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Poor People's Campaign News

The “Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington” scheduled for June 18 this year is a major goal for organizing and advertising. PPC knows nobody can do everything, but everybody needs to do something. More information will be coming about this march and any local community marches to support it.

All are welcome to attend Social Ministries Committee meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Contact Ray Thomas at rayt2015@gmail.com or Roger Steinke at rsteinke@flcbothell.org with questions.​

Change for Change 
Money deposited in the Change for Change jar  will go to Hopelink's food bank. 
Hopelink Food Cart is not accepting donations at this time. Hopelink is only accepting monetary donations. I f you are able please make a donation here

  

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE: First Lutheran is partnering with the Northshore Nourishing Network during March 2022.Donations of non-perishable food items can be brought to the church all month long. Food items will be distributed to local food pantries, school food banks and Hopelink. Give what you CAN! For more information, including a list of suggested food bank donations, please contact Roger Steinke. Learn more about the Northshore Nourishing Network.


Scrip Cards are an Easy Way to Help with First Lutheran's Outreach Ministries

This is an excellent time to set up Shop with Scrip and Presto Pay for instant Scrip purchases and redemption on your smart phone. This is a super easy way to continue to support FLC's Scrip program. (See below for more information.)

Additionally, while worship is being celebrated virtually, you may mail a check to FLC Scrip, attention Gordy Phelps, with a note of what scrip cards you wish to purchase, and he will mail the cards back to you. For special orders during this Christmas season, please use this custom order form and email or mail to Gordy Phelps. (His contact info is available in the church directory. If you'd like more scrip card options use this extended list of vendors.

We have several other opportunities for earning money while you shop for FLC's many social ministry programs:
2. Sign up for Amazon Smile and name First Lutheran Church as your charity. Every time you shop with Amazon Smile FLC receive .05% of your purchase price. You can still use Amazon Prime. Get your kids to sign up, too!

3. Link your Fred Meyer rewards card to their Community Rewards program for First Lutheran Church. All of your purchases will result in a quarterly donation to FLC.

4. Sign up for Bartell's B Caring Program, and name First Lutheran Church as your charity.

If you have questions email Gordy Phelps.


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.

2021 Outreach from the General Fund
Social Ministries Committee chooses the monthly recipients of the General Fund Outreach line item. The following are possible outreach recipients and amounts, still to be determined:
January - Compass Housing
February - Hopelink

March -  Lutheran Community Services

April -  Poor Peoples Campaign

May -  

June -  

July -  

August - 

September - 

October - 

November - 

December - 


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 first Tuesday of the month at church. Please join us! Contact any of our members for more information:


 Kathy Konieczka (Chairperson), Alain Adjorlolo, Gary Curtis (Council Liaison), 

Kevin Kastning, Terry Straka and Ray Thomas,,    

Social Ministries Committee