Change for Change
All money received in the Change for Change jar will be used to support Hopelink food bank.
Hopelink Food Cart
March emphasis will be for personal products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
Callings All Towels!
During the month of April, the Social Ministries Committee is conducting a "Towel Drive" to benefit Compass Housing Alliance. Towels of all sizes are needed: bath, hand, wash cloth, and kitchen towels. They don't need to be new, but need to be serviceable. Here's the perfect opportunity to replace those towels that no longer fit your color scheme, or that you rarely use. They will be welcomed and put to use in Compass’s Women's Programs, Men's and Women's Hygiene Center, Emergency Shelter for Women, First Church Men's Overnight Shelter, and at their Transitional Housing facility.
Compass can also use individual size (like those from hotels/motels) shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.
Please bring your towels (and toiletries) donations anytime during April, and place in the designated receptacle in the narthex Caring Corner. Your gift will touch many lives. Thank you for taking care of the needs of others.
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, Jose Alcaraz (Council Liaison), Joanne Bjornsen, Marilyn Iverson,
Janet Jorve, Kevin Kastning, Ida Beth Morgan, Terry Straka and Ray Thomas,,