Social Ministry First
Do you enjoy cooking?
Lent is just around the corner, (Ash Wednesday is February 26). We are in need of volunteer cooks
that will make a soup for noon and evening suppers. These begin on Ash Wednesday and continue through HolyWeek. Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you can make a soup for any of the available dates. Any
questions, please contact Jenn Johnson at 945-8364.
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 Food Pantry is collecting sugar, taco shells, salsa, vegetable oil, pancake mix, garbage bags, paper plates, laundry soap, toilet paper and freezer bags to share with those in our community. Donations may be left in the basket
by the church office.
Another way to help!
Donations of warm winter clothing are appreciated this time of year. We are currently in need of sheet sets, blankets, and wash cloths. If you have any of these items that are gently used and no longer needed, the
Food Pantry would welcome your donation.
Please Note: The Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.