Outreach 2014-2016 2017-06-08T23:08:36+00:00
At Serenity Village, we feel that being of service is a critical component of recovery.  Our team encourages the residents to become active in service to others.  We have initiated various activities for our residents to serve the recovery community as well as the community at large.  Some of these activities include taking 12-step meetings into treatment and detox centers, serving food at homeless shelters etc.  Below are some examples of some of our outreach activities:
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December 31, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches wrapped 2016 in a big way!!! More than 2,900 sandwiches and 200 cups of soup were made and delivered, in addition to more than a ton of fresh produce and other groceries, and donated clothing!! Happy New Year!!
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December 30, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Another awesome Friday night! We had the pleasure of spending time with more than 80 guests this evening as we enjoyed a delicious meal and fellowship. Lots of smiling faces and bags full of groceries!
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December 24, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What an awesome week! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 3,000 sandwiches, 300 cups of soup, and an abundance of groceries. Powerful experience as the group was prayed over by many in the neighborhood today!
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December 23, 2016

Serenity Shelf

We were blessed with the opportunity to serve more than 80 guests at Serenity Shelf last night! A delicious Christmas brisket and an abundance of donated groceries and clothing. Merry Christmas!!
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December 22, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephen's

Christmas Spirit, delicious meals, and lots of love to go around! We had a great time serving and spending time with our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephen's tonight!
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December 17, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 3,300 sandwiches and 200 cups of soup this week! We also had vans full of clothes and groceries to give away!
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December 16, 2016

Serenity Shelf

We were blessed to serve more than 50 guests last night! All enjoyed a delicious hot meal and fellowship, and filled bags full of groceries to take home to their families.
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December 15, 2016

Centennial Gardens

We had the opportunity to visit with our friends at Centennial Gardens tonight! Lots of fun as we shared Christmas cheer and God's love.
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December 10, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

More than 3200 sandwiches and 200 cups of soup were made and delivered this week, along with 3 vans and a truck full of groceries!! It was a chilly day but filled with warm hearts and caring hands.
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December 10, 2016

Covenant Village

We had the pleasure of working with our friends at Covenant Village today to fill boxes of Christmas fudge! These will be sold at church this weekend and next, and all proceeds will go to support ongoing missions events! We had a great time putting these together and sharing stories. Lots of love and laughter!!
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December 10, 2016

NEAR Food Shelf Christmas Shopping

Working with SVCC Missions & Outreach volunteers we had the blessing of being a part of this fun event again! NEAR Food Shelf hosts an annual shopping event for local families in need, and there are toys, clothes, and other goodies for kids of all ages.
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December 9, 2016

Serenity Shelf

We had the pleasure of serving more than 80 guests tonight! A delicious hot meal of chicken tortilla stew and jalapeño cornbread, an abundance of groceries, and lots of clothes to give away.
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December 3, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 3,500 sandwiches and 250 cups of soup this week! Additionally, more than 1,500 lbs of fresh produce and groceries, and an abundance of donated clothes were given away! Amazing!! Join us on Tuesday this week to help with sandwich assembly.
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December 2, 2016

Serenity Shelf

More than 90 guests joined us for dinner tonight and were able fill bags full of groceries to take home to their families! Delicious food and an abundance of love.
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December 1, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephen's

SVCC Missions & Outreach teams had the privilege of spending another great evening with our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephen's! Delicious food, lots of fun, smiles, and love.
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November 26, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 3,000 sandwiches and an abundance of produce and other groceries this week! How thankful are we that we get to join in this mission!?!
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November 25, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Amazing post-Thanksgiving dinner and plenty of groceries to go around! We had the opportunity to serve more than 80 guests tonight!
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November 24, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephen's

We joined with SVCC and were blessed to serve a world-class Thanksgiving feast to our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens tonight! So grateful for those who put so much work and love into preparing this meal, and for the time we are able to spend with our friends. Happy Thanksgiving!!
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November 19, 2016

River Of Life Men's Conference

Pastor Jeff closed out the River of Life's Annual Men's Conference. A powerful evening of anointing and prophecy as Pastor Jeff taught on the Battle. Thanks to all the SV residents who came to show support, respect and love.
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November 18, 2016

Serenity Shelf

The inevitable change in weather wasn't strong enough to keep our guests at bay! We had the pleasure of serving more than 70 tonight and all enjoyed a delicious meal. Many grocery bags were filled and as always, lots of love and laughter!
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November 17, 2016

Centennial Gardens

We had so much fun sharing songs and laughter with our friends at Centennial Gardens tonight! What a joy and privilege it is to spend this time together.
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November 12, 2016

Covenant Village

Today we visited our friends at Covenant Village and spent time writing thank you cards to those who have served in the military. It was a special blessing to honor 6 veterans who live there at the Village! What a privilege to have this time and opportunity to give thanks.
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November 12, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,900 sandwiches and 150 cups of soup this week! We were also blessed to give away more than 3/4 of a ton of fresh produce and groceries!
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November 11, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Tonight we were blessed with more than 80 guests! All enjoyed a delicious meal of ribs and potatoes, and left with bags full of groceries.
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November 7, 2016

Feed My Starving Children

We joined with SVCC and showed up in a big way tonight at Feed My Starving Children. 145 people signed up to pack, and 210 showed up! We broke all packing records tonight for one sitting: 418 boxes or 90,288 meals which will feed 247 children for an entire year. Hallelujah! The cost of 90,288 meals is $19,863.00. We made a commitment to pay for all the meals we packed and tonight, SVCC went above and beyond and wrote Feed My Starving Children a check for $25,000.00!! A huge THANK YOU to all the SVCC volunteers who donated their time and money to make this an extremely successful event. The staff of FMSC stated that what they saw tonight has never happened before. We continue our journey in the year of "never befores"...
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November 5, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What a gorgeous day! We were blessed with warmth and sunshine, and were able to deliver more than 2,900 sandwiches, 150 cups of soup, and an abundance of donated groceries.
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November 4, 2016

Serenity Shelf

What a beautiful November evening and more than 80 guests to love and serve! How cool that we get to be a part of this!
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November 3, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

What a beautiful November evening full of love, fun, and delicious food! Such a great way to spend an evening with friends in service to each other!!
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October 29, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What a blessed day! Rain or shine, morning and evening crews of smiling servants delivered more than 2,800 sandwiches and 150 cups of soup! In addition to these, an abundance of fresh produce and other donated goods were handed out. So awesome!!
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October 28, 2016

Serenity Shelf

More than 80 guests joined us for dinner tonight and filled bags full of groceries, clothing, and other necessities for their families. So awesome!!
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October 27, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

We were blessed with another fun night of fellowship and a delicious meal with our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens! Such a fulfilling night.
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October 26, 2016

2016 SVCC Trunk Or Treat

We joined with SVCC for their first Trunk or Treat event and it was a huge success! We had great weather and the kids had an incredible. time. It looked like the volunteers had just as much fun!! We had awesome creativity displayed throughout the lot...pirates, Star Wars, Little Red Riding-hood, Elsa from Frozen, fishermen, hunters, nurses, Jack Skellington & Zero and so many more! A special thanks to all who all who volunteered their time to make it happen. We had gourmet hot chocolate with cookies and cupcakes.
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October 22, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Another beautiful and blessed week for Serenity Sandwiches! We made and delivered more than 2700 sandwiches and 150 cups of soup, as well as boxes full of fresh produce and other goods! Join us in Fellowship Hall on Monday at 5:00pm to help start a new and amazing week!
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October 21, 2016

Serenity Shelf

We were blessed with another beautiful evening full of fun and fellowship! More than 60 guests enjoyed a delicious meal and filled grocery bags to take home to their families.
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October 20, 2016

