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Feed the Hungry: Ballard Sunday Dinner – August 2017

by Cara Kiggins Lack of shelter and hunger in our community are human rights issues. The best way to address this human rights issue is debatable – these are big questions, with no easy answers. As followers of Christ, we feel called to respond to the folks we see in our neighborhood streets experiencing hunger and homelessness. While feeding hungry people at the Ballard Sunday Dinner might not be a big-picture solution, the immediate effect is providing a compassionate, safe … Continued

Social Justice – August 2017

Interested in Social Justice? Check it out! Sunday, August 13th at 11:30am All-call: if you have an interest in social justice issues in our community and worldwide, please save the date for the next Social Justice Quarterly Meeting & Brunch Potluck on Sunday, August 13th at 11:30am (after the 10am Summer worship). We will be voting on which organizations to direct Our Redeemer’s Benevolence giving towards, discussing current social justice ministries, and making plans for social justice activities moving forward. … Continued

The 5 W’s on Ballard Sunday Dinner

What?: Ballard Sunday Dinner is a neighborhood effort we’re proud to be a part of, organized by five area churches along with Sustainable Ballard, with each church taking responsibility for one Sunday a month. Ballard Sunday Dinner provides a hot, wholesome meal every Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Ballard First Lutheran Church. Our Redeemer’s hosts once monthly on the third Sunday of each month. Why?: Former volunteers, when asked why they volunteer at the Ballard Sunday … Continued

SEEKING: Social Justice Coordinator

Role: Social Justice Coordinator   About Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church We are a thriving community of faith where we welcome all on the journey of life. We experience and celebrate the unconditional love of God for people of every race, ethnic background, social status, physical condition, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We have become a “Reconciling In Christ” congregation so that we may be shaped by the wide variety of gifts that God’s people bring to our community. Join us … Continued

Thanksgiving Community Meal 2016

Our Thanksgiving Community Meal is set for Thanksgiving Day at noon. So far we have filled 86 of the 108 volunteer positions — wow! You can still be a part of this community celebration: Donate to the Sleeping Bag Fund. Each year we purchase 200 sleeping bags (cost: about $18 each), to give to those of our neighbors who are un-housed. Your contribution to this fund will make a real difference! Donation envelopes are on the worship clipboards.  Participate in the meal. Volunteer … Continued

Food Bank Sunday / Ballard Food Bank

Food Bank Sunday is November 13th! The need is great and you can help. Please bring non-perishable food items to worship with you and place them in the big soup can in the Narthex. Here is a partial list of needed items: canned soup (low sodium) canned fruit & vegetables applesauce (no sugar added) dried fruit / rainsins 100% fruit leather low sugar fruit jams and jellies oats or oatmeal granola bars brown or white rice Your financial support is … Continued

EarthCare Newsletter

In This Issue, No. 8 March 2015 To Think About   EarthCare Retreat   Be a responsible            consumer   Threadcycle — keep        unwearable                clothing out of            the landfill   Plastic Cap                      Recycling                    Program Ends,          But …   … Continued

Care for Creation Bible Study

It’s 11am on Wednesday, and instead of my usual spot at the desk in the church office, I’m sitting at the table in the Library at Bible Study. I look around, aware of the difference between seeing names in an email or in our database and hearing the thoughts and prayers of the actual people attached to those names. Since the focus of Bible Study is Caring for Creation, today we’re talking about water. Our teacher, Carolyn Swanson, asks us … Continued

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