Social Ministry First
Easter Egg Hunt Donations
We are asking for donations of snack sized Easter candy or small trinkets that we can package
in eggs for
the Easter Egg Hunt to be held on Easter Sunday at 9:30 a.m. A decorated Easter
bin will be in the Fellowship Room during the month of March for any donations. Please drop off your donations
by Sunday, March 28 so that youth can fill the eggs on Tuesday!
Area Wide Cleaning Supply & Personal Care Collection
To Benefit the Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry!
Social Ministry and Outreach Ministry will be sponsoring an area wide cleaning supply and personal care collection for the Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to Noon in the south parking lot. Drive up & drop off! Collection boxes will be set up for cleaning supplies … laundry detergent, oven cleaner, window cleaner, paper towels, garbage bags, bleach, disinfectant wipes, etc. and personal care items … feminine products, hair products, diapers, soap, toothpastes, deodorant, razors, Kleenex, etc. In addition to the drive-up event, a collection box will also be located in the Fellowship Room beginning Saturday, March 27 if you would like to drop off items prior to the event.
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 chunky soups, baked beans, canned potatoes, canned carrots, peanut butter, shampoo, conditioner, men’s deodorant, mouthwash and dish soap to share with those in our community. Donations may be left in the basket by the church office.
Did you know? ... The Food Pantry is accepting food and personal care item donations on Mondays from
9:00-noon and 1-4 p.m. Donations may be placed in carts outside the building. We also have a red donation
drop box in the vestibule at Fareway for your convenience. Our clothing room is closed until further notice,
so we are not accepting clothing/household item donations at this time. Monetary donations may be mailed
to: PO Box 324, Geneseo, IL 61254. You may also donate on our website. Go to www.geneseofoodpantry.org
and click the “Donate” button.