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 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.

Quilters - Serving those who are in need

Volunteer Opportunities

Family Promise

Family Promise

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.

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Category: Volunteer Opportunities