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A Message From Executive Director, Nancy Biele

by ccunningham on April 11, 2018

From Nancy Biele

Dear TRUST Friends:

In June of 2000, I began my journey with TRUST. Since that time, we have added churches, created initiatives formed by the congregations and maintained our core services. I am only the seventh Executive Director that TRUST has had in its 48-year history. Prior to me, the longest serving Executive Director was at TRUST for six years. I have been here 18 years, and I will be retiring in June.

I have preached and done mission moments in most of the churches. I have met with your committees and consulted on your outreach efforts.   I will miss the conversations with the congregations and clergy. I will miss working with all of you.  You have helped us with our events and fundraisers and volunteer recruitment and funding and many other tasks. You could write the playbook on how to get churches working together.  I thank you for the multiple ways you have supported TRUST, and I trust that you will continue to do so under new leadership.

Unfortunately, my leaving also comes at a time when finances are particularly tenuous, and we have had to make severe cuts.  While the timing of my leaving is coincidental to our financial straits, it means that I will be working very hard to make up last year’s deficit and continue raising money for 2018 in the months I have left. I could use your help in that.

I have faith in all those connected with TRUST that life will go on. I am already grieving the loss; however, I am not gone. We have a lot of work to do first. Please join me in continuing the TRUST mission: “TRUST unites and mobilizes congregations and the community to serve and empower our neighbors.”

Blessings and thanks.

The job description is available here.

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Open Position: TRUST Administrator

by ccunningham on March 13, 2018

Sad news for us! Great news for her! Beth, our Administrator for the past 18 years is moving north to Ely.
So we have a job opening!   You can download a copy of the job description here or read the description below:




1. Skills

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Access and Publisher
  • Ability to perform bookkeeping tasks; familiarity with Sage Accounting helpful
  • Knowledge of community resources helpful
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Experience with senior citizens helpful
  • Some graphic design and/or web experience helpful
  • Skilled in working with volunteers

2. Education and Experience

  •  Associate Degree
  • 4+ years of experience in office administration


    • Answer phones and greet visitors appropriately
    • Maintain stock levels for office supplies
    • Handle incoming and outgoing mail
    • Create and distribute mailings as needed and edit newsletter
    • Maintain volunteer data base
    • Perform general bookkeeping and payroll duties
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Manage Chore program – provide assessments of new clients, match clients with workers, maintain program records
    • Staff TRUST’s volunteer initiatives – Loaves & Fishes, Wreath of Love, etc.
    • Some additional duties outside of office hours – fundraisers, etc.

HOURS – 25 hours per week

SUPERVISION – reports to Executive Director

Email or mail resume to: N. Biele at above address
Deadline: April 4


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Uptown + TRUST Continues Partnership

by ccunningham on September 13, 2017

(Printable Flyer)

Uptown + TRUST, Inc.
Uptown continues its partnership with TRUST offering
Furnace Tune-Up & Carbon Monoxide Safety Check
$69 Fundraiser Special (Normally priced at $210)
TRUST receives the $69

Look for coupons from your TRUST Board member
or call TRUST at 612-827-6159 for the coupon.

Furnace package Includes:

  • Camera inspection of furnace and heat exchanger
  • Test carbon monoxide
  • Test safety controls
  • Test and adjust system efficiency
  • Remove dirt, soot and corrosion

Can be used for a furnace or boiler.
Cannot be used for rental or commercial property.


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Great TRUST Auction 2012

by ccunningham on September 20, 2012

The Great TRUST Auction is happening agin.

Saturday, October 20
6:00 PM
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church,
4901 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis.



  • $20 in advance or with reservations;
  • $15 for seniors 65+ and youth;
  • $5 for kids under 10;
  • $25 at the door.


The Gospel Five from Judson are entertaining. Join us for the fun, the food and the auction goodies.


Click here for a printable poster

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Board Member Marie Mellgren Passes

June 12, 2012

 It is with great sadness that we inform you that long time board member and former board President Marie Mellgren passed away on Monday, June 11th.  Marie was tireless in her support of TRUST and her home congregation.   If you’ve been at a TRUST auction, walk, or board meeting during the last decade, she was [...]

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Great TRUST AUCTION – November 6th

October 19, 2010

The annual GREAT TRUST AUCTION will be on Saturday, November 6 at 6:00 PM at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church. Silent and live auctions, and light supper and fun to benefit the programs of TRUST.  Come and have fun!           

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TRUST Family Center at Judson to Close November 30th

October 17, 2010

It is with great sadness that I announce the closing of the TRUST Family Center at Judson, our counseling center. TRUST adopted the center in 2003 from Judson Church, where it had been providing counseling services since 1971. Since before the TRUST adoption of the Family Center , most of the therapists have been part-time. [...]

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