- Phone: (612) 338-6500
- Mailing Address: 1501 West 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55419
We lament the horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of a person whom our city entrusted with the job of protecting the peace and aiding citizens in need. The physical destruction of our city brings to light the vast economic and systemic disparities between Minneapolis residents and highlights the need for every Christ-follower to put our faith into action by sacrificially serving others in our city.
Join a team from City Church on Saturday as we support the work of Source MN again at Lake & Nicollet in the K-mart parking lot. They've been continuing food distribution from their storefront on Stevens Ave. S twice a week in July and are now planning a larger community distribution on the last Saturday of the month (10/31). These larger events will include fresh produce and diapers. Volunteer shifts are from 8-10am (set-up is a particular need) or 9:30 am - noon (distribution)...or you could serve the entire morning. This work will be entirely outdoors. Sign up here or contact if you'd like more information.
Support The Food Hub that has been distributing on E 38th Street since June. Starting last week, they are processing 100+ boxes of USDA Farmers to Families fresh meat, dairy & produce on Thursdays and need more help, particularly Thursdays through October, during the 12:30 - 2:45 shift. Tuesday & Thursday regular distribution teams work 2.5 hour shifts from 12:45 - 5 pm. Sign up here.
Delivery groceries to homebound elderly through Community Emergency Service's distribution at the 5th Avenue Towers. Bag packers needed at CES from 10 am - noon on Tuesday & Wednesday 11/10 & 11. Home delivery team will be needed on Wednesday evening, 11/11 from 6-8pm. Sign up here.
Read Jemar Tisby's The Color of Compromise. (videos are available, free to you, through our church's Right Now Media subscription, for those that weren't able to participate in this first group) Senior Pastor John Sommerville is hosting a 12-week series of zoom conversations with 30 people from the church the ways that the American Christian church has compromised Biblical ideals of human dignity throughout our history of racial inequality. It is possible that we may run this group again later, if there is interest. if interested in a future group.
Make a financial donation to The Lake Street Council (geographic equivalent of the SW Business Association that City Church is a member of) to invest in the rebuilding of damaged businesses.
Make a financial donation to The One Fund (sponsored by Be The Church MN) in order to provide grants to minority-led churches that have been disproportionately affected due to socio-economic and health-related factors.
Take stock of what and who you support with your economic resources. Are you able to pay a bit more than cheapest internet pricing to support a local business owner in their efforts to rebuild their livelihood? Could you choose a business in an economically disadvantaged part of the city for your purchase instead?
What are you tolerating, by your silence, that may be perpetuating racism or injustice in your relational circles? Speak up, with love and kindness (and firmness) whenever you may witness speech or actions that degrade the dignity of any other person.
Listen well to the experiences of those who have a different perspective. Ask questions. Be curious...and humble.
Seek ways to proactively make our community more accessible to those with a lesser amount of financial resources. This may be in business, education, housing, politics, arts or recreation.