Beer + Food = Fighting Hunger!
Finnegans Brewing Co. located in Minneapolis is a rather unique company. All of their proceeds go to feeding the hungry. That’s right, you heard me correctly, a beer company donates everything it makes to fight the battle against hunger. One of the innovative ways Finnegans does this is through their “Reverse Food Truck.” This food truck does not give out food, instead they collect non-perishable food donations and cash at large events around the Twin Cities. In this area of the Midwest, many of the proceeds from this truck go to the Emergency Foodshelf network.
And guess what, they’ll be at St. Mark’s this Sunday August 24th! So please bring a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to the truck to support this creative way a brewing company does God’s mission in the world. Come chat with me on Sunday to see how you can spread the word about this pioneering company.
God’s Work Our Hands Day
“God’s Work Our Hands” Day is an ELCA church wide event held on September 7, 2014. It is an opportunity to celebrate our life of faith in service to the world with the nearly 10,000 other congregations of the ELCA. St. Mark’s will be participating in this afternoon of service by working in the North St. Paul neighborhood. We will have lunch after the 10:15am service in Rees Hall and leave for our projects by 12pm. All of the volunteering will be done around 1:30pm so you can go home and watch the remainder of the Vikings game. Packer fans, your team plays the previous Thursday so no excuses for not being there!
Go to this website www.stmarks-nsp-gwoh.eventbrite.com and sign up for one of the many projects. Included are Polar Packs, yard work at the Ramsey County Care Center, work at the Southwood Park Preserve, and more! Or you can sign up in Rees Hall.
Once you are registered, stop by the sign up table in Rees Hall on Sunday and get your "God's Work Our Hands" t-shirt. We paid around $5 for them, if you are willing please give a free will offering to help defray the costs.
Alright, enough plugs for big events. Enjoy your weekend and the State Fair!
-Intern Tom (at least until Monday)