Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

The Metropolitan New York Synod (MNYS)

The Metropolitan New York Synod (MNYS) is the local expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. There are more than 200 churches in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putman, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. The bishop is the Rev. Paul Egensteiner.

Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran tradition. Founded in 1947 in Lund, Sweden, the LWF now has 140 member churches in 79 countries representing 68 million of the nearly 70 million Lutherans worldwide.

The Vine NYC

The Vine NYC is a network of progressive Christian campus ministries in New York City. All college and graduate students are welcome to join this open-minded, big-hearted student communities for regular meals, worship, meaningful conversation, service and justice work, retreats and more.

Reconciling in Christ (RIC)

In 1984 Lutherans Concerned / North America, now called ReconcilingWorks, started the Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program to recognize Lutheran congregations that welcome lesbian and gay believers.

Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (ELM)

Compelled by the gospel of Jesus Christ to seek justice, Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (ELM) expands ministry opportunities for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the Lutheran church.

Lutheran Social Services of New York (LSSNY)

Lutheran Social Services of New York (LSSNY) is committed to helping children have the benefit of a “forever family” and nurturing home environment. Every child deserves a safe, stable and happy home. International adoption is a solution when permanency cannot be found in a child’s native country

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hunger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)

Since 1939 Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has worked to create welcoming communities for newcomers—immigrants and refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and begin anew.

Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) works with partners in 35 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters.

Bread for the World

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.