Social Ministries Committee

CARE     -    GROW     -    SERVE     -    PROCLAIM

The Social Ministries Committee is responsible for choosing recipients of our outreach resources, as well as coordinating many fundraisers to benefit outreach in our local community and around the world. We meet the second Tuesday of the month at church. Please join us! Contact any of our members for more information:


 Alain Adjorlolo, Stephanie Almeida (Council Liaison), Joanne Bjornsen, 

Kevin Kastning, Ida Beth Morgan, Terry Straka and Ray Thomas,,    

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​​Change for Change
Money deposited in the Change for Change jar will be used to support Hopelink's food bank.
Hopelink Food Cart
The focus of donations to the Hopelink grocery cart will be for be for baby supplies (formula, baby food, diapers, baby wipes, etc.)


Annual Sock Drive - Sock it to the Homeless

Please help Compass Housing Alliance provide socks to the many needy and homeless men and women in our community.  Homeless feet are sore from walking, often in wet and old socks.  A new pair of socks can bring real joy and comfort.
Please place your donation of new socks in the Caring Corner in the marked receptacle through October 28th!  Many feet will thank you!
 

Stitch by Stitch - God's Love, Our Hands
Do you knit or crochet? First Lutheran has a large supply of yarn which you can turn into knitted or crocheted items that can help others. The yarn is available in Room 104 (downstairs, off Fellowship Hall). Stop in anytime to pick up yarn and get started on a project. Return finished items to the drop box in Room 104. Your knitted and crocheted items will be taken to places such as Compass Center, Eastside Baby Corner, Mary’s Place, nursing homes, animal shelters, and the Multiservice Center. You could also knit for our prayer shawl ministry.
Needed items include:
        Warm hats for men, women, and children
        Warm scarves for men, women, and children
        Sweaters for infants and children to size 14
        Twin bed size afghans
        Infant blankets
        Prayer shawls
        Kitty blankets for the Seattle Humane Society (about 2 x 2 feet)
We also have a large amount of cotton yarn suitable for dishcloths, potholders, or other projects. 
Questions? Contact Karen Thomas.

2018 Outreach from the General Fund
Social Ministries Committee chooses the monthly recipients of the General Fund Outreach line item.
January - Maritime Ministries $1100.00
February - Pacific Lutheran University  $1100.00

March -  Open Door Ministries $1100.00

April - Compass Housing Alliance $1100.00

May - Augusta Victoria Hospital $1100.00

June - Lutherwood Camp & Retreat Center $1100.00

July -  Lutheran Community Services $1100.00

August -  ELC Tanzania, Morogoro Diocese $1100.00

September - ELCA World Hunger $1100.00

October - Foss Home $1100.00

November - Faith Action Network $1100.00

December - Lutheran World Relief $1100.00