Serving Our Congregation, Community and World

In the spirit of Jesus telling his disciples to love one another as he loved them, Resurrection offers a wide variety of programs for all ages to serve others in our congregation, our community and the world.

Serving Others Directly

Gods Work. Our Hands 2015

Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them”.

God’s Work. Our Hands was developed this year with two components - A time to build unity and relationships within our congregation with a “Gathering” and time to “Send or Scatter” into the community to build unity and relationships with our community partner organizations. Resurrection ‘scattered’ to eight areas in our local community.  God’s Work. Our Hands community teams walked alongside our neighbors sharing God’s love by serving of meals, cleaning houses, collecting, distributing and harvesting food, and doing crafts and playing games with children.  We served in partnership with the Salvation Army, St. John’s Program for Real Change, Gathering Inn, Courage House, Orangevale Food Bank, River City Food Bank, Placer Community Gardens, and Lutheran Social Services. Click here to read more and see many more pictures!

Feeding the Hungry Ministry

The vision of Feeding the Hungry is to build up relationships through food. During the month of May, join us at Resurrection as we reach out to the community around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ by doing our part to feed our hungry brothers and sisters.  With the lens of God’s mission and justice, we look and listen to our neighbors in both our local and global communities.  Who are those most in need?  How might we use the abundance that God entrusted to our care to love God and our neighbor both near and far? There are many ways to be more.

Gathering Inn

Resurrection is one of more than 50 churches in the area that provides dinner and overnight accommodations to homeless guests of Gathering Inn, a nonprofit group serving the homeless. The ministry provides meals and company for our guests when they arrive. We open our doors about one night a month.

Health Ministry

This congregational ministry is designed to promote health and fitness.

Helping Hands

This ministry makes a monthly collection of items to be sent to those in need. Donations can be made in the Helping Hands baskets in the narthex of the Sanctuary and the foyer of the Faith Center. Among programs being helped are the Rwanda School Project and Soles for Souls.

Annual Christmas Food-Gift Drive

Our annual Christmas Basket food-gift drive helps to provide families in our community who need our help with gifts and supplies to prepare a warm meal for Christmas.  Click here for 2014 list.

Home Start

Resurrection has been an active participant in this Roseville program for two decades. Home Start successfully transitions homeless families into affordable, sustainable housing and self-sufficiency through a system of housing and support services that is comprehensive, flexible, accountable and accessible.

Kairos Prison Ministry

Each March and October, men from Resurrection become part of a team that facilitates a Christian retreat weekend at Folsom Prison. The ministry can also be supported through prayer, financial donations and making cookies for the participants.

MealCare Ministry

The members of this ministry team provide home-cooked meals for anyone in the congregation who is ill, hospitalized, had a new baby, is caring for others or just needs a loving hot meal.


A quilting group that provides quilts for the community and “quillows” for our graduating high school seniors, the Piecemakers meets most months on selected Mondays at 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Priceless Purls

Priceless Purls is a knitting group with a mission to provide comfortable hats for people including preemies, babies, chemotherapy patients and the homeless. This group meets the 1st Monday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

St. Vincent de Paul

Resurrection volunteers provide and serve a meal to those in need once a month at Roseville’s St. Vincent de Paul dining room.

Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Ministry program offers training for lay ministers to provide comfort to people who are going through a difficult or challenging time in their life, providing Christian care and a listening ear.

T-Shirt Dresses

This ministry provides patterns and support to anyone who would like to make t-shirt dresses, which are sent with congregation members as they travel to places where the dresses may be needed.

Churchwide and Global Ministry

Resurrection is also an active participant in many ministries around the nation and world through the ELCA and other organizations.

ELCA Malaria Campaign

Working through Lutheran churches in Africa, this campaign is uniquely positioned to provide mosquito nets, insecticides, medication, health care, education and more to help eliminate deaths from this disease - for good.  Click here to read the latest Malaria Project newsletter.

ELCA World Hunger Program

This ministry is a comprehensive and sustainable program that addresses the root causes of hunger and poverty.

Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

LSS provides support services and compassionate guidance to more than 2,000 individuals in the Sacramento region and Bay Area.

Lutheran World Relief

This international relief agency serves worldwide on behalf of Lutheran denominations including the ELCA.

Pacific Lutheran Seminary

Berkeley-based PLTS is one of eight ELCA seminaries in the nation.

Pacific Lutheran University

Resurrection is a partner congregation with PLU, an ELCA university in Tacoma, Wash.

Rwanda School Project

ELCA missionary Robin Strickler founded a junior-senior high school in Rwanda, an African nation rebuilding after war and genocide.

World Vision

An international relief agency, World Vision is dedicated to eradicating poverty and providing emergency services in impoverished countries.