5 Areas of Focus: Mission Sunday

 

Mission Sunday is November 11!
Our Mission & Outreach Board has established WCC’s 5 Areas of Focus for mission, and several of our mission partners will be in Founders Hall and the Colonnade between services, sharing these 5 Areas of Focus and explaining volunteer opportunities for involvement. Stop by and find out more about:

HOME
Cranberry Ridge
Families Moving Forward
Neighborhood Program, Kimberly Meadows
Interfaith Outreach Sleep Out

FOOD
Loaves & Fishes
Feeding the Hungry
Sandwich Making
Feed My Starving Children
Food Drives

 ESSENTIALS
Rummage Sale
Thimble Bees
My Very Own Bed

EDUCATION
Nicaragua E2
Tutoring Help @ Kimberly Meadows
Opportunity International

SPECIAL NEEDS
Parables
Music & Memory (seniors)
Mental Health
We Can Ride
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

WCC – Let’s Fill 10 Backpacks for Our Families Moving Forward Program

 
This year we are looking to fill 10 backpacks for students in elementary through high school in our Families Moving Forward Program. As you are all aware, the costs of school supplies have been going up, and many families cannot keep up with the new prices. We’re asking you to fill a backpack with supplies for a student as part of Beacon’s Back to school drive.

5 Elementary 
Backpack
24 pack of No. 2 pencils Pencil Sharpener
Pack of Erasers Pencil Case Crayons 24 count Colored Pencils Washable Markers
Four-pack Dry Erase Marker Five Pocket Folders
Five Coordinating Notebooks (Wide- Rule ) (With colors corresponding to pocket folders)
Composition Book
Loose Leaf (Wide-Ruled) Paper Small Scissors
Glue Sticks Ruler Kleenex Box

5 High School
Backpack
24-pack of pencils (Mechanical Preferred)
Index Card Packet Small Calculator
Graphing Calculator (TI 83,84,89) [45 needed total] [Can be used] Pocket Folder
Five Notebooks (College-Ruled) Divider Pack (for Binders)
3-Ring Binder (2” or 3”)
ink pens pack (black or blue) Loose-Leaf (College-Ruled) Pack of Highlighters Kleenex Boxes ($2)

Drop off of your school supplies to the bucket in Founders Hall by August 15, or donate by check to Wayzata Community Church and in the memo line, “back to school supplies”. A table will be set up in Founders for the next few Sundays in August to take your donations.

The WCC Mission and Outreach Grant Process

 
Wayzata Community Church makes grants primarily to organizations or agencies, programs and projects who deliver services involving families, children, the homeless (housing), nutrition, educational projects and other caring mission.
Here is the schedule for the WCC Mission & Outreach Grant Program

Aug 1 – Deadline for all grants to be submitted to WCC

Oct 17 – Mission & Outreach Board approval for grants

Dec 1 – WCC will notify applicants if approved or declined

Dec 22 – Grant checks are put into the mail to organizations that have been accepted

Click here to get the 2018 Grant Application & Process

Who is eligible?

We support organizations who work towards improving and impacting the quality of life for all people.  We grant financial support to:

  • Alleviate poverty
  • Provide food for the hungry
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Offer education to those without access
  • Assist special needs persons of all ages
  • Have WCC member volunteer opportunities with proposed project
Who is not eligible?

We ordinarily do not support:

  • Ongoing operation expenses
  • Salaries
  • Grants to individuals
  • Annual appeals in membership drives and capital campaigns
  • Capital debt reduction
  • Political projects
  • Travel groups expenses

Funding considerations

Grants are provided to organizations evidencing sound financial and organizational management, realistic project planning, an engaged board of directors and capability to carry out the proposed project(s).  Applicants are up to date with any and all reporting information as required from previous grants.  The current application is complete and all information requested is included in the manner requested along with all attachments.

