Who We Are 

Urban Immersion Service Retreats (UISR) is a program of Greater Minneapolis Community Connections (GMCC - formerly Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches) that creates and facilitates retreats focused on educating participants about the complexities of poverty through a lens of faith and service in their community. 

What We Do 

We seek change: from going on mission trips to living the mission, from ignoring poverty to effecting a positive response. We educate and empower people of all ages to be change-makers in their community. Through our retreats and trainings, we create a deeper understanding of the complexities of poverty through team building activities and critical reflection. 

Service Retreats →

Service Retreats of various lengths are a way for groups to experience the many issues contributing to poverty, to serve those affected and to take what they learned and address the issues in their own communities. 

Poverty & privilege trainings →

Poverty & Privilege Trainings are customized trainings tailored to the specific needs of individual companies, communities and congregations. Simulations and other exercises are used to instruct and demonstrate the everyday challenges faced by the working poor.  

Questions? Contact us here or call 612-276-1568.