Service and Outreach
Rooted and built in Jesus! This is the core of our work as the ELCA walks with more than 80 companion churches in other countries to participate in God’s reconciling mission through proclamation and service. Participating in these relationships, ELCA members see how people’s lives are touched by the gospel, how their lives are transformed and renewed, and how their communities live in hope. Our living, daring confidence in God’s grace propels us, along with our companions, to say “yes” to a world searching for renewal and wholeness. As part of a global Lutheran community, we gratefully receive the witness of global brothers and sisters whose faith, hospitality, resilience and zeal energize us and our own congregations. In response, we share our gifts and talents to address the root causes of poverty and hunger and meeting human needs, fight HIV and AIDS, build communities that coexist in peace, and prepare women and men to preach the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
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First Lutheran Downtown volunteers at the Nutrition Center at The Crossing on Wednesdays to help organize and hand out food to those in need.
First Lutheran volunteers prepare and serve a meal to the Haven and Judah houses of St. Joseph Community Missions the third Tuesday of the month. Haven House provides nine semi-private suites for eighteen chronically homeless men. Judah House provides housing to sixteen chronically homeless men who are diagnosed with one or more disabilities.