Staying Vibrant! Week 3

Staying Vibrant. Staying connected. Staying grounded. Staying focused. Staying faithful. All easier said than done!   Staying Vibrant is what we feel the Holy Spirit is stirring us to do--both as individuals and as a faith community. Light of Christ is a place of deep faith, of hope and compassion, of friendship and creativity, of vibrancy. And [...]

Staying Vibrant! What Does That Look Like?

Keeping your relationship with God vibrant...what does that look like for you?  With so much that is compelling and inviting us into new ways of doing things, sometimes important things can seem to get squeezed out.  While our worship experiences together have taken on different patterns, and while work and school are upended or at least changed, and while things as simple as going to the store take [...]

Staying Vibrant! What's Right with the World?

We have choices. What we focus upon matters. Where we place our attention and energies impacts us and the people around us. Where we're looking affects where we go.  Light of Christ is a community that makes a difference. We, you, are the bearers of Christ's light, goodness and love to a hurting world. Staying Vibrant is our theme this fall as we look forward to 2021 together. The following is a link [...]

Mental Health Awareness: Faith Over Fear

Many actors are stoking fear today. For sure, the fear of the virus is out there. But our fears are heightened by those who question the science for treating the virus. We’re denied certainty when we need it the most. Our fears are fueled by the rhetoric of law and order. Our fears extend to the health of the planet. The news shows us thousands of acres of land on fire, glaciers melting, and sea level rising. We [...]

Update on Online/In-person Services

We hope you have all had the opportunity to participate and engage in the worship options that work for you as we seek to stay vibrant as a congregation despite the virus!  We wanted to provide an update of our ministry plans as we know there are questions about worship options such as drive-in and when we may plan to get back to in-person worship.  As a church council, we continue to make decisions keeping [...]

Mental Health Awareness: Suicide Facts and Prevention

Hope.   As a community of faith, our hope is in God's word, love and faithfulness. Hope keeps us going through tough and challenging times.  For people suffering with anxiety, depression or other mental illnesses their hope can get lost. During September, suicide prevention month, we continue to highlight facts and information to raise awareness. This year's theme is -  be the one: [...]

Mental Health Awareness: Suicide Facts and Prevention

We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month. #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all [...]

Karen Anderson 5th Sunday Promotion - EPES

As a Lutheran missionary in Chile from 1982–2000, Karen Anderson founded and directed EPES, Educación Popular en Salud (Popular Education for Health). EPES has worked to build a sustainable health care organization dedicated to promoting the health, dignity and rights of poor people in Chile and throughout the region through education, empowerment and collective action. In 2009, she returned as an [...]

VBS 2020!

We were sad not to be together for VBS this summer but we were thankful to be able to provide an at-home option where kids could grow in faith, learn and have fun! BOLT VBS was a great option for many of our Light of Christ families! It was wonderful seeing pictures of all the kids participating along with their parents, neighbors, and even some grandparents. Who knew that you could use crackers to stack on [...]

Update from Pastor Bruce

Dear Light of Christ Community, I'm writing to give you a brief update on what the Church Council has been doing in light of the most recent COVID-19 developments.  As you may know, we have decided that the Church Council will be making all the decisions regarding our "living with" the virus as a congregation.  The Council wants to hear from our committees, staff, task forces, and [...]

God's Beloved -- Council Statement

Beloved Children, Beloved Community, Beloved Creation, In light of all that has happened in the past two weeks, we believe that as the elected leaders of the Light of Christ family we need to reaffirm several of our core beliefs as a community of faith. We believe we are all God’s beloved children, without exception. God loves us all equally regardless of the color of our skin or the origin of our [...]

New Equal Exchange Online Store with FREE Delivery

Light of Christ youth have started a new "Online Store" with Equal Exchange items (coffee, chocolate, tea, nuts, etc) as well as LOC Tumblers. You can order items online ( Click here ) and then choose to have them delivered to someone's house to brighten their day (gift wrapping available) or order for yourself and have it delivered to your home! If you order for someone else, we encourage you to include [...]