Growing Our Faith, Serving Our Community

WaysWe Serve Our Community


United Parish is Pope County's host location for United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties Food Drop. Food is distributed free of charge and without qualification on-site on the second Tuesday of the month, starting at noon.  For more information,    contact United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties.


Through fundraisers throughout the year, our women's group serves those in need in our community, greater Minnesota, and the world.


At United Parish we are creating a ministry around the growing issue of sex trafficking of children in Pope County. The ministry will focus on providing internet safety classes to parents, and building healthy and loving relationships through fellowship activities at Heartland Girls' Ranch.


United Parish is honored to serve as the licensed facility for Little Lambs Daycare as one of our missions to serve our community amidst a daycare shortage. For more info visit to contact Liz Driftmeyer

Other WaysWe Serve Our Community and the World

  • "Stuff the Bus" - A United Way campaign established to collect and distribute school supplies to children who are homeless or in great need.

  • "Neighbors in Need" (United Church of Christ) - A special mission supporting justice and compassion throughout the United States.

  • "One Great Hour of Sharing" (OGHS) (United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church) - A special mission working with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education, health care, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons. OGHS also works to provide emergency relief and rehabilitation during times of disaster

  • "Christmas Shoebox Ministry" - A program our confirmation class partakes in to fill shoeboxes with toys and goodies for the children and youth of the Leech Lake reservation.


  • "Armful of Love" - A mission to match local families in need with donors to provide Christmas gifts and other resources.



  • "Someplace Safe" - At United Parish we collect Christmas Care Packages to be sent to the nonprofit agency Someplace Safe for distribution to individuals and families who have been victims of crime (domestic violence, sex crimes, identity theft, and more).


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