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Beyond bread to the bread of life. Beyond ourselves to Christ.

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Thank you SEWARD COMMUNITY CO-OP

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Seed Round Up at Seward Co-op

From October 1-31, Seward shoppers and owners rounded up for CES to help provide holiday baskets for our neighbors in need.

As of October, the total was $21,000 and counting!

A Person, A Pastor and a Partner

mike lloydDirector’s Discourse by Mike Lloyd,
Executive Director at CES

Commitment to community has been a critical part of Community Emergency Service (CES) over our 44 year history. 

CES has been blessed with many friends and partners from the very beginning. Over the next few months, I will share about some of these partners and their critical role in the longevity of CES, and in helping to achieve our calling “beyond bread to the bread of life, beyond ourselves to Jesus Christ.”

To read more about Mt. Olivet & CES’s relationship . . .

Meals on Wheels to the Northside

sm MOW picEleanor Brown prepares mealsOur MOW program has expanded radically over the past six months. Many Meals on Wheels programs in Minnesota are struggling with long term sustainably. They simply lack the economy of scale to keep costs low, the ability to recruit volunteers, or the expertise needed to sustain a non-profit organization. What most of them do have is a wonderful abundance of motivated and passionate people who care about the quality of life for aging Americans.

Read More about the exciting expansion!

Hope Extended

Bill (not his real name), a grandfather, walked apprehensively up to the CES intake desk glancing around uncomfortably. He was greeted by a smile and a friendly, “How can I help you? Have you been here before?” When he responded that he had not, Jean Anderson (volunteer) took his information down and gently told him to wait until his name was called. As he sat in the calming atmosphere, surrounded by the stained glass windows and the Augustana Lutheran Church altar, he relaxed a bit.

Read more about what happened one Thursday afternoon

Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation

Summer is here with all its activities, vacations, family time and fun. However, for those CES serves, they may not have funds for food, much less vacations. People each week come to CES hungry, but more importantly, they need our love and care during this time.

THIS SUMMER come to CES & get involved!
Whether it is sorting groceries, delivering meals or
talking with our guests, with your help they will,
come hungry, but will leave hopeful.

» See More in the June Spotlight «

Groups at CES

Thanks for all the donations from our faithful partners. Here are a few pictures from some of our partners.

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 Health Fair was held at CES by college students from Iowa

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