Be Anxious for Nothing

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  The neighbors calling into the Love INC Clearinghouse have so many needs. Moms are calling looking for help with clothing for their children. Veterans are seeking help getting a comfy bed. Some people call simply looking for prayer or to get connected to a church home. As volunteers from our churches learn more about

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Relationships That Transform

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“What brought you to this place of need?” This is one of the questions our volunteers ask our neighbors during their initial phone call. As we hear about their physical needs, we also are privileged to hear their life stories. Many times, these stories include a lack of supportive relationships and positive role models in their

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This is the Mobilized Church

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What does the mobilized church look like?! It looks like YOU! Last year, over 560 people from 55 churches shared over 16,000 hours serving together through Love INC of Lake County. From answering phone calls to collecting needed items in donation drives to teaching in our Transformational Ministry life skills classes and more, The Church is serving in ways

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Christmas, Re-imagined

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  Food with friends and family. Picking out just the right gift you know will put a smile on a loved one’s face. Retelling the story of the birth of Christ. What is your favorite part of the Christmas season?    Those same reasons ring true for those in need in our community. But it can

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Imagine… (part one)

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“Imagine…the impact of the Church upon the lives of those in need if it cares for the people, not just their needs.” This was the challenge presented to our guests by executive director, Pat Schwartz, at our Annual Dinner & Auction in October. This kicked off an evening of learning about the ministry, fellowship among

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Merry Christmas from Love INC of Lake County

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But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” ~Luke 2:10 You shared the Good News of Jesus with those in need in our community this year by answering calls in our Help Center, delivering comfy beds, sharing warm coats,

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God Bless You!

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Our office receives 250+ phone calls each month from families and individuals looking for help or local agencies trying to get their clients connected. Each one has a unique story and reason they are connecting with us. Many times, our partner churches are blessed to serve them through one of our various ministries. And from

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From a Phone Call to a Church Connection

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The ministries of Love INC’s partner churches are meeting physical needs. But more importantly, we seek to make connections with our client families that truly transform – that means sharing Christ’s love! One question our families are asked during their initial intake (the conversation that helps them get plugged into support) is if they would like to

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Q: How many churches does it take to serve?

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Mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ – that’s Love INC’s mission. Our God wired each Christ-follower in his or her own way. Some with loving voices to provide comfort in a stressful time, some with strong backs to carry a bed into a new home, some with the

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Connecting with our Community

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Love INC doesn’t exist with our our partner churches, but our local agencies are just as important to our mission to “transform lives and communities”. In late December, a Waukegan police officer walked into our office and shared the story of a local family who recently had lost their home in a fire. They had

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