Join us 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 for an old-fashion church potluck and find out how you can get involved and make a difference in the work God is accomplishing in our community and throughout our world through our outreach ministries. Lou & Julie Banker will share some personal stories about their life-changing adventure to Tanzania. We'll have free childcare for the kids so bring the whole family and a side dish to share. No sign up necessary.
The Saturday Evening Meal Program feeds anywhere from 75 to 150 people every Saturday night a free meal, no questions asked. Several different teams of volunteers take turns each week to prepare and serve the meal. If you are interested or feel called to this ministry please fill out the interest form.
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“When I cook it helps to see the needs and situations happening in our community and this is a way to give my talents. When serving the meal, it is real humility and connection to our guests. That’s priceless.” - Diane Selk
The mission of the Hunger and Hope Team is to battle hunger in our community and around the world by volunteering and supporting programs that feed those with food insecurity and to bring hope of the gospel and love of Christ to people by tithing to our synod and giving generously to our community, praying for and reaching out to those in our neighborhood, and showering blessing upon the guests whom God brings through our doors.
If you are interested or feel called to this ministry please fill out the interest form.
"I enjoy getting the opportunity to give back and serve others. I also feel connected to our church by working with a team and getting to know my church family better." - Lory Christoffersen
The mission of the Housing Team is to support efforts to get people in shelter and/or affordable housing by partnering with entities that serve the homeless. If you are interested or feel called to this ministry please fill out the interest form.
“Housing is a challenge around us and working with partners like Habitat for Humanity, Willis Dady, Matthew 25, you can feel our church is "in the city, for the city.” – Bruce Lindholm
The mission of our Global Outreach Team is to help the congregation connect with Global Outreach opportunities within the wider work of the ELCA and other organizations such as our partnership with the SAME Lutheran congregation in Tanzania. If you are interested or feel called to this ministry please fill out the interest form.
“It reminds me God is working in all parts of the world, not just in our city or country. I have learned that we are more alike as Christians than we are different as a people.” - Arleen Zahn-Houser
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.