First Lutheran Church has had a very long and rich tradition in supporting global ministries. A number of years ago, the members made a commitment to increase their sponsorship dollars by $1,000.00 annually and they have done so faithfully.
In January 2017, 20 covenants were sent to ELCA Global Mission and $32,000.00 was been pledged to support the missionaries working in twenty countries throughout the world.
Additional support is given annually through our Missionary Marketplace, held each November. Products from "Women of Hope" in Nigeria and "Naapok Bead Project" in Tanzania are sold with 100 percent of the proceeds going to these two missions.
Most importantly, beyond the monetary support, as a covenant sponsor, the members of First Lutheran promise to support these missionaries with faithful prayer.
To learn more about the missionaries and their ongoing work, please visit the Global Mission bulletin board located next to the handicap doors in the thru-way.
of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under
compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
-2 Corinthians 9:7
are a community of cheerful givers, sharing all that God has first given
us. We give in ways that use our gifts
of time and talent to bless others. Our
members prayerfully consider how they can best share with God’s kingdom what
was first shared with them.