“First Person: Stories” is an hour-long collection of personal stories and musical interludes, focusing on people’s inspiring and transformative experiences. In this series of true-life incidents, our presenters reflect on special moments in their lives, and how these experiences have impacted their values and self-understanding. The production is directed and produced by Jim Mueller and Thom Spadaro.
Volunteer Training and Engagement
We believe in the power of volunteers, and FirstServe offers a variety of ways for people to discover and utilize their gifts in service to others. Training modules are available at various times of year.
Monday Night Meals
Through this cooperative program with First Lutheran and St. John Lutheran congregations, each week volunteers prepare and serve more than 100 nutritious dinners for homeless and needy neighbors in the South Bay. Men, women and children receive good food and friendship every Monday evening.
FirstServe Community Services offers a number of programs for area seniors, as part of our mission of inspiring and transforming lives. These programs assist people with essential needs including physical and emotional health, lifestyle challenges of growing older, and building and strengthening community and relationships.
These monthly gatherings offer a time of learning and fun for special-needs adults in the South Bay. Seasonal crafts, service projects and great food are shared as we grow in fellowship as people of joy and purpose.
First Kids: Youth Creative Arts
Through this program, young people discover their creative and performing arts abilities in an encouraging and exciting learning environment. Through our partnership with First Lutheran School, dozens of children each year experience theatre arts, dance, music and other creative expressions.
Hope Circle: Support Community
This monthly program assists people struggling with emotional issues such as grief and loss. Participants discover strategies for dealing with life’s crises and downturns, through educational presentations, as well as through group conversation and sharing. Third Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
The focus of this program is to assist elders in achieving better health and wellness, and creating support structures for people needing medical care.