Centennial Gardens

What a fun night! Tonight we made memory boxes with all kinds of different colors and decorations. It is so fun to share this time with our friends!
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October 15, 2016

12 Step Free Indeed Conference

Pastor Jeff was on fire as the closing speaker at the 30th annual 12-step Free Indeed Conference. The whole evening was filled with powerful worship, testimonies, teaching and freedom anniversaries.
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October 15, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

A beautiful warm fall day, full of fun and food! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2800 sandwiches, as well as boxes full of fresh produce, juice, pastries, and soup! What a blessing!
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October 15, 2016

Healing House

We had a great visit with the ladies of Healing House tonight! Dinner, dessert and fellowship, and a moving testimony from Nicole Rasmussen.
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October 14, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Tonight more than 70 guests joined us for a delicious dinner and fellowship!! So many smiling faces and bags filled with a variety of groceries and donated goods!!
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October 10, 2016

Church Clean Up

Words cannot describe how grateful we our for all the amazing volunteers who came out today! Gods grace and favor was on everything today and we accomplished all we set out to do and more!! There is nothing in the world like this community!! Thank you to everyone who made today possible!
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October 8, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2900 sandwiches, 200 cups of soup, boxes and boxes full of food, and an abundance of love! Today was another powerful day of ministry and fellowship in the no-go places. You don't want to miss this!
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October 7, 2016

Serenity Shelf

A beautiful night, delicious dinner, and an abundance of food! Serenity Shelf served more than 60 guests and filled many grocery bags!
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October 6, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

We joined with SVCC Missions & Outreach sent out two awesome teams with delicious meals and lots of love! We had a great time serving and spending time with our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens!
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October 1, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

October got off to a beautiful start with a sunny day, a huge team of servants, and 9 vehicles packed with food! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,700 sandwiches, 150 cups of soup, and countless donations of food and clothing!! Powerful!!
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September 30, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Friday nights continue to grow! Another delicious meal for our guests and an abundance of donated food and goods for them to bring home.
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September 24, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches had another awesome week with more than 2800 sandwiches made and delivered, as well as 250 cups of soup and an abundance of groceries!
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September 23, 2016

Serenity Shelf

We experienced another increase as more than 60 guests enjoyed dinner and filled bags of groceries this week. What a blessing!
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September 22, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

We joined with SVCC Missions & Outreach teams and had another fun night of meals and fellowship with our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens.
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September 16 - September 23, 2016

Haiti Team September

We were proud to join with SVCC to send out another team to serve in Haiti. The team shared wonderful testimonies of how they experienced God on a new level. What a blessing it is to serve!
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September 17, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,700 sandwiches and 200 cups of soup, as well as an overflow of groceries! So many smiles and lots of food! What a blessing!
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September 16, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Friday nights just get better and better! We were blessed with more than 50 guests, a delicious dinner, and an abundance of groceries to give away. God is so good!
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September 15, 2016

Centennial Gardens

We had a great night with our friends at Centennial Gardens!! A fun game of double balloon ball, and lots of singing and dancing.
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September 10, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches had another amazing week with more than 2,800 sandwiches made and delivered! Our teams also handed out over 150 cups of soup and an abundance of produce, deli foods, and so much more! God is awesome!!
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September 10, 2016

Covenant Village

Serenity Strides' 2nd Annual 1K walk was a hit! So many of our friends at Covenant Village joined us and it was such a beautiful day for a walk outside! Thank you to all who sponsored and participated in the event! We had a blast!
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September 9, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Serenity Shelf was blessed to serve more than 50 guests tonight! Delicious dinner, bags full of groceries, and so many smiling faces!
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September 3, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

An amazingly powerful day!! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 3,000 sandwiches and 250 cups of soup, in addition to lots of fresh produce, baked goods, pastries, and deli items! God is awesome!! Join us next week!!
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September 2, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Tonight was another great night for dinner as Serenity Shelf served more than 30 guests who also went home with full grocery bags!! God is good!! Join us next Friday at 6:00pm!
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September 1, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

What a beautiful night for dinner! SVCC Missions & Outreach had the pleasure of visiting friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephen's to serve up delicious meals and fellowship. Join us next time!
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August 27, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Today our volunteers were able to spread the love of Christ with others while making the weekly soup and sandwich delivery! It was great to see so many smiles and share laughter with those we serve. You can't keep what you have unless you give it away! God is good!
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August 25, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

SVCC Missions & Outreach teams had a great time with our friends at Stepping Stones and St. Stephens last night. Our teams served up a wonderful meal as well as the love of God! Many smiles and much laughter was shared. God is good!
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August 25, 2016

Serenity Shelf

God is good! Tonight, Serenity Shelf was able to serve the members of our community a wonderful meal as well as send them home with bags of groceries for their families. We are so blessed by those who came and hope to see more of you next week!
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August 20, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,900 sandwiches and 150 cups of soup today! We were also able to give a variety of donated produce, snacks and other groceries.
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August 20, 2016

Healing House

We were blessed to visit the ladies of Healing House this evening for dinner and fellowship. Our very own Jenny Gerads shared her testimony in an engaging and powerful discussion as well. Wonderful evening!
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August 19, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Tonight more than 50 people came to share in a delicious dinner that was made and served by Serenity Shelf. Our guests were also able to fill and bring bags of groceries home to their families!
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August 18, 2016

Centennial Gardens

We were blessed with another great evening with our friends at Centennial Gardens! It's so fun to share music and laughter.
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August 13, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Another spectacular week! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,900 sandwiches and 200 cups of soup, as well as many deli containers of food, fruits and vegetables, nutritious drinks and pastries! We were also blessed with donations of backpacks and clothes which we handed out today.
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August 13, 2016

Covenant Village

We had a great time at Covenant Village today! Instead of meeting in the community room for a project, we had the rare privilege of spending time one on one with our friends there. It was a blessing to share stories and get to know each other better.
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August 12, 2016

Serenity Shelf

Serenity Shelf served more than 20 meals on its first night of service. Thank you to those who came to serve and spend time with guests.
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August 11, 2016

 

Village Fest 2016

We joined our friends at SVCC and helped them host Village Fest 2016. We expected to have a great time and celebrate bringing people together, but God took what we thought we were doing to a whole new level with over 1700 in attendance!
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August 6, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What an amazing week! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,700 sandwiches and 200 cups of soup! We were blessed to visit our regular partners at Refill MN, Resource MN, Dorothy Day and Harbor Lights shelters, Loaves & Fishes, and Fresh Start Recovery as well as the men and women staying under a nearby bridge. In addition to sandwiches and soup, we were blessed with donations of clothes, shoes, and sleeping bags that we gave away during this delivery.
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August 4, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

We had a great time with our friends from SVCC Missions & Outreach teams as we served at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens tonight! More than 120 meals were served and we were blessed with laughter and fellowship.
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August 2, 2016

Village Fest On The News

Pastor Jeff had an opportunity to share details on VillageFest during an interview with Dave Kiser of Channel 12 News! This is going to be huge!!
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July 31, 2016

Crystal Frolics

SV and SVCC participated in Crystal Frolics' annual Family Festival this afternoon and it was a blast! We offered face painting and it was a big hit with the kids.
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July 30, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2700 sandwiches and 150 cups of soup this week! God blessed us with another beautiful day to be His hands and feet! Join us on Mondays at 5:00p in Fellowship Hall for more fun and sandwich assembly!!
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July 28, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephen's

We partnered with SVCC Missions & Outreach and enjoyed another great night of meals with our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens! We served more than 120 meals and had a fun night of laughter and fellowship.
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July 28, 2016

