Outreach & Care Ministries
Our Saviour’s is very involved in serving the needs of the greater Tucson community and the world at large. We support several agencies within Tucson with our actions and our finances, and we reach out to the world with our support of global missions. To find out more information or to participate in any of these groups, contact our office and we’ll put you in touch with the right staff member or group leader.
Global Missions/World Hunger
CROP Walk with Church World Services, Lutheran World Relief Handcraft Project, support for the Navajo Lutheran Mission.
Habitat for Humanity
We support financially support Habitat, provide volunteer labor and host their “Homeowner Classes” in our Activity Building from October thru May on selected Tuesday evenings.
Casa Maria Soup Kitchen
Every six weeks, Our Saviour’s provides food for sack lunches and volunteer labor for feeding the homeless at Tucson’s Casa Maria Soup Kitchen. Contact us for dates or check out our calendar.
TIHAN & POZ Cafe Our Saviour’s serves lunch once a year at POZ Cafe for 100+ people living in Tucson with AIDs and HIV. This program serves a community that is often marginalized and helps to bring them together in a friendly and social environment as well as support them through donations of hygiene products.
Community Food Bank Our Saviour’s supports Tucson’s Community Food Bank financially and with regular food donations.TIHAN & POZ Cafe Our Saviour’s serves lunch once a year at POZ Cafe for 100+ people living in Tucson with AIDs and HIV. This program serves a community that is often marginalized and helps to bring them together in a friendly and social environment as well as support them through donations of hygiene products.
Our Primavera Cooks (a men’s outreach) pick up and prepare a feast for over 100 men at Primavera each month. Baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and home made bundt cakes are their specialty. After they come together at the church to get it all cooked and ready, they deliver and serve at Primavera. Guys are always welcome to help!
Mobile Meals of Tucson Men and women of Our Saviour’s join in picking up and delivering hot meals to shut-ins within our community. So many people unable to shop for food or even leave their homes enjoy a daily meal from this local organization delivered by volunteers throughout Tucson. For more information on joining this outreach, contact Patty Sirls.
This is the work of being a voice for good policy for the poor and needy. Our Saviour’s is a member of the Interfaith Community Services and supports its efforts on behalf of faith communities of Tucson.
Easter and Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Food items and cash donations are collected each Easter and Thanksgiving for volunteers to assemble into food boxes which are then distributed to those in need. Our volunteers work with nearby schools, neighborhoods and other churches to find those most in need. Each food box contains boxed, canned and fresh foods–enough for a family of four for several days. The rewards for volunteering to deliver these boxes are priceless!
Women of the ELCA
Several contributions and efforts are made throughout the year by our women’s ministry. See more in the Women’s Ministrysection.
Interested in getting involved? Please contact Community Outreach Team chair Quentin Peterson, or call the church office at 327-6521 for more information.
Some links to our ministry partners:
Interfaith Community Services
Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest
Habitat for Humanity
Gospel Rescue Mission
Lutheran World Relief
ELCA World Hunger
Pima County Interfaith Council (Arizona Interfaith)
Women of the ELCA
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Arizona 2-1-1 Emergency and Community Resources
Tucson Lutheran Resurrection Thrift Store
Alzheimer’s Support Group for Caregivers & Art Group for those with Alzheimer’s Disease. A support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia meets at 10:30 a.m. every 3rd Tuesday of each month. Both members at Our Saviour’s and anyone from the Tucson Community are welcomed to attend. This support group is sponsored by the Tucson Alzheimer’s Association. We also have an Art Program for those with Alzheimer’s Disease whose caregiver is attending the support group. Call Ginny Phillips at 520-955-2487 with any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help with this program.
The Visitation Ministry Team is comprised of members who feel their ministry is visiting our less-active members to share the Holy meal with them. Training is offered to help team members become more comfortable with this ministry. For more information, contact Ginny Phillips at 520-955-2487.