Mission Statement: "We hear God calling us at First Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights to be a community growing in Christ, serving others and reaching out to welcome all people with the good news of Jesus Christ." Vision Statement: Our vision is to be a community in Christ that is: Celebrating - through worship, prayer, music, Baptism and Holy Communion. Growing - spiritually, in faith, in discipleship and in numbers of members. Learning - through Bible studies, retreats, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and other educational opportunities. Serving - the spiritual and physical needs of others with our gifts of the Holy Spirit. Proclaiming - the Good News by witnessing and reaching out to the community. Giving - of our time, talents and financial resources to the church and the community. Sending - witnesses to other parts of the nation and the world to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.