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ALBERT LEA – KJLY – Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution is held at the United Methodist Church in Albert Lea on the 1st Saturday of each month. Doors open at 9:30 and distribution is from 10 to 11:30AM.
ALGONA -KJYL – Algona Evangelical Free Church is sponsoring the Conquer Series, a video-based support group for men who struggle with an addiction to pornography. This group meeting will be held in person and via Zoom. For details of location and time please email email@example.com.
ARNOLDS PARK – KJIA – Respite Angel Care is available at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:30AM. Call 712-332-2447 for more information.
ARNOLDS PARK – KJIA – The Community Table is a free meal offered to everyone on the second Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 6:45PM at the campus of the Okoboji Bible Ministries in Arnolds Park. The 3rd Thursday meal will be held in Spirit Lake at the Bedell Family YMCA. For further information, please call 712-332-2883.
AUSTIN – KJLY – Austin’s Grace Lutheran Church hosts a Ruby’s Pop-up Pantry the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Doors open at 4:00 PM.
BLOOMINGTON – KJGT – Cedar Valley Church, in partnership with Bloomington Parks and Recreation, is hosting a free lunch for the community from noon – 1:00p.m. at Cedar Crest Park every Thursday, June 16 – August 18.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – The Blue Earth Valley Quilters meet on the third Monday of each month with the exception of July and December. Announcements and photos can be found on Facebook under the group name Blue Earth Valley Quilters. For more information call 507-526-3979.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Silver Sneakers, exercise for seniors, meets at 10AM each Monday and Wednesday year round at the Fitness Center in Blue Earth. For more information or to register call 507-526-3376.
BLUE EARTH – KJLY – Interfaith Caregivers offer two support groups each month. The Parkinson support group meets the second Thursday of the month at 1:30 PM and the Dementia support group gathers every fourth Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Both support groups meet at the Interfaith caregiver office. For more information you can contact Interfaith Caregivers at 507-526-4684.
CLARION – KJYL – Wright on Toastmasters meets every Friday from 7-8AM at Hagie West Campus. Use the east door.
CLEAR LAKE – KJCY – To help navigate the loss of a loved one (not a pet or through a divorce) the Fall Session of Grief Share at Open Bible Church will be on Thursdays, September 8 – December 8 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Join anytime during the 13 weeks. For more information call Will 641-430-1139.
COON RAPIDS – KJGT – Free Foods for Kids program will be giving away nutritional meals for kids at North Point Church on Mondays from 11am to 3pm.
EAGLE GROVE – KJYL – A cancer support group meets every other Monday evening, except on holidays, at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Eagle Grove. For more information call 515-603-9011.
EAGLE GROVE – KJYL – Divorce Care will be meeting weekly on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 pm at Grace Evangelical Church in Eagle Grove. For more information go to DivorceCare.org or call 515-890-0936 to rsvp.
ESTHERVILLE – KJIA – Estherville Hope is for students in grades 6 through 12 who meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Roosevelt Building.
FAIRMONT – KJLY – Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday evening at 6PM at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, in Fairmont.
FAIRMONT – KJLY – Fairmont Woman’s Day Community Bible Study Class meets every Wednesday at 9:00am at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. To learn more or to register visit fairmont.cbsclass.org.
FARIBAULT & MARTIN COUNTIES – KJLY – Faribault and Martin Counties Human Services are searching for potential Foster Parents to work alongside them to provide a loving, caring and stable home for county children that are in need of a safe environment with dedicated caregivers. If interested, please call 507-238-4757 or email Bethany.Jobe@fmchs.com.
FRIDLEY – KJGT – Free Foods for Kids program will be giving away nutritional meals for kids at Creative Church in Fridley on Fridays from 9am to 9pm.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – The Community Christian School in Fort Dodge has added a Day Care for infants through elementary children and a Before and After School Care. Call 515-573-3011 to reserve your child’s spot.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Restoration Point Addiction Ministry meets on Friday nights from 7:00 to 9:30PM at Harvest Baptist Church, in Fort Dodge. Free child care is provided. Counseling is available for individuals and families, with an accountability and support group. For more information or help you can call 515-955-3074.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Fort Dodge, hosts a FREE family art day on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Families will be provided with art materials and instructions to create a project to take home that day. Guided tours are available. For more information call 515-573-2316.
FORT DODGE – An interdenominational Women’s Community Bible study meets Thursday mornings from 9am to 11am at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. To register go to fortdodge.cbsclass.org and click on the “Register Now” button. For more information please contact Michelle at 515-570-5173.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, has a Women’s Bible Study on Mondays at 1:30PM at Friendship Haven. Another Women’s Bible Study meets Tuesdays at noon in the church boardroom. A Men’s Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 7:00AM at Zakeer’s Restaurant . Another Men’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 6:30AM in Conference Room number 1.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – ICKY’s in Fort Dodge is a youth center for 5-12th grade students. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Hope Sweet Hope Studios has a recovery and healing circle for women every Thursday at 1:30 PM at 1900 5th Avenue S in Fort Dodge. For more information, please call 515-302-8016.
