This ministry endeavors to extend Christian compassion and helpfulness to the ill, the aged, the orphaned, the underprivileged, the imprisoned, and, in general, to persons in need of aid in body or soul. It strives to enlist in these efforts as many as possible of the individual members and organizations of the congregation. This committee has the duty to study social conditions primarily in the local community, in order to bring the cleansing and healing light of Christian truth to bear upon critical problems through thoughtful Christian discussion of facts and issues.

As a congregation, we support the organizations shown below. Click on these links to learn more about them:

A.J. Katzenmaier School in North Chicago AJ Katzenmaier is a school in which the members of the learning community empower the students to achieve educational excellence.

Bethel New Life, Chicago, Illinois building up the local community through social services programs and housing assistance for a wide range of people.

Career Resource Center employment assistance in our community.

C.O.O.L. Christian Outreach of Lutherans, Waukegan, Illinois food pantry and transitional housing.

CROPWalk In the fall in Lake County.

ELCA Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Chicago Metro Synod our synod and parent organization.

Habitat for Humanity Lake County building affordable housing in Waukegan.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois provides a huge menu of social services to all types of disadvantaged people.

Lake County United an organization of religious and community groups working for social justice in Lake County.

LSSI Prisoner & Family Ministries Connections Program helping incarcerated mothers stay in contact with their children through prison visits and other programs.

PADS Providing dignity, advocacy and shelter Help for the homeless, including homeless veterans through shelters and transitional housing.

Women’s Opportunity Fund empowering women in poverty around the world through micro loans and financial education.