Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer Night
Our next volunteer event will be held Tuesday, April 9th from 6—8 p.m.
Our Cleveland Foodbank Volunteer events continue. Volunteers, ages 12 and older, will be sorting and repackaging donated food so the Foodbank can send it on to local hunger centers—like our Community Meal!
We have 10 slots available for our members. Join us for a great night of fellowship and service. Sign-up sheets, directions and more information are located in the West Clifton Hallway. Questions? Contact Kristen Humphreys at
Our next week to welcome homeless families into our church is May 5-12. The volunteer sign-up will be in the back of the Sanctuary or the Parlor during April. If you have not volunteered in the past, please consider doing so. This is an especially nice opportunity for families to volunteer together. Our guest children love to have playmates.
We need volunteers to provide and serve dinner, to engage in activity time with the families during the evening, and to spend the night.
Please contact Vicki Smigelski at 216.789.5020 or at
for more information.
Helping Others Help Themselves
This year again the Children’s offerings each Sunday will continue to support Heifer International, an organization that helps people in need by providing them with farm animals, trees, water, and other necessities to sustain their lives and become self-sufficient…If your child did not receive a box of offering envelopes, they may be picked up from the FF leaders or in the church office. Please use them so that we will include their giving with your Family Pledge. Their offerings go into the Miracle Jar because that’s exactly what it creates for others around the world.
9th ANNUAL HOMELESS AWARENESS SLEEP-OUT
What a huge success our 9th annual Homeless Awareness Sleep-Out was this year! Thanks to the superb organization of Robin and Scott Suttell and Jill and Scott Richardson, the kids collected $5,123.98 (as of Monday, January 28th) to be donated to Family Promise, the NorthEast Coalition for Homeless and their own summer Mission Trip fund.
We would like to remind you that our LCC Village Van program still exists! If you are just too tired to make it to church or feeling under
the weather, but your child wants to come, call Laura Rickard who will arrange a member of LCC to pick up your child for church and take him/her home. Laura can be contacted at 216-226-6023.
Community Meal - April 3rd
Monthly on the First Wednesday
We had 46 guests at the March Community Mea. Thank you to all the great volunteers for helping us put a great meal together!
Our next meal will be on April 3. We will be serving spiral ham and sweet potatoes. Please consider signing up to help. We would love to have you! The sign-up sheet is in the West Clifton hallway. Families are welcome, no experience needed. Click here to see a video about our Community Meals.
Please sign up in the West Clifton hallway to help serve our guests with a hot meal and pantry bags to take home. We are always looking for volunteers of all ages to help set-up, serve and clean-up.
Lori Waddell & Bethany Zuiderveld
Hunger Sunday - First Sunday of each Month
$47,000 For Hunger!
Since January 1, 2004 (6 ½ years) LCC has collected and given to Hunger $33,000 in cash and $14,000 in food value. That represents a wonderful accomplishment in our continuing Outreach Ministry. But what is more significant is the many adults and children who have received this assistance in their time of need. We thank you, Lakewood Christian Service Center thanks you, and so does Jesus!
Jesus said "I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink." "Just as you do this for members of my family you do it to me." Matthew 25:34-48
The first Sunday of each month is "Hunger Sunday". Food may be left in the church office or in the baskets located in the West Clifton entrance. Envelopes for cash or check contributions are available in the Worship Bulletin.
All food donations are given to Lakewood Community Services Center, along with excess cash contributions after paying the expenses associated with our own "Community Meals".
You may also drop off your contribution anytime in the Church office. Your generous support is appreciated! Note: In March, LCC donated 21 bags of food to Lakewood Community Services Center.
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Cleveland Foodbank Family Volunteer Night
Are you looking for an opportunity to teach your children about giving back to the community? Sign up to bring your children (ages 6 and older) to our LCC Family Volunteer Night at the Cleveland Foodbank on Thursday, May 9th 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
We have 20 spaces available for an evening of community service. Children will work alongside their parents to help the Foodbank get food ready to send out to food pantries and programs like our own Community Meal. It's a great way to teach our children about doing for others and a nice time to spend as a family. Sign-up sheets, directions and more information are located in the West Clifton Hallway. Questions? Contact Kristen Humphreys at