Carver Gazebo Tree Lighting Ceremony – Saturday, November 30

Join us for the Carver Gazebo Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 30, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Located at Gazebo Park, 307 Broadway, downtown Carver.

Sip hot cocoa and cider, enjoy a bonfire and s’mores, and visit the Carver shops in the afternoon.

Please bring a food shelf donation.  Food shelf donations will be accepted at the park all season.

Share Your Thoughts on the Proposed 2020 Tax Levy and Budget: Monday December 2, 7:00 PM

Property owners in the City of Carver recently received a “Truth In Taxation” notice.  The notice provides the proposed tax impact, based on the preliminary tax levy set in September, for the City of Carver, Carver County, Eastern Carver County Schools, and some smaller taxing agencies.  The notice also provides a meeting date and time, for each governmental unit, to give residents the opportunity to review, comment, and question the proposed tax levy and associated 2020 Budget.

The City of Carver will be giving residents and property owners the opportunity to comment on the proposed tax levy and 2020 Budget for the City of Carver on Monday, December 2, at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall. For more detailed information on the 2020 Levy and Budget, please visit the 2020 Budget Guide.  For specific questions, please contact Brent Mareck, City Manager, at (952) 448-8737 or by email at bmareck@cityofcarver.com.

New Pastor at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church

December 7 and 8th, the Reverend Laura Laughlin will be officially installed as the new Associate Pastor of Faith Formation at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, 1141 Cardinal Street, Chaska, MN. The installation ceremonies will be performed at the Saturday, December 7th 5:00pm service and at the two Sunday, December 8th, 9:00 and 10:30am services. The installation will be officiated by the Reverend Craig Pederson, the Assistant to the Bishop of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA. Pastor Laura will join the staff which is led by Senior Pastor Reggie Klindworth who has served at Crown of Glory for 12 years. Crown of Glory recently completed a major expansion of the church, and last year celebrated their 50th year serving Chaska and the surrounding area.

Pastor Laura’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and English (2012) from Wartburg College, Waverly, IA and Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN (2016). Pastor Laura began her ministry at Norman-Davenport Lutheran Parish, North Dakota (2016-2019).

Crown of Glory’s Call Committee was comprised of a nine-member, cross-generational team who spent a year seeking the perfect candidate for Crown of Glory. At a special congregational meeting on Sunday, August 4, the Crown of Glory congregation unanimously voted to call Pastor Laura Laughlin to fill the Associate Pastor’s role at the Church. The primary areas Pastor Laura will focus on include intergenerational ministries, adult education, and milestone ministries.

“God is certainly up to new and wonderful things at Crown of Glory, and I am both humbled and excited to be part of this vibrant and active church. I look forward to discovering more of God’s creation in this growing community,” states Pastor Laura. She proudly proclaims she is a “PK2” (both parents are pastors). Pastor Laura, husband David, son Oliver, and dog Emma reside in Carver.

About Crown of Glory
Crown of Glory is a congregation in the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and strives to be a strong community that partners with God in help family and friends grow together in their faith. Established in 1968, Crown of Glory has over 1,200 members. Services are held on Saturday’s at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday’s at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available at each service. www.crownofglory.org

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women

Southern Valley Alliance for Battered women is on a mission to reduce domestic violence in our communities.  We provide a holistic approach in crisis intervention, support in navigating the legal system, and rebuilding victim’s lives mentally, emotionally, and physically.  We need volunteers to join our team to help us continue to deliver these vital services and help bring awareness to our community.

No experience necessary.  We care more about your desire to improve our community.  Please contact our office at 952-873-4214 or email info@svabw.org for more information to our specific volunteer opportunities that make a huge impact in bettering the lives of your neighbors.

Don’t dump that…“Fatberg!”

Ensure that you and those working on city sewer systems have a happy holiday season this year. Following these rules for disposing of grease, oils, and fats from cooking will keep you from contributing to fatberg creations.”  For more “fatberg” details, click HERE