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​​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

October Social Ministries All Church Project
FLC's Social Ministries Committee is asking for your help with supporting Compass Housing Alliance with a Top Five 

Drive: Men's Underwear, L - 4XL; Toothbrushes & Toothpaste; Deodorant; Socks; Shampoo & Conditioner.

Items collected during this drive will be going
to the Hygiene Center in Pioneer Square and to different area shelters.
For over 100 years, Compass Housing Alliance has been meeting the needs of the
community across the Puget Sound region by providing 24-hour enhanced emergency
shelter programs for those experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
Donations can be placed in the Caring Corner's collection bin (next to the grocery cart).

Unsettling Truths 2022 Book Tour with co-author, Mark Charles

Seattle Mennonite Church (3120 NE 1225th Street, Seattle, WA  98125)

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 pm

FLC's Social Ministries Committee is co-sponsoring this book talk. Unsettling Truths
outlines Christian doctrines from 300 AD through to the present, that enabled and even
encouraged the genocide and enslavement of native people in Africa and the Americas.
Mark Charles is a Christian theologian, scholar and Native American, he intertwines history
with his personal story to make a heartfelt appeal to Christians to understand our history
and embrace the roots of our faith.

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.)

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 -  Earth Ministry

June - ELCA World Hunger 

July -  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

August - Lutheran World Relief

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) and Ray Thomas,,    

Social Ministries Committee