Peace Together Uganda Benefit Concert

We joined in with SVCC as they hosted the Peace Together Uganda Benefit Concert. It was a powerful evening of worship to celebrate what God is doing in Uganda. Thanks to all the world class musicians who took the time to support this great cause. Many children and families will be blessed by what took place tonight. Great job to Tyler Holte, his team and the SVCC family for raising the necessary monies to support the great work that is happening in Uganda.
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July 23, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 3,000 sandwiches and 150 cups of soup this week, in addition to lots of mangos, strawberries, fruit snacks, chips, and water!
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July 21, 2016

Centennial Gardens

We partnered with SVCC Missions & Outreach volunteers and friends at Centennial Gardens! What a fun evening of songs and fellowship. It is such a joy when the kids join us. We love to see the smiles on our friends' faces when they get visits from the kids.
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July 16, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2000 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup this week! We were also blessed to give Open Arms a van full of produce and all stops received bananas, yogurt drinks, water, chips! We have connected with some people living under bridges and in a house nearby, and today were able to give them blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, shoes, socks, shampoo, conditioner, and soap.
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July 9, 2016

Covenant Village

We met with our friends at Covenant Village today and made cards for the troops who are so selflessly serving to protect and keep us free! We had a lot of fun writing messages of gratitude and encouragement, and will mail these off to our men and women currently serving overseas. Stay tuned - we may get some letters in return!
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July 9, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,500 sandwiches and over 100 cups of soup this week!
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July 7, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

We joined with the SVCC Missions & Outreach teams had another great night with our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens! Chef Nate cooked up a delicious meal of chicken and mashed potatoes and more than 120 plates were filled!
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July 3, 2016

July 4th BBQ

We joined with SVCC to host over 100 of the queens of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge for a 4th of July BBQ. They were treated to a 1st class meal of cheeseburgers, brats, quinoa& cabbage salad, potato salad, chips with pico/guacamole, and watermelon....for dessert, they had root beer floats! Thanks to all of the SVCC volunteers that made this event a huge success!!
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July 2, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What an incredible week! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,800sandwiches, 125 cups of soup, and several 2 liters of pop! We delivered to Dorothy Day Center, Resource MN, Harbor Lights, Loaves & Fishes, and Catholic Charities, as well as under local bridges. With the help of our friends at Covenant Village, we also made care packages and handed them out this morning!
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June 25, 2016

Kiley and Kaylyn on KTIS

Please listen to an awesome interview at KTIS Faith Radio done this week featuring our very own Kiley and Kaylyn, with the spotlight on Serenity Sandwiches!
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June 25, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What an incredible week!! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,500 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup!! We also delivered an abundance of produce and were able to hand out sandwiches to our regular partners as well as those staying under nearby bridges. We've begun a new relationship with Open Arms Cafe and will donate produce which will be used in meal preparation for the terminally ill.
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June 23, 2016

Stepping Stones and St. Stephens

What a beautiful night for meals and fellowship! Chef Nate prepared another delicious meal and our missions teams served more than 120 of our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephen's shelters tonight!
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June 18, 2016

Healing House

We had a great evening with our friends at Healing House today! Fellowship, dinner and ice cream treats, followed by a powerful testimony from Janie!
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June 18, 2016

Great Joy In The City

The Village represented like never before at the 25th Annual Great Joy in the City Conference. SVCC's very own praise & worship brought down the house! Pastor Jeff was the closing speaker and taught a powerful message on "Responding to the Bad News". To end the evening, Pastor Jeff put everyone on assignment to share the Good News with someone they have been praying for. Another absolutely incredible evening spent in the presence of God!
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June 18, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What an amazing week! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,750 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup to our friends at Catholic Charities, Refill MN, Resource MN, Fresh Start, Loaves & Fishes, and Harbor Lights! We were also blessed with bins full of snacks and several 2 liters of pop to give away, and handed out sandwiches to two groups of people staying under nearby bridges.
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June 16, 2016

Centennial Gardens

We had a great time with our friends at Centennial Gardens this week! Blessed with a beautiful evening, we shared praise and worship then went outside to enjoy the garden and nice weather.
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June 11, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,700 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup this week!! We are excited to announce a new partnership with a youth program through Loaves & Fishes! They will receive 250 sandwiches per week!
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June 11, 2016

Covenant Village

Together with SVCC Missions & Outreach we prepared more than 30 care packages today! These will be handed out by Serenity Sandwiches next Saturday! It is so great to spend time with our friends and fellow missionaries!!
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June 4, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,500 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup to our friends at Catholic Charities, Fresh Start Recovery, Refill MN, Resource MN, and Harbor Lights this week! We also had the privilege of delivering lots of produce to Harbor Lights! What an awesome week!!
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June 2, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

Together with SVCC Missions & Outreach we made and served more than 120 meals to our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens tonight! Lots of laughter and smiles, and many helping hands!
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May 28, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What an awesome week!! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,400 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup!
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May 26, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

Chef Nate cooked up another delicious meal for us to serve to our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens tonight! We are so blessed to continue building these relationships.
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May 21, 2016

FMSC Double Shift

As Pastor Jeff taught at the beginning of the year, 2016 would be a Year of Never Befores: Never before at Feed My Starving Children's Coon Rapids facility has any organization packaged 122,472 meals in one night. Never before has any organization written a check for all 122,472 meals, equating to $26,943.84 in one night! God is smiling on SVCC & SV as we continue serving Him in a Year of Never Befores!!
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May 21, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What a gorgeous day to go out and serve!!! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,400 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup this week!
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May 19, 2016

Centennial Gardens

Formerly known as Crystal Care... The name may have changed but the level of love and fun is the same - if not increasing! Another great night with our friends. Lots of laughter and play.
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May 14, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,000 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup this week!! God is so good!!
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May 14, 2016

Covenant Village

We had a great afternoon at Covenant Village! A room full of friends, games, and lots of smiles. Join us next time!!
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May 12 - May 19, 2016

SVCC Haiti Trip

We just returned from SVCC's 7th trip to Haiti!
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May 7, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,700 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup this week! A new connection was made this week and 200 of those sandwiches to were delivered to Fresh Start Recovery!
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May 5, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

Along with the SVCC Missions & Outreach team, we served more than 120 meals to our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephen's tonight! Beautiful weather, lots of smiling faces and happy hearts, and a delicious dinner!
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April 30, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What an awesome week!! Serenity Sandwiches was recently blessed with a generous donation which allowed for the purchase of a second meat slicer, and new relationships which will allow for the delivery fruits and vegetables in addition to soup and sandwiches!! This week more than 2,200 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup were made, and with over 2,000 pieces of fruit were delivered to our friends at Loaves & Fishes, Catholic Charities, Resource MN, and Harbor Lights!!!
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April 28, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

It was a beautiful night to stay inside and spend time with our friends at Stepping Stone and St. Stephens! We joined with SVCC Missions & Outreach and served more than 120 delicious meals accompanied by lots of love and laughter!
 

