Vulnerable Youth & Adults

Zion’s Core Values for Serving: Food, Shelter, Care for the Vulnerable, and Local & Global Missions



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 Health 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.

Every Meal

Zion has partnered with Every Meal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to fight child hunger. Each week on Fridays during the school year, Zion volunteers go to Lincoln Elementary in Anoka and place food bags into children’s backpacks for use at home on the weekend.

Zion Caring Trees

The Caring Tree supports four local agencies:  Alexandra House, Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center, Stepping Stone Emergency Housing and Bridgeview Drop-in Center at Lee Carlson Center.  We collect gift card donations each Christmas season and distribute them to these agencies.


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/given to Family Promise, Stepping Stone Emergency Housing, ACBC, LSS (house for teen parents), St. Cloud VA, Bridging and Lutheran World Relief.

Serve- Quilters at Zion Anoka

Volunteer Opportunities

Family Promise

Family Promise

Zion participates in 4 Family Promise hosting weeks a year. Our next week is May 19-26. Read about the opening of the Family Service Center and the residential property where the shelter will be built.

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Category: Volunteer Opportunities