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  • Phone: (952)474-8893
  • Mailing Address: 301 County Road 19, Excelsior, MN 55331

Serve the Community

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Service Opportunities

Backpack Give Back

During late July and August each year we organize a school supply drive. School supplies are provided directly to Chaska, Chanhassen, and Minnetonka schools, several local service organizations, families from our Community Meal, and families in our community. This means that we need more backpacks and supplies than ever. Click here to learn how you can help.

New Friends Community Meal

Date and time of meal: Last Thursday of the month, 5:30-6:30pm
Work as part of a team to host and provide a free meal to the community. This is a great opportunity to donate your time, friendship, food, or fellowship helping community members in need. Contact: Chris Anderson, 952-474-8893, ext. 102,

New Friends Community Garden

Sign up for a week during spring or summer to work in our Community Garden. All produce is used at the New Friends Community Meal or donated to ICA food shelves. Contact: Chris Anderson, 952-474-8893, ext. 102,

Crisis Nursery

The shelter provides care for children who are at risk of abuse or neglect. Many volunteer opportunities are available both on and offsite. Contact: Chris Anderson,

Rezek House

An outreach program of Lutheran Social Services, Rezek House provides transitional housing for 12 homeless youth ages 16 to 21. Each spring, Mount Calvary holds a shower for the residents. Each December, Mount Calvary collects two or three gifts for each of Rezek House's 12 residents. Contacts: Cristie Lodge, 952-470-6698, , Abby Ellis, 612-875-1053

Meals on Wheels

Help deliver noon meals to people who cannot prepare their own. Mount Calvary volunteer drivers are assigned to deliver meals one week each month. Contacts: Carol McMullin, 952-470-9023 or email Tom Lindquist at

Intercongregation Communities Association ( ICA ) Ministry

ICA provides emergency financial assistance, transportation assistance, and food shelf services for those in need right here in our community. Contact: Martie McGlasson, 612-791-0765