COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We are grateful to partner with these organizations and groups that are actively serving our local region, community and neighborhood. 

Click each name for more information.

ARISE Program | Catholic Community Services


ARISE is a non-profit men’s shelter organization under the umbrella of Catholic Community Services. ARISE, along with community of faith partners, provides temporary shelter and other services for men experiencing homelessness. St. Matthew’s provides shelter space, showers, meals and laundry services during the months of October and April. St. Matthew’s contacts: Amy Roberts, James Bruner, Barb Connor. For more information: (206) 328-6336 http://www.ccsww.org/get-help/shelter-homeless-services/arise/




Community Lunch, Capitol Hill


Community Lunch on Capitol Hill provides hot, nutritious meals and survival services to hundreds of homeless and low-income people of Seattle. St. Matthew’s helps to provide provide financial support for their program. St. Matthew's contact: Jeff Wolcott, director. For more information: (206) 972-2524 http://www.communitylunch.org




Grace Chinese Lutheran Church of South King County


Grace Chinese Lutheran Church was founded in 2007. Their mission is to share the gospel with people, tell the truth of the Bible, and seek out opportunities to serve God and serve people. St. Matthew’s shares worship space with Grace Chinese Lutheran on Sunday mornings for their worship services, Sunday School and Sunday meal. Contacts are Mike and Rowena Wang.
For more information: https://www.gclcofskc.org




The Church Council of Greater Seattle


The Church Council of Greater Seattle convenes and catalyzes communities and people of faith to bring our spiritual commitments of love and reconciliation, peace and justice into the public square. We aspire together to weave a world of justice through right and equitable relationships with one another.
For more information: (206) 525-1213 https://www.thechurchcouncil.org/




How to Talk to Your Racist Uncle | Anti-Racism Workshop


How To Talk To Your Racist Uncle workshops foster conversation, sensitivity, and knowledge around systemic racism and offer the work toward institutional change and oppression. The workshops are 12-hour long sessions open to organizations, businesses, faith communities, schools and any organization interested in learning more about systemic racism. Contact and Creator of the workshop: Angel Swanson For more information: (253) 273-1260
https://www.howtotalktoourracistuncle.org




Kindering


Kindering embraces children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage, and the skills to soar. Kindering serves parts of King and Snohomish Counties and has four campuses located in the Puget Sound area, including their Renton campus located at St. Matthew’s. For more information: https://www.kindering.org




Chicken Soup Brigade  |  Lifelong


Lifelong is a non-profit organization which provides health equity to all people regardless of class, race, gender and immigration status. Chicken Soup Brigade, an umbrella partner of Lifelong, provides nutritious meals to clients. St. Matthew’s serves as a distribution site for food delivery. Contact: Libby Lucier (St. Matthew’s staff). For more information:
https://www.lifelong.org/chicken-soup-brigade




Lutheran Counseling Network


Lutheran Counseling Network is a nonprofit organization of dedicated professional therapists providing a range of counseling services to the greater Seattle area and Western Washington. Contact: (St. Matthew’s Campus) Janet Cederberg. For information: (425) 271-9711 http://www.lutherancounseling.net




Luther's Table


Luther's Table is a non-profit and LLC of St. Matthew’s. It was developed to change the world by loving all people, fostering authentic community, and breaking down barriers through food, drink, the arts, and a spirit of generosity. Luther’s Table is currently taking a pause to reimagine the future and the space. For more information: http://www.lutherstable.org




Northwest Washington Synod  |  Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)


Every day members of the 113 congregations and worshipping communities in the Northwest Washington Synod are living out God's Good News of love and grace. In far reaches of the globe, and right here in our communities, we join with our neighbors for the sake of abundant life. Locally our members help the homeless and the hungry by offering lunch and dinner, donating to food banks, hosting shelters, and by providing transitional housing and personalized support. Together the synod supports, connects, and guides the leaders and ministries of congregations, working together to achieve things on a scale and scope that we could never do individually. Our synod is one of 65 synods that make up the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information: (206) 783-9292




REACH, Renton | Center of Hope and Meal Coalition


The REACH Center of Hope is a 24- hour shelter for families experiencing homelessness. They partner with a number of agencies to ensure that clients are accessing every avenue possible as they make their journey from homelessness to stability. The REACH Meal Coalition is composed of two meal programs, provided to anyone free of charge in the community. ​For more information: http://www.reachrenton.org




Sustainable Renton  |  Free Drive-Thru Grocery Store


Sustainable Renton is a free drive-thru grocery store located in the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church parking lot and is open to anyone in the community. Hours of operation: Mondays from 5:00-7:30pm. Contact: Terrie Meyer (St. Matthew’s staff). For information: http://www.sustainablerenton.org




Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP)


The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) provides high-quality, no-cost civil legal aid to low-income residents of East, Northeast, and Southeast King County, Washington. They also provide legal aid to survivors of domestic violence throughout all of King County. Since 1989 ELAP has been the provider of volunteer pro bono (no cost) legal services in East King County, working with over 250 volunteer attorneys and six full time staff attorneys providing immediate legal services for low-income King County residents. In conjunction with the King County Prosecutor’s Office and “Project Safety” we provide legal navigation for victims of crime at the Seattle King County courthouse and the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. For More Information: 425.747.7274​​​​ | https://www.elap.org/





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A church within the
Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)

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1700 Edmonds Ave NE
Renton, WA  98056
Phone: (425) 226-2420

connect@stmatthewsrenton.org

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