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Take 12-Step Meetings into treatment & detox centers

Serenity Village residents share their experience, strength and hope with the clients of local treatment and detox centers. We believe that you can't keep what you have unless you give it away.
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April 23, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,000 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup to our friends at Refill MN, Resource MN, Catholic Charities, and Harbor Lights!!
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April 21, 2016

Crystal Care

Another fun night with our friends at Crystal Care! We sang, laughed, danced, and had a very active game of balloon ball!
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April 16, 2016

Healing House

We were blessed with the opportunity to share a meal and fellowship with the beauties of Healing House today! Monica Hill shared an impactful message and personal insights on going through the wilderness and staying focused.
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April 16, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What a great week!! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 2,000 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup to our friends at Catholic Charities, Resource MN, Refill MN, and Harbor Lights!
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April 15, 2016

FMSC Haiti Trip

Pastor Jeff and Mike Kalmes were invited on a trip to Haiti this past week by Andy Carr - Vice President of Marketing and Development with Feed My Starving Children. The trip consisted of meetings with their partners in Haiti who feed the children and much, much more. These amazing visionaries (Help for Haiti, Sport Disciple, Love a Child, Montfort Institute, Mission of Hope, Real Hope for Haiti & Apparent Project) are some of the many world changing organizations that spearhead the move of God in Haiti.
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April 9, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What a great week!! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2500 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup!!
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April 9, 2016

Covenant Village

Another great day with our friends at Covenant Village! We brought donated goods to prepare care packages for elders in Haiti. These care packages will be delivered on SVCC's next trip, which is leaving in just a few short weeks.
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April 7, 2016

Stepping Stones & St. Stephens

We joined with SVCC Missions & Outreach teams for another fun night with our friends at Stepping Stone & St. Stephen's shelters! Chef Nate made an awesome meal of Cajun chicken, mashed potatoes, and more!
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April 2, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2,500 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup this week! We are blessed to continue supporting our friends at Catholic Charities, Resource MN, Refill MN, and Harbor Lights!
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March 26, 2016

Easter Carnival

We assisted with SVCC's first Easter Carnival. Over 200 children and their parents had a great time. A day filled with smiles, food, games, Easter bunny pictures, inflatable bounce houses, face painting, tattoos and an Easter egg hunt with over 5000 eggs.
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March 26, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

More than 2,000 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup were made and delivered this week to our friends at Refill MN, Catholic Charities, Resource MN, and Harbor Lights!!
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March 24, 2016

Stepping Stone & St. Stephen’s

Another fun night of serving meals and spending time with our friends!! We delivered the fleece tie blankets that were made with the residents of Covenant Village, and Chef Nate prepared a delicious meal for more than 120 men and women!
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March 19, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 2000 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup to our friends at Harbor Lights, Resource MN, Refill MN, and Catholic Charities this week!!
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March 17, 2016

Crystal Care

Another fun night with our friends at Crystal Care! Jeff and Skip entertained us with music and we enjoyed laughter and dancing as well. We are so blessed to continue building these relationships!
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March 12, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

We made and delivered over 1800 sandwiches to our friends this week. God blessed us with a beautiful day for soup and sandwiches in Peavey Park as well!
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March 12, 2016

Covenant Village

We had a great time with our friends at Covenant Village today, keeping each other sharp in mind and lifted in spirit! We played a phrase matching game and had a special 4-legged guest named Biddy! He was a big hit and we had a lot of fun.
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March 7, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches Makes the News!

Serenity Sandwiches had a very special night tonight!! Channel 12 News stopped by to learn more about what God is doing through this amazing ministry, and to hear from Pastor Jeff and Kiley Benson about our church and community outreach activities!!
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March 5, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches had another successful week!! More than 1800 sandwiches were made and delivered to our friends at Refill MN, Dorothy Day, Harbor Lights, Loaves & Fishes, Catholic Charities, and in Peavey Park!!
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March 3, 2016

Stepping Stone & St. Stephen’s

We enjoyed another great evening with our friends at Stepping Stone and St. Stephen's! A delicious meal was served up with lots of love and laughter. It is such a joy to spend time and make new connections with our brothers and sisters!
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February 27, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

What a great week!!! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 1800 sandwiches this week to our friends at Harbor Lights, Dorothy Day, Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Catholic Charities, and in Peavey Park.
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February 25, 2016

Stepping Stone & St. Stephens

SVCC Missions & Outreach served over 120 meals to our friends at Stepping Stone and St. Stephens shelters this evening!! Lots of laughter and smiles - it is such a joy to spend time with these champions!
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February 22, 2016

Feed My Starving Children

We joined with SVCC to pack the warehouse at Feed My Starving Children tonight! We had over 140 volunteers dancing, laughing, and packing meals like crazy. More than 30,000 meals were packed and will be on their way to Nicaragua soon. What a great way to kick off another year of partnership with FMSC.
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February 20, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

On Monday more than 1800 sandwiches were made and our amazing volunteers celebrated this ministry's first year!! Sandwiches were delivered through the week and today to our friends in Peavey Park, Catholic Charities, Harbor Lights, Dorothy Day, Refill MN, and Loaves & Fishes.
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February 18, 2016

Crystal Care

We were blessed with another fun night of fellowship, games, and music! We are so thankful for these opportunities to spend time with our friends at Crystal Care!
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February 14, 2016

Valentine’s Day Celebration

We joined with SVCC to host the queens of MNTC for Valentines Day. Chef Kaylyn prepared an incredible meal for the ladies. Many SVCC family members shared their testimonies on how God freed them of their addiction. All of the ladies received a gift bag. To end the evening, all of the ladies were presented with a dozen red roses. Thanks to all the volunteers that made this event a huge success.
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February 13, 2016

Covenant Village

We partnered with SVCC Missions & Outreach and the residents of Covenant Village to make prayer jars today! We had a lot of fun prepping and painting, and sharing lots of laughs together. These jars will be given to our Serenity Youth kids to encourage and further activate their prayer lives!
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February 13, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches celebrated its first anniversary this week -- in a very big way!!!! Over 3,500 sandwiches were made and delivered to our partner shelters and in Peavey Park!!! More than 50,000 sandwiches since this outreach began!! Earlier this year, we added hot soup and have given away more than 500 cups so far.
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February 6, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches had another great week, with over 1800 made and delivered, along with more than 100 cups of soup!!! We enjoyed the warmer temps and smiling faces in Peavey Park, and delivered to our friends at Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Dorothy Day, Harbor Lights, Catholic Charities, and Resource MN.
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February 4, 2016

Stepping Stone & St. Stephens

We were blessed with another great evening of food and fellowship at Stepping Stone and St. Stephen's shelters tonight!! We helped SVCC Missions & Outreach to serve over 120 meals made by Chef Nate!! Lots of fun setting up, serving, and eating together.
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January 29, 2016

SV Serves Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

Tonight we partnered with SVCC Missions & Outreach teams to serve over 120 delicious meals and desserts to our friends at Stepping Stones and St. Stephens! A beautiful night for fellowship.
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January 30, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 1800 sandwiches and 100 cups of soup to our partners at Catholic Charities, Refill MN, Loaves and Fishes, Harbor Lights, and Resource MN!!
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January 24, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches had another incredible week of fun, fellowship, and feeding others!!! More than 1,800 sandwiches were made and delivered to our regular partners and a new ministry!!! We now regularly serve Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Dorothy Day, Harbor Lights, in Peavey Park and Catholic Charities!
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January 21, 2016

Crystal Care

Together with the SVCC Missions & Outreach team, we spent another fun evening with the residents of Crystal Care! Jeff brought the music and we had a great time visiting and singing praise & worship songs!! We so look forward to having this time with our friends.
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January 16, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches had its best week yet! We made and delivered over 1800 sandwiches to our partners at Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Dorothy Day, Harbor Lights, and in Peavey Park!! Another cold day full of warm hearts as we served soup and sandwiches in Peavey Park as well. Awesome!!
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January 9, 2016

Covenant Village

Together with the SVCC Missions & Outreach team, we teamed up with the residents of Covenant Village to make blankets for the homeless today! We are so blessed to bring the mission field in and spend time with our friends. Lots of laughter and smiles shared while being His hands and feet!
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January 9, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 1500 sandwiches to our friends at Loaves & Fishes, Refill MN, Dorothy Day Center, Harbor Lights, and Peavey Park this week!! Today's bitter cold was countered a bit with a round of delicious soup as well!
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January 7, 2016

