Cross of Glory Lutheran Church   ELCA
5929 Brooklyn Boulevard                     Phone: 763-533-8602
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Everybody has something to offer...and we're called to share it for the sake of what God is doing among us! Fill out an "Our Hands" form below to learn about ways to help connect your hands (and heads and hearts) with God's work at Cross of Glory and throughout the Brooklyn Center community. 
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Community Ministries 

  • Faith Practices + Neighboring Practices - Funded by a grant through the Minneapolis Area Synod and grounded in scripture, Lutheran theology, and the tools of faith-based community organizing, Cross of Glory embarked on a two-year learning journey in the Fall of 2021 to explore the intersection of faith and neighboring, trusting that "Jesus has taken on flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood!" (John 1:14, MSG). Learn more here.

  • Wildfire - Cross of Glory is part of Wildfire, a group of 8 ELCA churches in the NW metro area that join together for shared ministry. Learn more about Wildfire here.

  • Community Quilters- Quilters from across faith tradition and across the Brooklyn Center area gather at COG on Monday mornings to make beautiful quilts and baby blankets that are all donated to CEAP, our community emergency assistance program. 

  • Tutoring - The Cross of Glory community is invited to work with a student for tutoring and homework help from the Brooklyn Center community, including Progeny Academy, a public charter middle school located in Cross of Glory’s building. Learn more about Progeny here.

  • Community Gardening - Brooklyn Center community members are welcome to garden in the community garden plots located in the back of the church building (Admiral St. and Ewing St.)

  • Mutual Aid - As a community of faith, we continue to grieve the killing of Daunte Wright that took place in our neighborhood in April 2021, and we continue to hold his loved ones in prayer. As we lift up prayer with our mouths, we also work to live out these prayers with our hands and our feet, offering mutual aid to the ongoing needs of our neighbors. To that end, Cross of Glory has joined together with CAPI and other Brooklyn Center community members to form the Brooklyn Center Neighborhood Coalition as we continue to work to reimagine a better Brooklyn Center for us all.

Congregational Ministries 

Vision + Vocation Team, Worship Team, CoG Choir, Handbell Choir, Worship/Music/Arts Committee, Tech Team, Fellowship & Hospitality, Care & Visitation Team, Prayer Chain, Softball Team, Golf League, Justice for All, Building & Grounds, COG Kids Ministry, WELCA, Communion Assistants, Readers, Greeters, Ushers.

Education & Faith Formation 

  • Bible Study - All are welcome to gather for weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am, onsite or online, where we explore the texts for the upcoming Sunday. 

  • Table Talks - Around a big wooden table in Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther, along with friends, strangers, and neighbors, would gather for lively discussions about faith in everyday life. We do the same at “Table Talks,” our monthly education hour following worship on the 4th Sunday of the month.

  • Godly Play - On the first Sundays of the month, children and youth are invited to join one of our Kids Ministry Leaders during a portion of our worship service and hear God's story told anew through Godly Play--an engaging, imaginative, questions-based way of learning about God and God's love!