Local Service

...at First Lutheran Church

Lunch Ministry
The FLC Lunch Ministry is a remarkable program that serves a wholesome lunch to our neighbors every Wednesday afternoon from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Members of First Lutheran and community volunteers come together to cook and serve a variety of delicious meals, in conjunction with several local congregations who provide meals during the remainder of the week.
 
 
N.E.S.T. 
The Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team, or N.E.S.T., is a life-saving program that First Lutheran participates in yearly for a week at a time, in conjunction with other local congregations. The church opens its doors to provide a warm and safe place to sleep, and volunteers organize meal plans, provide lunches and dinners, oversee the comfort of our guests, and share donated items of clothing and toiletries to assist our neighbors during the difficult season.
 
 

Recovery Groups

At First Lutheran, one can “find healing behind the red door.” FLC hosts many local support and recovery groups in Strickler Hall Monday through Sunday, including Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Substance Abuse Anonymous, and more. We provide a safe, comfortable, and loving environment for all who struggle with addiction and seek healing, fellowship, and on-going support.

Christian Service 
The Christian Service group meets at 10:30 AM on the fourth Tuesday of each month, and participates in projects such as tying quilts and assembling school bags for international children through Lutheran World Relief.
 
 

Quilt Group

The First Lutheran Quilt Group is a special community of women who find fellowship, friendship, and the opportunity to work together to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind quilts. The quilts are later auctioned during the Christmas season, and all proceeds benefit the Faraja Primary School in Tanzania and Lutheran World Relief.

...in the Community

G.A.M. 

Ghent Area Ministry, a non-profit outreach ministry located on Colonial Avenue in Ghent, is dedicated to helping our neighbors in need in Norfolk by addressing economic, social, and spiritual needs of the community. First Lutheran keeps active with the great programs of G.A.M. through regular donations, food and clothing drives, providing a representative in the Board of Directors, and hosting the times of preparation for holiday food baskets, which are shared with our neighbors in need.

 

Red Cross Blood Drives

First Lutheran Church is a major participant in the Ghent Churches Blood Drives! FLC hosts the Red Cross each march, and parishioners assist by helping in the canteen, with registration, and providing snacks for the donors to enjoy, as well as by sharing the Gift of Life themselves.

 

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