Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP)
The Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP) works in partnership with local leaders in Malawi to help orphans in Malawi and their caregivers. The agency that we work with in Malawi is the Kanyenyeva Orphan Care Ministry (KOCM). Donations are used for the feeding program (providing several meals a week), evangelism, youth sports program, high school scholarships, elementary school fees, building infrastructure and creating and maintaining several small businesses. Find out more at: MalawiOrphanCareProject.org.
Immanuel volunteers serve on the 4th Wednesday of every month at the Brainerd Area Soup Kitchen that is housed in the “Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen” on Oak Street.
Contact: Bob & Pat Neros, 218-763-3784
Cuyuna Range Foodshelf
The Cuyuna Range Food Shelf distributes food on the second and third Wednesdays of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Area churches and city hall have a list of volunteers who are on call for emergency needs. There are many volunteers from different areas of our community. Those wishing to serve in this ministry will be placed on a waiting list and will be called when there is an opening to serve. Notify the church office if you are interested.
The area food shelf has been serving an average of 200 families each month. The families that visit the food shelf have various reasons and circumstances and show extreme appreciation for the assistance.
Our greater community giving has really met the challenge with monetary and packaged food items.
Immanuel continues to be a leader with food, monetary donations as well as volunteers to work the food shelf. ILC’s ongoing food collections are very important and are used to further support larger families.
Distribution hours are 8:30-9:30am on the 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Emergencies are always addressed and answere as soon as possible.
Anyone need help? Know someone who needs help? Call the church office at 546-6010; they’ll make sure someone is notified. We “Thank You” for supporting those in need. God Bless!
Banging of the kettles on Souper Bowl Sunday contributions were over $1,300.00! There are baskets located within the church for those who wish to donate food items. The food shelf is always in need of cereal as this is one item that Second Harvest, who the food shelf purchases food through, has a very limited supply to order from.
Food Shelf Ministry Team of Immanuel
Good Samaritan Fund
This mission ministry benefits people in our area who are in need. Some of the needs may be a heat bill that needs to be paid, gas to go to a medical appointment or other emergencies. The fund provides grocery or gasoline gift cards to families in need. Food cards are also given at Easter and Thanksgiving. A small team evaluates each need and determines the gifting of donated funds.