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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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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Celebrate with our Graduates!

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  Our latest round of Transformational Ministry classes culminated in graduation ceremonies this spring. Twenty eight students and mentors spent weeks together studying Affirming Potential (learning who God created them to be), Faith & Finances (learning money management skills), and Boundaries (learning when to say yes and how to say no).     The Body of

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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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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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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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See What He Has Done!

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From this year’s Dinner/Auction message by Pat Schwartz, board chair, and Carl ‘Spark’ Ball, Executive Director: We have experienced another great year of service by the churches in Lake County for our neighbors. There is no way to adequately convey the breadth and depth of what God has done through his Church this year. The

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I was never a person to finish anything…

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I have never tried to swim to the bottom of the ocean. Nor have I ever tried to fly without help from an airplane. The reason for this is that I already know, before even trying, that both of those things are impossible. Why would I try to do something when I already know it

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Get Ready to Shop!

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Our dream of a Love INC thrift shoppe is closer to becoming a reality! As we shared at last fall’s Dinner/Auction, we have plans in 2017 to open a volunteer-run store to help provide financial support for the ministry, to promote Love INC to the broader community, and to provide incentives for our upcoming community

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