Serve Our Local Community

Through our work in our community, we follow the example of Jesus in meeting needs and serving others.

Do you want to work beyond our walls and serve meals to the hungry or help boys and girls in West St. Paul with their homework? Augustana partners with and provides more than $200,000 in financial support each year to a variety of local mission partners who address issues of hunger, poverty, and homelessness in West St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities. Explore the many volunteer opportunities with these partners by visiting their websites or contacting Cathy Hendrikson.

Augustana Community Meals

Serving every Thursday from 4:30—6:00 pm, north doors

 Augustana offers a Community Meal program every Thursday. Volunteers prep, cook, and distribute the meals to guests. Guests should drive up to the north doors to receive their meals. As of now, there will be “to go” meals only. These meals are for anyone who would like a hot meal.

Volunteers are needed to help prep, cook and serve meals through our new Community Meals program. Volunteers can be members, children/youth, community members, friends, or family.  Sign up to help.

Neighbors, Inc.

Neighbors, Inc. is a non-profit, social-service agency providing emergency assistance and supportive assistance programs to low-income community members in the northern Dakota County communities of Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Sunfish Lake and Lilydale. More.

360 Communities

360 Communities delivers safety and stability that improves lives. With three effective program areas and community partnerships, they build trusting relationships, break cycles of violence, and produce measurable success. More.

Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children around the world. More. |

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps people in our community and around the world build or improve a place they can call home. More.

Lutheran Social Service Transitional Housing for Teens/Rezek House

Rezek House, located in Saint Paul, is a two-year transitional living program for youth ages 16-21 experiencing homeless, with ten efficiency units for single youth as well as two one-bedroom units for parenting youth. The youth pay rent by placing 30 percent of their income into a savings account. They are required to allow their savings to accumulate until they move out, at which time they have a nest-egg to help them in their transition to independent living. Paying monthly rent helps young people gain budgeting skills and develop rental history. More.

Neighborhood House

Neighborhood house helps people gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in diverse communities. The multi-service agency provides wrap-around services for people when they need it most. Free programs address basic needs, education, and health and well-being. More.

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul harnesses the power of thousands of motivated volunteers from diverse faith and spiritual communities to relieve the effects of poverty and address its root causes. More.

Union Gospel Mission/Naomi Family Center

Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry serving people facing homelessness, poverty, or addiction. The organization helps people rebuild their lives through safe shelter, nutritious food, medical and dental care, and a broad variety of life-changing programs for children and adults. More.

St. Paul Area Synod

The Saint Paul Area Synod is made up of congregations, mission starts and institutions committed to growing in faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Living out of our identity as Lutheran, we recognize we are grasped by grace and are free to devote our energy to being church in a way that is rooted in tradition and open to experimentation. More.

Community & Compassion

God calls us to still-greater acts of service in difficult times. Augustana and our members are answering the call to love our neighbors.


Cathy Hendrikson