Relief Funds (LCMC) [Relief Funds Topic] This blog features various relief funds and relief effort opportunities established by or made available to LCMC congregations and ministry partners. If you have information regarding a relief fund that you would like us to consider for publication, please let us know. Email completed articles, along with any accompanying photos and contact information, to en-us Hurricane Ian Relief Thu, 13 Oct 22 00:00:00 +0000 There are three groups within LCMC assisting with disaster relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Ian.]]> Ukraine Relief Thu, 03 Mar 22 00:00:00 +0000 The Spiritual Orphans Network has established the Special Ukraine Fund to help provide relief assistance for those who have been affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. 

Currently, donations are being used to help provide safe evacuations, food, medicine, and other supplies needed for survival.  As of March 3, 2022, almost $30,000 has been raised. 

More information and a link to donate online can be found on the ministry's website by clicking here

In addition to monetary donations, your prayers are also appreciated. 

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for SON Mission Partners and all people in Ukraine
  • Pray for the people of Russia

Updates on this project can be found on the Spiritual Orphans Network Facebook Page and in the unofficial LCMC Facebook Discussion Group

COVID-19 Relief Fri, 12 Jun 20 00:00:00 +0000 Pastor’s Benevolence Emergency Grant
Administered by Lutheran Disaster Assistance

There is a new grant fund available within the LCMC Lutheran Disaster Assistance (LDA) Program. It is a separately funded grant designed for LCMC pastors who lead our LCMC congregations across the country. 

For example, the COVID-19 pandemic has created emergencies that prevent the ability of some pastors to shepherd their congregations.  Most of those congregations are small in number of worshiping partners and have limited options for relief when personal emergencies happen to their pastor.

LDA decided to create a separate fund for difficulties such as these for pastors who are suffering based on our current situation.

To Make a Request:

Download Request Form

Rationale:  There are times when LCMC pastors are in situations of crisis or distress where a limited grant will be of great relief.  This benevolence emergency fund is created for that purpose.

  1. Grants are requested through the Director of LDA, Grants will be allocated based on:
    • If they are appropriate for this specific LDA grantsource
    • Available funds
  2. The LDA Processing Board at St Marks Church, Marion Iowa will review the grant request and, if approved, will send the grant to the LCMC pastor.
  3. Grants will be up to $3,000.  One grant per year to same person.
  4. The benevolence emergency funds available are separate from funds available for natural disaster grants.

Grants are available up to $3,000 and may be requested through Dave Brauhn, LDA Director, at

To Contribute:

The LDA fund is receiving contributions now to make more grants available.  Please clearly designate your contribution for the Pastor’s Benevolence Emergency Fund. Send contributions to:

St Mark’s Lutheran Church
8300 C Ave NE
Marion, Iowa 52302
Attention: Pastor’s Benevolence Emergency Fund, Dave Brauhn/LDA Director

For more information about the Lutheran Disaster Assistance fund, click here