An Opportunity to be present in our neighborhood through LOVE INC!

Last week, you had the opportunity to hear from the Executive Director of Love INC of Lancaster CountyKim Wittel.

Kim is a native of Lancaster County. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois. She served with the Lancaster County Council of Churches for 20 years and then went on to join Love INC because of her commitment to transformation.

As a community that is learning to live and love like Jesus in East Petersburg, East Petersburg Mennonite Church is focused on finding ways to be present in our neighborhood in which we worship, live, work and play. For some of us, finding those opportunities might be easier than it is for others. Love INC of Lancaster County is a gateway bridge that offers a great way to be aware of opportune moments in which people want you present with them.

It is the mission of Love INC of Lancaster County to mobilize the Church to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. It is their vision to see every unmet need of the disadvantaged in our community met by Christ-honoring churches working in partnership.

At  Love INC of Lancaster County, they receive referrals from local social service agencies, medical facilities, churches and individuals, assess the referred needs, and, if no existing services are available, connect them with individuals in partner congregations who respond with help and hope. The needs represent gaps in current available resources, and give the Church an opportunity to reach out and provide support to those in the community who are isolated and in need. Among other things we connect individuals in need of budget guidance, transportation, shopping assistance, lawn and minor home care, mentoring, moving assistance, tutoring, respite care, and companionship.

Last week, after worship, you had the opportunity to sign up to become a volunteer for  Love INC of Lancaster County. Phebe Good, our church’s Love Inc contact person, had a table set up in the lobby for you to pick up the volunteer sign up form. If you missed this opportunity, please contact Phebe Good or the Church Office.

Thank you for being present in the lives of our neighbors and those we’ve called to bring mercy too, as you volunteer with us through Love INC of Lancaster County. We have been honored to be a partnering church of Love INC of Lancaster County for many years.