Global Mission Team
Meeting the first Friday of each month at 1 pm, this group works to raise awareness of world-wide missions, to respond to God’s call to serve and send workers, to raise awareness of world needs, and to respond prayerfully and financially. Currently DHLC provides support for three missionaries in three countries and the ELCA's Young Adult in Global Mission program. In support of ELCA World Hunger the team annually holds "Christmas in July" and "Alternative Christmas Gifts" fundraisers at the church. The team also assists Lutheran Disaster Relief and recently Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.
Manages the Welcome Table, where guests are offered a gift for visiting DHLC. The committee members follow up with first- and second-time guests, thank them for their visit and offer to answer questions about DHLC’s services and programs. They also welcome new members into the congregation and mail welcome cards to people who have recently moved into the area. Finally, they provide worship advertisement in the newspapers and suggestions for the outdoor sign.
Social Concerns Ministry
Plans and implements programs of support for high-need individuals and agencies. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 9 am.
- Community Food Bank
Volunteers assist with packing and sorting, gardening and farming, distributing food, cleaning, maintenance, professional and administrative work, and special events.
Contact: communityfoodbank.org/Volunteer-Opportunities, (520) 625-5252
- Crossroads Nogales Mission
Serves lunch and provides general assistance, supplies, and a food panty for the homeless or less fortunate in Nogales, AZ.
Contact: (520) 287-5828,
- Habitat for Humanity
Helps families build and improve places to call home.
Contact: habitattucson.org, (520) 326-1217
- Lutheran Campus Ministry
Brings UofA students together for faith, community, service, travel, and fun. They provide Wednesday meals and services for spiritual growth and trustworthy friendships.
Contact: lcmuofa.org, (520) 623-7575,
- Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Stabilizes people during crisis and transition, builds a foundation where people can thrive, and preserves dignity and respect for the most vulnerable, through pre-arrival housing, case management, employment support, immigration services, and mentorships. Volunteer opportunities are varied.
Contact: lss-sw.org, (520) 748-2300,
- Primavera Foundation
Provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. Volunteers work in direct contact with program participants, behind the scenes, on a meal team, in community gardens, or in events and special projects.
Contact: primavera.org, (520) 308-3110
- Red Cross
Educates through health and safety training, draws and distributes blood, and assists with disaster relief. Volunteer opportunities include behind the scenes, boots on the ground, communication, instruction, and leadership.
Contact: redcross.org, (520) 318-6740
- St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic
Provides free medical treatment for disabled children of impoverished parents from Mexico, using medical and lay volunteers from both sides of the border.
Contact: standrewsclinic.org, (520) 648-3242,
- Sahuarita Food Bank
Confronts poverty by offering programs designed to provide fresh and nutritious food to those most at risk, including emergency food boxes, market days, backpack programs, seasonal produce, and community pantries.
Contact: sahuaritafoodbank.org, (520) 625-1375
- Salvation Army
Provides spiritual and emotional support to the community and surrounding areas. Volunteers serve as bell ringers, kitchen and clerical workers, members of the auxiliary groups and advisory organizations, and in special functions when disasters strike.
Contact: salvationarmytucson.org/green-valley-service-center, (520) 625-3888
- Valley Assistance Services
Provides professional case management, referrals and volunteer support to frail seniors and the disabled using Green Valley Interfaith Volunteer Corp. They also assist low income families with back-to-school, Thanksgiving, and holiday needs.
Contact: valleyassistanceservices.org, (520) 625-5966