Find Your Place Here
We have 70+ ministries that are fluid and evolving, responding to member interests and community needs. Need help or want to get involved? Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us!
Welcoming in God’s Grace
These ministries call us to see God in all people and open our hearts to them.
Fellowship: Fellowship Committee, Sunday Fellowship Hour
Preschool: Ludwig Scholarship, Preschool
Property Management: Property Committee
Worship Welcoming: Audio-Visual Team, Bread Pick-up, Greeter, Head Usher, Seasonal Decorating, Usher, Worship Planning Team
Growing in God’s Grace
These ministries call us to nurture the faith God has given us intentionally.
Congregational Leadership: Church Council, LEAD , Personnel Committee, Policy Management, Synod Assembly, ELCA National Assembly
Stewardship: Creation Care Ministry , Frederick Road Cleanup, Stewardship Committee
Adults: Child/Youth Chaperone, Faith Formation, GIFT (Growing in Faith Together), Men’s Bible Study, Small Group Bible Studies , WELCA (Women of the ELCA), Women of the ELCA Circles
Families: Faith Finders, Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt (annual), Trunk-or-Treat (annual), and Service Projects (monthly)
Youth: Affirmation of Baptism , Payne Scholarship, , Youth Group, Annual Missions Trips
Worship Music: Children’s/Youth Choir, First Lutheran Choir, Jubilate Choir, Soloist
Worship Participation: Acolyte, Altar Guild, Assisting Minister, Children’s Storytime, Communion Assistant, Eucharistic Minister, Healing Prayers, Reader
Sharing in God’s Grace
These ministries call us to ‘Love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.’ and ‘Love our neighbors as ourselves through acts of justice, mercy, and love.
Caring Ministries: Funeral Reception Support, Health Ministry, Prayer Ministry, Stephen Ministry
Financial Management: Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Memorial Gifts, Tellers
Senior Ministries: Augsburg Lutheran National Home, Lutheran Social Ministries of Maryland, Nursing Home Visits
Social Ministries: Prayer Shawl Ministry, Salvation Army Thrift Shop, Sewing Circle, Social Ministry Committee (Angel Tree, Christmas Baskets, Women’s and Children’s Shelter, Grassroots Day Resource Center, Baby Blankets)
SUPPORT GROUPS AND OTHERS MEETING AT FIRST
Opening the doors of God’s church to those in God’s community for fellowship and the hurting to find hope, help, and healing.
AA: Meets each Monday at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., both in the Social Hall.
Church of Heavenly Joy: Sunday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Center.
ATHA: (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists), www.atharugs.com, will resume meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month post-pandemic.
Check the calendar for the specific day(s) these groups meet.