 Application process

Completed grant applications must be postmarked by August 1, 2017.  Grant applications must follow the formatting guidelines as set forth on the grant proposal narrative page and application cover sheet. Emailed grant applications are welcome and preferred.
Please submit an application to:
Lou Vlahos, Director of Mission and Communication
Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN  55391

The WCC Rummage Sale – July 31 & August 1, 2019

 

A community ministry of service, fellowship, and outreach since 1921.

2019 SALE DAYS
Wednesday, July 31 (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, August 1 (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

RUMMAGE COLLECTION – BEGINS SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Rummage drop off is at the garage doors located in the lower level on the North side of The Church. Enter parking lot from the west side, off Ferndale Road.  Watch signs for directions. Garage doors are open:

  • Monday through Thursday- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LAST DAY TO DROP OFF RUMMAGE IS MONDAY, JULY 15
All items donated need to be in good, clean, working condition.  A detailed listing of what WE CAN NOT ACCEPT.

LARGE FURNITURE 
Pick-up is available by calling The Rummage Sale Office at 952-473-8877, ext. 278. (Please be patient— we have many furniture pick-ups!)

VOLUNTEERS START MONDAY, JUNE 17

  • Please arrive at 8am for an Informational Meeting so we are ready to start at 9am!

WE NEED YOU! – SORTING CONTINUES UNTIL THE SALE!
Everyone is invited— men, women, teens & kids— to be a part of this community ministry. To learn more visit our volunteer page for here.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

GIFT IN KIND MINISTRY
The Rummage Sale has established a Gift In Kind Ministry through which we are able to share our bounty with others.  For details and to download the brochure and application click here.

MONETARY GRANTS
Net proceeds of the sale go to outreach.  Applications are available here.

CHILDREN, YOUTH & TEENS
Childcare and Children’s Programming is offered through the summer. Registration is required.  During the summer, WCC looks for responsible youth who would like to work childcare positions for The Rummage Sale or VBS.  
For Rummage Sale Children’s Program details and registration form click here.  
For summer Rummage Sale employment go to the Childcare Employment page here.

THE RUMMAGE SALE MINISTRY
Bill Boulware, Director
Phone: 952-473-8877, ext. 276
Brianna Blaine, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 952-473-8877 ext. 278
E-mail: Rummagesale@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Bonds that Build Homes Join our 2018 Legislative Campaign, “Bonds that Build Homes.”

 

As important as it was to gain the Council’s approval, we still have work to do. Beacon is working hard to secure public funding for Cranberry Ridge, and the timing of that funding will depend heavily on the outcome of the state bonding legislation which is up for vote in the current session. The governor has recommended $1.5 billion in total bonding with $110 million earmarked for housing infrastructure. This is a lot of money, but the need far exceeds this request. The Homes for All Coalition, made up of affordable housing advocates, is recommending that $140 million be spent on housing infrastructure. Beacon staff and volunteers have been visiting with legislators to lobby for their support, urging them to vote for the $140 million request. 

As a part of that effort, Beacon has invited legislators to attend any of three legislative action meetings in the Metro area which will give them an opportunity to meet w

ith constituents to voice their

 support and to offer their views on the need for more affordable housing. The response to the meeting requests has been good, and we expect to have 3-6 local legislators attending each meeting.
 
As was the case with the City Council meetings, your presence is critical. Legislators value the opportunity to meet with constituents and it is our duty to hold them accountable. Listed below are the dates and times for these meetings. I urge you to attend at least one of these. You do not have to b

e a constituent in the meeting location to attend. For more information, and to register, please go to beaconinterfaith.org/advocate. If you prefer, I would also be happy to register you. There will also be more information at our table in Founders Hall on April 8th.
 
April 10th, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth, 7-8 PM
April 15th, First Universalist Church, Minneapolis, 3-4 PM
April 22nd, Good Shepherd, Chaska, 3-4 PM
 
Thank you again for your ongoing interest and support for this important work. Together, we can make a difference!