Serving Others


Our faith community shares a deep concern for poverty and social justice throughout the world. 

  • Coordinating Ely's annual Gifts That Give Fair and sponsoring the SERRV/Greater Gift sale at the fair;
  • Supporting those in need, from the Episcopal Church in Minnesota's annual Mission Project to the Ely Food Shelf.
  • Sponsoring the post-secondary education of Ethiopian students otherwise unable to afford the training they need to work in medical clinics.
  • Sharing worship, fellowship, and fun  with other faith communitiesincluding seasonal church services with First Presbyterian; an annual church picnic with the Presbyterian, ELCA, and Methodist churches;  and the Ely Ministerial Association. 

Community Forums

Speakers, video series and discussions  drawing from and welcoming the wisdom, creativity, and interests of the people of the North Woods.  

 Recent topics have included:
  • Bridging the Gapa conversation with our Anishinabe neighbors.
  • Forgiveness, based on the PBS series Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate. 
  • Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism, through Teaching Company videos and guest speakers
  • Meditative Practices, including guest speakers from Ely and greater Minnesota on the topics of centering prayer, iconography, and Buddhist meditation.  
Subpages (1): Bridging the Gap