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 [...]

The Lord Is My Pace Setter

Psalm 23 has probably been set to music and paraphrased more than any other part of the Bible.  This contemporary version was written Toki Miyashina, a Japanese Christian.  It seems especially timely right now as many of us have had to slow down and live at a less hurried pace while we have been sheltering in place.  The peace, serenity and tranquility that this psalm evokes is something I hope we can [...]

Food Shelf and Delano Sr Center Donations

PACK THE PEWS FOOD SHELF MARCH/APRIL DRIVE Besides the many food donations during the beginning of March, there was a total of $700 in monetary donations also. Thank you for donating to our local Food Shelf during this time of increasing needs. From Food Shelf Co-chairs Sandy Kremer & Jeanie Pilarski: Thank you for your generous donations through the “Pack the Pews” drive. We appreciate that you [...]

How to Worship Online With Us

Instructions for Celebrating Holy Communion in the Context of Online Worship  *        Every household at Light of Christ, for whom we have an email address, will receive an email with the Zoom link/invitation. This email will not be limited to Light of Christ members but will include our entire community – visitors, prospective members, and so forth.   [...]

Send a Caring Card

Is there someone you would like to receive a personally written message of support or encouragement from the Light of Christ family? Please send an e-mail to Terri at lochrist@frontiernet.net with the below details, or download the attached PDF and mail it to the office.  She will pass on the details to the Healing and Wholeness Ministry group who will send the letter for you. Name: [...]

Outreach Opportunities

The Light of Christ Mission/Evangelism Committee would like to continue to promote monetary donations to the Food Shelf (they currently are not taking food donations) and monetary donations for the Sr. Center Meal Program. We are hoping that people will still donate for these much-needed programs in the days ahead. Food Shelf Pack-the-Pews Campaign –  As of Sunday, March 22, Delano Helping Hands [...]

Staying Vibrant Despite the Virus

This last week has been filled with change—rapid and profound change.   We will be posting regular updates on our new Staying Vibrant page and on Facebook as this situation unfolds.  So please check back regularly to stay up-to-date on the latest information. Finally, please don’t hesitate to contact me, or one of our staff members, or a member of the Church Council with any [...]

Christmas Appeal Follow-Up

On behalf of the Church Council and the Stewardship Committee, I am delighted to be able to report that our year-end Christmas Appeal was a smashing success!    We were praying for an additional $25,000 above and beyond our usual, historic giving for December.  You not only met that goal—you exceeded it!  We raised over $35,000 above and beyond our normal December [...]

Welcome Kim Wortz and Catherine Borman!

The Light of Christ Church Council is pleased to announce that Catherine Borman and Kim Wortz have been hired as permanent staff in the Children, Youth & Family Ministry. Catherine will serve as the Family Events Coordinator, and Kim will serve as the Sunday School Coordinator. Feel free to visit our staff page to get to know them a little better. Both terms will become official on January 1, [...]

First Communion Initiative

One of our strategic initiatives in the next several years is to strengthen our worship and music ministry so that our worship services even more transformative than they are now.  One way we are implementing this initiative is by lowering the age of First Communion.       This Fall we will be instructing and communing all of our second through fourth graders, and then in the Spring we [...]