Serving - Child Focus and General Ministries

For more information about any of these ministries, contact Jean Young,  young.jean@att.net.

Crocheting Christians:  

Beginners to advanced, all are welcome. Crochet lap robes, scarves and hats for patients at Moses Cone, children in Gateway and for others in need within the congregation and the community. People who receive these hand-made gifts of love are forever thankful.  The Crhocheting Christians meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Room A7.

Feast of Caring:    
http://greensborourbanministry.org/events/feast-of-caring/

This event is the kick-off to Greensboro Urban Ministry’s annual fund-raising campaign. The event is noted for the beautiful pottery donated by local potters in Greensboro and the surrounding communities.  Admission is a free will donation. If you make a minimum $25 pledge or donation to Greensboro Urban Ministry, you will receive a pottery bowl or five Honor Cards. All participants are treated to freshly prepared soup and homemade bread. This event also marks the introduction of the new Honor Card for the holiday season, based on original artwork by local artist William Mangum.

Giving Tree:

The Giving Tree is a ministry that collects items for families in need of help in providing gifts for their children at Christmas time.

Knitting Ministry:

This group meets monthly on the 1st Tuesday in Room 6 to knit prayer shawls to be given to members and others in need to comfort and prayer.  The shawls are blessed and distributed by the pastors and members.

Operation Christmas

New ministry starting in 2016. This program will allow children in the DCS system at Christmas to receive a Christmas gift at this difficult time in their lives.

Quilting Ministry:  

This group, which started in 1994 has made over 1,400 quilts so far.  Join in on the fun and make a quilt that will be given to Greensboro Urban Ministry, Mary's House and other places in need.  We meet the 1st Thursday of the month from 9 am - noon.  Bring a lunch and enjoy some fellowship!   We also meet on the 3rd Monday from 9 am - noon.

School Supplies:  

To help assist teachers and parents from First Lutheran Church in preparing for the coming school year by providing supplies/equipment donated by the congregation.

Serving Greensboro Together: 

Serving Greensboro Together is a highly successful, all day community event that supports our ministry. Participating restaurants throughout Greensboro agree to donate 10% of their total sales on a given day to help Greensboro Urban Ministry fight hunger.

Shepherd’s Center:  www.shepctrg.org

To help older adults pursue independent and active lives of purpose.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Shepherd's Wheels - provide non-medical transportation to older adults: grocery store, post office,beauty shop,visit loved one in hospital or nursing home.
  • Handy Hands - assist with minor in-home repairs
  • CarePartners - trained volunteers provide in-home respite care a few hours each week
  • Tax Counselors - Volunteers are trained by the IRS and provide free assistance in preparing simple income tax forms

See brochure at FLC for more info on services provided and volunteer opportunities.

Soles 4 Souls:     www.soles4souls.org

Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty.  Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. First Lutheran church is a collection point for individuals and other faith communities in the Greensboro area. We sort and pack the shoes on Sundays during the month of October and arrange for shipping to the soles 4 souls depot in Tennessee.

Summer Feeding Program:  To continue to supplement nutritional needs of Guilford County School Children      

A. CLIFTON ROAD LUNCHES FOR OUT OF THE GARDEN SUMMER PROJECT 
Volunteers provide lunch one day each week during the approxiately 8-week enrichment program
B. USDA -Part of the Guilford County School Nutrition Office and the USDA Summer Program. FLC Volunteers pick up food, then deliver and serve meals at one school each Friday from the middle of June until the end of July. 

CELEBRATE! ELCA makes $15 million malaria goal! 
First Lutheran has donated $8,560 toward this goal in the past three years, which is No. 1 in the NC Synod! Thank you for your generosity. Read more about this great achievement by the wider church in the link below.
http://www.elca.org/…/Relief-and-Dev…/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign…