• Christ Lutheran Church

  • 4325 Sumner St
  • Lincoln, NE 68506
  • Ph: 402-483-7774
  • Fax:402-483-7776


NICU Ministry

Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40)
The time of birth is a time of celebration, joy, and thanksgiving. However, for some families, it is also full of fear and anxiety. Some families have to see their little ones rushed to the NICU, where they will receive the intensive care that their little bodies need to gain the health and strength that they would not have otherwise. At Christ Lutheran Church, we care for these little ones and their families. Our NICU Ministry is an outreach ministry conceived to serve families with babies at the neonatal intensive care unit at Bryan East hospital.
Our goal is to present families with a basket containing essential hygiene products for the parents such as shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste and a baby quilt or blanket for the little ones. With this gift, we want to be Christ’s hands to those who need to see Him in their distress and anguish. Jesus comes to us in His Word and Sacraments and this basket is the perfect invitation to meditate upon God’s mercy and love for all of us and to get these families connected to the Church. 

How can I help?

There are many ways in which you can get involved in this Ministry: 
  • Pray for these families and their babies. Pray for protection against all harm and evil. Pray that God may use this situation to bring these families closer to each other and closer to Him. 
  • Donate hygiene items for the parents such as travel-size shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc. 
  • Donate gas and restaurant gift cards to be included in the baskets. 
  • Join Christ Stitchers to create quilts for NICU families.
  • Assemble baskets (twice/year).
  • Join the team of members who will deliver 20 baskets each month to Bryan East’s NICU and get to know the families and their babies!

Who do I talk to if I need more information?

NICU Ministry Coordinators: Benjamin and Melissa Mann
NICU Ministry Supervisor: Alex Keinbaum, 402.483.7774, x233


Donation Collection

Fill a quart-size bag
with travel size:

Shampoo & Conditioner
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Other items needed:
$5 gift cards to Starbucks or Scooter's
Baby quilts or blankets
Drop-off site: Commons