Stepping Stone and St. Stephens

Together with the SVCC Missions & Outreach team, we made and served over 120 meals to our friends at Stepping Stone and St. Stephens this evening! Such a joy to have many new hands and feet join us, and to spend time sharing smiles and laughter.
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January 2, 2016

Serenity Sandwiches

Happy New Year!! Another incredible week for Serenity Sandwiches!!!! More than 40 people came to make sandwiches on Monday, we started our new Wednesday delivery and handed out soup and sandwiches yesterday!! Our friends at Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Dorothy Day Center, and Harbor Lights all received their weekly deliveries as well. More than 1100 sandwiches!! We are so blessed!
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December 26, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches had a great holiday week being His hands and feet! More than 900 sandwiches were made and delivered to our partners at Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Dorothy Day Center, Harbor Lights, and in Peavey Park! We were out on Christmas Eve delivering sandwiches and soup, and loving on His children. We ventured out again today to brave the snow and deliver the rest! God continues to bless us with amazing opportunities to serve!
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December 12, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches & Backpacks for the Homeless

We had another great week with sandwiches, finished off by a huge day in Peavey Park with our backpack initiative!! We made and delivered over 900 sandwiches to our friends at Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Dorothy Day Center, and in Peavey Park!! And?! Delivered over 100 backpacks FULL of food and supplies including blankets, toiletries, snacks, Bibles, and encouraging scriptures, to those in need in Peavey Park. Thank you to everyone who made this possible via your donations and prayerful support!!
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December 12, 2015

NEAR Food Shelf / Toys for Tots Distribution

We partnered with our new friends from NEAR Food Shelf at today's Toys for Tots event in Crystal!! We were blessed with the opportunity to help parents shop for Christmas gifts for their children. Lots of fun and smiling faces!
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December 12, 2015

Covenant Village

We had fun and fellowship with our friends at Covenant Village this afternoon! We had hot chocolate, listened to Christmas music, and played games. We are so blessed to continue this relationship! Join us next time!
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December 5, 2015

Feed My Starving Children

SV and SVCC exceeded their 2015 goal with a record-setting session at Feed My Starving Children! Tonight we packed 46,656 meals which brought us to 221,184! We were also blessed to give a monetary donation of $12,500, which equates to 56,818 meals, bringing our total to 278,002 meals!!! This will impact over 700 children!!
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December 3, 2015

Stepping Stone & St. Stephens

We made and served more than 120 meals to the wonderful men and women at Stepping Stone & St. Stephens shelters tonight! Lots of joy and laughter shared! We are so blessed by these relationships!
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November 28, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 900 sandwiches in Peavey Park and to our friends at Refill MN, Dorothy Day, and Harbor Lights! This was our second week to also serve fruits and vegetables donated by some of our new grocery friends! We are so looking forward to continuing these fruitful relationships and being His hands and feet! God is so good!!
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November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving at Stepping Stones & St. Stephens

SV and the SVCC Missions & Outreach partnered with Covenant Custard to purchase and serve more than 120 first class Thanksgiving meals tonight! We spent time with our friends at Stepping Stones and St. Stephens shelters and enjoyed each others' company. We are so thankful!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
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November 21, 2015

 

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches had another great week! We were blessed with some new relationships, and through these we and were able to deliver salads and personal care products in addition to over 900 sandwiches!! God is so good!!
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November 20, 2015

ROLCC Men’s Conference: Men Re-Routed

Pastor Jeff was the opening speaker at ROLCC's Men's Conference tonight. SVCC's praise & worship team was there and they brought a high level of anointing. The theme of the conference is "Re-Routed" and Pastor Jeff taught on being "Off Course". The power of God was in full force as hundreds came to the altar to end the evening.
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November 19, 2015

Crystal Care

We had another great night with our friends at Crystal Care! We had fun with arts & crafts and helped decorate treasure boxes, then went upstairs for a game of balloon ball. We are so blessed to have this time together!
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November 16, 2015

Feed My Starving Children

SV and SVCC had another successful night packing meals at Feed My Starving Children!! 161 boxes, 34,776 meals, 95 kids fed for a year!! As of tonight we have packed 174,528 meals!! We are so close to hitting our goal of 200,000 meals packed in 2015!
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November 14, 2015

Covenant Custard

SV and the SVCC Missions & Outreach and the residents of Covenant Village joined forces again for Covenant Custard! We had a fun and productive afternoon of jarring custard with our friends!! Be sure to bring cash to church tomorrow! Jars of custard will be sold for $5/ea during fellowship, and proceeds will go to provide Thanksgiving meals to the homeless.
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November 14, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Another amazing week of service! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 900 sandwiches to our friends at Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Dorothy Day, Harbor Lights, and in and around Peavey Park! We are so blessed!
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November 7, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 900 sandwiches to our friends this week!! We delivered to Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Dorothy Day, Peavey Park, and Harbor Lights! Today was our first day with two runs - the morning shift to Peavey Park and our new evening shift to Harbor Lights. We will be making two runs every Saturday going forward!
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November 5, 2015

SV Serves St. Stephens & Stepping Stone

We served over 120 meals to our friends at Stepping Stones and St. Stephens shelters! What a beautiful and fun night! We are so blessed with these opportunities to love and serve. Join us next time!
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October 31, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Rain or shine - we are blessed with another great week! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 950 sandwiches to our friends at Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, Dororthy Day Center, Harbor Lights, and in Peavey Park!!! What amazing opportunities to be His hands and feet!!
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October 26, 2015

Feed My Starving Children

We had another successful night packing meals at Feed My Starving Children!! 165 boxes, 35,640 meals, 98 kids fed for a year! We are well on our way to our goal of 200,000 meals packed in 2015!!!
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October 24, 2015

12 Step Round Up

Powerful messages this morning from Pastor Andrea Messenger and Bishop Earl on "Finishing Strong". Pastor Jeff was the conferences' closing speaker, teaching on "Running with Excellence". Freedom certificates were handed out to all who attend the Free Indeed Ministry. To end the evening, we all celebrated to Travis Greene's song "Intentional". Another powerful day celebrating what the Lord has done.
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October 24, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Another great week! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 800 sandwiches to our friends at Refill -MN, Loaves & Fishes, and in Peavey Park.
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October 22, 2015

Stepping Stone & St. Stephens

Tonight we served over 120 delicious meals and desserts to our friends at Stepping Stones and St. Stephens!
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October 17, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Another amazing week! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 800 sandwiches to our friends at Refill MN, Loaves & Fishes, and in Peavey Park this week. We are continually blessed with opportunities for service and fellowship as this ministry continues to grow.
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October 15, 2015

SV Serves Crystal Care

Another great night with our friends at Crystal Care! God blessed us with a beautiful evening for s'mores around the campfire. We are so grateful for these opportunities!!
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October 10, 2015

Covenant Village for “Custard for a Cause"

We partnered with our friends at Covenant Village for "Custard for a Cause"! We had a great time jarring banana custard! Lots of fun and laughter!! Custard will be sold and proceeds will go toward Thanksgiving meals for the homeless.
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October 1, 2015

Stepping Stone

SV Missions was blessed with a beautiful night of service and fellowship! We are so thankful for the people of Stepping Stone and the relationships we get to build!
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September 26, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Another great week!! Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered more than 800 sandwiches to our friends at Dorothy Day and in Peavey Park!
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September 21, 2015

Feed My Starving Children

Tonight we packed over 33,000 meals that will feed 91 children in Haiti for 1 year! We are on our way to meeting our goal of packing 200,000 meals in 2015!!
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September 17, 2015

