HS Service Trip Prayer Partners

We are looking for at least 20 people that will commit to praying for our HS youth and adult leaders as we head to the North Shore on July 23-29 for our Service Trip. Click here to complete the short form to indicate your interest. Thanks for your partnership in ministry!

Kids Hope USA

Light of Christ has begun partnering with an exciting program called KIDS HOPE USA and with Delano Elementary. LOC members Lisa Spencer and Lona Jose will serve as co-directors of this amazing program. We will be recruiting our church members to be mentors who will provide one hour of mentoring to one child, one day a week at the elementary school during the school year. Delano Elementary staff will be selecting the [...]

Brand New Water System at Light of Christ

The LOC Property Committee recently partnered with City View Plumbing in Long Lake to update our water system. We added softened water to the entire building and special equipment to ensure continued clean water We replaced the original water softener and well pressure tank, adding two additional water cleaning filters We modified and labeled pipe plumbing for shared knowledge and visual controls The [...]

Feed My Starving Children Volunteer Opportunity

Jesus said, "For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat." (Mt. 25:35)   Feed My Starving Children is a ministry whose vision is: Through God, FMSC will strive to eliminate malnutrition and starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in a generation that hears and responds to the cries of those in need until all are fed. We are looking for 40 Light [...]

Legacy Planning Workshop

Faithful Stewards. Lasting Impact.  Your passion…  Your plan … Your gift for those you love, and for God’s work in the world!  You are invited to explore how you can make a difference in the lives of your loved ones and to ministry, both now and in the future. On Friday, May 20th, at 11:30 a.m., Becky Palmgren with the ELCA Foundation will be here to share [...]

Fueling the Fire

Growing our impact; growing our reach. You're invited to help fuel our ministries forward by making a special gift -- a contribution that is a "second mile gift" above and beyond what you planned to give in 2022. Delano is growing. Our staff has grown to meet this growing opportunity. But resourcing our shared ministry has plateaued. And so this is an invitation to help fill that gap [...]

Mental Health Awareness: Maternal Mental Health

This week our Healing and Wholeness Committee is covering the topic of Maternal Mental Health. Depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the birth of a baby is more common than most people know. An estimated 20% of birthing women report experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety disorders but experts believe this number to be much higher. Many women suffer in silence often because of societal [...]

Our Vision

What is God calling LOC to accomplish? In what ways can we best serve the surrounding Delano community and beyond? What priorities should be central to our ministry? Might you sense a call to serve on our newly forming Vision Team? A group who will help to gather input, to engage our congregation, and to give shape to answering questions about the shape of ministry into this next chapter of life here [...]

Mental Health Awareness: Healing and Helping Through Grief

(Last week’s article provided education on what grief is and how it affects us. Today will cover suggestions for working through grief, when it’s time to seek professional help and how to help others in their grief.  I have utilized resources from the internet such as familydoctor.org, npr.org, University of Washington Counseling Center and HelpGuide.org.  Our LOC library has a section of books on [...]

3 Days Left to Bid

If you weren't able to attend the online charcuterie event, there is still time to BID BID BID at our online auction this year! Bids are accepted until Saturday, March 19th at 7 pm. You can view items anytime through  this link . There are close to 80 items to bid on, including many great gift certificates, baskets and goodies! Thank you so much for supporting our youth in their faith [...]

Mental Health Awareness: Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think [...]

Table Talks

You're Invited! Yes, we hope that all Light of Christ adult members will participate in one of our upcoming Table Talks. These 60–75-minute gatherings are a chance to connect, share a bit on how we're all doing, reflect upon the past couple of years, and then have some good conversation about the future direction for Light of Christ.   Over the coming many weeks, LOC [...]