The Banquetis a free community meal served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm. A wonderful meal and gracious hospitality is always on the menu. Everyone is welcome! Volunteers to help setup, serve, cleanup or bring desserts are always needed. Please contact the church of office if you would like to serve in this ministry area. Watch this video to learn more.
Joseph’s Closetprovides jackets, coats, caps, and gloves to those who are in need. Each Thursday night, of The Banquet, we want to make sure people have warm clothes in the fall and winter seasons.
Prayer Shawl Ministryserves as way to wrap love around someone in need of comfort and prayers. The shawls are crocheted or knitted by members and friends of First Lutheran. The shawls receive a blessing before they are sent on their way. Patterns are available for anyone who would like to help with this ministry.
LifeHouse Mealis served by First Lutheran on the third Tuesday of each month at LifeHouse, Fremont’s shelter for the homeless. The meals are planned and specific food items are requested on the green sheet portion of the Sunday bulletin. All First Lutheran groups and families are encouraged to participate in this food ministry to the homeless of our community.
Quilt Ministrymeets to tie and finish quilts on the third Wednesday of the month. Anyone is welcome for any length of time that they can stay and help. Quilt squares are available at the Ministry Center for anyone to take home to sew together a quilt top. The quilts made are distributed through local agencies and Lutheran World Relief. This ministry welcomes donations of fabric and bed sheets to use in making the quilts.
Lutheran World Reliefseeks lasting solutions to poverty and injustice and in doing so, compels U.S. Lutherans to put their faith into action. First Lutheran Women help coordinate donations of items for baby care kits, personal care kits and school kits during the year.
Shelter Teammembers have been trained by the Red Cross to serve our community in the event First Lutheran would be called up to serve as an emergency shelter. Opportunities are available for new members to be a part of the this team.
Operation Shieldprovides Christian support to those serving in the military as well as to their families. They send care packages to those actively serving military and also give recognition to veterans of the armed services. Operation Shield (Support & Hope In Everlasting Love & Devotion) gets its name from 2 Samuel 22:3 which states, ” My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the strength of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior.”