Headquartered in Addison, Illinois, LCC was founded in 1947 as a nonprofit ministry to help support Christian human care ministries of the Church. LCC connects needs with resources, working with more than 400 congregations to help Christians make a difference in people's lives and in God's Kingdom. The purpose of LCC is to initiate, develop, coordinate, promote, and support a unified effort of Christian human care ministry. Learn more at www.lutheranchurchcharties.org.
Chicago Uptown Ministry has served the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the people living in Chicago's Uptown area since 1971. Made up of diverse races, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, the area draws the lonely, the forgotten, and the confused into its web of poverty. Here the Ministry stands as an oasis where the love of Christ and His concern is manifested through a dedicated staff, motivated volunteers, and a solid, multi-faceted outreach program.
Chicago Uptown Ministry receives financial support through the annual budget of St. Mark's congregation. Over 80% of the funding of the Ministry is supplied from grassroots sources. In addition to approximately 400 individual supporters, a core group of 50 Lutheran congregations regularly provide food and financial support, and participate in special events. Another 80 congregations offer continuing support in various ways.