1311 Holman Street, Houston, TX

713-529-3589

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

FOLLOWERS OF JESUS. FRIENDS IN COMMUNITY. PEOPLE OF HOPE.

Additional Ministries and Fellowship Activities

First Friends Preschool

First Friends Preschool

First Friends Preschool

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). First Friends is our preschool and is run by Amanda McClanahan, Pastor McClanahan's wife.

First Friends is our fantastic preschool for children ages 3 months to four years. First Friends believes in teaching children and has an advanced curriculum to best care for your child. Learn more at their website here.

Sunday School

First Friends Preschool

First Friends Preschool

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). Here, Pastor McClanahan teaches a Sunday School lesson.

First Lutheran offers several opportunities for Christian education for children and adults. All classes are from Sunday mornings from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.  For adults, topics include the Bible, and contemporary topics. There is always breakfast and coffee. The current adult class is ​studying Galatians. 

Oktoberfest

First Friends Preschool

Oromo Evangelical Church

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). Our Oktoberfest is always the second Saturday of October.

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, First Lutheran hosted its 9th annual Oktoberfest. It was another great year of neighborhood folks and church members coming out to eat, drink, listen and play. With a special focus on being child friendly and affordable for families, its a great way to spend a Saturday in October. Food was provided by Fleischwagon, and beer by  Under the Radar. October 10, 2020 looks to be our best Oktoberfest yet!

Oromo Evangelical Church

Oromo Evangelical Church

Oromo Evangelical Church

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). Our Oromo (Ethiopian) friends share space with us on Sunday mornings.

For over seven years, we have supported an Ethiopian mission congregation on our campus. It has been a pleasure to watch them grow through the years! 

Student Outreach

Oromo Evangelical Church

Student Outreach

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). This is an example of us doing outreach to college students during the week. We are right across the street from the Houston Community College Central Campus.

For over eight years, First Lutheran has reached out to the students at the Central Campus of Houston Community College. Our latest venture is to be present outside to talk to students as they have a break from class. At our outreach table, we hope to converse with college students about life, faith, hope and, of course, Jesus. 

Weddings

Oromo Evangelical Church

Student Outreach

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). We love to have weddings at our beautiful space!

We understand that there are unique situations where those who are not members of First Lutheran may wish to use our facilities for a wedding. If you are in such a unique situation, give us a call and we will see if we can work something out. 

Feast at First

Feast at First

Feast at First

First Lutheran near downtown Houston is a traditional congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). We have a monthly dinner club where we enjoy fellowship and delicious food. We also share some of our meal with the great guys at Fire Station #7.

Once a month, we host a potluck dinner at the church to offer time for fellowship and community-building. All are welcome to attend. It is usually the last Saturday of the month, but call to make sure! 

Game Nights

Feast at First

Feast at First

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). We occasionally have bingo and game nights just for fun! (No money is involved!) Sign up for our newsletter on our Home page to stay informed.

Every few months, we get together to play some classic card games, board games, or have an old-fashioned bingo night. We also have outdoor movie nights in the Fall. Email us if you'd like to know when the next one will be. 

CCSC

Feast at First

CCSC

First Lutheran Church near downtown Houston is a traditional, liturgical congregation and a member of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). We encourage folks to support the Christian Community Service Center, or CCSC.

The Christian Community Service Center is a wonderful organization that serves Houstonians in need. CCSC is made up of over 40 Houston congregations that have banded together to be effective in service. Learn more here.