More than 800 million people - that's 11 percent of people in our world today - are hungry. As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.
Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to 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.
Fair Trade is an alternative way of doing business—one that builds equitable, long-term partnerships between consumers in North America and producers in developing nations. The program supports disadvantaged farmers and artisans in developing countries all over the world. The income they earn through selling their products allows them to feed, clothe, shelter, educate and provide health care to their families.
Fair Trade products are sold Sunday mornings in the narthex. Coffee served for Fellowship is also Fair Trade.
Our members are committed to speaking and praying with and on behalf of others in need, as a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We advocate for just, sound, and compassionate policies or programs around the world and in the U.S. We annually participate in the Bread for the World Offering of Letters.
Every day in 35 countries, Lutheran World Relief works to combat the causes of poverty and the dignity it robs from people’s lives. We teach people to better care for themselves, their communities and the environment. They counsel victims after manmade and natural disasters, and help them recover with material aid. Each month at St. Paul's, women gather for Do-Day to work on projects for LWR.