Bonfire Ministry

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A unique community among neighboring ELCA congregations.

House Hope is a member of the Bonfire Collaborative Ministry with First Lutheran Church of Crystal and St James Lutheran Church. Bonfire is a ministry which was begun as a way of allowing these churches to do ministry in our community together in ways that we would not be able to do separately. Our collaboration includes joint worship services, retreats, confirmation/youth programs, Vacation Bible School, first communion instruction, a shared Parish Nurse , health and wellness programs as well as programs with  School District 281, like KidPark and SPARC.

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Debbie Haney, Parrish Nurse

One very important facet of our Bonfire Ministry is the Parish Nurse Program. Debbie Haney serves the three parishes in this capacity and under her leadership we have begun a respite care program which meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at House of Hope.  The Health and Wellness Team which oversees this ministry has also started a Grief Support group for the three parishes.

To contact:  Debbie Haney: 612-408-2049

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Bonfire News
Upcoming Bonfire Events

Bonfire Grief Support January-March

A new session of Bonfire Grief Support will begin meeting in January. The group meets at St. James Lutheran Church in Crystal each Sunday at 3:45 p.m. beginning on January 7th and finishing up on March 18th. Each session is self-contained so you can attend as many or as few as you wish. Dates and…

KidPack Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to distribute food bags weekly on Fridays at Meadow Lake (9:45am), Lakeview (9:30am), or Forest (2:30pm) Elementary Schools. You will work in teams (minimum of two people). Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour for the bag distribution. Please contact Rose Wangen at 763-614-7570 or to volunteer for a time slot.

Bonfire Grief Support Group

The Bonfire Ministry Grief Support Group is open to anyone wo is experiencing grief. They meet every Sunday at St. James Lutheran Church, 6700 46th Pl. N in Crystal, 3:45-6:00 pm.  Each Session is “self-contained” so you do not have to attend in sequence.  For more information, please contact Bonfire Parish Nurse, Debbie Haney, at…