FORT DODGE – KJYL -Obria Pro-Life Mobile Medical Unit will be parked at Lutheran Family Service in Fort Dodge every Wednesday from 9am to 5pm. Call 515-291-1599 with questions.
FORT DODGE – KJYL – Redemption Church-Assembly of God is having weekly nights of worship, every Monday at 6:00 PM. Our Church is located at 2200 Central Ave in Fort Dodge. Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with questions.
FROST – KJLY – Dell’s Lutheran Pioneer Club for children in preschool through the 5th grade, will be held every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:15 PM at Dell Lutheran Church in rural Frost beginning in October of every year. Please call 507-525-1611 with your questions.
GOLDFIELD – KJYL – Crossroads Youth and Family Center in Goldfield, is open for activities and for kids to hang out on Friday and Saturday nights. Elementary kids are welcome from 6:00 to 7:30PM. Middle School kids are 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Youth in High School and older are welcome from 9PM to 11PM. On Wednesday, early out days, kids of all ages may come from 2:30 to 4:00 PM.
HAMPTON – KJCY – Hampton Old Time Country Hoedown will be held on the 1st Monday of each month from 6-9 pm at the historic Windsor Theatre in downtown Hampton. Check out their Facebook page for pictures, videos, and updates. Contact Don 641-425-0909 with any questions.
MANKATO – KJLY- Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Hillside Church offers Celebrate Recovery, a ministry that helps people overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups by allowing God’s grace to help. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month a meal is served at 5:45 p.m. before the CR start time. For further information checkout hillsidemankato.com under the ‘Connect’ tab.
MANKATO – KJLY – Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato, offers a care-giving ministry, ‘Journeys’ on Tuesday evenings beginning with a meal during the 5 o’clock hour followed by a time of praise and worship. They then offer several groups at 6:30: Celebrate Recovery for adults, children and teens, GriefShare, Divorce Care, Light in the Dark, and Hope for Hurting Parents. To register or to find out more you can go to Hosanna Mankato.
MANKATO – KJLY- Hosanna Lutheran Church, is offering Summer in the Son every other Wednesday, June 8th – August 17th from 9am – 11am. This on going event for parents to connect with other PreK- 5th parents and to grow in your faith while the kids play at a local park! Toys, light snacks, and a short devotional and prayer time provided. For summer dates and park locations, check out the Hosanna website hosanna.church/event/summer-in-the-son.
MANKATO – KJLY – Classic Conversations support Christian home school communities in Mankato To find out more about this support group and their weekly community days go to classicalconversations.com and click on “Community Search.”
MANKATO – KJLY – New Creation Church Potter’s House of Prayer is a set of weekly prayer meetings aimed at calling individuals and families to a life of prayer here in the Minnesota River Valley. Whether you want to grow in your faith, learn how to pray, or simply need some time alone with Jesus away from the busyness of life, Potter’s House of Prayer is the place for you. Tuesday’s from 6-8am, 1-3pm and 7-9pm.
MANKATO – KJLY – New Creation Church, woman join every Friday for a time of personal encouragement and corporate prayer for the needs of the church and the greater Mankato area. Coffee and fellowship begins at 9:30 a.m and prayer is from 10:00 a.m to noon.
MANKATO – KJLY – Prayer is the lifeblood of the church. Everything we do as a church family is built upon the foundation of prayer. Every Sunday night from 5-6:30pm come together as a family of believers to pray for the church and the region. (Please note there isn’t a gathering on holiday weekends)
MANSON – KJYL – Twin Lakes Bible Camp Pumpkinfest will be on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the weekends between Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, October 23. There will be a variety of events and concessions available to purchase.
MASON CITY – KJCY – The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets every 3rd Wednesday at 6:00pm at the Kentucky Ridge Assisted Living in Mason City. For more information call 641-423-5707.
MINNEAPOLIS (DOWNTOWN) – KJGT – Free Foods for Kids program will be giving away nutritional meals for kids at Our Village Reunion in downtown Minneapolis on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm.
MINNEAPOLIS (SOUTH) – KJGT – Free Foods for Kids program will be giving away nutritional meals for kids at St. Paul Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis on Tuesdays from 11am to 3pm.
MINNEAPOLIS (NORTH) – KJGT – Free Foods for Kids program will be giving away nutritional meals for kids at Inner City Church in north Minneapolis on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm.
MOUND – KJGT – Free meal at Mound Evangelical Free Church every first, third, and fifth Wednesday of the month from 5-6:30 pm. Those who are in need are also welcome to partake of a food shelf.
MOUNTAIN LAKE – KJWR- Mothers of Preschoolers in the Mountain Lake Area meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM. Meetings are at the Center Point Church in Mountain Lake. For more information, please call 507-822-3906.
MOUNTAIN LAKE – KJWR – Bethel Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake will be hosting a Community Fellowship Meal every 4th Thursday of the month, starting on April 28th from 5:30PM-6:30PM. The meal is free and open to community members and their families.
