A Brush With Kindness
Our church is a covenant partner with A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), a nonprofit division of Habitat for Humanity. The purpose of the organization is to repair or renovate primary residences for families in need in Chisago County, Minnesota.
Looking for Volunteers!
A Brush With Kindness sponsors two mission outreach programs each year - one in June and the other in September. Volunteers can choose to participate in either one or both of these mission programs. At this time, our church is seeking volunteers who are willing to help with designated projects in the areas of exterior painting of homes or in making repairs to decks, roofs, or siding. No special skills are needed. Volunteers will also be asked to donate $25 to help defray the cost of repairs and to receive a Volunteer
t-shirt for wearing on the project site.
To become a volunteer, download and print the Volunteer Application (pdf) and return to:
Paul Kinsley, TF UMC coordinator
2007 So. Baker Road
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
If you know a family in need of the services of A Brush With Kindness, please download and complete the
Application for Assistance Form (pdf). Send the completed application to:
East Central Minnesota - A Brush With Kindness
c/o First United Methodist Church
Lindstrom, MN 55045
If you have any questions, contact Paul Kinsley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651.373.5522.
Praise Service & Outreach
On the 3rd Saturday of every month, we gather for a Praise Service at the church. The service begins at 5 p.m. and offers a time of worship, praise, and prayer. You are invited to join us! Recently worship team members Dean Roush and his son, Eric Roush, shared the message through the song, "Hosanna," by Paul Baloche and Brenton Brown.
"Hosanna" - sang by Dean Roush with Eric Roush, guitar (video)
Holy Hands Puppet Ministry Performances
Holy Hand Puppet Show - Christmas 2012 (videos)
Super Duper Christmas, Part 1
Super Duper Christmas, Part 2
Super Duper Christmas, Part 3
Holy Hands Puppet Show - Christmas 2011 (videos)
Countdown to Christmas, Part 1
Countdown to Christmas, Part 2
Countdown to Christmas, Part 3
Through collaboration with others, Compassion Outreach is dedicated to meeting the needs of vulnerable individuals and families in our community.
Basic Tenets of Compassion Outreach:
- Recognizing that each person is a child of God, we serve as the hands and feet of Jesus to those around us.
- Through the building of relationships with those in need, this outreach seeks to reflect the examples of Christ's early ministry - to see a need, meet a need - by providing access to physical, emotional, and spiritual care.
- Compassion Outreach works to provide point-of-contact for individuals and families in crisis.
Compassion Outreach is available for help in the Upper St. Croix River Valley region including Taylors Falls, MN, and St. Croix Falls, WI.