April Fifth Sunday - Delano Senior Center

  The Friends of the Delano Senior Center is seeking donations to go directly towards the purchase of a 14-passenger lift-equipped van. The current van is a 2009 model and is showing its age.  The senior center offers a variety of shopping and day trips for area seniors. In 2022, the center provided van service on more than 100 occasions , serving more than 200 individuals with a [...]

2023 Light of Christ Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser

Join us on Sunday, March 5th for an awesome online auction ! All bidding will take place online (10 am – 5 pm) but items can be viewed at Light of Christ between 3-5 pm. During this time we’ll also have several raffle items ( must be present to win ), youth entertainment and wine/beer tasting. We have tons of great items and all proceeds will benefit our youth going on our Summer Service Trip to Belize in [...]

Annual Meeting Update

Thank you to everyone who helped make for a great start to 2023. In case you missed it, here’s a link to a highlights video of 2022: https://youtu.be/EmZ-CgfSb_4  So very many things to celebrate! Thank you to each of you for helping so much ministry to happen! Important ministry and priorities give us opportunity to help make them happen. An increase of dollar a day. For 2023. That’s what it [...]

January Fifth Sunday Designation

Our January Fifth Sunday offering will be sent to Agate Housing & Services in Minneapolis. This was previously St. Stephen’s prior to consolidating in 2021 with House of Charter also in Minneapolis. Both organizations began in the 1950s-1960s. Their goal is to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing as well as many other services including ending [...]

Mental Health Awareness: Gratitude and Mental and Physical Health

Gratitude and Mental and Physical Health Our congregation has been talking about gratitude and how important it is to identify those things that for which we are grateful. There is much proven research that has identified how acknowledging gratitude helps our mental and physical health. Showing appreciation and gratitude for the things and people in our lives can help us adapt to change, cope with difficulties, [...]

Generosity Project

Our Generosity Project began by expressing our gratitude to Love INC staff and volunteers. Light of Christ folks brought coffee and morning treats, along with our large signed Thank-You Card from our church. We learned a bit more about their ministry, and we enjoyed some good fellowship together. YOU can help us to thank and bless yet another organization here in the Delano/Wright Co. area as a part of our [...]

Thank you!

Thank you! So far we have received 60 pledges for our 2023 shared ministry. Pledges help in our planning, and pledges are a great way to prioritize our own giving as families and individuals. So, if you haven’t, please consider a weekly or monthly pledge for giving for next year. Pledge cards are in the narthex or you can pledge online under the  Give  tab on our website or at https://bit.ly/3RIoNar [...]

Fifth Sunday Offering (October 30th) - Birthday Ministry

Light of Christ works in collaboration with Love INC to provide birthday gifts and birthday party supplies to families of children ages 12 and under. Families selected are vetted by Love INC and meet all requirements for assistance. The Light of Christ Birthday Ministry Committee is responsible for securing items needed including gifts, gift bags, wrapping paper, plates, napkins, balloons, cake mix, frosting, etc. [...]

Vision Conversation Groups - You're Invited!

We have spent much of this year listening, praying, deliberating, and considering how Light of Christ might best step into the next few years of ministry together. There are many ways to go, potential goals to set, priorities to pursue. And yet we sense that the Holy Spirit has revealed some important things for us to focus upon.    As a church family we seek your input and reflections on two main areas: [...]

Check out the updates!

We're excited for the "Glow-up" or refresh that is happening in our Fellowship Hall, Narthex and bathrooms. Paint. Some new furniture items. Signage. And the like. Many thanks to Jennifer Grant and others who are helping to make this happen! Please see picture with before, during and after shots of the updates. While the process won't take too long, we invite your patience and prayers while we [...]

Kids Hope USA Update

We are pleased to share that we have 10 volunteers who wish to mentor Delano Elementary students beginning this fall through the school year, one student each for one hour per week. A big thank you to those who have volunteered. We are also contacting LOC prayer partners who provide the prayers that each student and mentor need without having physical contact with the students. LOC and Delano Elementary are very [...]

Columbarium Update August 2022

This past week further construction of our columbarium has taken place. As you can see the initial structure is taking shape! More work to come, including masonry work on the top and sides of each unit and landscaping, which will include perennial gardens, a bubbling rock, benches, and lovely trees and shrubs. There will be opportunities in the coming weeks to purchase memorials through sponsoring some of these [...]