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.
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.
A masjid (central mosque) and activity center. Various prayer times and activities.
We are God’s partially faithful, yet wonderfully gifted people. Together we are called to heal, educate and connect all our brothers and sisters to our loving and forgiving God. We believe that this call comes to us in Baptism, and is nourished through the Word, Eucharist, and works of mercy and caring.
St. Stan’s is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona.
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.
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.
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 Lutheran Campus Center is a ministry serving the students and staff of Winona State University, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and Minnesota State College—Southeast Technical. They strive to communicate the Christian message of the gospel in fresh ways that bear witness to God’s amazing grace. They are sensitive to the unique needs of those on campus and are ready to engage young adults facing the most pressing challenges of their academic lives.
The Lutheran Campus Center reaches out to ALL who teach and learn, inviting them to experience the joys of serving God and neighbor.
The Lutheran Campus Center is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (the ELCA), and is supported by the congregations and organizations of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, alumni, and friends.
Redeemer is a servant community where people experience and grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ by faith, in order that all people be blessed with God’s grace.
Also providing preschool programs which coincide with the public school calendar for children 33 months – five years.
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church has a rich history that dates back to when it was founded in 1856. The church continues to thrive over 150 years later. It also has a K-8 elementary school and offers a half day program for prekindergarten 3 and 4 year olds for parents that want to help their children receive a Christ-centered education at an affordable price. Over half of every student’s annual tuition is paid for by the church.
Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church is a member of the joint Ministry of Lutheran Pioneer Ridgeriders, along with Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, Ridgeway (Dakota) MN, St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Nodine (Dakota) MN, and St. Luke Ev. Lutheran Church, Pickwick (Winona) MN.