Global Service

Lutheran World Relief

The Lutheran World Relief, or L.W.R., is an amazing and beneficial program for all involved. Their mission is to affirm God’s love for all people through working with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice, and human suffering. First Lutheran directly supports the ministry through the creation and donation of quilts and school supply kits for children all over the world.
 
 

Lutheran Immigration
and Refugee Service

The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (L.I.R.S.) is a global ministry that witnesses to God’s love for all people, stands with and advocates for migrants and refugees, and transforms communities through
ministries of service and justice

First Lutheran participates in this ministry through the support of refugee awareness and the recogn
ition of the annual Refugee Sunday.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Bread for the World 

As a covenant church with this advocacy organization, First Lutheran participates each year in Bread for the World Sunday. This is an opportunity to focus our congregational attention on the most vulnerable in our society through preaching, writing letters to our representatives, and selling home-made bread to raise money for B.F.W. 

Faraja Primary School 
After visiting Tanzania, Africa in 1999, two First Lutheran members (at the time), Don & Joann Tolmie, learned of a great need for education and advocacy for children with physical disabilities. In partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, the Faraja School is a residential school which provides students with accredited primary education. FLC continues to support the school through prayers, financial support, and regular visits from members of the congregation.
 

 

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary 
The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, or L.T.S.S., is located in Columbia, South Carolina and is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America based out of Lenoir-Rhyne University. L.T.S.S. was founded in 1830 and helps to serve the needs of educating Lutheran pastors within the South, and our pastors at First Lutheran often participate in important conferences.
 
 

Lutheran Family Services of Virginia 

The Lutheran Family Services of Virginia is a vital and important national ministry dedicated to the health and wellness of children, assisting with foster care and adoption services, providing resources and support for individuals with disabilities, and information and applications for employment services and opportunities. First Lutheran promotes the services of L.F.S.V. throughout the year.

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