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Call Bob Altick or John Saraga 937-372-7421

if you need a ride to church or know someone who does


Presenting Check to BOH

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Dr. Michael Deis, Executive Director of Simon Kenton Bridges of Hope, and Marlene Labig, Vice President, were presented with a check for $12,000 from the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Mission Endowment Fund (MEF). The presentation took place at the church's worship service, Sunday morning, December third.


Presenting the check were Bob Altick, Chairman of the MEF Committee, and Rev. Alicia Nierman, Pastor. The money will benefit the Bridges of Hope Emergency Shelter at Simon Kenton School. The much-needed shelter for the homeless is scheduled to open in the next few weeks after all inspections have been completed.


The MEF at First Lutheran was established when the church received a generous bequest from an anonymous benefactor. The interest from the MEF is divided and distributed annually and is only to be used for mission and ministry projects for which members of First Lutheran have applied.


(Picture, left to right - Pastor Nierman, Bob Altick, Michael Deis, Marlene Labig)





...The Caring Place, every Thursday night offers a free meal to anyone who comes. We are always in needof volunteer help and contributions. First hosts this service, which is supported by many other churches and individuals in Greene County & Xenia.  Volunteers from the congregation are always welcome to help out. Please call the church office, 937-372-7421” Please review the Caring Place Information document and open the 2015 Schedule below and be a part of this vital caring ministry.

pdfCaring Place Information

pdfCaring Place Calendar 2019



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Simon Kenton Bridges of Hope

Simon Kenton Bridges of Hope is a faith-based, Christ-centered, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a "Hub of Hope" that will serve those experiencing homelessness, poverty and consequences of addictive behaviors. Simon Kenton Bridges of Hope will address the needs of such persons by providing access to life-building and life-sustaining services, either through direct benevolence or in collaboration with private agencies, ministerial entities and/or government agencies.


The Recovery Village

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers in Ohio

Whether you're seeking alcohol treatment centers in Ohio or drug treatment centers in Ohio, you can choose from inpatient (residential) and outpatient programs to meet your needs. Inpatient rehab allows clients to receive round-the-clock care while outpatient programs allow them to spend time at home. Ohio outpatient and inpatient drug rehab centers typically offer a variety of programs to help men and women through their treatment and recovery, including individual and family therapy, counseling and 12-step programs.




Xenia Area Asso ChurchesXAAC&M's Mission is two-fold:

  • To discern and partner with the strengths, diversity and unique contributions of all Xenia area local churches, para-church ministries and church ministries in order to accomplish in a unified manner what could not be accomplished as effectively alone.
  • To provide an inter-church agency for cooperation in worship, religious education, evangelism, and community welfare.






The Jeremiah Tree is a Xenia, Ohio area ministry dedicated to offering opportunities to the homeless, addicted and impoverished.

At its core, the “Tree” is a benevolence and assistance ministry. Our mission is to effectively and efficiently connect those in need to Christ, church benevolence and personal improvement opportunities currently available in the Xenia and Greene County community.

The Jeremiah Tree is an evolving collaborative effort of multiple local churches and community agencies. (Community Action Partnership, TCN, Miami Valley Women’s Center are a few.)

The Jeremiah Tree is being designed to empower, educate, and edify individuals. We do this by linking them with ministries and agencies for needed assistance. The Tree will also provide a place for mentoring, providing educational services and sharing the Gospel of Christ.

General Information

Currently, the Jeremiah Tree has implemented the “CONNECTIONS” phase of the ministry.

This phase seeks to provide “connections” for those in need to Christ, Community, and Counsel as well as to practical assistance such as food, clothing, and emergency services. These services are being offered 5 days a week from the “TREE”.


It is a goal of the Jeremiah Tree to become a primary clearing house for benevolence services provided by the area churches and community agencies.




toward independence

The mission of Toward Independence is to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to live the fullest life possible by providing individualized services in a variety of community settings. Founded in 1975, our agency has been a resource for quality, caring services for more than 39 years!





Our Mission

To provide a place where our neighbors eat and come together as one community.

Our Vision

  • Share love, give hope, and provide a sense of community to our neighbors.
  • Reach out and help to meet the needs of neighbors, both physically and spiritually.
  • Serve our neighbors, the privileged and under-privileged, by giving a hand up and not a hand out.
  • Provide healthy, affordable meals in a warm and welcoming environment.
  • Eliminate hunger, build relationships, and celebrate community with our neighbors.



Greene Habitat

...Habitat for Humanity of Greene County. As always we are in need of workers and funds. Work is done every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00am until about 4:00 pm. Groups should call 937-374-8726 to sign up. Individuals may just arrive at the site.


faith 110...Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) helps people without housing to have a temporary place to stay while seeking employment or preparing to secure housing. Greene County churches serve as temporary shelters one week at a time, and other churches and groups help provide support services, such as meals. Call Cheryl Carter at 937-372-0705 to volunteer help or provide financial assistance.


Greene Housing

...Greene County Housing Program can be reached at 937-376-3111, and is always in need of housing and bedding items, food, and financial donations.


...FISH Food Pantry - On behalf of the hundreds of families in Greene County who benefit from the FISH Food Pantry and on behalf of the many volunteers at FISH, I wish to thank First Lutheran Xenia for your donations of money and food. Please know that the money you donate stays in Greene County to help our neighbors in need, whether their need is the result of a one-time set-back, or the culmination of a series of unfortunate situations.   FISH Food Pantry contact Peg Cannon.


familyviolence center...Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County seeks to provide safe haven and support for victims of domestic violence. If you would like to volunteer in any of three ways: meal planning & cooking; weekend shelter monitoring; or assisting in the office, please call 937-376-8526 for more information.


Pastoral Counseling

The Pastoral Counseling Center at Miami Valley Hospital, offering reduced rate counseling service to our members. 

Call 937-208-6606.



Cleaning for a reasonFighting cancer is difficult enough, living with it is even tougher…that’s where the Cleaning For A Reason Foundation steps in. Cleaning For A Reason is the only national non-profit in the country providing FREE, professional housecleaning services for women undergoing cancer treatment. The Foundation, organized as a Texas Non-Profit Corporation, is raising money to provide more help for more women everywhere.


Pass It On..."Pass It On" a Household Goods Ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church is available to all.  They match up donors with clients needing furniture, baby items, household items and appliances.  Any items that can be donated will be greatly appreciated.  Items needed include: stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, beds, dressers, sofas, chairs, lamps, table w/chairs and end tables.  Call Marlene Elliott, 937-372-9443 to give or request items.  Also, if you have the resources to help transport items to those in need please call Marlene.

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