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 ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, juice, beef broth, chili, dryer sheets, sandwich bags, freezer bags, plastic utensils, and aluminum foil.  Donations may be left in the basket by the church office.


Another opportunity:  As the school year begins and fall approaches, clients will be in need of lightweight jackets, long sleeve shirts and jeans. Also, sheet sets, underwear and socks. A large number of families and individuals use the items donated by the community to reduce the cost of clothing for their household.


Did You Know:  We have a red donation drop box for food donations located in the vestibule of Fareway for your convenience. You may also donate at the Food Pantry during our business hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9-12 and 1-4, and Friday 9-12

A note of thanks

Dear Friends of Backpack Blessings, Thank you for your faithful support of our students! Thank you also for your generous gift of $2,102.17 we received.  As I write this, we are sending food to students through Geneseo and Colona Food Pantries and the School Unit Office - these bags were packed prior to the quarantine.  We will have to postpone further packing until we are free and safe to do so.  God bless you all and keep you safe!  - K. McClimon, Geneseo Backpack

helping local and world missions