On May 23 2010 the congregations of McKinley UMC and Central UMC came together to worship at Windom Park in Winona, MN. It was their first worship together to begin the merging of the two congregations into one new “reborn” congregation. Over the next two years the mission statement of “Love God. Love People.” was formed and then on May 6 2012 the new name “Wesley United Methodist Church” was chosen for this reborn congregation.
In the fall of 2009 the church started a new program called “Souper Tuesday”. They started the program as an outreach to the people in the community who might need a hot meal to feed their bodies and/or fellowship to feed their souls. The meal is completely free and is one of the ways they try to practice the hospitality that Christ has shown.
Great Rivers 2-1-1 offers free, confidential community information and referrals 24 hours/day. Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to an information and referral specialist.
We also offer a Crisis Hotline 24/7. Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to a crisis specialist.
They offer resources for:
Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Mental health services
Addiction recovery resources
Marital and Family concerns
Food and basic needs
Because we are unconditionally loved by God we are called to do the same in thought, word and deed with our family, Community and world.
Faith is developed through worship, prayer, and Christian Education. This prepares the congregation for local and global missions, community involvement, and spreading God’s good news to others. All people are welcome and encouraged to join this church family.
Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels?
Anyone age 60 and over and who is confined to their home or unable to prepare a balanced meal. Spouses are automatically included regardless of age. The service, facility and benefits of this program are for the use of all older people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
Is there a charge for the meal?
Recipients are given the opportunity to donate toward the cost of the meal. Donation letters are mailed out each month for the previous months’ meals. No one is denied a meal because of inability to contribute. Food Stamp EBT cards are welcome.
Everyone is invited to enjoy a delicious homemade meal every Wednesday from 5-6pm at Central Lutheran Church. The price is whatever you can afford, and the hospitality is warm and welcoming.
From 6:30-7pm you are invited to “Food for the Soul,” an uplifting worship service with a stirring message, thoughtful liturgy and Holy Communion.
Every Wednesday from 5-6:15pm with a worship service at 6:30pm.
Sunday services start at 6PM they are infused with vibrant worship, prayer, and challenging messages so you are sure to feel right at home. Realizing that life is full of stresses, surprises, and stuff, making sure that Biblically based relevant messages are always a part of the 60–75 minute services. You’ll certainly take something valuable home with you!
- Birth and death certificates
- Around-the-clock monitoring for infectious diseases
- Assurance that the water and food are safe to drink and eat
- A swift, effective response to disease outbreaks and public health emergencies
- Investigation into novel illnesses
- Planning with hospitals and health care systems to rapidly care for large numbers of injured or ill victims
- An immunization program for preventable diseases
- Data to identify economic trends such as health care costs
- Data to identify public health concerns, such as obesity
- Health reforms to improve population health and the medical system
- Quality measurement and public reporting of clinical care
- Statewide health improvements that focus on policy, environmental, and systems changes in communities
- Assurance that inappropriate care in nursing homes, hospitals and other care facilities is corrected
- Planning to help ensure rural Minnesotans have access to care
- Statewide food programs for women, infants and children
- Information about health behaviors and chronic disease prevention, such as which diseases are among the most prevalent, costly and preventable
- Information about effective approaches to improving health and reducing the state’s incidence of chronic diseases.
- Efforts to eliminate health disparities between Minnesota’s different ethnic populations
- Programs that encourage people to make healthy choices
- Advice about reducing environmental and pollution risks to health
- Assurance the dead are disposed of properly
The Hometown Resource Center is a non-profit organization operating in rural Southeastern Minnesota. Their work is done by and for the people of rural communities. They come together and share experiences, information and assistance to help one another and stabilize rural communities. The Resource Center’s mission is to assist people in their local community and surrounding rural area with their food, clothing, household and monetary needs. They believe each person has inherent dignity and should be treated respectfully while provided with the services and outreach they need. The Resource Center empowers people to take responsibility for their destiny through physical, social, emotional, financial, legal, educational, political, spiritual, ethical and career planning supports.
