support our mission

Thank you for your continued support of our mission of Sharing Christ's Love.  For monetary gifts, you can give in person at weekly worship or by stopping by the church during office hours, mail a check to the church, or make a secure financial contribution online through the link below. Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere.

Mission Endowment Fund: Celebrating a proud Past, Preparing for a faithful future

First Lutheran Church has a Mission Endowment Fund, which supports the ministry of this congregation, partners in our community, and the ministry of the Church throughout the world. On April 28, 2024, we launched a multi-year campaign to raise $170,000 in additional funds, in honor of our upcoming 170th anniversary in 2026.

Mission Endowment Fund Campaign Commitment Card

Help shape our ministries

God has given each of us two vitally important gifts. The first is the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, who forgives our sins and gives us new life. The second is the gift of one or more special abilities, which are to be used for the purpose of unifying the body of Christ and for the growth of God's Kingdom.  These are our spiritual gifts that are received through our baptism. Like other presents, it is impossible to fully appreciate and make use of our spiritual gifts until they have been opened.

 Click here to take the Spiritual Gifts Self-Assessment 

After you receive your score, make note of which areas are your strongest. This information will be used to complete Sharing My Gifts - Part 2.

Click here to complete "Sharing My Gifts - Part 2"

  • Elementary students join us after school each Wednesday during the school year to learn about God’s love, the Bible, and their faith. Volunteer opportunities range from 30 minutes to 2 hours each Wednesday, or you may sign up to be a substitute and we will call on you as needed. Join the team!  Click here to email Abbey Cathelyn. Note: All volunteers who work with Faithtime Kids are subject to a background check.

  • Do you like to bake? Or can you pick up a few dozen donuts or muffins from the store and make a pot of coffee? We welcome you to team up with a friend and provide weekend fellowship. Sunday morning Fellowship follows 9:30 a.m. Worship.  Interested?  Click here to email Linda Bloomberg.

  • Ushers act as our “hosts” for worship. Duties include lighting the candles, ringing the church bell, welcoming worshipers, handing out bulletins, dismissing for communion, and cleaning up the worship space following the service. Ushers generally serve one Sunday per month. Join the team! Click here to email Melinda Wildermuth.

  • Volunteer to help the Director of Worship & Music, Melinda Wildermuth, and our Livestream Technician, Larry Lord, with projections during Sunday morning worship and special services. Interested? Click here to email Melinda Wildermuth.

  • Altar flowers can be donated in honor or memory of a loved one, special occasion, or simply for the glory of God. The cost of two arrangements is $50. If you would like to purchase altar flowers, click here to email Linda Bloomberg.

additional options for giving

Do you have an IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year? If you are 70½ or older you can gift all or a portion of your RMD straight from your IRA to First Lutheran to support the work of God’s hands in our congregation, and at the same time bypass paying income tax on the gift portion of your distribution. Simply inform your IRA servicer you wish to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution to First Lutheran Church. For more information contact the church office.