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SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Worship and Pastoral Care

  • Lake Minnetonka Care Center - Members of the St. David’s community visit to offer a prayer service to residents each Sunday that we meet in person for worship. 

  • Community of Hope International - A 14-week course of study, reflection, and community-building to further equip lay people to do the work of pastoral care. The course is rooted in the core wisdom of Benedictine Spirituality. Founded in 1994, it is established in churches, hospitals, hospice facilities and other institutions across the U.S., Canada, and Africa. 

  • Pastoral Care Team - our 11-member team regularly contacts our most vulnerable parishioners and reaches out to members of our community for fellowship, prayer, and conversation to determine if we, as a community, can help address an unmet need. 

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry - shawls are hand-crafted and shared when there is a health challenge as a reminder of the Spirit’s presence in challenging times. 

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Hunger, Homelessness, and Education

Mama Ada Foundation

Ada Kuto worshipped at St. David’s several years ago while staying with relatives during a visit from her home country of Kenya. She came to know people in the congregation and stayed in touch after returning home. Since then, Ada has welcomed visitors from St. David’s to her Anglican church in Ziwa, Kenya.  The partnership between our two faith communities has resulted in opportunities for Ziwa students to get scholarships and farmers to receive seeds to plant fields.  We continually raise funds and occasionally host a meal, complete with Kenyan food, music, and fun.

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

St. David’s is one of nearly 100 congregations who support the work of this organization’s mission: As a collaborative of congregations united in action, we create homes and advance equitable housing.  

While diverse in religious traditions, sizes, locations and experiences, each congregation is called to action by faith—working, growing, and learning together, raising voices for the sake of a more compassionate and just Minnesota. Collectively, congregations open fellowship halls and classrooms and cook hot meals to shelter families in crisis; turn out for city council meetings and write postcards to legislators; make sure residents have sheets, spatulas, and laundry soap for their first night in a new apartment. 

“Our many faiths call us to act to create more equitable communities where all people have a home.”

Families Moving Forward

A part of Beacon, helps families experiencing homelessness to find their way home. The program provides temporary housing, case management, skills education, and connection to community resources to help parents and children thrive in stable homes.  When requested, St. David’s hosts up to four families for a week at a time.  Volunteers cook meals, play with children, set up and take down the bedroom facilities and offer support and encouragement as families gain resources needed to get into safe affordable housing.

ICA Food Shelf

Administrative offices are located on the St. David’s campus. Parishioners regularly donate food, household, and personal hygiene supplies to this program.  ICA’s mission: To offer hope as we provide assistance to our neighbors in need.

Loaves & Fishes

When meals are being offered in person, a group from St. David’s serves monthly at the St. Gabriel’s site at 1320 Mainstreet in Hopkins.

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Connecting for Play

  • 1st Wednesday Connect - we gather by Zoom at 6:55 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month for either an informal social hour or a time to learn about a specific topic or organization. (Previously 1st Wednesday Dinner & Gathering which was suspended when we were unable to share a meal in person.) See weekly update for information.

  • Bike Club - occasional summer group rides, visiting areas in Minneapolis or raising funds for a designated cause. Watch the weekly update for information.

  • Progressive Dinners - a favorite social gathering that’s temporarily on hold. Watch the weekly update for information.

  • Bridge Club - getting together for a friendly and challenging game of cards. Temporarily suspended - watch the weekly update for information.

  • First Friday - this monthly lunch with a guest speaker is temporarily suspended due to Covid. Watch the weekly update for information.

  • Hiking with St. David’s - an occasional event; details to be announced.

  • Women who camp - an occasional event; details to be announced.

  • Youth Group Activities - details to be announced.