“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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SSP 2017: Day 4

Yesterday was our second full day of work on our worksites, and we continue to be injury free! We all left for our worksites at 9am and returned at 4pm for showers and free time. You’ll have to get the specifics about everyone’s work from them as most of them...

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SSP 2017: Day 3

Good morning, friends and supporters! Yesterday (Day 3) was our first day on our worksites and it was an amazing day. We started off with a safety presentation where we go to practice using power tools. Each team then was driven out to their site by one of the staff...

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SSP 2017: Days 1 & 2

First of all, thank you so much for your support of this team. We’ve only just arrived and it has already been a great trip. We started off at our beloved church and headed to Redding for our first night. On the way there we stopped at the Jelly Belly...

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