Outreach to our community is a priority at First Lutheran
How We Help
Laundry Love is a joint ministry with other churches in the New Oxford area.
We go to the laundry mat and pay for people’s laundry as we get to know our neighbors.
The food bank that serves New Oxford began as a few nurses in the congregation realized a need for this service. As the need grew, the food bank outgrew our space and moved to the borough building on Peters Street. It is now operated by New Hope Ministries and offers much more than just food. People may receive help with bills, job training, budgeting, and more. First Lutheran continues to support this food bank with donations, monetary aid, and volunteers.
Each year we provide backpacks and school supplies for each of the children residing at the homeless shelter in Adams County.
This is such a popular outreach that we usually have enough resources to supply each child with a gift card to purchase some new clothes as well.