• Thank you seems like it isn’t enough to say for all the joy you’ve given my kids.A CLM parent
  • I have summoned you by name; you are mine.Isaiah 43:1



Community Lutheran Ministry (CLM) is an urban outreach ministry which serves the 14621 zip code in northeast Rochester, NY. It provides hope to children and families living in the poorest section of the inner city with it’s Community Center located at 942 Joseph Ave.

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ServicesHelp inner-city children

Help inner-city children

Community Lutheran Ministry’s Services are focused on providing a safe, loving environment where meaningful and supportive relationships can form between staff, volunteers, children, parents and community members. Teamwork, respect, esteem-building, manners, role modeling, and fun are fostered within the walls of 942 Joseph Avenue and even outside on the sunny days! A spirit of sharing, contributing and giving back is also at the heart of what is taught and what happens in this special place.

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Support UsHow you can help CLM

How you can help CLM

Your time, talent and resources provide the support necessary to fulfill our mission and vision. We are a facility and ministry that provides a much needed environment and haven for children to find a relationship with God and people that give them the love, nourishment and nurturing to grow and have hope in overcoming their circumstances. Please consider the ways in which YOU can love, grow and provide hope by becoming involved with our ministry.

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News: Whats happening at Community Lutheran Ministry?


Thanksgiving Dinner – 2014

Each year Community Lutheran Ministry, supported by local churches, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner for residents in the 14621 area. This year’s dinner will be on Saturday November 22nd, 2014. Letters…


After-School Program

In September, the Rochester City School District contacted Ms Maggie Harris, Director/Deaconess at Community Lutheran Ministry, Inc. to ask if she could provide an after-school program for up to 40 children.  For those of you…

Lincoln Library

Summer Camp 2014

The CLM Traveling Summer Day Camp was a huge success!  We had over 180 children apply and 160 actually participated during the six weeks.  Our average attendance was 106.  This was the 24th year that…


Maggie’s Summer Block Party

Victor-Farmington Community of churches come together as the hands and feet of Christ for Community Lutheran Ministry’s Summer Camp with a fundraiser, “Maggie’s block party” on Friday, July 11th at Willowbrook Christian Church from 4-10pm….

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Brother Eugene Letters

A weekly Neighborhood letter written by Brother Eugene shares Jesus’ message and is now available to us all! These letters are specifically printed at CLM for those who come through the doors seeking food, goods and spiritual support. The topics covered are pertinent to lives of the 100’s who come through the ministry doors and offer them hope of salvation through the unconditional love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us all share in the Good News!!

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