Community Services of the South Bay, Inc.
“Inspiring People, Changing Lives”
Ministry with the elderly is an important emphasis for both First Lutheran and FirstServe. FirstServe has expanded its cooperation with local services for the elderly, and its ability to guide individuals and families to agencies and sources of important information.
Dozens of persons 55 and older attend these luncheon gatherings on the first Wednesday of each month. In addition to good food and friends, area experts on issues and strategies for healthy and creative aging present information and resources important to older folks.
This group reaches out to South Bay adults with special needs. The goal of this group is to provide a setting where adults can enjoy creative and fun activities, engage in service projects and community involvement, and grow in their confidence and giftedness as individuals and friends.
Monday Night Meals
Meals are served at St. John's Lutheran Church on Crenshaw Blvd. near Rosecrans Ave., in Gardena. Cooks and helpers start preparing meals at First Lutheran Church and School at about 2 pm. The servers and a driver load up the vans at 6 pm. They deliver and serve the meals at 6:30. Each week, the team serves from 70 to 120 people.
The meals consist of a main dish, vegetable, salad, bread, dessert, and a drink. The main dish varies from casseroles to lasagna, stir fry, jambalaya, chicken, or ham.
Grief can impair people’s health and spirit not only in the immediate aftermath of a death, but sometimes for years or even decades afterward. FirstServe offers support groups to assist people in sharing grief and loss experiences, and transforming grief into joyful and restored living.
Lazarus Circle is a support group for those who have been touched by the death of a loved one. We meet:
Third Thursday of each Month
6:00 – 7:15PM
First Lutheran Church and School – Library
2900 West Carson Street
Torrance, California 90503
FirstServe supports programs that encourage young people to develop their creative potential, especially through the performing arts. Options to develop this creativity include:
- Instrumental music programs in keyboard, woodwinds and guitar
- Vocal music programs in classrooms and choirs, in cooperation with FLCS staff
-Acting and improvisation classes
-Writing and creativity programs
-Dance and Movement classes
Community Dental Care
Offered in partnership with a fine area Dental practice, this program makes basic dental care available to South Bay neighbors. Thanks to the efforts of a skilled Dentist and his dedicated team, people with limited or no dental insurance can receive basic services to improve and maintain their dental health. FirstServe coordinates all applications for assistance, in cooperation with the Dental office.
An IRS 501 (c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization : Tax ID#: 32-0187458