 789 Northdale Blvd. N.W., Coon Rapids. For more information, call 763-755-2667 or visit www.pcommn.org.
Marriage support at Emmanuel
Emmanuel Christian Center offers a Marriage Support Group for the community, which is free and ongoing every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., in Room 226. Free child care is provided. A meal is offered in the gym at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 7777 University Ave., Spring Lake Park. For more information, call 763-784-7777.
Events at Refuge of Hope
Refuge of Hope hosts a free bread giveaway Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
A food give away is held Friday night.
The church is located at 16060 Crosstown Blvd. N.W., Andover. For more information, call 651-408-2987.
Family Table at Unity North
Unity North Church offers a Family Table meal the fourth Thursday of the month, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The church is located at 11499 Martin St. N.W., Coon Rapids. For more information, call 763-754-6489.
Events at The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Harvest Corps hosts a community dinner every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Women’s Ministry meets Fridays at 1 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery meets Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Call for details.
Children’s character building programs are offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 10347 Ibis St. N.W., Coon Rapids. For more information, call 763-755-6873, extension 121.
Cross of Christ sponsors concert
Cross of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church is sponsoring a concert by Mike Westendorf on June 15 at George Green Park in Anoka. Proceeds benefit the Cross of Christ food shelf and the Anoka County Brotherhood Council (ACBC) food shelf.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church is located at 9931 Foley Blvd. N.W., Coon Rapids. For more information, call 763-786-0637.
Ice cream social at Chain of Lakes
Chain of Lakes Church invites the community to an ice cream social on their property in Blaine on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. There will be an ice cream eating contest, Spudster the Clown making twist balloon, kite flying, games, drawings and music.
For directions and more information visit www.colpres.org or call 763-208-8049.
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