Wednesday, June 19
|Supported Ministries|| |
|A number of the ministries listed below are, in fact, support groups. These groups stand ready to support anyone facing difficulties. More specific information on these support groups is available here.
Many members of University Lutheran Church of Hope donate their time and treasure to other ministries. Those ministries include: (in alphabetical order)
- The Aliveness Project
The Aliveness Project is a community center located in South Minneapolis that provides services and programs to the HIV/AIDS community.
...I was sick and you took care of me...Matthew 25:36
- Bread for the World
Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian citizens' movement seeking justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers.
...for I was hungry and you gave me food... Matthew 25:35
- Cabrini Partnership is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to provide housing and supportive services in a safe, sober and compassionate setting to facilitate increased self-sufficiency for individuals with chemical dependency and mental illness. By addressing clients’ physical, educational, social, emotional, spiritual and financial needs as well as dealing with their chemical dependency and mental illness, we help put residents on the road to self-determination and stability.
- The Center for Victims of Torture
The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) works locally, nationally, and internationally to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop torture worldwide. The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners... Isaiah 61
- China Outreach Ministries
To help make the overall experience of mainland Chinese students and scholars at the University of Minnesota a more positive experience, and provide activities and social gatherings. To share Christian truths and values, and to help Chinese Christians develop spiritually. A calendar of events for China Outreach Ministries is available here.
- Church Women United Strengthening Families Worldwide in the 21st Century by promoting Diversity and Anti-racism, Health and Health Care, Education, and Economic Justice, as well as working to Reduce Violence.
- ELCA Hunger Appeal
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America established a World Hunger Program...
Because the Holy Spirit calls us to share in God's continuing care for all people and for the entire creation;
Because God asks us to love our neighbors as Christ loves us; and
Because God places us in a global neighborhood, with neighbors near and far who suffer hunger & oppression. ..for I was hungry and you gave me food.. Matthew 25:35
- Every Church a Peace Church
The church could turn the world toward peace if every church lived and taught as Jesus lived and taught. ..But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Luke 6:35
- Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries
ELM empowers openly identified sexual minority people called to God's mission of ministry and witness.
- Families Moving Forward (FMF) - An Interfaith Hospitality Network Serving Homeless Families is a network of churches and volunteers in the Twin Cities working together to provide a safe and nurturing environment for homeless families with children, and support services to help them plan for a better future. FMF is affiliated with the National Interfaith Hospitality Network. The host congregations provide overnight shelter, supper, activities and entertainment, snacks, supplies for bag lunches and breakfast. At the Day Shelter, guest families store their belongings and spend the day, if not working or in school. Showers and laundry facilities are also available. The Day Shelter staff provides assistance in setting goals, obtaining housing and other family services. In partnership with Real Estate Equities, Inc., FMF has become a provider of affordable housing. You can check out FMF events scheduled at the church here. The FMF coordinators at University Lutheran Church of Hope are Bryan Kufus and Jo Schroeder. Be sure to see our FMF page.
- Global Health Ministries
Welcome to Global Health Ministries! This site is intended to serve as a resource for Lutheran health care work overseas. GHM's motto is "helping the hands that heal," and that's exactly what we do through the funding of specific projects, gathering and sending appropriate medical supplies, recruiting health related personnel, and supporting the work through prayers and fellowship.
- Grace Matters
The radio ministry of the ELCA.
Formerly know as “Lutheran Vespers”, these programs are available in the local area in 2 ways:
* Sundays at 6:30am on KSTP 1500 AM, and
* Sundays at 10:30pm on WFMP 107.1 FM.
- Habitat for Humanity - Many of our members participate with the activities of Habitat for Humanity. We commend this fine organization to your consideration.
- Heifer International
Heifer animals (and training in their care) offer hungry families around the world a way to feed themselves and become self-reliant. Children receive nutritious milk or eggs; families earn income for school, health care and better housing; communities go beyond meeting immediate needs to fulfilling dreams. Farmers learn sustainable, environmentally sound agricultural techniques.