Crystal Care

Another great night of fun and fellowship! Last night we visited our friends at Crystal Care and shared lots of laughter while playing a few games.
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May 16-23

Mission to Haiti

SVCC’s 4th Missions Trip to Haiti: SVCC continues the partnership with Healing Haiti and travels to Haiti again. Our community is blessed by the relationships that are being built with the Haitian people. We are grateful to be able to serve the children and elders, by delivery clean water, bringing supplies, and most importantly sharing the love of Christ. The most incredible thing about continuing to travel to Haiti the hope that we all receive when see the tremendous progress that is made each time.
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September 7, 2015

Haiti Team Send Off

Team Haiti is off to be the hands and feet of Jesus! Please keep them in your prayers.
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September 6, 2015

Pizza Party for the Queens of Teen Challenge & Healing House

SV hosted over 100 women from Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge and Healing House with a pizza party to end the summer.  All of the ladies were given a T-shirt as they pledged that they are TOO LEGIT TO QUIT. What a great way to end the summer!!
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September 3, 2015

Pastor Jeff Speaks at MNTC

Pastor Jeff spoke to a full house at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge chapel this morning. The anointing of God was in full force as he honored the ministry where the vision of Serenity Village was birthed over 11 years ago.
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September 3, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches is at it again! We made and delivered over 800 sandwiches to Dorothy Day and Harbor Lights shelters, and Peavey Park! Thanks to all who continue to come out and serve with us!!
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September 3, 2015

Stepping Stone & St. Stephens

We had the privilege of serving over 120 meals at Stepping Stones and St. Stephens shelters tonight! Join us again on the 24th!!
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August 29, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 800 sandwiches this week!! We had a beautiful day for a walk in the park!! Join us next week!!
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August 28, 2015

Picnic in Peavey Park

Peavey Park has the most police calls in Minneapolis this year -- we go to the no-go places to spread the love of God! Hundreds upon hundreds enjoyed a first-class rib and chicken dinner thanks to Smoke In The Pit BBQ. A special thanks to all the SV volunteers that made this event possible.
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August 14, 2015

Concert to Benefit Peace Together Uganda

Another incredible night at SV! The unbelievable music from SV's own team, along special guest, Jeff James, brought down the house and helped raise $8000 for Peace Together Uganda. Thank you to all those who volunteered their time, and a special thank you to Tyler Holte, whose vision and audacious faith made this event possible.
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August 4, 2015

'New Day, New Me' devotionals delivered to Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

Pastor Jeff, Mike and Jackson joined SVCC Elder Mike Shea in giving his 'New Day, New Me' devotionals to Pastor Rich on behalf of the students of MNTC. Having been roommates in this very building 11 years ago, Pastor Jeff and Elder Mike Shea visited their old room, #309, where the vision of Serenity Village was birthed. Without the Biblical training they experienced at MNTC, SVCC would not be where it is today.
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August 3, 2015

St. Stephens and Stepping Stones

SV Missions and Outreach team served over 120 meals tonight to the amazing men and women of St. Stephens and Stepping Stones Shelters!
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August 1, 2015

Convoy of Hope

SV Missions team had an amazing day at the Convoy of Hope Minneapolis event! All of the honored guests that attended this event received free food, grocercies, haircuts, health exams, shoes, access to a job/career fair, as well as fellwoship and prayer.
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July 28, 2015

Elder Mike Shea and Pastor Jeff visited the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center

Elder Mike Shea and Pastor Jeff visited the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center to gift Mike's devotional to inmates. Thank you to everyone who donated to this great cause! It is going to transform lives. God is good!
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July 27, 2015

Pastor Jeff Speaks at Living Free Recovery Services

Pastor Jeff spoke to the clients at Living Free tonight. Elder Mike Shea gifted the clients his devotional. The Holy Spirit was in full force. God is faithful!
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July 25, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

This week Serenity Sandwiches handed out over 900 sandwiches!! Thank you so much for those who came to help make sandwiches and deliver them! Please join us on Monday at 5:00pm to help make the sandwiches! Delivery times will be posted later in the week!
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July 23, 2015

St. Stephens and Stepping Stones

SV Missions and Outreach team served over 120 meals tonight to the amazing men and women of St. Stephens and Stepping Stones Shelters! The gratitude and joy they express each time we visit never gets old! We are truy blessed by these growing relationships!
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July 16, 2015

Crystal Care Center

Another fantastic night at Crystal Care Center with some amazing brothers and sisters from SVCC. We sang, we danced and played balloon ball and our residents loved the fun and attention.
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July 11, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches handed out over 750 sandwiches this week at Dorothy Day Shelter, Peavey Park and Harbor Lights!! We are blessed by all the people we meet each week, they are full of so much gratitude!! Thank you to everyone that helped make this week possible!! We look forward to seeing you on Monday at 5:00pm to make sandwiches!!!
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July 11, 2015

Covenant Village Assists with Serenity Sandwiches

Today SVCC missions team brought our local ministry, Serenity Sandwiches, to the residents of Covenant Village! The residents were thrilled to help make sandwiches for this weeks deliveries!!! Thank you to all who helped!!
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July 4, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made and delivered over 550 sandwiches to both Dorothy Day Shelter and Peavy Park this week. Thank you so much to all who made this possible!! Happy 4th of July!
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July 2, 2015

St. Stephens and Stepping Stones

We were again blessed with opportunities to serve at Stepping Stones and St. Stephen's shelters!! Chef Nate and his crew prepared a top notch meal that was enjoyed by all! Fun and fellowship!
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June 25, 2015

SVCC Serves St. Stephens

St. Stephens Shelter has been and continues to be such a blessing to the SVCC Missions team. We always look forward to the love, laughter, and fellowship we receive from the clients of the shelter!! God is so good, all the time!
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June 18, 2015

SVCC Serves Crystal Care Center

SVCC Missions team visited the residents of Crystal Care Center this evening. It was an evening filled with laughter, love, music, joy and fellowship! God provided a beautfiul day allowing us to take the residnets on a long walk! Thank you to LeeAnn and her team of faithful servants for making this possible!
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June 15, 2015

Packing Meals at Feed My Starving Children

SV took over FMSC tonight! It was an incredible evening of service, laughter and gratitude. Number of boxes packed = 145, number of meals = 31,320, number of kids fed for one year = 85!
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June 13, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Another great week with Serenity Sandwiches!!! 700 sandwiches were made and handed out this week in Peavey Park, at Harbor Lights and at Dorothy Day. Thank you to Kiley and all the volunteers that make this ministry possible each and every week!!
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June 13, 2015

Serenity Strides

An awesome day at Covenant Village for Serenity Strides. The SV champions partnered with the residents of Covenant Village to raise money for missions.
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June 6, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches made 650 sandwiches this week! Which means, 650 people at Peavey Park were blessed with a meal! A special thanks to all of you who helped in making the sandwiches and delivering them!
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May 30, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches made over 800 sandwiches this week!

The sandwiches were handed out to the people in Peavey Park and Harbor Lights Shelter!
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May 28, 2015

SV Serves Stepping Stones & St. Stephens

Tonight was another great night! SV Missions Team served meals to 120 men and women at St. Stephens and Stepping Stones homeless shelters. The fellowship was amazing, everyone was smiling and so grateful for the wonderful food prepared by Chef Rob and his team.
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May 23, 2015

 

Serenity Sandwiches reaches 8,500 mark!

