Our 2020 Gifts of Hope market was a featured article in the April 2021 edition of the Living Lutheran magazine. The market caught the attention of the editor for several reasons: 1) It’s success in pivoting from an in-person market to a virtual market, 2) The dedication of lay people in planning and carrying it out despite the loss of rostered staff and 3) The record in sales and donations that was generated with 100% of the proceeds awarded to nine programs and agencies. Take a moment to read the online article and hear how Gifts of Hope not only changed lives around the world in 2020, but has been a source of hope for many over the past 12 years.
At First Lutheran, we are a community of disciples of Jesus Christ working for the transformation of the world. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to drawing on our Lutheran (ELCA) tradition of using meaningful worship, content-rich learning and warm hospitality to care well for our congregation, the surrounding community and the world.