“…let us stop saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions.”
1 John 3:18
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE IN WHATCOM COUNTY
Whatcom County (Washington) Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) has focused on helping those in need through churches, church volunteers and referrals to agencies since 1989. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, supported and governed by 36 local churches of different denominations and an affiliate of a national organization that began in 1977.
You are invited to a Ladies Afternoon Tea Presented by Love In the Name of Christ. The event is held on Saturday, April 30, from 2-4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Bellingham. Drawing from John 17:23, the theme of this year’s program is “Perfectly One of Heart and Mind.” Please join us for the afternoon! Besides tea and coffee, there will be music, raffle door prizes, and delightful sweets and speaker. Come be inspired as you hear How God is Moving in Whatcom County by Dr. Jason Hubbard. This popular annual event has limited seating!
Cost at the door is $20 is given for the support of Love INC ministries.
You may also register by calling our office at 671-6201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With thanksgiving, the Love INC board has announced the appointment of Shannon Williamson to serve as Executive Director. Shannon comes to us most recently as a ministry team member and intern supervisor for the Light of the World Prayer Center for the past seven years. Other duties at the Prayer Center have included teaching, vision setting and communication to supporters.
In making its nomination, the Board recognized Shannon as a person with deep faith, excellent communication skills, understanding of poverty, and experience in non-profit ministry leadership. She is committed to a firm grounding in prayer and is keen to engage “hands-on” to achieve Love INC goals.
After growing up in Sequim, Shannon has been living out her call to work for Jesus in missions. Prior to her work at the Prayer Center, Shannon was supervisor of the Drop-In Center for Bellingham’s Lighthouse Mission. In that capacity, she provided general management of the day time shelter and coordinated volunteers.
Just after high school, Shannon served in outreach and public relations for Mercy Ships in parts of Africa and Europe with the organization Youth With A Mission. She then attended Western Washington University graduating in Linguistics with TESOL and Mandarin emphasis. She has attended conferences regarding transforming cultures of poverty in urban
communities and has participated in the growing Whatcom County network of pastors and churches through the Prayer Center.
In 2012, Shannon went abroad again to serve as staff leader for Iris Ministries Harvest Mission in Pemba, Mozambique.
Iris Ministries operates schools for 350 international students that African country. At various times, she has also been leader
for extended mission trips to China, South Africa, Israel and Ireland.
So much has been happening here at Love INC and in my life personally. We are just a wee bit late with the winter newsletter ~ but here it is!
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