Community News

AIDS Walk, Sept 27

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

This year we’re joining Open Door Ministries’ and other RIC Lutheran congregations in the annual benefit walk to fight HIV/AIDS. The money raised will benefit Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Lifelong provides food, housing and care to the 7,200+ people living with HIV/AIDS in King County as well as others fighting chronic illnesses. Join the team here or make a donation to help bring down HIV/AIDS! When you join, please register as an individual. You may also make a donation to a specific walker or to the ODM team.

Kid’s Playground

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

We’re looking for some people to help put together an outdoor play area beside our community garden, in particular small playsets (for children ages 1 – 6) and hands to help build!

If you are interested or know anyone who could help, contact us!

Welcoming the new LVCers! Food Donations + Potluck, Aug 23

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Food Donations
20+ volunteers with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps will arrive August 18. As a support community for Miriam House, the LVC house in Rainier Valley, Church of Hope will deliver food for them as they settle into their new home for the year. If you’d like to donate a meal or some pantry items, please contact Kelle!

Welcome Picnic
Saturday, August 23, 4pm
Come welcome the new LVCers as well as alumni and other support congregations! We are hosting a big potluck, so bring your favorite dish and meet these wonderful folks!

Exciting New Opportunity for Expansion!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Linda Roddis is an ELCA pastor currently being trained as a mission developer. After coming out as a lesbian in ’95 leading to her defrocking, she has returned to ministry in the Lutheran Church. Specifically: with a grant from our NW WA Synod, there is funding to bring her on board as a 1/4 pastor here to work with outreach especially for our LGBTQ and intergenerational ministries. All current staff will remain in their current roles. There will be three dates available in August to learn about and discuss this possible growth in our ministry:

  • August 3rd: Q&A with Darla, Philip, and the Leadership Team
  • August 17th: Meet-and-greet with Linda
  • August 24th: Q&A with Jerry Buss from the NW WA Synod Office

VIDEO: “Our Work” from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The following video was shown at this year’s Synod Assembly. LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service) stands with and advocates for migrants and refugees, transforming communities through ministries of service and justice.