Churches United was formed in 1987 by a group of eleven local faith groups out of the old Bethesda Lutheran Church. The number of supporting faith communities has grown to over 100 these last 35 years. Churches United is now comprised of six locations across the Fargo-Moorhead community with three shelters, two food pantries, and a permanent supportive housing complex. Our mission is to provide Safe Shelter, Stable Housing, Nutritious Food, and a Path Toward Healing.
Crossroads is an inclusive student organization that accepts all, feeds faith, and creates community at MSUM. No matter where you’re at in your faith journey, you are welcome here! Looking to connect with God and each other? You’re welcome here! Invite a friend and join us weekly for a time of music, prayer, communion, and a relevant message.
Concordia Campus Ministries
Campus Ministry at Concordia consists of the Office of Ministry staff and student leaders of the Campus Ministry Commission. Campus Ministry is a full partner in the Reconciling in Christ community. All are welcome.The ELCA’s Practices of Accompaniment root the life of Campus Ministry in mutuality inclusivity, empowerment, sustainability, and vulnerability.
haiti medical mission
Our mission… Empowering our Hatian health care partners, since 1997! Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin (HMMW) serves the people of rural and remote southeast Haiti by improving access to health care through a partnership with Centre de Santé Sacré-Cœur de Thiotte (CSST). We facilitate relationships among organizations, individuals and institutions to provide health care and to help develop local, sustainable and largely Haitian-based care.
Our vision… Building local capacity and sustainability. In solidarity and collaboration, we build greater Haitian-based capacity for quality, dignified, and locally accessible care. In partnership, we strive toward a future of greater independence and greater sustainability for this remote and mountainous region of southeast Haiti.
The GALIP Foundation is an organization dedicated to bringing the reconciling message of God’s love and reconciliation to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. At the GALIP Foundation, we are fortunate to have a front-row seat to the marvelous work that the Holy Spirit is unfolding right in front of our eyes. This truly will be one of the great revivals in the history of the Church before it is done. Truly, this is an exciting time to be in the Lord’s service. We do this with a very small team of just two volunteers: Elaine (our founder and visionary) and Don (who handles the church directory and is our website developer). If you would like to help with GALIP’s ministry or to donate to the cause click here to learn more!
ELCA Global Mission
Rooted and built in Jesus! This is the core of our work as the ELCA walks with more than 80 companion churches in other countries to participate in God’s reconciling mission through proclamation and service. Participating in these relationships, ELCA members see how people’s lives are touched by the gospel, how their lives are transformed and renewed, and how their communities live in hope. Our living, daring confidence in God’s grace propels us, along with our companions, to say “yes” to a world searching for renewal and wholeness. As part of a global Lutheran community, we gratefully receive the witness of global brothers and sisters whose faith, hospitality, resilience and zeal energize us and our own congregations. In response, we share our gifts and talents to address the root causes of poverty and hunger and meeting human needs, fight HIV and AIDS, build communities that coexist in peace, and prepare women and men to preach the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response
Lutheran Disaster Response shares God’s hope, healing and renewal with people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. We are a church that is a catalyst, convener and bridge builder. Lutheran Disaster Response collaborates with other disaster response organizations and religious entities in the United States and around the world. This enables the greatest stewardship of resources and maximum impact of response. We are a welcome partner because we respect the perspectives and strengths of others. Lutheran Disaster Response strives to help the church continue to be church in the midst of disaster — following Christ’s call to share hope and healing with our neighbor in need. Like Lutheran Disaster Response on Facebook, follow @ELCALDR on Twitter and follow @ELCA_LDR on Instagram.
Habitat for humanity
We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Habitat works together with families, local communities, volunteers and partners from around the world so that more people are able to live in affordable and safe homes. Our advocacy efforts focus on policy reform to remove systemic barriers preventing low-income and historically underserved families from accessing adequate, affordable shelter.