We Love Maple Grove is a collaborative of local churches that serve their community in ways that clearly demonstrate the power of God's love through acts of kindness and meeting real needs.
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Here are the We Love Maple Grove initiatives for Fall 2020:
First, we desire to bless every elementary classroom teacher in our city. Each church in Maple Grove has adopted public, charter and private schools and have contributed funds to build teacher appreciation bags that will be assembled in our local congregations and then delivered to the schools. Being a teacher has more challenges than ever, and COVID-19 has only exasperated that reality.
After meeting with our mayor last spring, one of the challenges he gave our churches was to each adopt a school and be a blessing to both staff & students. The appreciation bag is the first step towards that goal.
Second, we have a significant food need in our area, and our churches together want to make an impact. As winter looms, the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt financially by many in our city and surrounding communities. This has been evidenced by our local food banks and food shelves being depleted. We are blessed in Maple Grove to partner with CROSS Services, a local faith-based non-profit, that provides wraparound care and food assistance for families that need it.
Together our churches are running a month-long campaign with each church hosting food drives to raise much-needed food, resources and awareness to a growing problem in our community.
Third, we are partnering with TreeHouse to offer a free webinar entitled “Parenting a Teenager During a Global Pandemic” to everyone in our community. Because of the pandemic, we are seeing our teens experience higher levels of anxiety, depression and loneliness. But they’re not in this alone, and neither are parents! Invite parents of teenagers to register for the free virtual webinar on Saturday November 11th from 10-11AM. Learn more and register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-webinar-parenting-a-teen-during-a-worldwide-epidemic-tickets-122771445699.
Lastly, we are making prayer for our city a priority in the month of October? We are calling God’s people to pray that they would be salt and light and live as Christians who speak hope and life into the places we live.
Pray specifically that God would:
- Open lives and open doors to healthy friendships with our neighbors.
- Give us conversations with neighbors that show real concern and care, especially considering all that is happening in our world.
- Allow us to have unhindered gospel conversations with neighbors as people are seeking peace and want to find hope.
- Pour out peace on our neighborhoods.
- Help our neighbors experience and receive Jesus.
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