He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Social Ministry Team
Sometimes, we may find ourselves facing a life crisis or living in a vulnerable state, or perhaps we have a personal or family need. These things can happen to any of us, at one time or another. At times like these, our pastor and members of our congregation are here to help you through the temporary rough patch in the road. We’re ready to love and help serve our neighbor with care and compassion. We believe Christ has freed us to embrace and care for people of all ages, in any situation, or in any context.
Kids Fighting Hunger
Kids Fighting Hunger is a volunteer-driven effort to provide emergency food relief where crisis has struck and there is an immediate need. We put our many hands to work to package emergency food. Our financial support goes to help offset the cost of ingredients and the distribution of food globally, kidsfightinghunger.org.
Hands of Hope Resource Center
Hands of Hope Resource Center is a local resource center advocating, educating, and promoting societal change for those affected by violence and abuse. We support this center through financial gifts, and the Hands of Hope Tag Tree we put up every December, handsofhope.org.
Morrison County Food Shelf
To help relieve hunger in our area, we provide both financial support and donations of non-perishable food items to the Morrison County Food Shelf in Little Falls, Minnesota. We donate food and money year round, but increase our donations during the months of November and March. Visit: hungersolutions.org.
Twice a year, our church members, along with our youth group, walk the ditches along a two-mile stretch of Highway 238, just south of Upsala, picking up trash, dot.state.mn.us/adopt.
SIL International is an organization that works worldwide to translate the Bible, not only into the written Word of God, but also to reflect through their lives the love of God, as well, SIL.org.
ELCA Global Mission
(Dr. Steve & Bethany Friberg)
Dr. Steve and Bethany Friberg live as missionaries in Tanzania, Africa. Steve works to reactivate medical dispensaries in North Maasailand, and Bethany works with Maasai women to create an international market for the women’s beautiful beadwork. Our financial donations and prayers support their ministry, elca.org.
Area congregations and individuals give money to the Upsala ministerial to be given to local individuals who are in need of help.
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Empowered by God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ, Lutheran World Relief envisions a world in which each person and every generation lives in justice, dignity, and peace. Lutheran World Relief works with partners in 35 countries to help people grow food, improve their health, strengthen their communities, end conflict, build livelihoods, and recover from disasters. lwr.org.
This is a community wide event sponsored by the Upsala Lions Group and TimeOut Sports Bar and Grill.
Just finished our shift at the Operation Christmas Child distribution center. Excited about next year!