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Our vision is to build a community for Christ within the greater Omaha area in which all are welcome – a place where all individuals and families can grow and flourish in faith and discover God’s plan for their lives.

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“So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.” ~ Galatians 6:10 

Our pantry volunteers

FLC’s Food Pantry Needs You

Is it time for you to clean out your cupboards? Are you looking for a wonderful volunteer opportunity to give back to the community? Please consider helping in our Food Pantry. We strive to provide food for anyone who walks through our doors where they are welcomed with a smile and treated with dignity and respect. (more…)

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Bilingual Worship Services on Mondays

April 14 & 28  at 11:30 pm (more…)

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Holy Week at First Lutheran

Please join us for Holy Week Services. (more…)

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FLC Clothes Closet

Out with the old, in with the new!  Get your Spring housecleaning done.  FLC is rotating their Clothes Closet to make room for Spring clothing and accessories.  Items needed include men’s shirts, t-shirts, pants, light jackets, women’s clothing, and children’s clothing (all sizes).   We also are in need of plastic and brown paper bags.  Bring in what you can to help those in need!

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Dial-a-Meditation

If you are in need of a sense of peace or guidance in your rushed life and our office is not open, please know we are here for you through our Dial-a-Meditation service at 402-345-1555.

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Easter Sunday at First Lutheran

Bring your family and join us for Easter worship celebrations at 8:30 & 11 am on Sunday, April 20.  (more…)

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

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The mission of First Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry is to provide food for each person who seeks it.

Men, women, and children go hungry each day in Nebraska. Some are homeless, others are confused or ill. A few work for minimum wage at day-labor jobs. They simply do not have enough money for their next meal.

We at First Lutheran strive to provide food for anyone who walks through our doors, and they are welcomed with a smile and treated with dignity and respect. We do not pretend to solve the problem of hunger in our society, but we can make today a bit more tolerable for those in our midst who are hungry.

The Food Pantry is staffed by volunteers and stocked with food donated by members of the community, purchased with donated money, or obtained through the Food Bank of the Heartland. We gratefully receive special contributions from area merchants. The Food Pantry feeds an average of about 40 hungry people each weekday the year round.

Food Pantry Hours:
T-W-TH from 1 to 2:30 pm. Photo ID or Consulate ID, Social Security card and proof of address required. Only 1 pantry per 30 days. No referral needed. The pantry is open the 2nd, 3rd & 4th weeks of each month. 

How can you help?

Contribute financially
There is no overhead – 100 percent of your donation will be used to feed hungry people. Simply make your check payable to “First Lutheran Church” and put “Food Pantry” in the memo line.

Donate food
All non-perishable foods are accepted. We are fortunate to have several deep freezers in which we can accommodate donations of frozen foods as well. Ask your business to donate money or canned goods. Several organizations have found that First Lutheran’s Food Pantry makes a great community outreach project.

Organize a community food drive
Your friends and neighbors might like to help fight hunger in Omaha too.

Volunteer to distribute food
Two church or community volunteers work each week day in the Food Pantry. The schedule is flexible. Some volunteers work once per week, others once per month.

Write grants
Are you “up” on grant-writing? We need help finding alternate sources of funds.

Be an outreach worker
We need volunteers to contact businesses, service clubs, churches, and schools to encourage community involvement.

Be our communicator
We are great at feeding hungry people, but don’t always tell others about what we’re doing or how they can help. If you’re a communicator who can help us with public relations, let us know.

Tell a friend about us – maybe they’ll want to help also!

For more information about our Food Pantry and how you might help, please contact the church office at 402-345-7506.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” ~ Matthew 25:35