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.
All Are One Church is an inclusive Roman Catholic parish. It is our ongoing desire to create and nurture a parish where all are welcome regardless of age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or religion. The language used in our liturgies is inclusive for both God and people. We strive to practice what we preach, especially through social justice outreach, and challenge each other to become better people of God. All are welcome at the communion table!
Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.
To see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs, click on your state to use the eligibility screening tool. You will be asked a few simple questions but you will NOT be asked for information that identifies you. It’s easy, confidential and free!
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.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona was erected in 1889, with the Church of St. Thomas (constructed in 1868) serving as the first pro-cathedral.
The Parish of St. Casimir was established on Christmas Day, 1905 to minister to the Polish residents of West Winona. It still occupies its original combination church/school building at 624 West Broadway.
The present Cathedral of the Sacred Heart building was constructed in 1952 to serve as the Cathedral to the Diocese of Winona at 360 Main Street. Cathedral also provides support and worship space for the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center at Winona State University.
The Parishes of St. Casimir and Cathedral of the Sacred Heart were merged into a cluster in 2007.
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Catholic Charities is a comprehensive social service agency providing a full range of services to children, families, adults, seniors and communities.
For more than 60 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Winona has been providing help and creating hope in Southern Minnesota.
- Adopted Adult & Birth Parent Searches
- Bone Builders
- Clinical Counseling
- Common Good RSVP
- Guardian and Conservatorship Program
- Immigration Legal Services
- Parish Social Ministry
- Pregnancy, Parenting & Adoption
- Project Rachel
- Refugee Resettlement Program
The Age Well at Home Program, supported by Catholic Charities of southern Minnesota, is looking for volunteers to support a variety of requests. Anyone interested in learning more about the Age Well at Home program services and/or volunteer opportunities may call Bernie Merchlewitz at 507.454-2270, email at email@example.com.
Centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ, loved and forgiven by God, and energized by the Holy Spirit to love and serve others. They welcome questions, embrace paradox and the complex nature of faith, and celebrate unity in Christ through weekly worship and communion.
To worship God through lives of prayer, praise, thanksgiving, witness, and service. We strive to carry out Christ’s Great Commission by reaching out to all people and to serve in response to God’s love to meet human needs: care for the sick and aged, nurture children and youth, to advocate justice for all people and to work for peace. We work to nurture our own members so we can all grow in faith. We strive to instill a sense of appreciation for our congregation’s history and for our geographical setting in a unique place in God’s creation.
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.
Central Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This congregation includes a child care center that serves the community with full-time care for infants through school age children. They also provide a community meal on Wednesday nights as well as worship and learning opportunities throughout the week.
The Feast is a Wednesday community meal, which is served from 4:45-6 pm. They serve around 250 people each Wednesday night. The meal is open to all in the community, and the cost is “pay as you can”. A wide variety of people come to The Feast. Those who serve at The Feast enjoy being with a truly diverse crowd of people and getting to know those who serve as well as the guests. New volunteers are paired with experienced volunteers on teams, and cooking happens on a flexible schedule between Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a meal that makes a difference – one guest said, “This is the only time I get to eat with other people. It’s the best part of my week.” Volunteers will delight in seeing college students, senior citizens, parents and children gathered at a table and sharing conversation as they share a meal, knowing that this is a sign of a healthy community.
Food safety training is offered regularly, and all volunteers who handle food are asked to take the training once in their first three months.
Community Bible Church is a group of people whose purpose is to love God by loving and serving each other, growing in faith, and engaging the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They meet together on Sunday Mornings at 10:00am.
Faith Lutheran Mission:
We are called to make disciples
We INVITE our friends, our neighbors and one another to experience and share God’s transforming love.
We HELP each other grow in faith.
We SEND ourselves into the world to serve according to the example of Jesus.
The purpose of First Baptist Church Winona is to glorify God in obedience to his commands as revealed in the Bible and through prayer. They are called to invite all people into an ongoing, life-changing relationship with Christ and His church. They strive to provide opportunities for spiritual growth through worship, education, fellowship, evangelism, and service to others. With the help of the Holy Spirit, they seek to identify and use their spiritual gifts, to grow in their faith, to strengthen families, and to deepen their relationship with each other for the increased ministry of God’s church.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.