As a congregation, these organizations are supported in three specific ways: financial support, hands-on serving opportunities, and sharing stories about the organization. The goal is that the knowledge and relationship with these organizations deepen and an even greater difference in the world can be made together.
Primary Mission Partners
Open Table is a mobile food ministry partnership between Zumbro and People of Hope that provides food support for populations in Rochester, MN with barriers to receiving help.
Good Earth Village is an outdoor ministry of the church seeking to make a difference in the world by raising up strong Christian leaders. Through summer camp and year-round programming, Good Earth Village’s mission is to explore God in creation, grow faith in community, and engage the world as followers of Jesus.
Iambi Lutheran Hospital is our international mission partner. Nestled in the middle of Nkungi Village in Tanzania, Iambi serves the local and surrounding villagers in the name of Jesus. Their mission boldly states: “We treat but God heals.” Zumbro’s partnership with Iambi is a part of the SE MN Synod’s partnership with the Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.
Lutheran Social Service (LSS) of MN is grounded in two principles – God loves all people without condition and God yearns for us to love the neighbor. Local LSS programs include Ways to Give and LINK.
Over forty years ago Zumbro was one of seven area churches that came together to form Samaritan Bethany, a faith-based organization that provides a variety of living and care options for seniors. Today we actively support this care facility through representation on the board of directors, providing auxiliary volunteers, and assisting residents to church on Sunday mornings.
Rainbow School is a Christian preschool where children learn the skills for a life of faith and learning. Zumbro Lutheran is a member congregation, along with three other Rochester area ELCA churches, including Good Shepherd, Mt. Olive, and Our Savior’s.
Apply to Host a Fundraiser
If you would like to host a fundraiser at Zumbro Lutheran Church, we ask that you complete this application and submit it to the church office. Once this is done someone from Zumbro and/or the Mission & Outreach Team will contact you.