Members and friends of Faith Lutheran Church serve our community and the wider world in a variety of ministries which encompass areas addressed in our mission statement:  sacramental worship; congregational nurture; and ministries of peace, mercy and justice for all creation.

Below is a list of areas of involvement...

Congregational Programs

Small Groups

Community Involvement

Congregational Programs

Worship Committee: Meets to plan worship according to the liturgical year and discuss worship related issues.  We also at times develop special services related to the ministries and concerns of FLC

Altar Guild:  A group of caring individuals who take turns maintaining our altar cloths according to the color of the liturgical year and prepare the communion materials

Preaching Group:  An animated and insightful group of parishioners who gather periodically to study, share ideas, and prepare to give the Sunday message during pastoral absences.

Sunday School:  We provide Sunday School for children in preschool through sixth grade.  Children begin their worship experience in the Sanctuary with a special message called “The Mystery Box” and then proceed to the Fellowship Hall where we use the “Living the Good News” curriculum to teach lessons according to the liturgical calendar.  Children return to worship during communion time.

Council: This small group of dedicated individuals meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month to do the church’s business.  Not only do we address financial, staffing, and programmatic issues, but we also help set mission and ministry goals.  A term is 3 years and we are elected during the Annual Meeting in January.

Property Stewardship Committee:  The PSC was formed when FLC purchased the property next door.  Their initial responsibility was to see that the renovation of the house was well done and as soon as possible.  Since then, their responsibilities have grown to include other “property development” projects such as the accessibility ramp, bathrooms, storage addition, and sanctuary revitalization.  Part of their work is also programmatic and how our buildings serve those purposes.

Summer Camps:  In conjunction with Camp Lutherhaven, FLC provides a week long Lutherhaven Day Camp at our church for Pre-School through 6th grade, usually in the last week of June .  FLC adults and youth also participate on site at Camp Lutherhaven in Coeur d’Alene, ID for one week of great summer fun and learning, usually the 3rd week of July.

Small Groups

Tuesday Morning Book Study:  This group has been meeting weekly for 18 years.  We pick a book to read together and then meet at 8 a.m. to begin our day with some lively and challenging discussions.   Our books have been about theology, spirituality, social issues, and other related topics.  Our meetings are at Kristalls restaurant so you can have breakfast too!

Midweek Study Group:  For all ages and interests!  We gather at different homes beginning at 10:00 a.m. with wonderful treats, relationship building, and mutual support.  Studies have been on various books of the bible and other topics of interest.  We finish by noon.

Great Decisions:  An 8 session resource published by the Foreign Policy Association ( facilitated by local individuals and intended to make participants more aware of  national and global issues that affect our lives.  Usually during January to March.

Listening For God: A stimulating discussion and support group for all,  especially for “younger” adults.  Meets monthly (usually the 3rd Thursday) in various homes to study literature as well as provide support and encouragement for our faith journey.  In the midst of urgent time schedules and for some, busy parenting responsibilities this is a great opportunity for good uninterrupted adult conversation about issues of life and faith.

Youth Groups: Currently made up of High Schoolers and  Middleschool/Elementary Students who meet monthly for discussion and relationship building.  We also love to go out for special events and movies.  Often in the Spring, the older youth do a 4 day thematic retreat/servant event in Seattle.

Community Involvement

Shalom Cross Cultural Ministry:  The Shalom group was formed in 2000 with the mission of finding ways to build bridges between us and the Hispanic community in our midst.  Three emphasis have arisen out of our work:

  1. Building Bridges and Cultural Competency:  One day introductory workshops exploring the dynamics of intolerance and racism.  Presented to churches as well as community organizations.  Kaleidoscope Institute provides much of the resource material.

  2. Citizenship Classes:  Usually once a year for 2 months, around wintertime.   Classes range from 3 to 6 students.  No Spanish speaking skills required, simply a desire to help folks reach their dream!

M.E.N.D.: Meeting Every Need with Dignity has been an important ministry within Leavenworth for well over a decade.  It has five primary expressions:

  1. Community Cupboard:  A centrally located resource center where local residents can come to receive food, purchase clothing, and many other essential household items

  2. S.H.A.R.E.: Securing Homes on Affordable Real Estate  is a community land trust which was established in ‘98.  Its purpose is to provide affordable housing for those living and working in Leavenworth.  Twenty homes have been built.  Currently plans are well underway to begin developing in 2012 another series of affordable homes, apartments, and duplexes.  Some market value homes will also be incorporated.

  3. Free Medical Clinic: Every Monday, 6:30-8:00, volunteers (a doctor, nurse, receptionist, and translator) gather at the Cascade Medical Center to provide basic medical consultation and prescription coupons for those not having resources to secure medical aid

  4. Cornerstone Community: A newly built adult home  providing loving and safe housing for those with developmental disabilities, insuring that this community values and embraces people with diverse talents and gifts.

    Jubilee Global Gifts: In 2011, John and Mary Schramm, founders and owners of this wonderful downtown Free Trade store, gifted Jubilee to M.E.N.D.!  What a exquisite addition to UVMEND! Sandi Thompson-Royer is now the manager and it is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Jubilee Global Gifts: This is a delightful “Fair Trade” store in downtown Leavenworth staffed entirely by volunteers.  All of the artists and creators of the beautiful craft items displayed from developing countries get a fair return for their work.   All the profits from the shop support our local Habitat for Humanity, the Community Cupboard, SHARE community land trust, as well as other nonprofit organizations.

Grunewald Guild: Located in Plain, this 25 year old artisans guild provides year around opportunities to learn and participate in the interplay of art as faith as art.  Classes are offered in a number of artistic mediums facilitated by master artists.  All are encouraged to participate, regardless of experience for a joyful time of creating and deepening of the faith.

Lutheran Public Policy Office:  Located in 20 states, the LPPO officers (Rev. Paul Benz, in Olympia) work in partnership with local congregations, synods, and social ministry organizations to establish, maintain, and coordinate advocacy and education at the local and statewide level.

Empty Bowls:  A creative community event which invites local pottery artists to prepare hundreds of “empty bowls” for the community to paint and then fill with an annual gourmet dinner of fine soups.  Proceeds go to “fill” the empty cupboards of our local Community Cupboard.

Hospice:  A vital organization that provides invaluable in home care and a compassionate presence with those entering the final season of life.