The French ministry at Zion Lutheran Church began in November 2005 as the congregation's effort to reach out to the African immigrant French speakers on the south side of Chicago. The majority of the members are asylum seekers and refugees from sub-Saharan Africa.
French: 2nd & 4th Sundays, 1:30 PM
English: Every Sunday, 10 AM
Word of Life Ministry
Small-group faith-sharing in members' homes.
In collaboration with Lutheran Church Charities, congregations and individual donors, we assist our members in need with clothes, home furniture, food...
Thanks to Lutheran Church Charities, the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and individual donors, we have acquired a mini van and the money for insurance and transfer of title. This van provides a tremendous help in transporting members to church for worship, to immigration interviews and for youth activities...
With support from Wheat Ridge Ministries, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Ministries, we provide immigration services to our members applying for asylum, change of status...
Conferences on Africa
The French ministry is determined to organize periodical conferences on Africa to build the bridges between the Lutheran Churches and communities in the USA, the African communities in the USA and the Lutheran churches and communities in Africa. We have a conference scheduled for June 29 through July 1, 2007, at Concordia University Chicago. The title is "Building Bridges of Solidarity with Africa." Co-sponsors are needed!
Our ministries are not limited to those described above.
Please join us!