Note: Here are a few faith communities for the main communities that MCC Refugee Services currently serves. This is not an exhaustive list, and refugees have the right to choose whether or not to visit a place of worship or choose to join one of these communities. This is a resource for you if a refugee family asks you for suggestions on where to worship.
Faith communities can sometimes be places for refugees to find resources, such as clothing, fellowship, etc. If the refugee family is already attending a place of worship, you can suggest that they inquire there about potential resources available to them.
Christian Faith Communities
(for Karen people from Burma)
First Baptist Church of St. Paul
Services in Karen, Burmese, and English
At 12.30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons there is a lively prayer and praise service for people from Burma. The service is in Karen. There are usually more than 200 people at this service.
4:30 Burmese Language Worship
499 Wacouta Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
First Karen Baptist Church
400 Oxford St N, Saint Paul, MN 55104-4735
St. Bernard Catholic Church (they host many Karenni Catholics at mass and serve lunch and have community time after Mass; they also provide transportation)
187 Geranium Ave W.
St. Paul, MN 55117
Muslim Faith Communities
Islamic Community Center of MN
1429 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis
Dar Al Hijrah
504 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
10301 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park
1949 University Ave, St. Paul
2534 Central Ave. NE, Mpls 55418
Hindu Faith Communities
Hindu Temple of Minnesota
10530 Troy Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55311