​First Lutheran Church Continues Support of Lutheran World Relief
Quilting 
is being done at home. Thank you to all who are continuing to sew for the upcoming shipment in April.
People are needed to sew school bags. Fabric and instructions are on the black table by the Care Corner in the narthex. Questions about sewing the bags to Audrey Fisher 425-822-6143 or Lucy Kay Osborne.
Items for school kits are being accepted now (no substitutes!):  
spiral notebooks (70 page/college or wide ruled) 
rulers (metric & empirical)
scissors (for age 7+)
pencils (#2) 
pens (ball point only/blue or black) 
pencil sharpeners with receptacle for shavings 
pink 2.5” erasers
Please call Lucy Kay if you’d rather donate funds for this.

Help is needed!
School Kit Stuffing & Box Packing Party
April 15, 10 am - noon. 
Our goal is 200 school kits. We will be adhering to state guidelines for social distancing, number of people allowed and masks. Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided. Please rsvp to Lucy Kay Osborne (425-823-9793). 


In-Gathering for LWR Shipment
April 29-May 1st at FLC. 
Help is needed to move boxes with hand trucks to a large truck trailer. Times to be announced.
Contact: Audrey Fisher 425-822-6143 for more information.​

February Community Food Drive 
First Lutheran is partnering with Northshore Nourishing Network for a community food drive. Non-perishable food items can be donated at FLC all month long. Contactless drop off can be made on Tuesday afternoons (2/2, 2/9, 2/16 and 2/23) from 12 – 2 PM and on Saturdays, (2/6 & 2/20 only),
12 – 2 PM. Any monetary donations can be made directly to Northshore Nourishing Network's Donation page. Please support the Food Drive and give what you CAN!
For more information, including a list of suggested foodbank donations, please contact Roger Steinke. 
Thank you for all of your help and support!


MARCH COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE: First Lutheran Church has extended its partnership with the Northshore Nourishing Network's community food drive thru March. Non-perishable food items can be donated and brought to FLC all month long. As of Sunday, February 21st, over 600 food items have been received! Thank you!   
Contactless Drop Offs are scheduled on Tuesday afternoons (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 and 3/30) from 12 – 2 PM and on Saturdays, 3/6 and 3/20 from 12 – 2 PM.

             
Please continue to support the Food Drive and continue to give what you “CAN!”
Click here for a list of most needed non perishable donations.
To learn more about the Northshore Nourishing Network, or to make a monetary donation visit: www.nourishingnetwork.net.


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 -  TBA

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, Stephanie Almeida (Council Liaison), Joanne Bjornsen, 

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

Social Ministries Committee

CARE     -    GROW     -    SERVE     -    PROCLAIM