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Helping with Hunger – by Paula Hlastala

We are living through a time of change. It’s overwhelming and scary and new and different. But at the same time, some of things boiling to the surface right now are as old as our existence—hurt, hatred, hunger. Feeding the hungry right now—it’s an overwhelming proposition; the need is unprecedented. Food insecurity has a huge […]

Earth Day: Honoring God’s Earth, Our Home

Contributed by Shannon Beck, Our Redeemer’s Social Justice Coordinator Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.   12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. -Psalm 96:11-12  Even in a pandemic, and […]

Christian Advocacy 101

Advocacy: public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy (Merriam Webster Dictionary) I have a confession. I came late to Christian advocacy – or public advocacy of any kind. I certainly felt angry and moaned and complained about injustices I saw. Moreover, I was (and still am) an expert at participating in […]

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 […]

Earthcare/Social Justice – July 2017

Summer Foodbank Drive: Bring Food All Summer Long! We have a goal for our Summer Food Bank Drive – to collect and donate 750 pounds of food for the Ballard Food Bank! Help us meet this goal! All are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to each service you attend, and kid’s especially are invited to […]

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