Living our mission

We partner with a number of not-for-profit organizations throughout the year. These organizations work hard to address issues in our local and global communities. Each Spring and Fall, we hold a Mission Blitz, going out to volunteer on a Saturday morning at 5-6 Mission Partner locations, before reconvening for lunch and fellowship. During the holiday season, the Mission Committee coordinates an Alternative Christmas Market, giving members and friends an opportunity to give donations to Mission Partners in lieu of traditional Christmas gifts. Throughout the year, the Mission Committee offers other ways for our members to live the church's mission. From collecting undies for homeless men and women in the winter to supporting refugees and victims of war and other natural disasters, these opportunities are always met with boundless generosity from our members.

Throughout the year, we receive thank you notes from the Mission Partners for the contributions made by the committee on behalf of our members. It is great to see evidence of the good work being done in our community and beyond! The committee enjoys reading these notes at our monthly meetings and wants to share them with you, too. You may read them by clicking the button below.

Thank you notes from Mission Partners

Afghan Refugee response

At the beginning of 2022, we launched an effort to respond to the urgent need to aid refugees from Afghanistan. At the time, we did not anticipate the sheer volume of this congregation's generosity, nor did we foresee some of the hurdles we would have to overcome in order to fulfill the mission of aiding the refugees. One of the "good" challenges is that the need to house the refugees living at Fort McCoy shifted dramatically. Rather than furnish a house for one family, we were able to pivot and help multiple families through  connections to Lutheran Social Services and the Hanan Refugee Relief Group ( The remaining donations were given to Casa Maria, whose "ministry focuses on opening our home to women and children in need of short-term housing, refugees & asylum seekers, and families with longer-term needs." ( What a blessing to have our congregation's generosity continue to spread through the community in this way! We are not accepting furniture donations any longer, but if you have something to give, we encourage you to reach out Hanan Refugee Relief Group or Casa Maria. 

While this marks the end of this particular effort, our eyes have been opened to the continuing need to support refugees and we look forward to exploring how that mission can continue in Fall - hopefully with a little less heavy lifting!

Mission Blitz

Thank you to all who came out to support our Mission Partners during the Spring Mission Blitz! It was great to be back doing good work together and in person!