Serenity Sandiwiches has made and handed out over 8500 sandwiches since this ministry began. This week 1000 sandwiches were made! 400 were handed out byRefillMN.org at Dorothy Day Shelter; 300 were provided for a youth connect event sponsored by Loaves and Fishes and 400 were handed out today in Peavey Park! Thank you to all who help this ministry continue to grow!
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May 21, 2015

SV Visits Crystal Care

SV residents visited the residents of Crystal Care tonight. We had fellowship, took the residents on a walk through the garden and played balloon volleyball! Everyone had a wonderful time! Thank you to everyone who attended!
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May 16-23

 

Mission to Haiti

SVCC’s 4th Missions Trip to Haiti: SVCC continues the partnership with Healing Haiti and travels to Haiti again. Our community is blessed by the relationships that are being built with the Haitian people. We are grateful to be able to serve the children and elders, by delivery clean water, bringing supplies, and most importantly sharing the love of Christ. The most incredible thing about continuing to travel to Haiti the hope that we all receive when see the tremendous progress that is made each time.
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May 16, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

SV Serenity Sandwiches had an amazing week! On Monday over 1400 sandwiches were made!! On Tuesday 500 sandwiches were handed out with RefllMN.org at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul! On Wednesday 350 sandwiches were handed out in Peavey Park in South Minneapolis! The remaining 550 sandwiches were handed out to the grateful people of Harbor Lights in South Minneapolis!!
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May 9, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

SV Missions and Outreach team made over 1200 sandwiches this week!! 400 sandwiches were delivered through RefillMN and the rest were handed out to people in South Minneapolis throughout the week!
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May 9, 2015

SV Serves Covenant Village

SV residents had a wonderful time at Covenant Village this afternoon. We prepared several songs and Tyler and Denise led the team and residents in praise and worship!! We shared in laughter and fellowship and feel blessed by this growing relationship!!
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May 7, 2015

SV Serves Stepping Stones & St. Stephens

Tonight we served over 120 men and women at St. Stephens and Stepping Stones Shelters. We feel blessed to continue to build these relationships.
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April 25, 2015

Almost 1,000 Serenity Sandwiches Made Tonight!

What a blessing it is to be able to serve with such amazing people! We will pass them out Wednesday & Saturday in Peavey Park!
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April 23, 2015

SV Serves at Stepping Stones & St. Stephens

What an awesome night! We were honored to serve over 120 men and women at both Stepping Stones and St. Stephens homeless shelters. Thank you to Rob and his team for the hard work in preparing the food and to all who came to serve.
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April 14, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches Partners with RefillMN

With the help of SV, RefillMN served 400 meals at TheDorothy Day Center. That's a total of 900 meals served off RefillMN's ‪#‎morethanafoodtruck‬ in their first two weeks. We need to tackle hunger in Minnesota together, so visit refillmn.org and click 'support' to get involved. There are about a billion ways to help, and inviting your friends to like their page is one of them.
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April 9, 2015

SV partners with Stepping Stones

SV had another amazing night at Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter. A first class meal was served to over 60 homeless men and women tonight. The evening was full of laughter and fellowship!
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April 9, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches Feeds the Homeless

Serenity Sandwiches handed out over 460 sandwiches this week to the homeless men and women in South Minneapolis. Half of the sandwiches were handed out in the Peavey Park area and the other half were handed out in front of Dorothy Day shelter in box lunches with RefillMN Food Truck! Thank you to all who came out to serve this week and make it happen!
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April 3, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches Feeds the Homeless

Serenity Sandwiches is on the move!!! SV handed out over 300 sandwiches to homeless men and women in Peavey Park this week. It was a blessing to meet some amazing people. Thank you to all for taking time out of your life to hand out food and share the love!
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March 26, 2015

SV Serves Stepping Stone & St. Stephens

What a fun evening serving the amazing people of St. Stephens and Stepping Stones homeless shelters. SV served over 120 first class meals tonight! We are so grateful that we have been blessed with these relationships, the opportunity to serve, eat great food, and have awesome fellowship!
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March 19, 2015

SV Serves Feed My Starving Children

We the opportunity to pack meals for the people of Haiti tonight! We broke a RECORD and packed the MOST meals EVER in one session at FMSC Coon Rapids! We packed 182 boxes, 39,312 meals that will feed a total of 108 Haitian kids for one FULL year!! As always we had a great time! Thank you so much to all the volunteers who came out tonight to help!
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March 14, 2015

SV Serves with Covenant Village

Today our missions and outreach team was blessed with the opportunity to partner with the residents of Covenant Village on a service project. We spent the afternoon putting together blankets that will be packed in "emergency backpacks" and distributed to the homeless this winter. We will continue to work with Covenant Village on monthly service projects. The residents were very excited to get involved and help out their neighboring community. They look forward to us returning next month as much as we do!!
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March 12, 2015

SV Serves at Stepping Stones

A flurry of chopping, cutting and dicing surrounds the kitchen as the SV Missions team prepares Kansas City BBQ for the men and women of Stepping Stones Homeless Shelter.
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March 2 & 3, 2015

Serenity Sandwiches

Serenity Sandwiches is off and running, led by the visionary Kiley Benson. 400 sandwiches made by the SV team to be handed out this week outside the doors of local shelters.
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February 26, 2015

SV Serves St. Stephens & Stepping Stone

What an amazing night!! Over 100 homeless men and women were served first class meals at both St. Stephen's and Stepping Stones homeless shelters. The night consisted of great fellowship, fantastic food, singing and praising.
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February 12, 2015

Stepping Stones

SV serves a 1st class meal to over 60 residents of Stepping Stones Homeless Shelter. The seeds that have been planted over the last year are coming to harvest with 10+ Stepping Stones residents attending our church on a regular basis.
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December 22, 2014

SV Serves the Children at Huntington Place!

SV Missions partners with Toys for Tots and Huntington Place Apartments, an 800+ unit apartment community in Brooklyn Park, to wrap and deliver presents to over 200 children within the community. What an awesome event! Merry Christmas!
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December 21, 2014

SV hosts 1st class Christmas dinner for over 100 women!

Serving Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge and the Healing House. Chef Rob and his team prepared and served a 5 star meal. All of the women were blessed with a gift of an SV sweatshirt, a copy of Mike Shea's devotional and a copy of Tyler Holte's CD. The evening was filled with smiles, laughter and tears followed by a powerful SV service!
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December 6, 2014

Suitcases for the Homeless

SV residents served lunch and hand delivered over 50 suitcases filled with essential items to homeless people in need!
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November 24, 2014

SV serves at Feed My Starving Children

SV volunteers pack 145 boxes which equates to 31,320 meals to feed 86 children for one year!
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November 6, 2014

Stepping Stones

SV serves a 1st Class meal (pork tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, caesar salad and chocalate panna cotta) meal. The residents look forward to us coming everyone month and the numbers continue to increase of those being served.
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October 29, 2014

Annual Trunk or Treat

SV partnered with Praise Christian Center's for the annual “Trunk or Treat” where the children of the community can come to the church parking lot. This is a safe and fun alternative to kids in the community trick-or-treating door to door, and also an opportunity to fellowship together while giving back to the community.
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October 18, 2014

Fall Clean Up

SV partners with Praise Christian Center for the 2014 Fall Clean Up. Over 50 SV residents volunteered to clean up the grounds and the inside of the church! Special thanks to LeeAnn for leading the charge and to Pete from PCC for the awesome breakfast!
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October 2, 2014

Pastor Jeff Speaks at Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

Pastor Jeff addresses the students at Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge this morning - a POWERFUL Word of encouragement, love and hope was delivered!
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September 24, 2014

SV Serves Stepping Stone

SV serves a 1st class meal to Stepping Stone Homeless Shelter!
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August 30, 2014

SV serves The Healing House!

