Global Mission Team

Raises awareness of the work and needs of missions world-wide and encourages making a difference with prayerful and financial responses. DHLC currently provides support for the Young Adults in Global Mission program as well as for three ELCA missionary families serving in Africa, Mexico, and Central America. Annually the team partners with the ELCA's World Hunger and Disaster Response programs to gather "Good Gifts" funds for specific medical, educational, agricultural, nutritional, and spiritual essentials. Meetings are held the first Friday of each month at 1 pm.

Global Mission Team members
were busy setting up for their
September fundraiser,
“Education is Lifesaving.”


Social Concerns Ministry

Plans and implements programs of support for high-need individuals and agencies. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 am.


Community Partners

  • Community Food Bank
    Volunteers assist with packing and sorting, gardening and farming, distributing food, cleaning, maintenance, professional and administrative work, and special events.
    Contact:, (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:, (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:, (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:, (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:, (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:, (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:, (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:, (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:, (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:, (520) 625-5966