Back to School with New “Threadz”

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Love INC exists to mobilize our local churches and help them serve needs in the community that are not already covered through other agencies or programs. Each summer, as the school year creeps closer, we receive many calls from parents or school social workers looking for support to meet the uniform requirements. For the third


Three Churches, Many Hands

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The Many Hands Project ministers to people by meeting the needs of homeowners in the Zion/Benton area. Youth teams from Christ Community Church in Zion, Village Church of Gurnee, and Iglesia Evangelica Libre (part of CrossLife) in Libertyville are serving seniors, single moms, people with disabilities, and others in need…all within the setting of a


The Next Step: Transformational Ministry

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In recent years, we have offered a study in Redemptive Compassion, either at one of our partner churches or gathering at our office. Through this, a number of us have wrestled through a Biblical philosophy on how to serve in ways that go beyond taking care of immediate needs, looking instead to ways that help our clients transform their


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


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


Love & Oven Mitts Charity Drive

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Originally posted on Love INC of Lake County was recently contacted by Prime Publishing (based in Northbrook, IL) to run an on-line drive for our partner churches’ Household Starter Kit ministry. Check out the article below! ********************************************************************************************************* There are so many home comforts that we take for granted. For instance, try to imagine baking anything without


Making the Bed

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Most people hate to make the bed. But what if you’ve never had a proper bed to make? This is a reality for many of our neighbors in Lake County. Now, how would you react if loving arms carried one in to your home? This is the opportunity our partner churches have to show God’s


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


Warm Coats, Big Smiles

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Love INC is all about connecting the churches and community to those in need. This year, many groups came together to provide *new* winter items to the kids of our client families. ~ Village Church of Gurnee member, Doug Callison dedicated his Ironman Triathlon to Love INC kids, raising over $1,500! ~ Doug’s fundraiser allows us