2022 Stewardship Campaign

Light of Christ has our eyes on ministry together for 2022! And now, more than ever, all of us are needed! These are changing and challenging times.  And we have a calling as God's Beloved! Below is a video link for an introductory message from our Stewardship Committee regarding our 2022 ministry pledge drive: [...]

Worship Service Schedule Update

Dear Light of Christ community,   Life in this pandemic has been a series of pivots and adaptations as circumstances change.  Once again, we need to make a pivot on Sunday mornings.  Beginning on Sunday, October 24 th , we will return to one in-person worship service at 9:00 AM.   We are making this adaptation because we don’t need a second service right now.  We [...]

Mental Health Awareness: Depression in Older Adults

Being an “older adult” myself, it was interesting to research this topic. Depression is a common illness in older adults, but “clinical depression” is not a normal part of aging.  As we get older, life can bring challenges such as a serious diagnosis, stroke, loss of a spouse or beloved friend, downsizing to a different home, etc. While these events can cause sadness and grief, most older [...]

Columbarium News

Light of Christ's Columbarium Committee has been working diligently for several months planning for the creation of a Columbarium and Memorial Garden at Light of Christ. Please see the video link below to view information on the plans to date and also information on an upcoming Congregational Meeting scheduled for Sunday, October 24 at 9:30 am. The purpose of the meeting will be for Light of Christ [...]

LOC Endowment Announcement

Light of Christ’s Endowment Committee is pleased to share with you that a portion of this year’s distributions from the Endowment Fund provided support to Nourishing Hope, a non-profit organization in our community that provides the monthly Food Drops at five churches in our area – Light of Christ being one of them. Nourishing Hope has purchased a refrigerator truck to help further enhance their [...]

Covid Protocol Update from Church Council

August 22, 2021 Dear Sisters and Brothers of Light of Christ, I’m writing on behalf of the Church Council to let you know that at our Council meeting this past week we decided to, once again, implement the latest recommendation of the CDC and the MN Department of Health. Their current recommendation is that everyone should wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor settings, [...]

Faith, Earth, and Living Sustainably Discussion Group

A new 12-session discussion group will be starting this fall to jointly explore the intersection of faith, the earth and living sustainably; address the question of whether caring for the earth is part of our calling; and then identify and discuss potential actions that we can take as a congregation, as families and as individuals.   Format :  [...]

Mental Health Awareness: Yoga/Mindfulness

Since its inception in 2015, International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This year, the 2021 theme was “Yoga for Well-Being.” This couldn’t be any more relevant as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated psychological suffering and mental health problems. According to a [...]

Your Generosity Makes a Difference

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Light of Christ, We encourage you to take a few moments to watch the video below, which discusses donations that Light of Christ has made to the Delano Public Schools to help families in need during this past challenging year. Your contributions are making a difference in the lives of many people. We are very thankful for your generosity. Click here for video

Mental Health Awareness: Mindfulness

This past month the Healing and Wholeness Committee observed Mental Health Awareness month with a mile walk honoring those who experience mental illness. While we do not all have mental illness, we all have mental health and varying degrees of wellness. Mindfulness is a helpful way to bring attention to areas of your overall health that you may have otherwise neglected or overlooked. A simple way to [...]

Mental Health Awareness: PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)

On Memorial Day we remembered all the fallen soldiers who have served our country in past wars.  But let us also remember those veterans who have sacrificed their lives by suicide and those who live with the reminders of their service on a daily basis, whether due to a physical, mental or moral injury. June is National PTSD Awareness month It is most often thought of as a mental disorder that [...]

Summer Worship Protocols

Dear Sisters and Brothers at Light of Christ,   On behalf of the Church Council, I’m writing to let you know that at our May meeting last Tuesday, we made the following decisions regarding our worship life as we move into the summer season.   First, we will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC and MN Department of Health.    [...]