The mission committee coordinates the outreach and social service ministries of the congregation. Committee members keep the community informed about congregational activities, provide opportunities for welcoming visitors and new members, and coordinate the congregation’s involvement in mission projects and social service ministries.
The Evangelism Committee welcomes visitors to First Lutheran Church, encourages visitors to return and participate in our church family. As part of the congregation, the committee promotes the congregation in the community thru social media, newspaper advertising, and radio broadcasts. The committee supports greeters, coffee hours, congregational picnics and outreach opportunities in the community.
If you are interested in finding out more about First Lutheran or are interested in joining the congregation call the office and ask.
Throughout the calendar year members of the congregation are invited to gather for fellowship by going to concerts or plays together, enjoying the annual picnic and auction, or gathering in Fireside for coffee and fellowship following worship.
Holy Family Food Pantry
Open on Wednesdays from 9 am – 12 noon. Those in need may bring a valid proof of residency of the state of Iowa and receive a bag of groceries twice a month/every other week. The Food Pantry coordinates with Up From the Earth to provide fresh produce. If you would like to contribute vegetables and other homegrown food products you may do so by dropping them off at the church during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
In the autumn members of the congregation gather to assist with projects around the church.
During the Christmas season members of the congregation have the opportunity to give a gift to someone in another country who is in need. Gifts range from water well, to goats and pigs, to sending someone to school or assisting financially to build a well for water in a village. The opportunities to give are many, for more information check out the ELCA website, Good Gifts, program.
If you enjoy quiltingjoin others on Friday morning during fall, winter and spring to design and create beautiful quilts to be sent to Lutheran World Relief. Our quilters make quilts which are sent across the globe and here at home. See their bulletin board in the hallway for a pictorial view of the quilts they made in 2018.