Using Her Talents

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Meet Miss Hannah from Bethel Lutheran in Gurnee. She wanted to help people in need this Christmas. She & her brother & her friends drew pictures to sell. Dad was proud of her idea and told her he would match whatever they earned. Little did he know, they would make $120! Hannah chose to donate

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How Many Churches Do You See?

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  Fourteen churches. Do you see them in this picture? The mission of Love INC is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities, In the Name of Christ (get it?! I-N-C…). Each day, we offer meaningful opportunities for servants from our partner churches to share the talents and time God has granted them.

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Sharing God’s Warmth

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Did your kids try on their coats this season and find the arms are suddenly too short?! Maybe you ran out to Kohl’s that night to get them something that fits. This “quick fix” is not an option for many of the families we serve. They are already making the choice to spend funds on

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New Hope, In the Name of Christ

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What does it mean to see yourself as created in God’s image? To break through the strongholds that the enemy has placed on you for so long? To know you are called by a loving Savior to make positive changes in your life? Each of these realizations can lead to transformation. Each of these realizations

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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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The Fruits of Seeds Planted

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Many times, we don’t get to see full-circle what happens with a neighbor in need’s situation, but every once in a while God gives us a glimpse. Our Clearinghouse Coordinator, Karin, shared this story from last week:   “A neighbor recently served by Libertyville Covenant Church‘s furniture team stopped by today to donate several items and

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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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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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