Simpson United Methodist Church has been selected for the 2013 Fall Call. Simpson has a long history of ministry and service to it’s neighborhood. Founded in 1882, the congregation expanded rapidly as the population of Minneapolis grew. In the 1950s the inner city housing boom came to an end, and poverty began to increase in the Simpson area. The church re-focused it’s attention and energy into social outreach ministries.
Currently, the building houses a men’s shelter, a women’s shelter, a food shelf, the Simpson Center for Servant Ministries, and a worshipping congregation at the beating heart of it all. Hundreds of families are served by the food shelf. 66 men and women are sheltered every night in the building. And 1500 volunteers, many from United Methodist churches serve those in need.
And now the congregation is in need. The walls, they are a crumblin’. Cracks in the stucco are causing damage to inner walls and ceilings. They proclaim “Our walls are cracked, not our mission!” The total cost for repair of the stucco exterior of the facility comes to $22,000. An anonymous donor has stepped forward to match your gift, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.
Be a partner in their ministry. Your gift will make the difference! You can send your donation, marked “2013 Fall Call” to Metro West Builders, 122 W. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404.