Social Ministry First
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 juice, beans, canned carrots, pickles, flour, hand soap, disinfecting wipes,
all-purpose cleaner, razors, and Kleenex to share with those in our community. Donations may be left in the basket by the church office.
Please Note — With the recent increase of Illinois COVID cases, specifically in Henry County, we are no longer taking clothing or household donations. Our main concern is the safety of our volunteers, clients, and staff. We
will continue to take food donations on Mondays from 9-12 and 1-4. We ask you to leave only food donations
in the carts located outside both our front and back doors. Monetary donations may be made on our website at: geneseofoodpantry.org or mailed to: 620 W Main Streeet, Geneseo, 61254. We will continue to offer curbside food pick up every Tuesday from 9-11:30 a.m. to our clients. If you or your family need assistance please reach out to us at 944-3165. We will re-evaluate our policies when the COVID cases in Henry County decrease. We continue to pray for everyone’s safety.
Thank you for your support throughout the year.
We ask God to bless you and our families during 2021!