At Saints Martha and Mary, we believe that we are called to gather for worship and friendship, to care and encourage, to learn, to grow in love and faith in Jesus Christ. As a faith community we not only do these things but we are also called to offer caring services to the community and to share the Good News of Jesus with others mainly by striving for food justice and to abolish homelessness so that all people can live in peace and dignity.
Bread Run: Every week volunteers pick up baked goods from Cub Foods and deliver them to B. Lewis House, Dakota Woodlands, ISD 196 Adult Learning program, 360 Community Food Shelves which serves Eagan and Rosemount, community meals at Mt Calvary Church (quarterly), and to individual families during times of need.
Congregational Care: This internal ministry provides prepared meals to our members who are in need due to illness, birth of a child, death of a family member, etc. We also support each other by helping with transportation or childcare during this time of need as needed.
Dakota Woodlands: For the month of May we have a towel outreach for Dakota Woodlands, a shelter serving our community for homeless women, men and children. New sets of bath towels and new bed pillows are given as gifts to families for use during their stay and eventual transition from the shelter to permanent homes.
Food Shelf Collection: Every week food and monetary donations are collected on Sundays and provided to the 360 Communities food shelves which serves families in Eagan and Rosemount. We also hold community food drives in the spring, summer and early fall months.
Dakota County Adopt-a-Highway: Twice yearly in the fall and spring our youth and adults participate in a highway clean-up effort (Yankee Doodle Drive, Between Lexington Ave and Hwy 149).
United Thank Offering (UTO): In celebration of the many blessings in our lives, members (adults and children) of our congregation regularly collect their spare change in a UTO box for donation to the United Thank Offering. Boxes are blessed and the money is used to help people all over the world. The United Thank Offering is a program of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole Church, founded and administered by women since 1889.