Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is a partner with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America The partnership with the ELCA gives our congregation a national and global reach. With 5 million members, the ELCA is the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.
With offices in Iowa City, the Southeastern Iowa Synod is our local connection to the ELCA. Through the Synod we work together with other ELCA congregations in Southeastern Iowa to provide resources and ministry to a wider community.
Churches of Marion Food Pantry
Resurrection is a member of the Churches of Marion Food Pantry. The pantry provided food and miscellaneous items to over nine hundred families that live in Marion, Cedar Rapids and area communities during the 2004 fiscal year. Resurrection is an active participant in the pantry’s operations through volunteerism at the center, representation on the Board of Directors and through donations. Donations can be brought to the church and left in the collection tubs under the coat racks in the Gathering Space.
CrossRoads Mission is a non-profit, neighborhood ecumenical Christian mission to support members of the community. The mission opened its doors January 23, 2007 at first in a location on Sixth Street SW in Cedar Rapids and after the devastation of the 2008 floods, the mission established temporary offices, while moving forward to establish a permanent home. On March 3, 2009 the mission moved to its new home at 1006 2nd Street SW, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The mission has the resources to help guests and their families to rescue victims of domestic violence and the homeless. The mission has clothes closets, changing and shower rooms, emergency food supplies and means to refer guests to services that will help provide them with a stable and safe environment.
Resurrection is one of many churches in the Cedar Rapids-Marion area that supports Crossroads Mission. To help the mission with its rebuilding costs, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is giving 5% of its Building Fund offerings for 2009-2011 to the mission. So far those donations have paid for a new parking lot and driveway.
For more information, visit their website at www.crossroads-mission.com.
Helping Hands Ministries
Helping Hands’ mission is to provide emergency material assistance, referrals, and/or supportive ministry to persons in emergency need in collaboration with local agencies and faith communities in Linn County. For more information about this ministry go to http://www.ecc-cr.net/hhm.php.
Marion Senior Housing
The Marion Churches Senior Living Community Foundation’s mission is to provide affordable, quality housing and services for low to moderate income seniors while preserving and enhancing the independence, dignity, and well-being of individuals in their retirement years.
Twelve churches in six denominations(Including LCR) are currently involved with the MCSLCF through their time, financial support and prayer. Over $236,000 has been donated from the member churches to support MCSLCF projects.
The community campus’ are managed by Newbury Management Company. Contact Beverly Pelley at 319-551-6679 to apply for housing or for any questions.
EWALU Camp & Retreat
Located in Strawberry Point, Iowa, EWALU offers summer youth camping and year-round retreat facilities. A family campground, fishing stream, playgrounds, and miles of hiking trails are located on the 500+ acres of EWALU’s main site. In 2005 Resurrection sponsored 53 youth who attended one of the summer camping programs.