Spirit Led, Spirit Fed

Are you ready? The Spirit’s moving, stirring up Pentecost spirit here, and it’s a spirit of transformation, for sure. I love the story of Pentecost, which I never really got growing up – didn’t hear much about it. It’s a huge moment in the life of very fledgling Christian community,...

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Thank God for Easter!

Thank God for Easter. Literally, thank God for Easter! A sudden plot twist to end all plot twists, and smack dab in the place you’d least expect it, a wasteland of sorrow, new life shows up. Incredible. Whatever you believe about resurrection, there’s no denying a dramatic history-changing shift really...

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Update on Plans for Bathroom Renovation

Last summer the Facilities Committee took on the task of answering the question of how we can make the bathroom outside of the Sanctuary wheelchair accessible. Currently a person in a wheelchair needs assistance to use our bathroom and the appearance of the bathroom is dated and unattractive. Karen Turner,...

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All for Love… Love for All

You just can’t beat the gospel story for drama. If you were going to make a graph, it’d be all peaks and valleys – highs and lows compressed with hardly any smooth easy stretches in between. Turn the page past the joy of Jesus’ manger birth and suddenly we’re onto...

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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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