justice for alljustice for alljustice for all

Following Christ, sharing God's love for all people.

 

SUNDAY SERVICES

 

We are currently on our
SUMMER SCHEDULE

10:00 am Worship

there will be no Choir, Sunday School, Forum for Faith Formation or Café Central during the summer

 


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We are an advocating congregation.

We promote service and advocacy opportunities. We are called to be God's hands in the world. We lend our voices to the chorus crying out for justice. We balance our call to service with everyday life.

Compassion & Justice - Working for Justice

Central Lutheran Church is a shared ministry, driven by the Word, guided by the Spirit, but also in our own hands. We believe that it is up to us to do what we can to make this world more closely resemble the place that God intends for us. We come together as a community that even in the midst of war, stands for peace. A community dissatisfied that so many are denied their share in the bounty that surrounds us. A community bound by the common desire that this world be a place where no one is looked down upon or excluded for who they are or who they love. A community that truly treasures and will work to protect and extend the incredible inheritance that we all share.

As a community, we engage in advocacy on issues of peace, justice and equality. We also support one another as we engage our work places and the larger world in issues of justice. In addition, we support a number of organizations that we feel share our mission and values.

Lutheran Peace Fellowship

Lutheran Peace Fellowship is a community of Lutherans across the U.S. and around the globe, responding to the gospel call to be peacemakers and justice seekers, who seek peace according to the Biblical vision of shalom, peace with justice; who affirm nonviolence as the means of obtaining justice and reconciliation; and who work to build alternatives to war and militarism. LPF offers a wide range of expertise, support, and resources for youth and adults, including workshops and forums, brochures, leaders guides, worship materials, and advocacy resources. The national headquarters of LPF has been located here at Central since 1994. To learn more, please visit their website at www.lutheranpeace.org.

The Community Lunch on Capitol Hill

Hosted in Central’s parish house, for more than two decades the Community Lunch on Capitol Hill provides a twice weekly hot lunch to low-income people in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Lunch guests are welcomed as friends in an atmosphere of hospitality and comfort. By sharing lunch together twice a week, volunteers and guests come together to create a caring a sustaining community. For more information about how you can be a part of this unique ministry visit, www.communitylunch.org

Compass Housing Alliance

This organization is the merger of two Lutheran organizations (Compass Center and LATCH) which have long been important partners in providing shelter and housing for low income people in the Puget Sound.  Members of Central have served on the boards of both organizations and we have long-standing relationships with each. www.compasscenter.org

 

Other Ministry Partners

Through benevolences and providing other material support and volunteers, Central supports the work of a wide variety of additional outreach programs and advocacy groups. Among them:

Elizabeth Gregory Home

-Five years ago, Central gave birth to the non-profit that runs the Community Lunch, so we know what it is like to get an organization off the ground.  The Elizabeth Gregory Home is an outgrowth of the ministry of University Lutheran Church (a major partner with us in the lunch).  They provide transitional housing, case management, and drop-in services to single adult women who are homeless in the Seattle and surrounding areas.  We are excited to partner with University Lutheran in this important ministry. (www.elizabethgregoryhome.org)   

The Church of Mary Magdalene

– a diverse Christian community of homeless and formerly homeless women. (www.churchofmarymagdalene.org)

The Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County

– This innovative local agency provides an important service to hungry people in the area. Our Sunday School has long supported their work. (www.emergencyfeeding.org)

Lutheran Counseling Network

- LCN is an extension of the church's ministry to the community. We provide therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups addressing such areas as depression, anxiety, recovery from trauma, behavioral problems, parenting, sexuality, and spirituality. (www.lutherancounseling.net)

Holden Village

– located in the remote Cascade Mountains above Lake Chelan, Holden Village is a retreat center welcoming all people into the wilderness to be called, equipped and sent by God. (www.holdenvillage.org)

 

Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries

– ELM credentials and rosters qualified candidates of all sexual orientations and gender identities for ministry; supports these pastors by connecting them with congregations who are committed to the full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in Lutheran life and ministry; provides mission grants to support the ministry of its rostered members; and provides a network of support to congregations and pastors. (www.elm.org)

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

– a domestic volunteer program for men and women who want to explore their spirituality while working for social justice, living in intentional community with other volunteers, and simplifying their lifestyles. (www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org)

Lutherans Concerned

- works for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church and congregations. (www.lcna.org)

Multifaith Works

– a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides housing and supportive services to people living with AIDS or other life-threatening illnesses. (www.multifaith.org)

Camp Lutherwood

– nestled in the in the evergreen trees along the north shore of Lake Samish about 10 miles South of Bellingham, WA, Camp Lutherwood runs year-round programs for campers of all ages. (www.camplutherwood.org)

Lutheran Public Policy Office

- LPPO is one of the strongest advocates in the state for vulnerable populations.  Our social ministry team is currently working on becoming partners with them in their work by helping us become an ‘advocating' congregation. (www.lppowa.org)   

Lutheran World Relief

-LWR is consistently rated as one of the most efficient international relief agencies.  We want to support them during this time because we know that the global economic crisis has had a disproportionate effect on the world’s poor. (www.lwr.org)

Lutheran Community Services

- This organization provides much needed core support to the Puget Sound community including foster care services, refugee resettlement, counseling, and social services.  Even as they have received funding cuts from the state, they continue to be a strong presence in the community and we want to support them in their work. (www.lcsnw.org)  

 


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