- Phone: (612) 338-6500
- Mailing Address: 1501 West 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55419
The Bible continually calls God's people to care for and invest in the community they call home. The physical destruction of our city last summer brought 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.
Delivery groceries to homebound elderly through Community Emergency Service's distribution at the 5th Avenue Towers. Two or three bag packers needed at CES from 10 am - noon on Tuesday 5/11 to gather and prepare the groceries. A 6-8 person home delivery team will be needed on Wednesday evening, 5/12 from 6-8pm to unload the van and deliver to apartment doors. Masks required, Gloves and sanitizing supplies will be provided. Sign up here.
Lake Street Food Distribution in K-mart Parking Lot - Saturday 5/15
City Church supports the work of Source MN by volunteering at the Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue community food distribution. This larger event on the third Saturday of the month includes fresh produce and diapers. Shifts are from 8-10 am (set-up), 9:30 - noon (distribution), 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (distribution & tear down). Sign up here if you'd like to be part of the team!
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 hosted 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 or The One Fund, established to support Black-led churches and ministries in the Twin Cities.
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.