Community outreach

Led by our Social Ministry and Evangelism & Outreach Ministry teams, the congregation of First Lutheran Church actively participates in studying societal issues within our world and addressing and supporting the needs of our local and global communities, including the broader missions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 

This outreach includes serving the spiritual, nutritional, and physical needs of people in our community and around the world. It also addresses root causes for inequities and injustices within our world and works toward healing.  

Members of all ages are encourage and guided to regularly support our mission of Sharing Christ's Love - whenever and wherever we are needed. 

If you are an organization and/or an individual looking for funds to help people in need locally or globally, please complete and submit either the Mission Endowment or the Social Ministry application for funds. 

We encourage you to check this page and the monthly Chimes to find opportunities to get involved and make a difference together.

support a mission

Social Ministry reaches out to the spiritual, nutritional and physical needs of persons in our community and the world. 

Join us in support of our local and global communities by selecting from an active mission below, and contributing what you can.

The Geneseo-Atkinson Food Pantry is collecting coffee, sugar, creamy peanut butter, cereal, rice sides, 100% juice, crackers, pasta sauce, granola/cereal bars, cake and brownie mix, chucky soups, pancake mix, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, cleaners, body wash and laundry detergent, Kleenex and paper towels.

Donations may be left in the basket by the church office.

A note of thanks

Thank you for your hospitality towards us at our Hammond-Henry Hospital Auxiliary Annual Meeting on April 23. A special thank you to Maurie Nelson for his help. Your facility is beautiful, and we enjoy working with you so much. 

                                                                                                                 Thank you, Julie Riney

Thank you so much for your recent financial gift! I'm encouraged by your collective heart to support the gospel message going to the nations and specifically to contribute towards the ministry journey that the Lord has for me in Puerto Rico. I am blessed to have support like you!

                                                                                                                 Claire Yerkey
                                                                                                                 Navigators - de Puerto Rico

Thank you so much for the funds from Social Ministry for Geneseo Marriage and Family Counseling. With our fourth counselor hired we are staying very busy! We hope to continue seeing more patients each year. Thank you again for your support.

                                                   Thanks, Nathan Vorac

helping local and world missions