Social Ministries


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:

  • Alain Adjorlolo
  • Stephanie Almeida (Council Liaison)
  • Joanne Bjornsen
  • Kevin Kastning
  • Ida Beth Morgan
  • Terry Straka
  • Ray Thomas

Change for Change

When school is out for the summer, many of the nearly 14,000 children in north and east King County who qualify for free or reduced cost meals during the school year may go hungry.
Money deposited in the Change for Change jar will be used to support Hopelink's End Summer Hunger program.

Hopelink Food Cart

The focus of donations to the Hopelink grocery cart will be for be for replacements for school lunch programs (peanut butter, jelly, fruit cups, cracker & cheese packs, etc.)

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.

2018 Outreach from the General Fund

Social Ministries Committee chooses the monthly recipients of the General Fund Outreach line item.

Social Ministry Outreach from the General Fund
JanuaryMaritime Ministries$1,100
FebruaryPacific Lutheran University$1,100
MarchOpen Door Ministries$1,100
AprilCompass Housing Alliance$1,100
MayAugusta Victoria Hospital$1,100
JuneLutherwood Camp & Retreat Center$1,100
JulyLutheran Community Services$1,100
AugustELC Tanzania, Morogoro Diocese$1,100
SeptemberELCA World Hunger$1,100
OctoberFoss Home$1,100
NovemberFaith Action Network$1,100
DecemberLutheran World Relief$1,100