Congregation Ministries

Our ministries are fluid and evolving, responding to member interest and
community need.

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, click here!

 

Small Group Ministries-- groups meet in different places at different times for Bible study, conversation, mutual support and interest. The Sunday bulletin includes a listing of all groups that meet that week.

Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids is sponsored by Stephen Ministry. This biblically based seminar and support group covers most of the experiences people go through before, during, and after divorce. Look for more information about Divorce Care under the Stephen Ministry link.

Stephen Ministry -- see the Stephen Ministry link.

Youth Ministry--is divided into three groups:



Flames for children in second grade to fifth grade (notice them making cupcakes in the pictures above!); middle school youth group; and high school youth group. Youth are welcome to participate in our services on Sunday morning or evening as well as at the various activities designed specifically for their age group. Contact Lauren Gray for information about Flames;youth@firstlutheranec.org for information about Middle and High School Youth. For Youth @ First News, Click Here!

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Preschool Ministry--see the Preschool link.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Ministry, is offered to those who are interested in deepening their relationship with God by exploring different ways to pray.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Prayer Shawls

The concept of Prayer Shawls, an ancient tradition of our Jewish brethren (cf. Numbers 16:37-39), has in recent times taken on a new meaning and purpose for Christians. Crafted gifts of love and prayer, shawls are made to be given as tangible signs of God's love and presence to persons in the midst of life transitions. The Shawls are crafted gifts of love, gifts of prayer, from the first stitch to the last. They can be crocheted or knitted, they can be worked at home or with the group that meets here at church on the 1 st Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Scripture tells us that God is always present among us — in good times as well as in bad. Yet, when we’re feeling low, perhaps hurting physically or emotionally, a tangible reminder of His great love can make a difference. At First Lutheran, Prayer Shawls can and have made such a difference in the lives of more than 80 people.

But help is needed. If you are able to knit or crochet, please consider being a part of this very special ministry. Patterns and materials will be supplied, all that is necessary is willing hands to work the materials — and a desire to spread the message of the warmth of God’s love. If you’d like further information, please contact Ginny Fan @ 410-750-7237.

Facing difficult times? Ill? Grieving? These are only some of the instances where people’s lives have been touched by the gift of a Prayer Shawl. If you, or someone you know, could use one of these tangible reminders of God’s love, please contact Pastor Gigie Grant at 410-465-2977.