Peace Lutheran connects people with resources to address the human needs in the broader Las Cruces community. We work hard to build trusting relationships that show our commitment to be good partners. Faith communities and non-profit agencies have common goals of helping to transform the lives of others. Our congregation shares financial resources, with some of the agencies below. We also encourage congregation members to volunteer their time with these organizations.
Hunger and Poverty Partners
In an effort to stay involved in our community Peace Lutheran Church and individual members financially support some of the following organizations that are working to address hunger and poverty in our community.
- Las Cruces Habitat for Humanity
- Gospel Rescue Mission
- El Caldito Soup Kitchen
- Community of Hope
- Camp Hope
- Jardin de los Ninos
- St. Luke’s Healthcare Clinic
- El Centro de Santa Catalina (Cd. Juarez)
Peace Lutheran believes that high quality education is important for every child. We support the work of public schools as they strive to educate and nurture students. We encourage the collaboration of administrators, teachers, staff, parents, social service agencies, local businesses, and the faith community to help make a difference in addressing childhood well-being.
Peace Lutheran is a Reconciling in Christ congregation and extends a specific welcome to people who identify as LGBTQ. We support and partner with agencies that provide safe spaces for the LGBTQ community. We connect with agencies who are working to bring equal protection under the law for all LGBTQ persons.
Peace Lutheran supports various health related programs in the community. We believe that God cares about the whole health of each person. One way that we support some these organizations is by offering space for meetings.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
- Alzheimer’s Association
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Other Community Partners
Here is a list of other community partners with whom we have an ongoing relationship.
- The Great Conversation
- The Beloved Community
Ecumenical and InterFaith Engagement
Peace Lutheran is a Christian community that seeks a more visible unity with other Christians. In addition to ecumenical Christian partnerships, our congregation has developed relationships with the Jewish community, Islamic community, Baha’i community, Zen Buddhist communities, and those of good will with no stated faith traditions. Here is a list of Ecumenical and InterFaith partners with whom Peace Lutheran has developed meaningful relationships.
- New Mexico Conference of Churches
- NMSU InterFaith Council
- Las Cruces Interfaith Coalition for Compassion
- Peace Village (Peace Camp)
- Crosstown Ministries
- Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship
The ELCA has a rich history of participation in Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relationships. Through the ELCA, this congregation participates in a variety of Inter-Lutheran Dialogues, Bilateral Dialogues, Full Communion Relationships, and Conciliar Bodies that seek to deepen our understanding of Christian unity. The ELCA also engages in respectful inter-religious relationships. The foundation prepared by the churchwide expression of our congregation shapes how we engage in ecumenical and interfaith efforts in Las Cruces.