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.
Winona Community Day Center located at the Winona Community Warming Center (Edge Church)
Hours of Operation
Tuesday 10am-4pm – Breakfast Club with PSN fro 10a-11a
Thursday 12pm-6pm – Lunch Brunch with PSN 1p-2p
- Access to internet and technology for Telemedicine Appointments and CareerForce Programming and Appointments
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Hygiene Items
- Access to Virtual Peer Support Network Groups facilitated by Mike Fahey, MS, LSW
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
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!
The meditation practice zazen is a physical and mental practice in which you create a laboratory within which to study the self. Simply put, Zen meditation is the study of the self. Within this ‘practical laboratory’, variables or distractions are eliminated by being still and sitting in silence. There are many forms of Zen meditation, from following your breathing to the 8 levels of absorption (samadhi/ jhana), from the penetrating inquiry of koan study, through shikan-taza (sitting as this very moment) to Pure Being beyond form and formlessness. You begin by sitting still in silence, breathing fully and mentally focused on the sensations in the kikai meridian point in the low belly moving with your inhalation and exhalation.
This practice, zazen, can be practiced by anyone regardless of experience or background. This is a practice cultivating deep concentration and alertness to each moment of life. This brings with it deeper understanding of our own humanity and human development.
Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Programs or NAPS, Channel One provides an approximately 35-pound box of free food each month to seniors who meet income guidelines. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Program participants receive nutritious food packages meant to supplement the diet.
Distribution centers are located at more than 50 sites throughout Southeast Minnesota. Seniors age 60 or older who meet certain income guidelines may be eligible. Eligible clients may register for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program through Channel One.
If you think you may be eligible for CSFP or know someone who may be eligible and would like to apply, please call 507-424-1704 or toll free at 1-877-500-8699 for more information.
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.
- 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WIC is a nutrition program that helps families eat well and stay healthy.
WIC program provides:
· Nutrition Education – nutrition assessments, one-on-one counseling about food and nutrition, and breastfeeding to help you feed your family in a healthy way.
· Healthy Foods – WIC gives you vouchers to buy healthy foods.
· Health Services – WIC helps you with referrals to other health and social services.
Who is WIC for?
· Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or recently had a baby
· Infants from birth to 1 year of age
· Children from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday
To qualify for WIC you need to:
· Have a nutritional and/or medical need
· Meet the WIC income guidelines or be enrolled in another program such as MinnesotaCare
On behalf of the Winona County Board this agency administers various services in the areas of welfare, public assistance, social services and child support. These services are administered pursuant to state law and rule under the supervision of the State of Minnesota.
- Focus is on people not programs.
- Have a responsibility for the common good.
- Have mutual responsibility to each other.
- Provide safety nets and ladders up.
- Will be partners with communities to mobilize supports for people to function and succeed.
Several programs and services geared toward children, adults and aging adults.
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.
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.
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.
Check website for mass and confession times.