Dear Faith in Action Friends,

Can you believe it’s February of 2022?! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas season and are staying healthy. This past December we were blessed to be able to make Christmas deliveries and visit with some of our clients. Thank you to our Christmas Sponsors, and to our new friends at a local nonprofit called Everyday Grace for donating gifts toward this fun event!! Check out a few pictures here.

Faith in Action is hiring a part time volunteer coordinator and part time client advocate. If you or someone you know may be interested in joining our fun team and making a lasting impact in the community, please let me know!

Our Annual Gala is coming up on March 19, 2022 at Rockwoods in Otsego! Tickets and Sponsorships are on sale here or by calling 763-263-4277. *More details here

Thanks to your support and prayers, in 2021 Faith in Action coordinated:

  • 22,400 Miles driven
  • 621 Rides to the grocery store or doctor appointments
  • 1,050 Hours of driving by our volunteer drivers
  • 580 Hours of cleaning, mowing, friendly visiting, respite, shoveling & handyman services
  • 1,500 Hours of small group & church projects
  • 60 Local Families served by Furniture for Families Program
  • 47 New Clients
  • 16 New Ongoing Volunteers
  • 354 New Group Volunteers

After 19 years, Great River Faith in Action continues to support the needs of elderly folks and struggling families throughout Sherburne County, and surrounding areas in Minnesota. We help disabled folks and the elderly live independently in their homes for as long as it is safe and reasonable for them to do so, reducing the need for them to move into an assisted living facility. In addition, we also provide beds, basic furniture and household items to struggling families and individuals at no cost, through our Furniture for Families Program. Thanks to donations, and Becker Furniture World as they assist in providing and delivering furniture, we are continuing to bless these families as they start to get back on their feet again.

Here are some ways you can join us!!

  • Volunteer as a driver, to clean, do yardwork, help in our office, or your special gifting!
    Call us and let’s talk about how you can help!
  • Pray for us as we strive to serve the community.
  • Spread the word- We are hiring part time team members!!
  • Donate funds.
  • Have an elderly or disabled neighbor that needs help? Tell them about FIA.
  • Gather your business and volunteer to help with Spring Yard Cleanup! A couple hours is all it takes!
  • Ask your Pastor if FIA can come in and share on Sunday or at a small group.

Thank you again for your prayers, encouragement and financial support. We couldn’t do what we do without you!! We are so thankful to God for his continued guidance of this ministry.

Maureen Baty
Executive Director