A few weeks ago congregations should have received their ELCA World Hunger Fall Action Guide for Congregations.

This is a handy resource that belongs on your “Open right away” list.

This packet is a valuable collection of resources to tell the story of the work of the church in feeding the hungry. Nearly all the resources in this book are available online.  They aren’t all in the same place, and it can be time-consuming to find them, so we’ve assembled all the links to the resources in the packet in this post.

You can download the booklet here: ACTION GUIDE for Congregations

Advent Study

For Advent:








Bulletin Inserts



World Hunger Insert






 Community Garden Guide

Community Gardens

Start planning for next Summer!

Practical tips on logistics, crafting a vision and incorporating your garden into the life of your community.

Free Download

Start a Backpack Buddies Program

Backpack Buddies


Developed in partnership with ELCA congregations already engaged in backpack buddy programs across the country, this helpful guides contains tips for starting a backpack ministry in your community.

Global Farm Challenge


An initiative to raise awareness and funds to equip our neighbors experiencing hunger with the livestock, seeds, tools, training, and other agriculture-related activities to turn a hungry season into a hopeful season:

For Children and Youth

Golds' Gobal Barnyard coloring

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About The Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson

The Rev. Dr. Joelle Colville-Hanson has been Director for Evangelical Mission, ELCA for the Northeastern Iowa Synod since late 2013. Part of her job description is to help leaders and congregations use social media and other digital means for outreach and mission. She writes and edits this blog as well as runs the social media accounts for the synod.


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