God calls us to serve others in need as a faithful response to what Christ has done for us. At First Lutheran, there are many ways to help God’s children locally, nationally and internationally!
Daily Bread is an ecumenical effort by Stoughton churches to prepare and serve a meal on the last Sunday of the month at 4:30 pm for Stoughton residents. First Lutheran is the host site for the meal.
Baby Baskets are filled by First Lutheran members and delivered to families in need. It is a great way for families who have very little in the way of resources get what they need. Each month volunteers fill 7-10 baby baskets with items donated by First Lutheran members. In the past volunteers have included individuals or groups of both kids and adults. It takes about an hour to an hour and a half to fill the baskets.
FLC Quilters meet on the first Monday of the week from January – April to make quilts and lap lobes. Quilted items are given to local and global agencies.
FLC is a supporting church of the Skaalen Nursing Home. This means that FLC takes a turn at serving as the Church Of The Month. During this month, FLC will usually provide a program and refreshments for Skaalen Home residents.
Christmas Giving Tree is an opportunity for donors to give gloves, mittens, scarves, jackets, etc. for needy families in the county. Donations are made at the church and distributed to regional social service agencies.
Habitat for Humanity organizes work crews and raises funds to build homes for people with low incomes. FLC members have joined workers from around the area to construct homes right here in Stoughton!
Loaves and Fishes is a First Lutheran ministry that provides meals for members who need a little TLC. Meal recipients could include members who have recently come home from the hospital, lost a loved one, welcomed a new baby, or found themselves in need of extra care. These meals are made and delivered by FLC members.
Stoughton Food Pantry offers low-income families from the Stoughton area an opportunity to receive free food. Donations of non-perishable goods can be dropped off at the church any time in the food pantry receptacles.
Teen Parent Program is conducted in conjunction with the Dane County Joining Forces for Families Service by Stoughton churches . FLC members prepare meals once every other month for teens and parents.
Relay for Life is a celebration of life in honor of and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by cancer. It is also an opportunity to raise the level of cancer awareness while at the same time raising funds to help support the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy and patient service efforts.