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.

Share your spiritual gifts with First Lutheran Church! 
Review the many opportunities below and email the listed contact or call the church office to volunteer, 

We appreciate your time and talent!

Do you need help identifying your spiritual gifts?  Click here to take the Evangelical Lutheran Church's Spiritual Gifts Self-Assessment. After you receive your score, contact Pastor Laura or Pastor Matt to discuss how you can put your Spiritual Gifts to use at First Lutheran to help support our mission of Sharing Christ's Love!

  • Each Wednesday during the school year, a meal team prepares and serves a delicious dinner for all ages. Meal teams generally begin preparing the meal at about 4:00 pm and conclude cleaning up by 6:30 pm. Each meal team serves about 4 times throughout the year. Join the team! Click here to view the 2021-2022 meal team volunteer scheduleClick here to email Jennifer Johnson and volunteer. 

  • We have almost 50 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 Abby 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. Saturday Fellowship is prior to Worship, and 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 Morgan Sarber.

  • Volunteer to help the Director of Worship & Music, Morgan Sarber, and our resident expert, Larry Lord, with projections, audio feed, and the livestream during Sunday morning worship and special services. Interested? Click here to email Morgan Sarber.

  • 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 $45. If you would like to purchase altar flowers, click here to email Linda Bloomberg. Currently, we have the following Worship service dates available:

    • October 24, 2021
    • November 21, 2021   

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.

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.