The Missions Ministry at Linwood Covenant Church is excited to keep you up-to-date about various parts of the Missions Ministry. Contact us at to be added to our Weekly emails. 

Contact Barb Granquist, Missions Chair, if you would like to volunteer or a join a team! 

She can be reached at 763-464-8194 or by a

Socks Galore

At Union Gospel Mission (UGM) in the Cities, there is always a need for NEW socks!! At LCC Missions we're all for keeping toes warm during this VERY cold Minnesota Winter. So, starting today and going through Friday, March 5th, we are hosting a Sock Drive at Linwood Covenant Church!

Over two weeks, we will be collecting NEW socks of all sizes for men, women, and children. The warmer the socks you can purchase, the better - especially for men.

And no, they cannot make use of those matchless socks you have in your laundry room. :-) Donated socks must be NEW. Please purchase your packages of socks - or individual pairs - online, or in store and drop them off at church whenever convenient! there is a marked laundry basket right inside the entryway. 

Let's see how many pairs of feet we can keep warm this Winter!

John & Nancy Peterson are based in Comstock, WI serving college wrestlers through Athletes in Action, which is a branch of Campus Crusades for Christ (CRU).

Nancy recently reported how the year has gone with COVID:

Ministry has been going pretty well, in spite of the need for masks, social distancing and sometime Zoom calls. When everything shut down last March, John was forced to be very flexible and do all Zoom calls with the wrestlers. It took some getting used to, but everyone adjusted and all were flexible. He was able to add some Zoom calls with wrestlers and coaches from other countries, which has been a great blessing and something that might not have happened at all, if it weren't for COVID. 

One awesome opportunity came about as a result of a Zoom call with a wrestler who had invited other wrestlers. John got reacquainted with a former Gopher wrestler who now lives in New Jersey. The two of them started a weekly Zoom call and have enjoyed the fellowship and growth happening in this man's life. 

John as resumed going on campus, but with COVID restrictions. We are grateful that we serve a God who knows everything and who uses even the most unusual of circumstances for His Glory!

Pray for the wrestlers, for growth in their walks with Jesus, for open hearts for those who want to know more about a relationship with Him, and for their health . Also pray that John stays healthy. 

He enjoys meeting face-to-face (mask-covered, of course) whenever possible. 

Thank you LCC for your continued prayer and financial support! Lives are being changed by the Lord, and you are part of that!!!

A Well is planned for Summer 2021!

If you recall, LCC spent 2019 raising funds to help dig a well in Bureng, Gambia. Our goal in doing so was to ease the burden of many of the village women and children tasked with carrying water each day. Our Water for the World campaign was extremely successful. Isatou Barry, our connection to Bureng, had a trip planned to map out the well in March of 2020. And the COVID hit. 

Recently, Missions Chair, Barb Granquist, has received word that Isatou is hoping to get that trip back on the calendar for this Summer! Her status as a frontline worker has allowed her to get the COVID vaccine and Gambia's requirements for travel into the country are merely a negative test. 

So as long as things continue on this positive path, she (and we) are optimistic that there will be a well being dug in Gambia - thanks to your generosity - come Summer 2021!

Mission Opportunities

Do you have a desire or calling to help? We have many opportunities available to you. 

MISSIONS CHAIR - Barb Granquist

Contact: or (763) 464-8194

  • Blessing Box

    Located on the West side of the parking lot, there is a blessing box that is regularly filled with various food staples free for those in need tot ake. You're welcome to leave food for others. More details, contact Sandy Staub at 651-462-3219.

  • Summer Gardening

    If you enjoy gardening and working outside, there are two opportunities for you to do so and serve LCC at the same time. Sign up to either help with weeding and watering the church gardens or sign up to mow the church lawn using our trusty riding lawn mower. Sign up sheets are in the Welcome Center.

  • Manna Market

    The Manna Market ministry continues throughout the summer on the second Thursday of each month. Come help distribute food to those in our community who come beginning at 5PM. Summer is a time of increased need for volunteers as many regular servers are gone on vacation. You can also contact Judy for other opportunities to be involved.

  • Feed My Starving Children

    Our Feed My Starving Children ministry continues to go pack meals the second Tuesday of the month at 11AM during the Summer. A group meets at LCC to carpool. With school on break, Summer serves as a great opportunity for students to take part in this great opportunity. Contact Mary Howe at 651-462-8848 for more information. 

  • Missions Quilting Group

    Interested in quilting for a cause or even to learn a new skill? Join us as we sew quilts for the Missions Ministry. This group meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. Basic equipment is necessary, but supplies will otherwise be provided. For more information, contact Barb at