Resources

It would be difficult to list all of the resources and tools available to members and visitors of First Lutheran Church. However, a few have been highlighted below. Feel free to contact us with your suggestions or questions.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

The ELCA resulted from a union of three North American Lutheran church bodies: The American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the Lutheran Church in America. First Lutheran Church is a member of the ELCA.

Northern Illinois Synod

Northern Illinois Synod

First Lutheran Church is part of the Northern Illinois Synod of the ELCA. Information about our synod and upcoming events can be found here. Be sure to sign up for the weekly e-mail newsletter “Walking Together.”

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC)

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC)

LOMC is a ministry of the Northern Illinois Synod, Central/Southern Illinois Synod, Metropolitan Chicago Synod and Central States Synod of the ELCA. Throughout the year LOMC conducts many types of programs for youth, adults, families, congregations as well as outdoor education events for schools.

ELCA Global Mission

ELCA Global Mission

The Global Mission unit is responsible for the ELCA’s mission outside the United States, and serves as the channel through which churches in other countries engage in mission to our church.

Lutheran Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster Response

Lutheran Disaster Response has a rich history of responding to disasters. This work encompasses the disaster response work of the ELCA in both the United States and internationally. In both arenas there has been a long commitment to working with local communities in a way that allows them to develop their own response. 

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief, development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hunger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world. 

ELCA Colleges & Universities

ELCA Colleges & Universities

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is in partnership with its 26 colleges and universities in settings where matters of learning and faith are engaged.

Troop 7 of Freeport, IL (Blackhawk Area Council)

Troop 7 of Freeport, IL (Blackhawk Area Council)

Troop 7 has been chartered by First Lutheran Church since 1942.

Troop 7 meets at the First Lutheran Church most every Monday night from 7 pm until 8:30 pm.  Come join the fun!  Be here at 6:55 pm, ready to go.  Any boy, ages 11 to 18, interested in joining Boy Scouts is welcome to show up!