Back to School in Style

BY IN Love Stories, Ministries, Threadz school uniform , , , , , ,

Do you remember how excited you were to get new things for the start of the school year? Two of our partner churches were able to share that same excitement with our Love INC families this fall. Gurnee Community Church’s Threadz school uniform ministry connected with 28 families, providing *new* school uniform items to start


Sharing Creativity with God’s Children

BY IN Love INC Needs, Love Stories, Ministries , , , , , ,

God uses many ways to bless those served through Love INC of Lake County. Most recently, the ministry has been blessed with many crafty servants! The Connecting Threads at Village Church of Gurnee lovingly handmade a number of quilts to be delivered with beds. Another servant fromSt. Paul the Apostle Church was led to refurbish a


Many Hands serving Many Hearts

BY IN Events, Love Stories, Ministries, Relational Ministry , , , , , , ,

Four churches. Over 100 students and leaders. Four days of clothing distribution, 13 bunk beds built, 22 household starter kits delivered, 40 homeowners served with outdoor and indoor projects. Countless laughs, prayers, and peanut butter sandwiches over last week strengthened relationships across our community. Check out pictures from our week of service on the Many Hands


Strong Backs with a Servant’s Heart

BY IN Furniture Ministry, Love INC Needs, Ministries, Upcoming Events , , , , , ,

We say it all the time because it is true — Love INC doesn’t exist without the churches and Christ-followers sharing their time and talents. Over the course of a month, about 60 servants share their Saturday mornings with those in their community. Men & women gather at the Love INC warehouse to load up and


Showering New Parents with Love

BY IN Layette Kit, Layette Kit, Love INC Needs, Love Stories, Ministries , , , , ,

One of the newer Love INC ministries, led by Bethel Lutheran Church in Gurnee, delivers a “Layette Kit” to new moms and dads. This mini-baby shower includes a pack & play crib, linens, and other needed baby items. The portable crib is a great solution for our families – they are often living in small


Sharing God’s Love Through a Camera Lens

BY IN Love Stories, Ministries, Relational Ministry , , , , , ,

For the second year in a row, servants from Gurnee Community Church (GCC) led a Help-Portrait Christmas event for Love INC families. Help-Portrait is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. The portraits aren’t for a portfolio, website, or sale. It’s about giving people who otherwise couldn’t afford photography, a chance to capture a moment, a


Sharing the Hope of Christ this Christmas season

BY IN Bed Ministry, Furniture Ministry, Layette Kit, Love Stories, Ministries , , , , , ,

  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)   You help bring Hope to our community! Servants from Love INC’s partner churches are blessed to be able to share the hope of Christ with those


Sharing Warm Coats and Warm Smiles

BY IN Clothing Ministry, Love Stories, Ministries , , , , ,

As the cold weather moved in at the beginning of November, multiple churches and businesses partnered together to bring warm coats to Love INC families in need. Generous donations from our individual donors allowed us to purchase kid’s coats throughOperation Warm The children’s ministry of Village Church of Gurnee ran a drive for warm items