Ministries

Outreach

Our weekly worship service reflects a deep concern for poverty and social justice throughout the world. As a church, we

  • Make learning about and finan-cially supporting people living in poverty in other parts of the world a regular part of our Sunday mornings;
  • Coordinate Ely's annual Gifts That Give Fair and sponsor the Greater Gift sale at the fair;
  • Participate in projects  benefiting those in need, from our local community to abroad through the Episcopal Church in Minnesota's annual Mission Project;
  • Sponsor the post-secondary education of Ethiopian students otherwise unable to afford the training they need to work in medical clinics. 
  • Coordinate community outreach with other denominations through the Ely Ministerial Association, including monthly worship at Carefree Living and an annual Lenten supper. 

Education

Education for Ministry (EfM): a seminary-level program of theological education and spiritual formation adapted for parish use and open to the community.

Kid's Cafe during adult forum, is a place for kids of all ages to eat, hang out, and participate in seasonal activities adapted to the interests and abilities of the group. Recent projects have included making decorating trees to feed the wildlife outside our window; painting a motley school of fish; and, currently, making bread for Lent and Easter. Teens provide childcare as needed.

The Forum:  From guest speakers to hands-on service projects to thought-provoking discussion, the forum  varies from season to season as interest and opportunities arise.