ELCA Mission Support

The Montana Synod is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA was formed in 1988 as a merger of the Lutheran Church in America, the American Lutheran Church and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches. The roots of the Montana Synod can be traced back to 1881 when three Norwegian-American families settled along Sweet Grass Creek near the community of Melville in south central Montana. The Montana Synod with its 28,000 baptized members in 125 congregations (5 in Wyoming) and other preaching points, is served by 204 pastors in congregational and specialized ministries. In addition, 11 Deacons also serve our ministries. We have 6 persons in the candidacy process preparing for future church leadership and 113 persons in the Lay Pastoral Associates program. Contact: Phone: 406.453.1461 Address is: 1221 24th St. So., Great Falls, MT 59405-5034

 

Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp

Founded in 1943 by BLC over the need of an evening cup of coffee, FLBC has to make you smile not only because of a cup of coffee, but because of its heart, its mountains, beautiful lake, wildflowers, bible studies, canoeing, vegetable gardens, children teaching children, adults, teens, winter retreats, wheelchairs in the forest, its made forever friendships, its pottery wheel, camp fires, singing with guitars, sailing, tears(of joy), art barn, swimming, aha moments!, and…….          

Their Mission: “To experience Christ’s grace through meaningful relationships, shared adventures and purposeful service.”  

With programs designed for every age to take advantage of what the beauty of western Montana has to offer, Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp is dedicated to the spiritual, physical and emotional growth of each person.   Donations may be sent to: 603 S. Main St., South Main St., Kalispell, MT 59901 Phone:  (406) 752-6602    email:  office@flbc.net        

Immanuel Lutheran Communities

Immanuel Lutheran Communities serves Flathead Valley seniors by offering a resident-focused continuum of faith-based care all in one place.  

Immanuel Lutheran Communities encompasses residential living, assisted living, rehabilitation and post-acute care and skilled nursing and memory care in various settings which include Buffalo Hill Terrace, The Retreat at Buffalo Hill Terrace, The Lodge, the Villas and soon individual cottage settings.

MaaSAE School for Girls

The MaaSAE Girls Lutheran Secondary School in Monduli, Tanzania is a first-of-its-kind residential school for daughters of the Maasai and other semi-nomadic people that offers girls the chance to make a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities.  The school is a project of Operation Bootstrap Africa based in Minneapolis.  Currently more than 325 girls from impoverished backgrounds are part of this nurturing, supportive educational community.   Since 1999 more than 650 girls have graduated and more than 300 have received postsecondary training at colleges, universities and vocational schools.  Many graduates are now working and contributing in the fields of education, business, tourism, community development and health care.

Neighbors In Need

In 1984 the requests for help coming into the Kalispell’s Help Net – First Call for Help -  information and referral line were not able to be met.   

In answer to the problem the Kalispell Ministerial Association developed Neighbors in Need, which is a fund of last resort that is supported by area churches, individual contributors, special events and grants, and which focuses on homelessness and meeting the needs of those who may fall through the cracks of other social service programs.  

We are working hard to help those impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Donations may be mailed to: PO Box 8721, Kalispell, MT  59904-1721

Lutheran Campus Ministry
at UM, MSU and PLU

LCM is a place where all are honored, cared for, and challenged all the while allowing Christ to meet our deepest needs.  Our pastors are called to identify and encourage the God given gifts and talents individuals have been bestowed with, to compassionately listen to deep needs, and through God’s amazing grace, empower spiritual wellness and passionate engagement on campus and in society through Worship, Bible study, Fellowship and Service thereby discovering vocation as disciples in the world.

Montana State University https://videos.files.wordpress.com/mDa8edNv/lcm-give-big-thank-you_dvd.mp4

Pastor Kathie Aasheim is the current leader of Lutheran Campus Ministry at Montana State University! Aasimepastorkathie@lutherancats.org  

University of MontanaEmmaus Campus Ministry is a loving, accepting, and inclusive Christian community at the University of Montana.  We seek to live our faith through service to others, open and honest dialogue, spiritual grounding, and collaborative peace and justice work. We grow together, laugh a lot, and work to find our place and passion in life.

Emmaus Campus Ministry 538 University Ave. Missoula, MT 59801

Freedom in Christ
Ministry at Montana State Prison

Freedom In Christ Prison Ministry is an ecumenical worshiping community inside the walls of Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge, Montana. We welcome ALL Christians to join us in worship, Bible studies and pastoral visits.  Because inmates at Montana State Prison are not finacially able to support Freedom in Christ Prison Ministry, the ministry must survive on outside donations from generous people like yourself. Our expenses include the pastor's salary and benefits, worship, program and administrative expenses - pretty much the same kinds of expenses as a small congregation's.  

https://www.ficprisonministry.com/video-links  

Ministry Administrator Freedom in Christ Prison Ministry P O Box 617 Anaconda, MT 59711

NW MT Veteran's Food Pantry

The NWMVSDFP is dedicated to extending a helping hand up to homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans and their families. These heroes have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution and people of the United States of America and now we must uphold them in their time of need.  We provide homeless veterans with a place to shower and wash laundry and  “One to Wear One To Wash”, a free clothing program. We are working to expand services to include shelter, workshops & classes, and self-help resources for veterans.

1349 HWY 2 EAST Kalispell, MT 59901 (406) 756-7304

Samaritan House

Samaritan House's Mission is: to provide the basic needs of homeless people, while fostering self-respect and human dignity.   Samaritan House will encourage the resident's efforts to find employment and housing. The Samaritan House is located at 124 9th Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: (406) 257-5801

Serious JuJu
Skateboard Ministry in Kalispell

In the world there is good Juju and bad Juju but Jesus is Serious Juju

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 705, Kalispell, Montana 59903

Location: 707 West Center Street, Kalispell, Montana 59901

Contact: Pastor Miriam Mauritzen (406) 212-0999                   

              jujukalispell@gmail.com

Feed the Flathead

In 2004 Kalispell’s Community Kitchen & Feeding the Flathead joined forces under their individually chosen umbrella of Matthew 25:31-40 as their basis for ministry as 501c3s.   Currently more often referred to just as Feeding the Flathead, they are an all-volunteer soup kitchen that rarely serves soup. They welcome whoever shows up with a good attitude and a good appetite. They strive to provide a cheerful, family friendly place, in churches like Bethlehem, to eat a meal and to visit with others.   Donations may be sent to:  PO Box 3166, Kalispell, MT   59901 Phone or text:  (406) 300-2362

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being.  They work with people based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and do not evangelize.  They provide aid in emergencies and help families restore their lives. They partner with communities to build and grow rural economies to break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive.  The goal of LWR is to help people build self‐sufficiency and create new community‐owned approaches to problem‐solving that will last long after our projects end.

Please send donations to: Lutheran World Relief PO Box 17061 Baltimore, MD 21298-9832 USA