NEW ULM – KJLY – Community and Seniors Together (CAST) will host a low-impact Chair Workout Class on Tuesdays from 10 to 11AM in room 112 of the Community Center in New Ulm.
NORTH MANKATO – KJLY – New Creation in North Mankato will be hosting a Bible study for mom’s of special needs children beginning Saturday, January 16th at 9am and will continue to meet monthly. Sign up on the church app or email the church office at email@example.com.
NORTH MANKATO – KJLY – Grand Families of Southern Minnesota is a support group for grandparents and relatives raising children that meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at New Creation World Outreach Church in North Mankato from 6 to 7:30PM. A family style meal is served as well as a free daycare provided. Call 507-380-7210 to RSVP so the meal and daycare can be planned.
OKOBOJI – KJIA – Bereaved Parents is a monthly support group for those who have lost a child, step-child or grandchild to death. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7PM at the Good News Community Church in Okoboji. For more information, please call 712-332-5698.
OKOBOJI – KJIA – Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at 7PM at the Good News Church in Okoboji. This program is for anyone with a hurt, habit, or hang-up and is in need of God’s healing power in their lives. For more information, call the 712-332-5698.
OKOBOJI—KJIA – The Dickinson County Nature Center is hosting Nature Tots for ages 2-5 years every second Wednesday each month from 10:30am and 1:30pm. For more information about upcoming events at the Nature Center please visit their website or call 712-336-6352.
OSAGE – KJCY – Shared Table is a free monthly meal served on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 5:00 to 6:00PM at the United Church of Christ fellowship hall in Osage.
OSAGE – KJCY – The Osage Ministerial Association offers “Grief to Hope” every second Tuesday of each month at the Osage Alliance Family Life Center at 5:30PM. Each session begins with a potluck supper.
OSAGE – KJCY – Cowboy Church services are every third Sunday of each month at 6:00PM at the Apple Valley Assisted Living Facility in Osage. For more information call 641-832-7963.
ROCHESTER – KJCY – Community Food Response provides food for individuals and families. No financial or employment information is required. Community Food Response is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00 to 6:30 PM at 120 1st St NE in Rochester. For more information visit communityfoodresponse.org or call 651-789-2449.
ROCHESTER – KJCY – Augsburg University at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester has a free clinic called the Health Commons. It is open Mondays from 4:00 to 5:30 PM September through April. For more information visit augsburg.edu/healthcommons
SAINT PETER – KJLY – River of Life Lutheran Church has a Bible Study every Sunday evening from 6:00 – 7:00p.m. beginning on Sunday, September 25th.
SHERBURN – KJWR – Regional Worship Center in Sherburn will be having Wednesday Family Night beginning February 3rd and continue every Wednesday night. Supper will be served at 6:00 pm, worship time at 7:00pm. Kings Kids (Kindergarten through 6th grade) will follow. To register or questions call 507-764-7491.
SHERBURN – KJWR – Ruby’s Pantry is open the third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn. Volunteers will load the groceries in your trunk To obtain additional information, visit rubyspantry.org.
SHERBURN – KJWR – Regional Worship Center in Sherburn will be holding their Community Monday Morning Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. every Monday morning beginning on Monday, March 8th. A free will donation is accepted.
SPENCER – Reins of Hope spring riding sessions will be held every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm from May 24 through June 28 at the Clay County Fairground Indoor Arena in Spencer. Volunteer help is needed, more information is available at reinsofhopespencer.org.
SPIRIT LAKE – KJIA – The Parkinson’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 10:30am in the Family Room at the Bedell YMCA in Spirit Lake. YMCA membership is not required.
SPIRIT LAKE – KJIA – Memory Caregivers meeting are held every Wednesday at 1pm in the Fireside Room at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. Call 712-339-7401 with any questions.
SPIRIT LAKE – Lakes Regional Healthcare is offering a Grief Support group beginning June 8 and continuing the second Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Big Spirit Room at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Call 712-336-8709 with any questions.
ST. PAUL – KJGT – Free Foods for Kids program will be giving away nutritional meals for kids at First Care Pregnancy in St. Paul on Thursdays from 11am to 3pm.
STORY CITY – KJYL/KJTT – Harvest Evangelical Free Church in Story City hosts Celebrate Recovery every Thursday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Childcare is available. For more information call 515-733-5360.
WASECA – KJLY – Junior and Senior High students are invited to Club 180 at Christ Community Church in Waseca on Friday nights.
WEBSTER CITY – KJYL – MAN TO MAN Bible Study meets at the Asbury United Methodist church in Webster City on Wednesdays at 6:45AM year round. You can call 515-832-5369 for more information.
WELLS – KJLY – The Clothes Closet in Wells is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM plus the second Saturday each month from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
WELLS – KJLY – Wells Assembly of God Wednesday night activities: Adult Bible study, Youth Group, Power Kids and nursery care all begin at 6:30PM.
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