Zion’s Core Values for Serving guide who we are and how God is calling us to respond.
The core value for the vulnerable means we serve those who are in need.
Global Heath Ministries
A group of 8-15 Zion volunteers meet twice each month at the Global Health Ministries Fridley warehouse to process used medical supplies and package them to be sent to Lutheran hospitals and clinics around the world.
Anoka Hennepin School Partnerships
Zion provides backpacks, school supplies, clothing requests and hallway monitoring for two area schools. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during the school year, Zion provides space for Y’s Start, an after-school program directed by the YMCA and supported by both Anoka Middle School and Zion Lutheran Church.
Zion Caring Trees
Each December Zion’s Caring Tree usually displays gift tags indicating specific needs of area organizations. Tags are chosen, items are purchased and then brought back to the Caring Tree for distribution. Because of COVID-19, last year Zion Caring Tree supported the following organizations through donations of gift cards: Stepping Stone Emergency Housing, Bridgeview Drop-In Center at Lee Carlson Center, Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center and Alexandra House.
A quilting group meets one day a month at Zion to assemble and tie quilts that are blessed at a worship service each November before being sent to various agencies. This past year quilts were sent to Lutheran Social Services, ACBC, St. Cloud VA, Global Health Ministries, Bridgeview, Bridging, Bundles of Love and Lutheran World Relief.
Help Zion’s Pre-K with Box Tops for Education. It’s easy to do, no clipping or searching. Use the Box Top app or drop off your receipts at the Zion front desk.
Over the years, Zion has made a significant impact on affordable housing in our wider community through partnership with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
Our next Family Promise hosting date is Sept 17-24, 2023. Read about the purchase of two adjoining properties located in Coon Rapids to enable us to better serve families.
Opportunities are available at both Anoka Middle School campuses during the school year. Click through for more information on how you can help.
Prayer Teams are being formed now. Team members gather green prayer cards before 11 a.m. service and pray for requests on cards. Commitment is once every eight weeks.
Zion partners with area churches driving for Meals on Wheels and we take our turn every 6 weeks. There are 7 routes requiring a total of 35 volunteers each week.