Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP

The Malawi Orphan Care Project (MOCP) works in partnership with local leaders in Malawi to help orphans in Malawi and their caregivers. The agency that we work with in Malawi is the Kanyenyeva Orphan Care Ministry (KOCM). Donations are used for the feeding program (providing several meals a week), evangelism, youth sports program, high school scholarships, elementary school fees, building projects and much mor


Community Impact Malawi

Community Impact Malawi is a mission located in Lilongwe, Malawi facilitated by Pastor Fred and Cindy Cressman who formerly pastored The Log Church in Crosslake. In 2016 they they moved to Africa full time to bring gospel transformation to the heart of Malawi. The focus of this mission is Transforming Malawi one life at a time by Making Disciples, Multiplying Transformational Leaders, and Establishing Church planting movements in Malawi and beyond. 


Cuyuna Range Foodshelf

The Cuyuna Range Food Shelf distributes food on the second and third Wednesdays of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Area churches and city hall have a list of volunteers  who are on call for emergency needs.  There are many volunteers from different areas of our community.  Those wishing to serve in this ministry will be placed on a waiting list and will be called when there is an opening to serve.  Notify the church office if you are interested.

The area food shelf has been serving an average of 200 families each month. The families that visit the food shelf have various reasons and circumstances and show extreme appreciation for the assistance. Our greater community giving has really met the challenge with monetary and packaged food items.

Immanuel continues to be a leader with food, monetary donations as well as volunteers to work the food shelf. ILC’s ongoing food collections are very important and are used to further support larger families. Distribution hours are 8:30-9:30am on the 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Emergencies are always addressed and answer as soon as possible.

Anyone need help? Know someone who needs help? Call the church office at 546-6010; they’ll make sure someone is notified. We “Thank You” for supporting those in need. God Bless!

Food Shelf Ministry Team of Immanuel

Good Samaritan Fund                                                                                                  

This mission ministry benefits people in our area who are in need. Some of the needs may be a heat bill that needs to be paid, gas to go to a medical appointment or other emergencies. The fund provides grocery or gasoline gift cards to families in need. Food cards are also given at Easter and Thanksgiving. A small team evaluates each need and determines the gifting of donated funds.


Residents Encounter Christ is a two-day, weekend retreat, based on the Paschal Mystery of Christ – the Death and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Several members of our congregation are involved in this ministry within the communities of Aitkin, Crosby and Brainerd, MN.

Mission Statement:

It is the purpose of Northeast Minnesota Residents Encountering Christ, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to provide an opportunity for the Incarcerated (i.e. jail, prison or juvenile facility) to personally encounter Jesus Christ within themselves and others by witnessing and experiencing the power of the Christian community, the Sacraments and the Paschal Mystery.