Poor People's Campaign News
June 6: Washington State PPC Open House (zoom). Learn about the Campaign, events, and chat with others. All are welcome to come and see! Join the meeting here.
June 13th 6 to 7:30 PM
Dr. West Comes to Washington
The Seattle Regional PPC in partnership with The Well and the WA PPC is honored to host Dr. Cornel West for a virtual talk on King's Philosophy of Nonviolence. Dr. West will remind us that nonviolence is not a temporary behavior we adopt while taking action- it is a way of life for people who believe, "that justice is what love looks like in public". RSVP Here.
June 18: Watch Party & Rally
Noon - 2pm
FLC's Social Ministries Committee will host in the fellowship hall. All are welcome! View video from the D.C. Assembly and March on this day, learn more and share. A light lunch will be provided. Come and See! RSVP Here.
June 18: 7am-1pm (PDT) Poor Peoples Campaign / Poor and Low Wage Workers Assembly & March on Washington D.C.
Watch for our own Ray Thomas, who is attending the rally! Watch the FLC Facebook page for posts of Ray Thomas trip to Washington DC and for ways that you can help with the PPC. Come and See!
Links for viewing the Washington DC Assembly & March from home:
National PPC Website
Please contact Roger, if you would like to help out on June 18 in the fellowship hall or contribute.
All are welcome to attend Social Ministries Committee meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Contact Ray Thomas at email@example.com or Roger Steinke at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Scrip Cards are an Easy Way to Help with First Lutheran's Outreach Ministries
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.
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 - Earth Ministry
June - ELCA World Hunger
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,,