- Category: Serve
Marie Sandvik Center
Mindekirken supports the Marie Sandvik Center with mission dollars, quilts and small Christmas presents to fit in a shoe box. If you want to join Mindekirken in supporting the Marie Sandvik Center, click here donate to Mindekirken Mission Fund.
In 1940 Marie Sandvik, a determined Norwegian immigrant, rented a bankrupted bar on Washington Avenue, cleaned it up, put up a sign saying "Minneapolis Revival Mission", and standing by the bar on opening night announced, "I have come to offer you a new life".
The mission moved to their present location at 1112 East Franklin Avenue where the ministry changed to include more families and children. Here Marie Sandvik and Doris Nye created programs to help the needy of the neighborhood telling the children and adults that they are valuable because God values them.
-Three evening church services and suppers for street people
-Baby layettes (over 400 each year)
-Thousands of donated clothing items distributed
-New shoes for children (over 600 pairs each year)
-Summer Lunch Club for children serves about 1500 children a week
-Thursday Women's meeting with food, quilts and clothes
-Vacation Bible School
-Women's shelter for the homeless (under renovation)
-Adult Bible Studies
-Thanksgiving and Easter dinner (serving 300 plus)
-Children's Christmas party (over 400 receive gifts)
-Christmas Eve Program (over 1,000 guests hear the Gospel and receive gifts)
-Boys and Girls Clubs and Saturday Club offer after school activities, meals and lots of fun
If you want to join Mindekirken in supporting the Marie Sandvik Center, click here donate to Mindekirken Mission Fund.