We worship in a food shelf. In 1971, inspired by the vision of Pastor William Berg, the philanthropy of Russell Lund, and the leadership of Augustana’s church council, we founded Community Emergency Service. CES’s mission is to “Assist people in meeting basic physical, emotional and spiritual needs in a warm, accepting and Christ-like manner, while encouraging wholeness and self-sustenance” remains at the center of its important ministry.
In the spring of 2012, we moved our offices to the CES building and held our first worship service here. And we recognize the gift of this setting, in this neighborhood—as we the Augustana tradition of nearly 150 years: to worship our Lord and to serve our neighbors. >> Learn more.