Social Ministry First


LWR Baby Care Kits


Bringing a baby into the world can be a difficult and scary thing for a mother living in poverty. A “Baby Care Kit” from LWR provides the things a mother needs to care for her baby the way she hopes to — soft blankets to give warmth and comfort, soap to keep germs away. Lack of something to dress her baby in often keeps a mother isolated from her community, but the clothes in a Baby Care Kit welcome both mother and baby out into the world. Baby Care Kits will be our emphasis for the months of May and June.


Here are the items included in each kit:

•  2 lightweight cotton t-shirts

•  2 long- or short-sleeved gowns or sleepers (without feet)

•  2 receiving blankets, medium-weight cotton or flannel (up to 52” square)

•  4 cloth diapers (flat fold preferred)

•  1 jacket, sweater or sweatshirt with a hood, or include a baby cap 

•  2 pairs of socks

•  1 hand towel (dark color recommended)

•  2 or 3 bath-size bars (8 to 9 oz.) of “gentle” soap (in original wrapping)

•  2 large safety pins


Clothing between 6 and 24 months (No newborn clothing, please) and may be “gently” used and in good condition.” Donations may be left in the basket outside the church office.






Geneseo Music Fest Parade!


The Outreach Ministry is planning a float for the June 20 Geneseo Music Fest parade. We need people (strollers, kids,

youth, adults) to walk with the float to hand out fliers and candy. If you would like to walk we would like to order T-shirts

for everyone to wear. Please sign up at the Welcome Center or email Betsy Brudos at with your

name and T-shirt size. We need commitments no later than June 1st! Thanks!






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 mayonnaise, tortillas, canned mushrooms, pork and beans, baked beans, liquid toilet cleaner, garbage bags, freezer bags, and denture care items to share with those in our community. Donations may be left in the basket by the church office.


Another opportunity … If you are planting a garden this year, please consider planting a row for the hungry.
Our clients appreciate having fresh fruits and vegetables to choose from during the summer months. They are
also grateful for any fresh eggs, meat and dairy products donated by our community!






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