Church Office hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Pastor Berg returns from Sabbatical on September 5! For more information, click here. If you have a Pastoral Emergency, please contact the church office at 425-486-2314 or Pastor Anja Helmon at 425-802-9910.
Pre-Rally Day Church Work Party! Saturday, September 9 (9 AM to 12 PM / Noon). Please come and help prepare our building and property for the start of the Fall Season. A list of work projects will be available and many cleaning supplies will be provided. “Many hands make the labor light!” Please join us!
Regular worship times resume on Rally Day, September 10, with worship at 8:30 & 11 am; Christian education at 9:45 am.
Welcome Back Pastor Berg and Rally Sunday Potluck – September 10
The Sabbatical Committee invites you to join us for a potluck celebrating the return of Pastor Berg from 1-4 PM at The Bothell Rental Hall, 10207 NE 183rd Street, Bothell (adjacent to the Lake Pleasant RV park.) Please bring sides, salads, and desserts to share. Brats, chicken, hot dogs, condiments, beer, wine, lemonade and water will be provided. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the Narthex on August 19 for help with set-up, clean-up, and parking coordination.
Don't miss the Ministry Fair on September 17 during the Education hour from 9:30 to 11 am. Find your calling at First Lutheran!
COOKIES FOR BOTHELL'S FINEST!
With appreciation for our first responders, Fellowship Committee will be collecting home baked cookies at the Ministry Fair during the education hour on Sept. 17th. The treats will be delivered to our Police, Fire, and Public Works departments along with sincere notes of thanks for all they do for us!
FLC is implementing permit parking. Parking in downtown Bothell has become a huge issue for the church parking lot. To protect the safety of our preschool families and ensure adequate parking for our many activities parking will be by permit only. Please be sure to stop by and pick up your permit as soon as possible.
Pastor Berg is on Sabbatical! For more information, click here.
The First Lutheran Church Quilters are in the News! The Bothell Reporter has a great article on the mission work our quilters do! Bothell Reporter article is here.
First Lutheran has opened a Scottrade account to allow FLC to accept donations of securities.
A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities — i.e. stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time — is one of the most tax-efficient of all ways to give. This method of giving has become increasingly popular in recent years because of two key advantages:
· Any long-term appreciated securities with unrealized gains (meaning they were purchased over a year ago, and have a current value greater than their original cost) may be donated to a public charity and a tax deduction taken for the full fair market value of the securities — up to 30% of the donor's adjusted gross income.
· Since the securities are donated rather than sold, capital gains taxes from selling the securities no longer apply. The more appreciation the securities have, the greater the tax savings will be.
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Online Giving is now available at First Lutheran Church!
FLC is partnering with Vanco to provide online giving. Check it out! Click on the link to see how easy online giving is.