Winona Volunteer Services is an organization that provides a variety of services including securing and distributing food, clothing, information and referrals, and emergency assistance in a respectful and dignified manner to those in need. The agency operates a food shelf, coordinates home delivered meal programs in Winona and Goodview, administers emergency assistance, and operates a used clothing store.
Winona Volunteer Services needs help year-round in their Clothes Shop.
Cashier: ring up customer sales and assist with maintaining a neat and organized store. This position requires a background check. One four-hour shift per week for at least one year is the time commitment. Requires standing for long periods of time.
Sorter: sort through donations and hang the best clothing donations for re-sale. One four-hour shift per week is the time commitment. Requires standing and lifting.
Donations Specialist: assist donors with their clothing and maintain a clean and organized donation area. One four-hour shift per week is the time commitment. Requires standing for long periods of time.
First Congregational Church of Winona, United Church of Christ, is dedicated to the freedom and responsibility of the individual soul. They welcome all. They nurture spiritual growth. They encourage personal inquiry.
Luanne Robin Petron is a Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Master offering Massage and Therapeutic techniques that include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Geriatric, Sports, Prenatal, Hot Stone, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral combined with Polarity Therapy, Rain Drop Therapy, Healing with Crystals, Acupressure and Reflexology. She encourages holistic approaches to health, offering quality massage and bodywork services in Winona, Minnesota and La Crosse, WI.
For appointments contact Luanne at 507-450-7032 or fill out the contact information page.
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Facilitating retreats for over twenty years and offering spiritual direction for more than ten years. Master’s degree in servant leadership and additional certification in spiritual direction. Undergraduate work blends spirituality, expressive arts and psychology.
Offering individual and group work in spiritual direction, training in compassionate communication, and creative learning experiences to honor and explore the sacred relationships of life as paths for healing, renewal and transformation.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is an organization of individuals with a commitment to bettering the lives of Minnesotans by helping to provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and nonprofits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
MDHS’ largest financial responsibility is to provide health care coverage for low-income Minnesotans. They are also responsible for securing economic assistance for struggling families, providing food support, overseeing child protection and child welfare services, enforcing child support, and providing services for people with mental illness, chemical dependency, or physical or developmental disabilities.
Grace Place is a Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to provide Christian guidance, support, and encouragement for families experiencing brokenness and change. To support this, they happily accept donations of gently used items that they sell in their thrift stores. The profit from the stores allows them to provide the guidance, support, and encouragement to all those who need it.
Grace Place offers a variety of group opportunities to support families and provide a safe space for learning and growth.
- Morning Music
- Evening Song
- Godly Play
- Gospel Hour
- Breaking Bread Community Meal
If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your skills and experiences, you are invited to become a part of the Grace Place family. Grace Place would not be successful without people like you! Grace Place offers a variety of opportunities for those in the community who wish to become involved in helping single mothers and families.
Click here to learn more about volunteering.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities:
- Help in the thrift shop with sorting and organizing
- Morning Family Music session assistance
- Basement organization and holiday material
- Set up holiday decoration
- Fundraising events, painting and music groups
All volunteers will be paired with an older volunteer.
Calgary Baptist Church refers to itself as “a friendly church with a message of hope.” They are not here to condemn your past, but to help move forward into the future. At Calvary Baptist Church you will find a loving church family who is concerned with your relationship with Jesus Christ. Calvary Baptist Church stands without apology as a fundamental, independent Baptist Church. They are traditional and conservative in their music.
Celebrate Recovery: The purpose of the Celebrate Recovery group is to provide a safe and healing place where acceptance is the norm; to receive loving affirmation and recovery from our hurts, habits and hang-ups.
- Hurts: Are an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation (abuse, abandonment, codependency, divorce, relationship issue, etc.)
- Habits: An addiction to someone or something (alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, sex, shopping, smoking, etc.)
- Hang-Ups: A negative mental attitude that is used to cope with people or adversity (anger, depression, fear, unforgiveness, etc.)
There is no contact information available for the Celebrate Recovery Group. Current meeting information: The group meets for dinner at 6pm and then go to the Stockton Community Center for a meeting. The group separates into two groups – one for women and one for men.