Neighbor Network

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”—Matthew 22: 37-39 (NIV)

 



COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

Member offerings help support our community partners like LEAVEN, Goodwill, Salvation Army, St. Joseph’s Food Pantry and more.  These partners are great resources for helping persons who are in need of financial help.  For instance, LEAVEN is prepared to assist with costs related to rent, utilities, car repairs, gas, bus passes, health insurance premiums, diapers, health insurance premiums, and other basic necessities.

Sometimes, however, community resources are unavailable.  This is why First English Lutheran Church has established a COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to provide financial help when little is available elsewhere.

If you’d like to contribute to the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, please click here Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

If you are in need of emergency funds, please click here or call the Church Office at (920)733-2303 and leave a message.


Community Resources:


Join the Neighbor Network in the Bless Community! Share a Need, Meet a Need

These are unprecedented times, but we are an unprecedented people! We need each other and we need Bless NOW, more than ever. Know that you are not alone. Real help is here. If you have a NEED, ANY KIND of need, I want to encourage you to SHARE IT NOW on BLESS. Why? Because when you SHARE then others will KNOW. Knowing empowers others to HELP. We are STRONGER TOGETHER!

For those of you who are ready to help, you don't have to wait any longer! You can offer to MEET A NEED now on Bless! Whether you have gently used items to Bless someone with, are willing to offer a listening ear during this time when someone needs it most, or want to offer help any other way, now is the time. WE ALL have a part to play and we all need each other!

The Bless Community is growing stronger and stronger. We now have users in nearly 1,200 communities in 6 of the 7 continents of the world, and it's all because of you! Keep using and keep SHARING Bless! Together, we are changing lives one need at a time and uniting humanity through the power of Bless!

Join the Neighbor Network Community on the Bless App to share and meet needs. Click here or download the App today from the Apple App Store or get it on GooglePlay. The app is for mobile devices only to allow you to share and meet needs on the go. Contact Deni with questions or to be invited to the FELC Neighbor Network group on Bless click here. Want to find out more? Check out this short video that helps explain Bless in more detail.


At FELC, we are encouraged to “Love Jesus. Live your call.”  What does this mean for us and for our congregation?  How might we better live our calls – both individually and collectively? 

Introducing, “Neighbor Network.”  Quite simply, Neighbor Network is an important way FELC connects people’s need to serve with others’ unmet needs.  It’s a direct and joyful response to God’s love for us and Jesus’ command to love our neighbor.  It’s also an ongoing, year-round extension of “God’s Work. Our Hands.”

Who is a Neighbor?  A neighbor is anyone other than ourselves. A neighbor is a person, independent of place.  Neighbors are the people within and beyond the walls of our buildings; they are part of our congregation as well as part of our community.  Regardless of their connection to FELC or any faith community, each is loved by God and deserving of our love, too.

What does Neighbor Network do?  It provides FELC with the focused and practical means to live our calls by:

  • Gathering and organizing our volunteers’ interests, capabilities and capacity to serve.
  • Identifying and capturing people’s unmet needs.
  • Coordinating delivery of volunteers’ services to satisfy these needs.

Through FELC’s Neighbor Network, we’ll build and deepen relationships through service; provide volunteers with the means to live their call; increase our individual involvement and collective impact; increase community social connectedness; and experience joy in abundance – as we work together, help others, and share in God’s intended community.

Ongoing Service Opportunities 

Serve Locally

Do you want to get involved in volunteering outside the walls of First English? Here are some places you may consider serving: 

Echoes, A Christian Thrift Store                                                                                        

Serve Globally

Lutheran Disaster Response 

  • LWR Baby Care Kits
  • LWR Personal Care Kits
  • LWR School Kits
  • LWR School Kit String Bag Pattern