- ISAIAH - ISAIAH seeks to strengthen the community and solve community problems through collective, faith-based actions in the name of justice and the common good. ISAIAH is built on a foundation of intentional and intensive leadership development and relationship building within congregations and within the community. ISAIAH is ecumenical, democratic, non-partisan, inclusive, and embraces diversity.
Congregations in ISAIAH act on the belief that their future is inextricably bound to the future of their community. They agree to take responsibility for the future of their communities. It creates a vision and a realization for those who believe the work of the church is to build the Kingdom of God. For more information contact Pastor Craig Shirley. You can check out ISAIAH events scheduled at the church here. Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live. Isaiah 58:12
- The Islamic Center of Minnesota
Serving the estimated 75,000 Muslims in our state.
- Loaves and Fishes - University Lutheran Church of Hope participates in serving a meal to low income people on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2424 18th Ave. S. Volunteers prepare food from 2:00 to 5:00pm, serve from 5:15 to 6:15pm and clean up following the meal. We're gone by 7:00pm. This church’s serving times are on the calendar here. For more information contact
Tim Abrahamson at (651) 645-9775.
...and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. Luke 9:16
- Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service
Bringing New Hope and New Life - LIRS is one of the Nation's leading agencies of its kind. We welcome and advocate for refugees and other migrants. ...I was a stranger and you welcomed me... Matthew 25:35
- Lutheran Vespers
The radio ministry of the ELCA.
Now known as “Grace Matters”, these programs are available in the local area in 2 ways:
* Sundays at 6:30am on KSTP 1500 AM, and
* Sundays at 10:30pm on WFMP 107.1 FM.
- Lutheran Volunteer Corps
A year of service, a lifetime of commitment - Work for Social Justice, Simplify Your Lifestyle, Live in Intentional Community.
- Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association Engaging in projects that improve and enhance the quality of life for the residents of the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. MHNA events scheduled at the church are available here.
- Marie Sandvik Center
If You Need Help - Simpson Housing Services has transitional housing for families with children. We also have two emergency shelters serving adults: an overnight emergency shelter for men and women and an overnight shelter for women only. For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat. Isaiah 25:4
- Meals on Wheels - Meals on Wheels is a non-profit, volunteer based service that delivers nutritious midday meals to people who are elderly or disabled, homebound, and unable to prepare their own meals. Priority is given to people age 60 or older who have a permanent or temporary illness, injury, or disability and people age 18-60 who are certified disabled through the State of Minnesota.
MICAH, the Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing, organizes congregations in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metropolitan area of Minnesota to create policy solutions to the affordable housing crisis.
- Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
Founded in 1983, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights is one of the largest Midwest-based non-governmental organization engaged in international human rights work.
- Minnesota FoodShare
Minnesota FoodShare, an interfaith collaboration, seeks to end hunger through community action: education, advocacy, and Minnesota's largest annual food drive - the March campaign.
- Minnesota International Center
The mission of the Minnesota International Center is to increase and strengthen international exchange and understanding between Minnesotans and the world. The Minnesota International Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was founded in 1953 to promote greater awareness and understanding of other cultures.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's voice on mental illness.
- Operation Bootstrap Africa
This is a Christian fund raising organization to assist with educational opportunities in Africa.
- Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Learning, Growing & Exploring That Lasts A Lifetime
Our Mission: To enrich the skills, prospects, and spirit of North Minneapolis area youth in partnership with families and communities.
- Shawl Ministry
"Shawls ... made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles…” - Janet Bristow - 1998 © 2004
- Speaking of Faith
is a Minnesota Public Radio program hosted by Krista Tippett.
- Well Spouse Group
If you are a well spouse caring for your ill/disabled spouse and need a quiet place to talk and share we have the perfect support group for you. There is comfort in knowing that you are not alone in the world in your life situation. Join us for two hours of sharing and listening. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Lounge from 7:00 - 9:00pm. We have been meeting for 12 years and hope you will join us. Well Spouse Group meetings scheduled at the church are listed here. Call Benton Randolph for more information at (612) 889-9086.
- Whole Farm Co-op
Order great meat, fresh vegetables, and other goodies direct from Minnesota's sustainable farmers! The momentum is growing. Simple and tasty.