At First Lutheran Church, we are committed to making Christ known to all through worship and loving service. Many of us volunteer our services at FACC, PADS, Mother Hubbard’s Kiddie Cupboard, blood drives, Meals on Wheels, Crop Walk amongst other things. In addition, we are committed to reaching out to the people of the neighborhood surrounding our church building. We reach out to them so that the love of Jesus will be made known to them through us.

Our Beliefs

We believe that it is in relationships that we experience the love of Jesus Christ. So we make every effort to offer opportunities that enable people to get to know each other better. At the present time, we are developing small groups in which people can share common interests and grow in their faith.

Our History

When the line that designated the northern tier of the Illinois as Indian Territory was removed in 1840, the area opened up for homesteading. This made the rolling land of Stephenson County safe for farming. Settlers began to move into the area …

Our Staff

These are some of the people at First Lutheran Church that help get things done. From pastoral leadership and care to music and building maintenance, these are a few of the people you can get in touch with. We’re only a phone call away +1 (815) 235-9790.

Church Council

Similar to a Board of Directors in the public sector, the Church Council provides oversight of the life of the congregation and encourages members to be faithful in carrying out the mission of the church.