Social Ministry First
LWR Personal Care Kits
Thanks to all who have donated items for the “Personal Care Kits!” We will be collecting items for through April
and then assembling the kits for shipment in the fall. Currently we have a great supply of toothbrushes and bars
of soap. What we need are the 27 x 52 lightweight towels, sturdy combs and nail clippers. Our goal is to prepare 100 Personal Care Kits this year, more than usual because the need is so great. Check out the display in the Fellowship Room and the chart which shows our progress!
Save the Date!
Human Trafficking & Slavery Program
Social Ministry is sponsoring a program on Human Trafficking & Slavery on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in
the Sanctuary. Presenters will be Officer Mike Chavez of the Geneseo Police Department and Johanna Hager who works for Braveheart and is a key figure in interviewing the survivors of this horrific crime. The public is invited.
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-Atkinson 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 peanut butter, pickles, pudding, single serve oatmeal, tuna helper, household cleaners, paper towels, shampoo and dish detergent to share with those in our community. Donations may be left in the basket by the church office.
Did you know? ... Beginning April 5, the Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays,
and Thursdays from 9:00-noon and 1:00-4:00, and Fridays from 9:00-noon. Clothing and household item donations will be accepted after April 5. The clothing room will be open for shopping on Mondays, Tuesdays,
and Thursdays beginning April 5. Food is distributed every Tuesday from 9:00-11:30.