LOCAL MISSIONS

At Plymouth Covenant Church, we believe each person is created with a purpose and is meant to thrive in a community.  We partner with local organizations to accomplish more than we could alone.  We live out our faith by walking with others to overcome life’s difficult moments and to celebrate the victories together.  Join us in our journey as we partner with others to build a community of hope and freedom. 

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR - PASTOR SLEEP OUT

Where will Pastor Dan and "friends" be on Feb. 16?

Pastor Dan has agreed to sleep out to bring awareness of homelessness on February 16 and would rather not sleep outside or be alone.  How can you support Dan and his friends to raise awareness of homelessness in our community as well as raise funds to prevent homelessness? 

It is up to you to provide Dan comfort and friends through your generous donations.  As we raise more money, we not only provide “comfort” to Dan and his friends, we also provide for our neighbors in need. 

As seen on the barometer, $500 will provide Dan a pillow.  As the barometer increases with donations, he will gain a sleeping bag, food, box, tent, a warm car, and if we reach our goal of $10,000, he will have the warmth of a mobile shelter. 

That’s not all – Pastor Dan doesn’t want to do this alone.  We also have the opportunity to buy “friends” for Pastor Dan.  Yes, Pastors Bob, Randy, Aaron, Pav, Sanjeev, Joe and Jacob can all accompany Dan on February 16th.  Each willing “friend” will need to raise $250 to join Dan on February 16th.  Where Dan and his friends sleep is up to you!!

Donations of any kind can be made directly at the display near the main entrance, or on-line (see GIVE button below). 

100% of your donations will be given to our local mission partner Interfaith Outreach to prevent homelessness. If you would like to learn more about homelessness in our community and how your giving impacts the life of a person in need, click on the link “More Info” below.

Continue to check back to keep updated on Pastor Dan’s journey!

Total amount raised
Pastor Dan's Journey (goal: $10.000)
pillow + sleeping bag + food + car
Randy ( goal: $250)
$250
Bob ( goal: $250)
$250
Aaron ( goal: $250)
$250
Joe ( goal: $250)
$250
Pav ( goal: $250)
$250
Sanjeev ( goal: $250)
$250
Jake ( goal: $250)
$250

PARTNERS

Interfaith Outreach is a local organization that responds to the needs of people in our community and helps come alongside families by providing meals, school supplies, and other support.

This past weekend we had our annual Food Drive and were able to donate 10,665 lbs. to Interfaith Outreach! If you weren’t around, but would still like to give, here is a list of items they could still use:

Most Needed Items

Cooking oils (vegetable, olive, coconut) 
Paper towels 

Pasta sauce 

Hearty soups (Progresso, Campbell’s Chunky) 

Healthy snacks (nuts, breakfast bars, dried fruit) 

Shelf stable juices 

Peanut butter


General Donations

Baby food & formula 
Variety cereal 

Canned fruit & vegetables 

Canned chicken & tuna 

Salad dressing 

Ground coffee 

Meals in a can 

Sugar (white or brown) 

Pasta 

Pancakes 

Macaroni & cheese 

Syrup

This is our opportunity to help.  In Matthew 22:39 it states “…love your neighbor as yourself”, let’s show how we love our neighbors by supporting families in their effort to go from surviving to thriving in our community.

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: serving every second Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Food Shelf and Resale Shop. SIGN UP HERE

Contact

Tom and Nadeen Jacobson at jacobsont@msn.com

LEARN MORE

We open up our church four times per year to house, feed, and care for families enrolled in the Families Moving Forward program—an interfaith social service organization that provides emergency shelter to homeless families. As a host church, Plymouth Covenant Church provides overnight shelter in our building and volunteers from our congregation create private sleeping rooms for each family, serve meals, and share fellowship with four families. Our next hosting week is August 11-18. Sign up to volunteer HERE

Who Can Serve?

Children, teens, adults, families, and small groups are all welcome to serve. Sign up for any of our hosting weeks and make an impact on these precious families moving forward.

Contact

Cyndy Jahnke at cyndy_jahnke@hotmail.com

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Together for Good is a network of volunteers and professional staff who come alongside parents who have nowhere to turn when facing crisis or life stressors. Host families welcome children into their homes temporarily, allowing parents time and space to heal, regroup and regain stability for their family. PCC has 10 host families currently serving. Other ways of serving are respite care for the host family, relational ministry by connecting with the moms, and practical support such as meals, clothing, transportation.  This ministry replaces “Safe Families”, which PCC partnered with until recently. 

If you have an interest in this ministry contact Keith and Kathy Ernst at ernstkeith@gmail.com. Contact

Keith and Kathy Ernst at ernstkeith@gmail.com  

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Robbinsdale Women’s Center is a non-profit organization that helps women throughout the Twin Cities by offering free clinical services, referrals, material aid, counseling, and mentoring programs.

Contact

Jane Engstrom at jane@engstromphotography.com

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TreeHouse is a ministry that reaches at-risk teens in the Twin Cities and helps them with issues like self-esteem, bullying, substance abuse, depression, and more.

Contact

Pam Swan at pjhswan@msn.com

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Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge offers short- and long-term programs that assist teens and adults who want to free themselves from chemical addictions and other life-controlling problems.

Contact

Henry Van Dellen at htvandellen@gmail.com

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Loaves and Fishes provides nearly 2,000 free meals every day throughout the Twin Cities metro area. We host a Loaves and Fishes dinner every  Saturday evening at Plymouth Covenant Church for those in need.

Sign Up to Serve at a Meal

Contact

Sanjeev Bhonsle at sanjeev@plymouthcovenant.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SERVE DAY

Our next Serve Day is Sunday, June 2, 2019. We’ll take the church outside our walls and into our community to make an impact through service. Our goal is to mobilize 1,000 Plymouth Covenant Church volunteers to serve in and around our community—packing meals, planting trees, cleaning our ministry partners’ facilities, and more. Join us!

GET INVOLVED

To support any of our local missions partners, take a look at serving opportunities and sign up today!

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Simply fill out the form below for more information about our local missions partners and opportunities to serve. Charlene Williams will be happy to connect with you.