Outreach is a result of being welcomed into the community of faith and growing in our response to Christ's love for us. We have been blessed to be a blessing. At First we are intentional about reaching out beyond our walls to our community and the world. Some of our regular, ongoing work includes:
Angel Tree – Christmas gifts for children in need in the community
Pangani Lutheran Children's Center, Nairobi, Kenya – an ELCA affiliated mission for abanonded or orphaned girls
Wounded Veterans at Walter Reed – providing personal care bags for recovering heroes
Bikes for the World –unwanted bikes collected and shipped abroad to provide basic transportation
Partners in Care – a program of the Chaplains of the Maryland National Guard connecting congregations with needs of service men and women
Warm Up America – yarn donated for baby blankets distributed through Howard County Health Department, WIC program
First Lutheran Preschool Scholarship Fund -- the congregation supports families in need by providing partial scholarships to help eligible parents afford a quality educational program through First Lutheran Preschool.
In addition, the congregation responds generously to global crisis as they occur through Lutheran Disaster Relief.