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 [...]

Table Talks Summary

A number of Table Talks were held in the spring at Light of Christ. These were designed as an outreach to all members, recognizing that the past couple of years have been a challenge and that many aren’t as connected as they might like to have been. Many different days and times were offered to the congregation. Checking in with one another, sharing some thoughts and experiences, and dreaming a bit about future [...]

Unmet Needs...What's Hopeful?

What’s at the heart of your organization? Where do you see the most pressing needs/challenges in people’s lives? What has changed in your work in the past two years? How do you best partner with other organizations?   Where are volunteers most needed? How might a faith community like Light of Christ serve or support you? These were some of the questions discussed at Monday [...]

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 [...]

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,, University of Washington Counseling Center and  Our LOC library has a section of books on [...]


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