In the Community

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection partners with many local, national, and international organizations to be God’s hands here on earth. Many of our partners are listed below and we can’t wait to help you find a place where you can make a difference in the world.

Marion Cares

Resurrection members of all ages volunteer, donate materials for Back-to-School backpacks and provide financial support.

Marion Cares assists with everything from after-school programs to food & supplies for less fortunate families. We are a faith-based organization determined to make our community a better place for everyone, with over twenty churches collaborating.

Mission of Hope / Crossroads Mission

Resurrection members donate food & clothing, volunteer at Wednesday workdays, and provide financial support.

Mission of Hope/Crossroads is a neighborhood Christian mission to support members of the community. They maintain a food & personal care pantry and a clothes closet. If you would like to donate to the food pantry, here is a handy list of needed items. Good condition, clean clothes, in season, are always welcome, particularly children’s clothing.

Take Away Hunger

Resurrection members of all ages participate in the packaging events and provide funds for shipping.

Take Away Hunger packages highly nutritious, life-saving meals for starving and malnourished children and their families in developing countries and the United States.

Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY)

Resurrection members of all ages volunteer, donate food, and provide financial support.

FLY serves sack lunches to local students every weekday throughout the summer months. The lunches are prepared and delivered each day out of the First United Methodist by volunteers. In 2018, Resurrection will take part in the summer meal program on Mondays from June 4th to August 20th. Please sign up on or by emailing

Lutheran World Relief

Our Comforting Hands group creates tied quilts from donated materials; our women’s circle solicits donations and assembles, packs, and mails Personal Care & School Kits; and Resurrection members provide funds for shipping quilts and kits.

Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice, and human suffering.

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

Resurrection members volunteer on one Marion Build and one Thrivent Build each summer and provide financial support.

CVHFH uses as much volunteer labor and discounted or donated materials as possible. New units are sold at no interest to families whose annual income does not allow them conventional financing, but who can afford to buy and maintain a home if the price and terms are right.

Marion Holiday Giving Project

Resurrection members buy and package gifts, clothing, and grocery cards and donate cash.

Times are tough for families of students in the Marion Independent School District, so many come to the school district and local churches and businesses to receive Christmas gifts, clothing, and money for food through our annual project.

Marion Lutheran Churches Blood Drive

Resurrection members and friends donate cookies, juice, and life-giving blood.

Give the gift of life! Your donation is used in this community. Your reward is cookies, juice, and a chance to visit with friends from Ascension and Faith Lutheran. Together we give three times a year through Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.

Fresh Start Ministries / Linn County Correctional Chaplaincy Ministry

Resurrection members perform bible studies in local facilities and provide financial support.

Fresh Start Ministries offers spiritual support to all people of all faiths within Linn County’s correctional system and lends support and guidance to their family, their friends, and to corrections staff.