Giving

Support Our Ministry Together

Consider donating to First Lutheran Church. Your donations allow us to continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with our local community and beyond. Donations are accepted via check or credit card online. To set-up recurring donations via automatic ACH withdrawals from your bank account or to mail a donation please see our contact page HERE for our mailing address and to contact the church office.

Scroll down to learn more about the different ways you can support First Lutheran Church.

Donate Online:
What Happens To Your Donation?

As a congregation of the ELCA, First Lutheran expands our mission through your support. ELCA members recently gave $1.7 billion in unrestricted offerings to support God’s mission and ministry. Each year, ELCA congregations pledge to send a portion of the offerings they receive to fund ELCA ministries in their synods and beyond. In the ELCA, we call these funds Mission Support. Where does your offering go? This video shares how your Mission Support impacts life-changing work in our communities and around the world. Download this Infographic to learn more and to hear more about Mission Support through the ELCA vist the Stories of Faith in Action website.

More Ways to Support First Lutheran Church:
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Protect the Rose Window Campaign

As we were all home during the pandemic many of us took the opportunity to make improvements to our home. Our church home also needs our help. The wall containing the Rose Window behind the balcony needs some TLC (Tender Lutheran Care).

The north sanctuary gable, adjacent to the rose window, is crumbling. This could lead to significant damage to the stained-glass window, creating substantial costs in the future. The Buildings and Grounds Board including Tim Drinkwater, Steve Shulta, Terry Ryan, Wade Stottler and Jack Kislia are asking for special project donations to investigate the causes of the deterioration and begin ini-tial repairs to the exterior of the building.

The First Lutheran Endowment Foundation has generously offered to match any funds raised by the congregation up to $25,000! Our goal is to raise the $25,000 for the re-pairs by the end of this year. So far, we have received $6,638 toward this goal. Thank you for your continued generosity and support for First Lutheran Church. Together we can raise the funds needed – just as the wall was built – brick by brick.

You can hear and see more about the Rose Window Campaign by watching the video below. Please consider donating by making a notation on your Giving that it is for ‘Rose Window Repair” or donate online through Simply Giving.

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Give with Thrivent Choice

Thank you to those of you who direct Thrivent Choice Dollars to First Lutheran Church and its related ministries. Help support what matters most to you by directing Choice Dollars. To learn more and/or direct Choice Dollars, go to thrivent.com/choice or call 800.847.4836.

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Donate to First by Using Amazon

Do you shop online using Amazon? Did you know you can donate to First by doing your regular shopping through Amazon? By using Amazon Smile, they will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchase automatically to First!

How can you set this up? It’s Easy!

  1. Go to: http://smile.amazon.com (we recommend bookmarking this page for easy accessing)
  2. Under the search bar click on the word “Supporting” in orange letters.
  3. Select “Change your charity”.
  4. Type “First Lutheran Church Janesville
  5. Click the Search Button.
  6. Click the Select button.

That’s it! You will now be donating to First every time you make a purchase. (Remember to use the Amazon Smile web page as that is how Amazon tracks your purchases for donation. If you use the regular Amazon page, your donation won’t be recorded.)