Love INC Connection
March 2017
Volume 3

Spring is in the air and that gets me thinking about renewal.  The grass gets green so quickly in Minnesota, the flowers bloom, babies are born, and we all tend to feel refreshed. It is a great time of year to think about renewing ourselves mentally, physically, and spiritually.

The mission of Love INC is to mobilize the church to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ. Romans 12:2 ties transformation and renewal together beautifully: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” We can be transformed by renewing our minds! We can break out of the pattern of this world, whether it’s the pattern of our own habits that sometimes stops us from enjoying the peace and joy that we are offered in Jesus, or the pattern of living in poverty that a Love INC neighbor in need may be trapped in. That sounds like transformation to me.

Each day we are given an opportunity to help someone take steps in transforming their lives. Our Clearinghouse  volunteers share stories with me of amazing ways that God is providing renewal to neighbors in challenging situations. We continue to hear stories of families’ renewal beginning with receiving a bed from FurniShare for their child to sleep securely in.

These are examples of transformation and renewal that make serving at Love In the Name of Christ worth the time and energy it requires. These are examples of how an investment in Love INC can transform one of our neighbor’s lives.  

As spring brings renewal to Carver County, please join us in our continued joyful effort to bring transformation to our neighbors who need a hand up.

God Bless,


  • Welcome Jayne Kane, Clearinghouse Coordinator
  • 22nd Annual Southwest Metro Job / Education Fair
  • Save the date - Love INC Golf Outing
  • Welcome Troy Noor to the Board of Directors
  • 1st Annual Carver / Scott Community Forum - Chemical & Alcohol Abuse in our Lives, Society, Schools and Families
  • Clearinghouse Volunteers Needed / Ministry Needs
  • Stay in the Know with Love INC on Social Media
  • Touchpoints - Verse of the Month

Welcome to Jayne Kane, our New Clearinghouse Coordinator!

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Jayne Kane, our new clearinghouse coordinator! Jayne started at Love INC on March 6th and has hit the ground running. Drawing from her experience as a physical therapy assistant and life coach, she's quickly learning the ins and outs of the clearinghouse and  getting to know our clearinghouse volunteers. Jayne was one of the original Ministry Leaders when Love INC started ten years ago, so it's fun to have her re-join us in a different capacity.

Stop by the office, say "Hi!" to Jayne, and give her a big Love INC welcome!
Know Someone Seeking Employment?
Help them find their future at the 22nd Annual Southwest Metro Job / Education Fair!

Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:00 - 3:45 PM (Students Only)
3:45 - 6:30 PM (All Job Seekers)

Chaska High School
545 Pioneer Trail
Chaska, MN 55318

This event is sponsored by Carver County and Eastern Carver County Schools. For questions or additional information, please contact the Carver County Workforce Services department at (952) 361-1602.
Welcome Troy Noor to the Board of Directors
Troy Noor joined the Board of Directors for Love INC in March. Troy is the Executive Director at Boulevard Wealth Management in Eden Prairie. He brings 19+ years of financial industry experience and stewardship to the board. 

Join us in welcoming Troy to the Board!
Chemical and Alcohol Abuse in Our Lives, Society, Schools and Families - 1st Carver/Scott Community Forum
Everyone is invited to attend this community forum geared at helping our local community better understand the prevalence or chemical and alcohol abuse in our community and to learn what we can do to combat it. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Pizza & Refreshments - 12 - 1 PM (RSVP requested)
  • Forum - 1 - 3 PM
West Union Lutheran Church
15820 Market Avenue, Cologne, MN

  • Rex Stacey, Scott County Judge
  • Jason Arras, SW Metro Drug Task Force
  • Maureen Farrell, Youth Development Specialist ISD 110
  • Steve Thompson, Pastor, Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan
  • MN Teen and Adult Challenge testimonies
  • Launch Ministry

For more information or to RSVP for lunch, please call 952-446-3363.

We're looking for a few compassionate volunteers to help in our Clearinghouse

We are looking for volunteers to help in our Clearinghouse. Volunteers answer telephone requests for help, assess and analyze the client's needs, and then make appropriate referrals to the various Love INC ministries and partner organizations.

You must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, agree with the Apostle's Creed, and be available to commit to one 2.5 hour shift each week. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not required.

If you are interested, please complete our Clearinghouse Volunteer application

MINISTRY NEEDS - Project Life-Cycle Bike Event

Preparations are underway for our annual Project Life-Cycle bike giveaway, which will take place in late June. This event is a Love INC partnership with A Better Society and Church on the Hill. Together, we provide bicycles to individuals and families who will benefit from having bicycles. The following items are needed to help this event be successful. For safety purposes, we request that items be new in their packaging.
  • Bicycle helmets - youth and adult sizes, male or female, any color
  • Cable bike locks 

Items may be dropped off at the Love INC office (1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska) anytime Monday - Friday, 9 am - 2 pm.

Did you know Love INC is social?
That's right! You can now stay up-to-date with Love INC through social media. We invite you to join us on the following social media platforms.

Follow Love INC on Facebook!

Tweet with Love INC on Twitter!

Join Love INC on LinkedIN!

Russell St. John, Chair
Dave Ruegg, Vice Chair
Tim Erhart, Treasurer
Jon Niebuhr, Pastor
Rene Brehm
Mike Fahey
Tim Helmeke
Troy Noor
Gary Rzonca

Ken Norman, Executive Director
Kelley Stokesbary, Communications Coordinator
Jayne Kane, Clearinghouse Coordinator
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