Serving dinner to the homeless at JCOC
The Youth group preparing to serve
LCCC Mission and Service Ministries will continue our local food pantry and other holiday giving and we are reaching out to other food ministries locally for a combined, more effective service to the community. Our youth group has joined LCCC’s quarterly meal service at the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center as well as our support for the local UCC homeless shelter program each fall.
We are increasing our focus on the sustainability of the environment and other “green” initiatives. To this end, LCCC has entered into partnership with Lynnhaven River Now as a Pearl Faith Community to both educate anyone interested and act on local initiatives promoting the health of our local waters and sustainable living.
This year we are emphasizing support for more projects that can become self-sustaining such as the Heifer Project which provides families with reproductive livestock creating food, income and continued growth. Another self-sustaining project that we expect to participate in is micro-banks that offer small loans to local artisans and entrepreneurs, mostly women, who are often the sole support of their families.
All members and friends of LCCC are welcome to join and support any of our projects locally or nationally. Think globally – act locally to preserve the environment, feed the hungry, clothe the naked and work for an end to poverty.
Service and Mission Ministries regularly supports disaster relief both by financial giving and providing on-site work teams. We have sent mission teams to hurricane and tornado rebuilding sites and are a partner with Faith Works, a local outreach organization that helps rebuild and repair properties for local citizens in need.