Please join Pastor Berg for Lectionary Bible Study, every Tuesday at 9:30 via Zoom! Join the zoom meetings to participate in a study of Sunday's readings. All are welcome. Contact Kristin Smith to join our mailing list for zoom meeting info and other church events.
Church Office hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. We are working from home right now, and can answer the phone from home. If you have a Pastoral Emergency, please contact the church office at 425-486-2314 during office hours or Pastor Berg at 509-595-5493.
Journey Meetings are Back!
Sunday, January 10th and 17th: The Cross and The Lynching Tree
A two-week class on The Cross and The Lynching Tree by James Cone. The cross and the lynching tree are two of the most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful work, theologian James Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and conversation about race and religion in America. Portions of the book, including themes of prejudice, racism and the divide our society continues to experience will be discussed.
Class will be led by Kendahl Adjorlolo. an accomplished communicator, educator, mother, spouse, lifelong member of First Lutheran Church Bothell and an incredibly wonderfully gifted child of God!
Please join us for these Journey classes!
Zoom Movie Review
Chariots of Fire
Sunday, January 31, 3 pm
Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It is based on the true story of two British athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice. The film was conceived and produced by David Puttnam, written by Colin Welland, and directed by Hugh Hudson. Ben Cross and Ian Charleson star as Abrahams and Liddell.
MOVIE REVIEW: Please watch the movie prior to our Zoom Movie Review. Chariots of Fire is available to watch on Amazon Prime. Our discussion will begin with a review of the main plots of the movie. We will also explore the spiritual themes of the movie. Questions? Please contact Roger Steinke. Please join us!
College Scholarships Available to FLC Members!
If you are in college or college bound, please consider applying for a scholarship from the First Lutheran Church Endowment Fund. Scholarships are available for attendance at Lutheran colleges, universities and seminaries. Application forms for the 2020-2021 school year are available from Gordy Phelps.
All applications are to be submitted to Gordy Phelps by May 1, 2019. Awardees will be notified by the Endowment Committee. Please call Gordy with any questions.
FLC has 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.
First Lutheran has opened an Ameritrade 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.