Every time we collect an offering we make sure to note that the money that is collected is used to support the ministries of the church and people in need.  One of the ways that the body of Christ through Cross of Hope Lutheran Church is caring for people in need is by directing a portion of our weekly giving to local charitable organizations with whom we partner, and also directing a portion of what we receive to the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA, to which our congregation belongs, who in turn directs an even larger portion of their income to other local, regional, and global aid organizations.

Every Quarter the congregational Council discerns together where that quarter’s local benevolence is directed. Many council members throughout the years have said that this is a particularly joy-bringing aspect of serving on council, but alas we have also heard from many new council members that they were unaware of this aspect of our congregation’s ministry to the local community until they were asked to serve in this discerning capacity! This is why we are seeking to be more intentional about communicating this important work of our congregation and council to the general public. Below you will find a list of organizations we have supported and partnered with, listed by year. If you know of an organization you think Cross of Hope Lutheran Church should consider supporting, please let us know! You can call us at the church office, mail us information, or send us an email (contact information can be found at the bottom of our main page). We are always looking for new ways to support those in need in our community, so we encourage you to submit a suggestion anytime!

2016 2015 2014 2013
CAER Food Shelf ACBC Food Shelf ACBC Food Shelf Alexandra House
Camp Amnicon CEAP Food Shelf Common Hope Biblica _ International Bible Society
CEAP Food Shelf Childcare Worldwide – Uganda Kids Choir ELCA – Minneapolis Synod Common Hope
Childcare Worldwide – Water Catchment Project Common Hope Family Promise ELCA – Minneapolis Synod
Common Hope Daily Work Hope 4 Youth Feed My Starving Children
Daily Work ELCA – Minneapolis Synod Local Family needs Hope 4 Youth
ELCA – Minneapolis Synod ELCA World Relief Lutheran Social Services Local Family needs
ELCA World Hunger Relief Feed My Starving Children Lutheran World Disaster Relief Lutheran World Disaster Relief
Family Promise For Jakes Sake Foundation Via de Cristo Meals on Wheels
Lutheran Social Services Hope 4 Youth YouthWorks Sharing and Caring Hands
Lutheran World Disaster Relief Local Family needs NACE
Second Chance youth Ranch Lutheran Social Services Interserve
Southeast Michigan Synod (Flint Water Crisis) Second Chance Youth Ranch
Stepping Stone Emergency Housing Stepping Stone Emergency Housing
YMCA of St. Paul