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Rochester Calendar

Weekly Schedule
Click the links below to reveal the schedule for each day.

Sunday


  • 9:45 a.m. – Sunday school
  • 11 a.m. – Morning worship service
  • 11:30 a.m. – Children’s worship and junior soldiers

Monday


  • 8 a.m. – Bread distribution (first-come, first-served)
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Emergency assistance
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Caring Partners adult day program
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Noon meal program
  • 6 p.m. – Monday evening meal program

Tuesday


  • 8 a.m. – Bread distribution (first-come, first-served)
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Emergency assistance
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Caring Partners adult day program
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Noon meal program
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Supplemental food shelf
  • 4 – 7 p.m. – Children’s after-school programs

Wednesday


  • 8 a.m. – Bread distribution (first-come, first-served)
  • 8 a.m. – Noon – Emergency assistance
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Caring Partners adult day program
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Noon meal program

Thursday


  • 8 a.m. – Bread distribution (first-come, first-served)
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Emergency assistance
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Caring Partners adult day program
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Noon meal program
  • 6 p.m. – Bible Study
  • 7 p.m. – Women’s ministry

Friday


  • 8 a.m. – Bread distribution (first-come, first-served)
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Emergency assistance
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Caring Partners adult day program
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Supplemental food shelf
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Noon meal program

Saturday


  • No scheduled programming

Rochester Community Coat Drive

October 23 - November 29, 2018

Oct. 23 – Nov. 29 is the Rochester Community Coat Drive! Help us keep Rochester warm by donating new and gently used winter coats for people in need. Please bring coats to any of the following locations:

Schmidt Group Re/Max Results (4123 26th St NW) St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church ( 11 4th Ave SW) Autumn Ridge Church (3611 Salem Rd SW) Nature&#…

The Gobble Wobble Family 5k and Fun Run

Thursday, November 22

Every year on Thanksgiving morning, Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester graciously hosts the Gobble Wobble Family 5k and Fun Run, where all proceeds support Rochester Salvation Army food programs to fight food insecurity in our community. Whether you’re a runner or a walker, there’s a race for you. Sign up to race or volunteer.…

Cans Film Festival

Saturday, December 1

The Cans Film Festival is back! Receive a free movie ticket to a classic Christmas film of your choice for every five cans of food you donate for our neighbors in need. Plus, you’ll receive a BOGO 50% off coupon to see another classic Christmas film the following week!

Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Looking to volunteer? We need at lea…

Children’s Shopping Trip

Wednesday, December 5

It is truly better to give than receive. That’s why the Rochester Salvation Army organizes a children’s shopping trip for 8- and 9-year-olds coming from families that qualify for our Christmas assistance programs. Volunteers from across our community take these children shopping for presents that they can later give to their parents and si…

Toy & Joy Shop

December 19 - 20, 2018

This two-day event allows struggling parents and guardians to “shop” for Christmas presents to give to their children. Volunteers are needed to organize toy donations, help parents select gifts, and more. Please click here to fill out a volunteer application and select a shift. To apply for Christmas assistance, please call 507-288-366…

Viking vs. Packers Bell Ringing Challenge

Thursday, December 20

Every year, the biggest football rivalry in the Midwest comes to Rochester, Minn., where fans of the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers ring bells side-by-side to see which team can raise the most mooney for our neighbors in need. We encourage full team regalia, horn hats, foam fingers, football pads, and face paint. Interested in ringing to support yo…

Christmas Meal

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day is especially close to the hearts of all of us here at the Rochester Salvation Army, and we believe that no one should go hungry or spend this special day alone. That’s why we offer a church service and a full Christmas dinner every year on Christmas day. All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ.

Volunteers are needed to se…