Health Ministry is a standing committee whose mission is to help all to experience God's grace, love, and healing by addressing their spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health. This committee works closely with the Parish Nurse.
The loss of a loved one is a difficult time, and we hope to comfort those grieve by serving a lunch or dessert after a funeral. We have three groups of funeral servers. Each group serves one month out of each quarter of a year. Bars and cakes are donated by the people in each group. All other food is purchased.
The Mission Soup team offers up many delicious varieties of homemade soup with proceeds benefiting local and global missions. You can help their efforts by purchasing a bowl of soup to eat here or take home, or you can volunteer to make soup.
This group of guys who love to sing are directed by David Ferreira. They sing at the traditional worship in the Sanctuary several times during the year (usually once a month) and especially on Mother’s Day. No auditions required.
This group of men begin the day with a home-cooked breakfast and then tackle different jobs or projects that need to be done throughout the church. It is a great time of camaraderie and a way to lend a “helping hand.”
BeFrienders are volunteer lay ministers who provide pastoral care to people in difficult and transitional situations, such as illness, loneliness, or loss of a loved one. They embody the caring presence of God and serve as a living reminder of his love. If you have a heart for others and would like to be a caring presence for a hurting person, we invite you to find out more.
Wednesday Fellowship has been a hallmark FLC Senior Ministry for nearly 50 years. Every Wednesday, 40 to 60 seniors gather for devotions and hymns, led by a member of the pastoral team and followed by a delicious luncheon served by FLC volunteers. Many also come early to enjoy a 30-minute organ recital by Michael Olson, Minister of Music. Several stop by the parish nurse office to have their blood pressure checked and/or health-related questions addressed.
The Heavenly Bells Handbell Choir, under the direction of Michael Olson, rehearses once a week. The group plays for the two Sanctuary worship services approximately once a month during the school year.
Anyone can help you with the wedding; we want to stick around for the marriage. That is why FLC requires pre-marital work before the “I do’s” are said. We contract with a local ministry called “Love, Succeed, Commit.” They offer online and in-person options and a cost involved.
One of the many ways we show hospitality is through our Sunday morning coffee servers. Often the people serving comment on how much they enjoy this ministry—and it is so easy! The serving counter is all prepared; the only duties are to replenish the supplies as needed and greet people in a friendly, welcoming manner.
This group of caring women crochet or knit prayer shawls which are given to people in need of a special touch of love. They also create infant baptismal shawls that are given to every child baptized at First Lutheran.
Joyful Noise is a great way for kids to lend their passion of singing to worship. The group leads singing in worship occasionally and with other FLC musical groups. No audition is needed. Boys and girls welcome.
Start your Tuesday off right with a delicious, home-cooked breakfast and the word of God. Great fellowship has formed in this group of men who are always open to welcoming others to their early morning conversations.
The quilters are a faithful group of women who comes together every week to create beautiful quilts that are given away to Lutheran World Relief, FLC mission trips, or local charities. Beginners and experts welcome!
Whether you know how to knit and crochet or would like to learn, you are welcome to join other women in a time of fellowship and creativity. Bring a pair of straight or circular needles, size 6-8, or a crochet hook of your choice, and some yarn.
Moms of small children—get together with other moms of small children. Enjoy food and fellowship and learn something from amazing presenters. Please let us know prior to coming if you need childcare so the nursery may be properly staffed.
The property committee gives oversight to the ongoing maintenance, both short-term and long-term, of the church property. Their task is to develop plans and make recommendations to the church council on property issues and help leadership raise and assess potential funding for property and facility projects. This committee works very closely with ...