Social Ministry First



Youth Auction and Bake Sale

Youth Auction and bake sale to follow Jazz service on Sunday, February 23! The youth will be having a live auction during the potluck at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Youth Ministry, including a mission trip this coming summer and the National Youth Gathering in 2021! Sr. High will also be hosting a bake sale in addition to the live auction! Our auction will be a success with your help so mark your calendars and be the highest bidder! If you would like
to offer a live auction item, fill out an auction form at the Welcome Center and turn it into the office by Sunday, February 16.




Congregational Resourcing Event


The 2020 CRE will be Saturday, March 14 at Kishwaukee Community College in Malta.


            Keynote speaker:  ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton


In addition to workshops from the keynote speaker and NIS Bishop Jeffrey Clements, other workshops feature topics including:


Congregational Leadership                     Spirituality/Wellness

Evangelism/Outreach/Hospitality            Stewardship

Faith Formation & Growth                     Worship

Social Justice                                       Youth/Family/Children


Bring everyone from your congregation to attend different workshops. Then get together and learn from each other! Find out more about the workshops and presenters at or pick up a packet at the Resource Center in the Fellowship Room.






Social Ministry reaches out to the spiritual, nutritional and physical needs of persons in our community and the world. Social Ministry here at First Lutheran serves the needs of others through some of the following activities:


Geneseo Food Pantry - necessary home items and food are contributed monthly to low-income families by
members of First Lutheran. Scroll down to see a list of current needs.

Audio Ministry - recordings of the Traditional Sunday service are available on CD for homebound parishioners
and others desiring copies of our worship services. Contact the church office to arrange for this service.

Churches United Meal - meals are provided for low income persons.

Rebuilding Together Geneseo/Cambridge - volunteers help refurbish and repair homes of those in need.

World Hunger Appeal - fund raisers, such as fast-pitch softball with a local television station, help raise money
to help the hungry around the world.

Lutheran World Relief - members contribute to the clothing drive to help those less fortunate around the world.

Souper Bowl of Caring - through this effort money and food are collected nationally on Super Bowl Sunday and
then distributed to local charities.


Food Pantry Collection

The Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry is collecting syrup, tomato paste, tuna helper, vegetable oil, mayonnaise, dish soap, Kleenex, fabric softener, laundry soap and garbage bags to share with those in our community. Donations may be left

in the basket by the church office.


Please Note:  If the Geneseo schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Food Pantry is also closed.

                     The Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day.

                     Our business hours are: 

                                      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  —  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

                                                                     Friday  —  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.





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