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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.    


Scrip Cards Make Great Christmas Gifts!
Flc's Scrip sales benefit many of the Social Ministries' outreach programs, such as LWR school kits, LWR Face Masks Challenge mailing costs, Northshore's Back Packs for Kids, Easternwood Backpacks for Kids, special Christmas gift requests, Thanksgiving pies for Compass Center, refugee kitchen packs, and more. Using Scrip while you shop or dine out is an easy way to help!

We have a list of special order scrip cards available for the holidays. You may purchase via any of the methods below:
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.

2020 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 - Earth Ministries $1000.00
February - Faith Action Network  $1000.00

March -  Open Door Ministries $1000.00

April - Compass Housing Alliance $1000.00

May - ELC Tanzania, Morogoro Diocese $1000.00

June - 

July -  

August - Hopelink $1000.00

September - Lutheran Disaster Response $1000.00

October - ELCA Advocacy Office - $1000.00

November - ELCA World Hunger - $1000.00

December - 


We have a list of special order scrip cards available for the holidays. You may purchase via any of the methods below:
Flc's Scrip sales benefit many of the Social Ministries' outreach programs, such as LWR school kits, LWR Face Masks Challenge mailing costs, Northshore's Back Packs for Kids, Easternwood Backpacks for Kids, special Christmas gift requests, Thanksgiving pies for Compass Center, refugee kitchen packs, and more. Using Scrip while you shop or dine out is an easy way to help!

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.

We have several other opportunities for earning money while you shop for FLC's many social ministry programs:
1. Buy Scrip or sign up for Shop with Scrip. Many vendors are available for instant purchase and redemption from your mobile phone in the Shop with Scrip program. No more writing checks; the money is automatically deducted from your checking account using Presto Pay. (The profit margin for scrip is
not great enough to support credit card payments.) Scrip returns anywhere from 3 - 12% of your purchases to FLC! You can buy grocery cards, movie tickets, Amazon, even Groupon - the list is great!

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.

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


 Kathy Konieczka (Chairperson), Alain Adjorlolo, Stephanie Almeida (Council Liaison), Joanne Bjornsen, 

Kevin Kastning, Ida Beth Morgan, Terry Straka and Ray Thomas,,    

Social Ministries Committee