Immigrant and Refugee Ministry

Lutheran's have been leaders in the welcoming immigrants since World War II.  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) is recognized as a leader in the effort to resettle immigrants and refugees in the United States. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection works with local, national and international organizations to provide logistics and support to the ongoing efforts of welcoming the stranger.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Free and open to all. English language practice for adults and homework help for children through grade 12. Childcare available. Transportation available. Please register with number of adults and number of children. Call (513) 474-4938 or email to register.


Fall 2022 semester: Thursdays, Sept. 15 through December 1, 2022

Date Time

Sept. 15 7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 22 7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 29 7-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 6 7-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 13 7-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 20 7-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 27 7-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 3 7-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 10 7-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 7-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 24 NO CLASS Thanksgiving Day

Dec. 1 7-8:30 

Partners in Ministry

National Partners

AMMPARO an organization within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America working with children and families that have been forced to flee their communities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

International Partners

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) is a recognized leader in the effort to resettle immigrants and refugees in the United States.

Local Partners

Heartfelt Tidbitsa 100% volunteer-based organization that provides support and services refugees need during and beyond the initial days of resettlement, in order to become truly settled in our city. Heartfelt Tidbits is a grass-roots organization that helps the refugee community organize around and overcome the many issues they face.

Cincinnati Sanctuary Congregation Coalition, a cooperative effort by the AMOS Project, the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, and the Coalition for Immigrant Dignity along with 25 local interfaith and ecumenical congregations.

Graceworks Lutheran Social Services, an organization founded in 1926 and serving people of all faiths with a variety of services dedicated to upholding personal dignity and fostering wholeness. 


Organize or attend gatherings, vigils or public demonstrations, provide legal or health care assistance, write letters, editorials or on social media.


Collect or provide donations, give a ride to someone, teach, watch someone's kids and help create community.


Read books, journals and articles, participate in conference calls, attend meetings.


Pray for immigrant and refugee families on the journey and for justice as they reach their destinations.