Vulnerable Youth & AdultsZion’s Core Values for Serving: Food, Shelter, Care for the Vulnerable, and Local & Global Missions
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 ACBC (Anoka County Brotherhood Council), Haven for Heroes, Anoka County, Stepping Stone Emergency Housing, Bridgeview Drop-In Center at Lee Carlson Center and Global Health Ministries.
Our next Family Promise date is Thursday, March 17. Because of COVID families are being housed in local motels but there are still many ways you can help!
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.
Congregational Godparents are present at the baptism of a child, pray for them daily and send cards (which are provided). Click for more information.
Every Meal makes a difference in kids’ lives by focusing on food gaps when they aren’t at school to access meal programs. Click to find out how you can help.
Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) programs are always in need of dedicated volunteers like YOU! If interested, please call 763-421-4656 or e-mail a CYF team member.
Every summer Zion volunteers led by Bill Norquist and Sylvan Flaten set off for a Habitat for Humanity site in the Twin Cities to build a house for a family in need.