Faith in Action

Great River Area Faith in Action is expanding into Princeton to provide services to keep elderly people in their homes, using volunteers and professionals to provide fee services based on need and ability to pay. Faith in Action was formed 10 years ago in Sherburne County and its territory includes all of Sherburne and now goes [...]

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“Caring for your Aging Parent” will be the topic of an educational event Oct. 25 at the Handke Center in Elk River. The United Way, District 728 and Big Lake Community Education, Guardian Angels, Faith in Action, RSVP and Riverway Clinics of Elk River have partnered to put it on. They decided to sponsor the [...]

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Peter Leinonen has been named the city of Elk River’s Volunteer of the Month for August. He was honored at the Aug. 20 city council meeting, where Mayor John Dietz listed Leinonen’s volunteer contributions and gave him a plaque. Leinonen has been a volunteer at Faith in Action for the last 10 years. Much of [...]

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Some define a community’s strength according to its access to health care, level of safety, condition of roads or schools, or its economic or environmental opportunities. However, we use an additional measurement–the vitality of community life. Through our work at Faith in Action we’ve come to understand strong communities don’t just happen– it takes a [...]

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Faith in Action will have“Panera  Day” on Monday, Feb. 13 at Panera Bread, 18210 Zane St., Elk River. Purchase a meal at Panera from 11 – 8 p.m. and mention Faith in Action and a percentage  of  the sales will be donated to Faith in Action. Participants may also put their name in a drawing [...]

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Faith in Action is having its annual rummage sale Aug. 4–5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sherburne County fairgrounds in Elk River. A preview of the “It Just Makes Cents” sale is available Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. for people who would like first chance at the organization’s selection, but [...]

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Great River Area Faith in Action launched “Pennies for People,”  a campaign to raise $20,000 to meet a growing need for help to people in the community. Approximately 200 jars with the “Pennies for People” label are being placed in businesses and churches throughout Sherburne, Wright and Stearns counties. Executive Director Denice Freih hopes it [...]

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