Holding Together

All this fall season we’ve been asking the question, “Why Church?” and hearing from each other a whole host of reasons. Community, comfort, challenge, inspiration, service, connection, the responses all center around a common theme. It reminds me of the children’s nursery rhyme about church. You know the one where...

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“Why Church?” – Martha

Seventeen years ago I was reeling from a diagnosis of aggressive breast cancer. Many people helped get me through the difficult months of treatment that followed. Among those, there was so much support from our church—leisurely chemo recovery-days, visits from working mothers who pretended to have time, handmade cards full...

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“Why Church?” – Jud

There are many ways people can become part of a community, give back to the larger world, and make their voice heard. Most of them aren’t church. In fact, there are many churches that offer all three of those things. Our family chose LCC after about 18 months of “church...

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“Why Church?” – Joanna

I think the simplest way to describe how special LCC is to me is that it’s this hub of thoughtful, kind, compassionate and aware people who are committed to supporting each other. I grew up surrounded by this constant support—17 years of hugs, smiles, advice, prayers and friendship. This support...

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Help and Hope

These are such tumultuous times. We’ve seen hurricanes destroy, and fires rage, floods rush in, and the scramble to pull people from earthquake rubble. Add to that head-spinning news on the political front, all this can be overwhelming, and strain the moorings of fortitude and faith. Staying centered, keeping spiritual...

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Why Church?

Soon after I went through a divorce, when my children were still little, I came to a realization. There’s really no such thing as a single parent. You can’t do it alone. Other caregivers, other loving adults, be they family, friends, teachers, mentors all have a vital role to play....

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SSP 2017: Day 6

Thursday is always a pretty special day at SSP. We all worked a full day at our sites, getting ever closer to completing our projects. While most of us won’t finish our jobs this week (as these projects take several weeks to complete), we will all leave the next group...

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SSP 2017: Day 5

Wow… it was tough getting up this morning. It was a full day yesterday and I definitely could have used a bit more sleep this morning to recover.  Instead of going to our regular worksites yesterday, we joined together as one big group and drove to Collier State Park to...

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