Sharing God's grace calls us to "love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves" through acts of justice, mercy and love. At First, we are intentional about reaching out into the neighborhood and the world.

Angel Tree – Christmas gifts for children in the community.

First Lutheran Preschool Scholarship Fund -- the congregation supports families by providing partial scholarships to help eligible parents afford a quality educational program through First Lutheran Preschool.

Worship Outreach- we bring the love of Christ to residents of Catonsville Commons and Heartlands Senior Living through regularly scheduled worship services.

Pangani Lutheran Children's Centre, Nairobi, Kenya – an ELCA affiliated mission for abandoned or orphaned girls. Read the latest news here.

Partners in Care – a program of the Chaplains of the Maryland National Guard connecting congregations with needs of service men and women.

Grassroots Day Resource Center - an outreach to the homeless in our community by providing food, needed items, and volunteers.

School Supplies Collections - supports children by providing needed school supplies for the new school year.

Warm Up America – yarn donated for baby blankets distributed through Howard County Health Department, WIC program.

Women and Children's Center - we partner with Christ Lutheran Church (Baltimore) Outreach Services to provide food and fellowship to homeless women and children.

In addition, the congregation responds generously to global crisis as they occur through.Lutheran Disaster Response.

Christmas Baskets

Christmas Baskets Campaign

This is our largest undertaking and generates the majority of our funding. The baskets are given to over 150 families in our community. Each basket contains enough food to last a week.

This effort requires hundreds of volunteer hours and the coordination of many different organizations. First Lutheran has been supporting this project for over thirty years.

Sharing Our Facility

AA meets at First each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Al-Anon Discussion Meeting, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

ATHA, Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, www.atharugs.com, 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Church of Heavenly Joy, Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m.

We are pleased to share our facilities with service-oriented groups as we are able. Groups must be not-for-profits and non-political. To inquire, contact us.