Community Outreach & Service

Faith Lutheran Church at Welcome Snowbirds Festival

Being the church is not just about bible study, worship in prayer. It is also about answering God’s call to “seek justice, love kindness” and walk humbly with our Lord.

Here are the ways we are involved in the community:



We are proud to serve and support the Yuma Food Bank. Not only do they provide the food staples families need, they act “as a conduit for the community,” says Shara Whitehead, president and CEO. Families are referred to the proper channels to assist them with the many issues they may face.

Faith Lutheran Church accepts all non-perishable foods. We, in turn, deliver it to the food bank. With the holiday season approaching be sure to pick up an extra grocery item or two to help stock their shelves as the demand will increase.

See the Yuma Community Food Bank profile.

Crossroads Mission

Faith Lutheran Church is committed to helping support Crossroads Mission in its ministry to the homeless in our community in a variety of ways. Each Sunday, canned goods and other non-perishable food items are collected and delivered to the mission’s kitchen which provides hundreds of meals daily. In addition, donations of personal care items are collected at Christmas and church members support the mission’s thrift store throughout the year with donations and shopping.

Crossroads Mission is a Christian, non-profit organization that has been serving the Yuma community since 1959. As their mission statement says, they are “committed to glorifying God by helping those at their crossroads of life.” They started out as a simple soup kitchen and overnight shelter for men. Eventually, as the needs of the community grew, so did Crossroads Mission. Today, they have programs and services for the homeless, the hungry, the needy, and the addicted. They are

  • Free meals are served daily to anyone who comes to the Mission.
  • Emergency shelter services 24/7 for adult men at the men’s shelter.
  • Emergency shelter services 24/7 for adult females, and families at the family shelter.
  • A long-term transitional housing program to help homeless people get a source of income; save; and move out on their own.
  • A 120-day residential, clinical, drug, and alcohol treatment program approved by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
  • An education center that helps the community and program participants obtain their GEDs, with job searches, and resume building.
  • A thrift store that provides clothing to homeless guests, household items to program graduates, and offers low prices to help the community.

The Mission receives about half of its funding from donations from the community. Your support is essential to continue to help the most vulnerable of Yuma. Thank you!