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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 or Roger Steinke at 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

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 -  Earth Ministry

June - ELCA World Hunger 

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