Make Yourself at Home

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Make yourself at home. What do you think of when you hear that? Maybe it’s a chair in the corner of the living room where you like to curl up and read. Maybe it’s the warmth of your bed on a winter night.  Maybe it’s a big meal shared at a table surrounded by good

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God’s Work Behind the Scenes: The Warehouse

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Supporting the many ministries here at Love INC of Lake County stands the behind-the-scenes work of the warehouse. Servants from our partner churches join together to repair furniture, pick out items for our neighbors in need, build starter kits, and strive to make sure that what leaves the warehouse is beautiful and inspires worship to

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Making Connections

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You all know Love INC’s mission, right?! To mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities, In the Name of Christ. That transformation comes by connecting in relationship – with Christ & with others. Through listening to our struggling neighbors’ stories in the Help Center, we recognized that many of those we serve do not

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How do pots and pans transform a life?

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The answer is: they don’t. That might seem like a strange way to begin an article about our starter kit ministry, but it’s the truth. Pots and pans alone cannot change a life. Rather, as our starter kit ministers will tell you, lives are transformed when God makes His faithfulness known in the simple interactions

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Get Ready to Shop!

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Our dream of a Love INC thrift shoppe is closer to becoming a reality! As we shared at last fall’s Dinner/Auction, we have plans in 2017 to open a volunteer-run store to help provide financial support for the ministry, to promote Love INC to the broader community, and to provide incentives for our upcoming community

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God is at Work!

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From Board Chair, Pat Schwartz’s message at this year’s Dinner/Auction: In 2016, we established goals to prepare us to move to Transformational Ministry, focusing on building relationships with those we serve. As you might expect, our best laid plans, based upon our worldly wisdom got what they deserved—REVISION. He took our well-crafted, measured plans and

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Back to School with New “Threadz”

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Love INC exists to mobilize our local churches and help them serve needs in the community that are not already covered through other agencies or programs. Each summer, as the school year creeps closer, we receive many calls from parents or school social workers looking for support to meet the uniform requirements. For the third

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Gifts from the Heart

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One of the awesome parts about serving through Love INC is being able to share gifts with our client families. Whether a new uniform for a child to be able to attend school or a prayer with the family after carrying in an apartment full of furniture, we strive to be the hands and feet

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Three Churches, Many Hands

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The Many Hands Project ministers to people by meeting the needs of homeowners in the Zion/Benton area. Youth teams from Christ Community Church in Zion, Village Church of Gurnee, and Iglesia Evangelica Libre (part of CrossLife) in Libertyville are serving seniors, single moms, people with disabilities, and others in need…all within the setting of a

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From a Phone Call to a Church Connection

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The ministries of Love INC’s partner churches are meeting physical needs. But more importantly, we seek to make connections with our client families that truly transform – that means sharing Christ’s love! One question our families are asked during their initial intake (the conversation that helps them get plugged into support) is if they would like to

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