Christmas Giving Tree
Our annual tradition of gift giving at Christmas to kids in our community has always been met with an overwhelming positive response and review. The giving tree was set up November 24th in the narthex with tags for you and your family to take, buy and return with gifts unwrapped by December 9th. We will deliver the gifts to Hopelink, and to Compass Housing Alliance on December 10th. We appreciate your generosity all year long.
Change for Change
Christmas is coming! This thought brings joy to many people, but to those persons in need it is a difficult time. During December our Change for Change effort will be to collect for providing holiday food for Hopelink clients. Please empty your wallets or pockets during the week into a baggie or small jar and place in the Change for Change jar located in the narthex. It is an easy way for everyone to contribute, and the change really does change peoples lives for the better!
Hopelink Food Cart
The focus of donations to the Hopelink grocery cart will be food for the holidays as well as easy to prepare or heat food including flour, sugar, rice, cereals, peanut butter, condensed milk, pasta sauce, dry beans, canned tomatoes, fruit, oil and tuna.
Thank you! The Social Ministries Committee purchased 50 pumpkin pies and cans of whipped cream to help Compass Housing residents with their Thanksgiving celebrations.
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
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
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,,