Serving Together…In the Name of Christ

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Love INC’s mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities, In the Name of Christ. This means that we get to help lots of different churches – different denominations, that meet in different locations, at different times, with different worship styles – unite in purpose as ONE Church to show and share

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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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Neighbors Giving Back

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One of the great things about Love INC is how our community comes together to share our blessings with those in need. Our furniture ministry is a great example of this at work. Teams from our partner churches pick up furniture from donor’s homes, bring it back to our warehouse for other volunteers to spruce

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From hopeless to hopeful…

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In 2018, eight churches invested in 17 neighbors through our Affirming Potential classes. Our neighbors find God’s love and care in each of the volunteers leading the class, from those welcoming everyone to those mentoring and walking alongside them each week. God is moving in a significant way through relationships built between our churches and

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Imagine… (part two)

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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 issued by Executive Director, Pat Schwartz, at the beginning of this year’s Dinner & Auction in October. Love INC has long been known in Lake County for our church’s

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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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The Church, Mobilized to Serve

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Each year, members of Joy! Lutheran Church in Gurnee gather together for a full day of sharing their time and talents in various ways across Lake County. Teams partnered with Love INC of Lake County to sort items in the warehouse and to deliver Household Starter Kits to our neighbors. Using Thrivent Action Team grants as seed money, volunteers

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Reaching for Dreams and Goals

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God continues to bless the Transformational Ministry program, started just two years ago. Transformational Ministry provides a way for servants from our partner churches to go beyond simply ‘sharing stuff’ and walk alongside our neighbors in longer relationships. Through conversations as volunteers deliver furniture or starter kits, our neighbors are encouraged to take that next

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