SV served a 1st class meal (chicken fettuccini alfredo, chicken nuggets, mac-n-cheese, broccoli, fruit, cup cakes and root beer floats). Each woman and child received gifts!
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August 19, 2014

SV members serve at Feed My Starving Children

SV members served at Feed My Starving Children. 17,496 meals packed this evening which will feed 48 children for an entire year! Cost equivalent is $3,849.12.
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August 19, 2014

SV Serves Simpson House

SV spreads the love and serves a first class meal for the homeless at the Simpson Shelter. Over 120 people served an unbelievable meal of spaghetti with meat balls, fresh garden salad, italian bread, fresh fruit and beverages.
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July 24, 2014

SV Serves at Peavey Park

SV Outreach spreading God's LOVE at Franklin and Chicago's Peavey Park -- Over 700 people were served ribs and chicken from Smoke In The Pit. Sno Cones, Root Beer Floats, Puppet Shows and Powerful Praise and Worship. God is smiling!!
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July 10, 2014

SV Serves at the Resource Center

SV Missions Team led by Tyler and Chef Rob serve up yet another awesome meal for the women and children of Resource MN!!
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July 9, 2014

SV Serves Stepping Stone

SV Missions Team serves another delicious meal to Stepping Stones!!
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June 21, 2014

Great Joy in the City and Founders Day

Pastor Jeff closes out the "Great Joy in the City and Founders Day" festival at River of Life Christian Church in St. Paul.
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June 12, 2014

SV Serves at Feed My Starving Children

Over 150 SV volunteers pack 31,320 meals. SVCC also donates $10,000 which equates to 45,454 meals. Total meals produced by SV & SVCC = 76,774.
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June 11, 2014

SV Serves Stepping Stone

SV serves a 1st class meal to Stepping Stone Homeless Shelter!
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May 29, 2014

SV Serves at the Resource Center!

SV Serves a Gourmet Meal at the Resource Center!
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MAY 17, 2014

SV at Work at Spring Clean-up For Praise Christian Center

The crew from Serenity Village worked hard at the Praise Christian Center Spring Clean-up
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MAY 7, 2014

SV serves a 1st class meal to Stepping Stone Homeless Shelter!

SV serves a 1st class meal to Stepping Stone Homeless Shelter!
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MAY 3, 2014

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge ALUMnight

Pastor Jeff shared a powerful message at the Teen Challenge ALUMnight! Our SV Praise and Worship Team also performed a number of songs and rocked the house!
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APRIL 23, 2014

SV Serves Easter Breakfast at the Simpson Shelter

Special thanks to Jayson Campbell for preparing the meal!
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APRIL 7, 2014

Teen Challenge First Friday Speaker Meeting

Serenity Village takes the bus to the Teen Challenge First Friday Speaker Meeting in support of Pastor Earl! An amazing testimony!
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November 10, 2013

Pastor Jeff speaks at ROLCC, SV takes bus

River of Life Christian Church in St. Paul asked Pastor Jeff to deliver the message on Sunday November 10th.  SV leaders and members went to support Pastor Jeff, and also to support the ROLCC community during that Sunday’s service.
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October 30, 2013

PCC Trunk or Treat

Each year, Praise Christian Center hosts a fun evening called “Trunk or Treat” where the children of the community can come to the church parking lot and “trick-or-treat” by visiting all of the cars and trucks who were kind enough to decorate and pass out candy!  This is a safe and fun alternative to kids in the community trick-or-treating door to door, and also an opportunity to fellowship together while giving back to the community
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October 19, 2013

12-Step Round Up

Waters of Life Outreach Ministry hosts a weekly 12 Step Free Indeed meeting and over 30 SV members and leaders attend this meeting each week.  WOLOM hosts an annual celebration called 12 Step Round Up to recognize each member for their freedom and dedication to their recovery.
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October 12, 2013

PCC Fall Clean Up

Serenity Village members pitch in to help Praise Christian Center (church building where SV its holds spirituality meeting each Tuesday) with their fall clean-up efforts.  We raked leaves, pulled weeds, washed windows, fixed plumbing, cleaned pews, vacuumed and much, much more!
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September 29, 2013

Walk for Hope

For the second year in a row, SV joined forces with MNTC and participated in the Walk for Hope 5k.  Funds raised go to helping those in need of treatment for chemical dependency.
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September 15, 2013

PCC Fall Tailgate

Each year, SV volunteers to assist PCC with their annual Community Carnival, for the kids of the church and around the neighborhood.  This year, we had 15 volunteers at the PCC Fall Tailgate running games, passing out candy and helping with set up-and clean-up.
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September 9, 2013

SV Simpson Shelter dinner

Serenity Village has been sponsoring a meal at the Simpson Shelter for the last 6 years.  Spearheaded by Jayson Campbell, SV Graduate, we  purchase the ingredients, prepare and serve a full meal along with dessert and beverages to approximately 150 homeless individuals.
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August 30, 2013

SV School Supply Drive supplies delivered

This was our first annual SV School Supply drive and we were so happy to be able to collect school supplies, book bags and miscellaneous school items for Forest Elementary School in Crystal, MN  The children were grateful and blessed us with a beautiful, hand-made “Thank You” card!
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June 14, 2013

WOLOM Men’s Conference

Pastor Jeff delivered a workshop message to the men of Waters of Life Outreach Ministry.  River of Life Christian Church and Serenity Village men were also in attendance.
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June 13, 2013

SV Garage Sale

We had a lot of help and many who pitched in to hold our first annual SV Garage Sale.  All proceeds went to the Serenity Village Scholarship Fund, and any items left at the end of the sale were donated to the Salvation Army
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June 12, 2013

Jeff speaking at MNTC

Jeff Hill, graduate of MN Adult & Teen Challenge, speaks at their Stevens location on a quarterly basis.  It is a pleasure to bring a meeting with a positive message to those who are currently in treatment.
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June 9, 2013

Simpson Shelter breakfast

Twice per year, Serenity Village volunteers at the Simpson Homeless Shelter in Minneapolis.  We are the ones who feel blessed as we shop for, prepare and serve a hot meal to 150 unfortunate individuals who are currently without a place to call home.  It is our privilege to bring hope to the hopeless.
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May 18, 2013

PCC Spring Clean Up

Praise Christian Center has been gracious to Serenity Village for the last nine years, allowing us to hold our weekly Life Recovery meeting every Tuesday at 6:30pm.  We give back by helping with whatever the church needs, especially during Spring clean-up.  Over 30 SV volunteers pitched in to get everything done, from indoor cleaning, painting and maintenance, to mowing the lawn, outdoor landscaping and more.
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May 11, 2013

Monica speaking at MNTC Set Free Saturday

MN Adult & Teen Challenge hosts a weekly fellowship and testimony speaker meeting.  Monica Hill was asked to share her testimony at this meeting where more than 100 men and women in recovery gathered to hear a message of hope.
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April 27, 2013

Jeff speaks at Who’s Next

Who’s Next is a Big Book/Bible Study which meets weekly on Saturday mornings at Cornerstone Church in Crystal, MN.  Pastor Jeff was asked to be the keynote speaker at their 5 year anniversary celebration. He delivered a message on perseverance.
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March 16, 2013

WOLOM Women’s conference

Monica Hill was asked to speak at the Waters of Life Outreach Ministry 7th Annual Women’s Conference.  She delivered a message on “Women of Influence” and “Understanding Your Call”.  More than 20 SV women were in attendance.
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March 7, 2013

Feed My Starving Children

Serenity Village formed a team of 15 volunteers who headed to the FMSC Coon Rapids facility to package food to be sent to the most needy children around the globe.
   

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