Demonstrating God’s love in practical ways by caring for others is our response to Jesus’ words “Go and do likewise.” It is all about “God’s Work, Our Hands”.
Social Ministry Team
Care and Share Offering
ELCA World Hunger
ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hunger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world. Learn more about ELCA World Hunger.
Sister Parish, Inc. promotes intercultural and ecumenical understanding between churches in the United States and faith-based communities in Central America. Learn more about Sister Parish, Inc.
Sister Parish, Inc. promotes intercultural and ecumenical understanding by establishing linkages between churches in the United States and faith-based communities in Central America. The linkages are based on direct person-to-person contact, with delegates living in each other’s homes and sharing each other’s realities.
Sister Parish participants travel as peacemakers, opting for and identifying with the poor, being one with Christ and thus reflecting the quality gifts of a shared spirit: a deeper faith, a broader vision, a greater understanding of important issues, and new relationships.
Our church has had a sister parish with Iglesia San Marco Evangelista in Chinautla, Guatemala, since 2001, with delegations traveling north to south and south to north. This experience has built new understandings about another culture, deepened the faith of those participating, and grown a love that is built on mutual dignity and respect.
The next delegation will travel to Guatemala in the summer of 2014. The sister parish committee meets monthly, and we seek to keep close communication with each other through facebook and regular emails.
For more information contact Ginnie Berge.
To learn more about the mission and goals of Sister Parish, Inc., please visit: www.sisterparish.org.
Thrivent Financial partners with Habitat for Humanity in building houses with families in need. By volunteering you can make a difference… Learn more about Thrivent builds.
- 3303 Fiechtner Drive
- Suite #110
- Fargo, ND 58103
- Contact: Stanley Franck
- Phone: 701.478.7149
Thrivent Builds is a partnership program between Thrivent Financial Services and Habitat for Humanity.
From the first nail to the last, building a home with Habitat for Humanity International is a profound experience for all involved. It’s not just sticks and blocks. It’s tears and smiles, borne of hard work and faith. And it’s the knowledge that you’ve helped change lives.
That’s why Thrivent Financial for Lutherans works with Habitat. And it’s why we want to do more. Much more! In 2006 and beyond, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity will engage Lutheran congregations, Thrivent chapters and members, Habitat affiliates, and individuals from across the United States and around the world to build hundreds of homes per year with families in need, provide mission trips for Christian outreach in local and foreign communities, and directly reduce poverty housing and homelessness around the world.
Part of Thrivent Financial’s mission as a faith-based membership organization is caring for others. Participating in this program with Habitat is a prime example of this mission in action.
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity
Responding to the need for affordable housing in Cass and Clay counties volunteers serve to make dreams a reality. Learn more about lake Agassiz Habit for Humanity.
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian housing ministry, administered by a local board of directors, whose mission is to build simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income people in our community. Funding for the agency comes primarily from individuals, church and business contributions.
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity was established in 1991 in response to the housing need in Cass and Clay counties. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, LAHFH subscribes to the philosophy and values of the international organization.
Habitat for Humanity builds or renovates homes using volunteer labor and as much donated material as possible. Each home is sold to a partner family at no profit and with a no-interest mortgage paid over a 20 to 30 year period. The family’s house payments are used to help build more homes in Cass and Clay counties. Partner families also contribute “sweat equity” by participating in the construction of their or another family’s home. Habitat for Humanity’s work is based in Christian teachings, but the organization welcomes people of all beliefs.
- PO Box 1022
- 210 N 11th St.
- Moorhead, MN 56561
- Contact: : Katie Tucholke Program Coordinator
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org