Wellington Heights Partnership

Wellington Heights Community Church is a multicultural community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, joining God in the reconciliation of all things through worship, reconciliation and neighborhood development. Located in the historic Paul Engel Center at 4th Ave and 16th Street SE in the Cedar Rapids, the church is led by Lead Pastor Keeyon Carter and Executive Pastor Stephanie Carter, along with a team of lay leaders. For more, go to Wellington Heights Community Church.      

First Lutheran has had a long connection and interest with the Wellington Heights neighborhood, serving people primarily through the Saturday Evening Meals Program (SEMP) and the summer lunch program in collaboration with St. Paul’s Methodist Church. FLC leadership believes that entering into a shared partnership with the Wellington Heights Community Church will serve the Gospel in many ways, both in supporting outreach into the community, and in receiving the gifts of the Spirt for reconciliation and peace from that ministry. Watch an interview with the pastors and leaders of the church below.