Thank You Fall Fundraiser 2018 Sponsors and Donors!

Thank you to our business sponsors, partner churches,
and all those who participated in our annual fundraiser, Mercy Triumphs!

You supported Love INC with your prayers, your donations, your volunteer work, and by your presence and enthusiasm at the event, and we are very grateful to you and to our Lord Jesus Christ. We enjoyed an evening of fellowship, music, food and fun with many of our favorite people. It was a successful evening that moves us forward into the new year. You made it possible for Love INC to continue its ministry of mobilizing churches to help our neighbors in need in 2019.

May God richly bless you,

Whatcom Love INC Staff, Board and Volunteers

Volunteer Orientation For Women’s Cold Weather Shelter

 

Samish Way Coalition and Fountain Community Church are partnering with the Lighthouse Mission Drop-in Center to provide extended shelter for women who are homeless. The Lighthouse Mission is functioning at max capacity and numbers of those in need have increased significantly. Beginning December 1, Fountain Community Church and The Samish Way Coalition will be opening the cold weather shelter for women, and they’re looking for volunteers to help. There are a number of volunteer spots…including driving, greeting, serving meals, overnight, and cleaning. More details are covered at the required orientation/training. Volunteers will all have background checks performed.

 Anyone interested in learning more about volunteering to help during the winter months is asked to attend one of the three following orientation and training times listed below. Orientation / Training is located at Fountain Community Church** For more information you can email Rick at rickq2000@yahoo.com

 Orientation / Training Times:

·       November 8th, 7PM orientation with Mayor Kelli (fellowship hall or auditorium)

·       November 10th, 10am orientation (fellowship hall)

·       November 27th, 7pm orientation (fellowship hall or auditorium)

 

Love INC 8th Annual Fall Fundraiser: Mercy Triumphs

Announcing Whatcom Love INC 8th Annual Fall Fundraiser: Mercy Triumphs 

We’d love it if you could join us for Love INC’s 8th Annual Fundraiser Event on Friday evening, October 12, 2018, from 6-8 pm at Bellingham Covenant Church.

Join us for the silent auction, dinner, live music, dessert dash and program in support of this local nonprofit and ministry of serving community members in need.

Ticket Cost: $35    Register by Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Register here online using the button, or by phone during office hours Mon-Thurs 9-1 pm or at the door.

Dining for charity is a fun way to support Love INC and learn more about how we’re impacting lives. The goal of this evening is to raise sufficient funds to continue in our vision of mobilizing Christians in living out their faith by serving people in need in their communities. The theme this year is “Mercy Triumphs.”  We each can make a difference in the lives of others, but we can make a greater impact together. Hope to see you there! Our neighbors need us.

Please join us Friday evening, October 12, 2018, from 6-8 pm at Bellingham Covenant Church. Have any questions, wish to sponsor or host a table? Contact by email: Shannon@whatcomloveinc.org or call 360-715-1175.

Redemption Compassion Training

Redemptive Compassion

Sunday evenings, September 23, 30, Oct 7, at 6pm-7:30pm

Hosted at Northwest Baptist Church

Facilitated by Shannon Williamson, Executive Director of Love INC

What to expect: 3 weeks of 90-minute training sessions on how the Church is called to holistically help people in need.  This training will use Redemptive Compassion Training content in an interactive seminar style class. You will learn core principles and concepts necessary for holistic transformation; grapple with real case studies in a round-table setting with guided discussions.

Redemptive Compassion® study guide book offers a biblical perspective on how the Church is called to holistically help people in need. The book is authored by Lois Tupyi and is accompanied by free online training video clips of Lois speaking into these issues. This is a great educational resource for churches to use as they work through how to live out Christ’s holistic love for the needy with wisdom.

Redemptive Compassion® training content, based on the book, is a biblical philosophy covering how we can offer holistic help to those we serve. This training content developed from over fifteen years of working daily with people who find themselves struggling with needs in their life; it includes real case studies and applies effective principles for helping.

If you find the following questions unsettling, Redemptive Compassion Training is for you.

  • Many people are trapped in a crippling lifestyle of poverty and crisis and dependency; what causes this and why is poverty so complex? If this is not God’s desire for them, how do we help? 
  • Why do so many of the commonly-used charity methods seem so ineffective in reducing ongoing need? How to we help the right way that will bring transformation?
  • What is involved in holistic help? How can I be equipped and prepared to enter respond to need?
  • To learn more about Redemptive Compassion Study Guide, go to: http://redemptivecompassion.org/wp/study/

City Service Event – Graffiti Clean-up

Graffiti Cleanup 2018

We have an opportunity to serve the city of Bellingham on August 19th. We have a morning group at 9-11 am and an afternoon group at 3-4:30 pm (the afternoon group has been canceled). Graffiti Street clean up and sometimes helping with yard work if it’s a problem spot. This is a great way to bless our city code officers. Do you want to join us for this City Service Event? Do you have a church group, small group, youth group or family group who would like to get out this summer and serve the city through this graffiti clean-up project?

Registration required for this event so we can be prepared for your participation. Email shannon@whatcomloveinc.org with questions. Hope to see you there!

Register Now for City Service Event – Graffiti Clean-up

Employment Opening at Love INC

Dear Friends, Love INC is now hiring and accepting applications for the following staff position:

Call Center Coordinator
  • 20 hours, Mon-Thur 8:30-1:30 pm, $12-14 DOE.
  • Applications accepted through June 22, 2018.
  • Please submit both application and resume either in person, by mail or email; but if by mail then post date no later than June 20th.
  • Position description and employment application are posted on our website at https://www.whatcomloveinc.org/home/employment-opportunities

Poverty Reconsidered 2018: Christ, Charity, and the Effective Helper

Saturday, June 2nd, 9AM to Noon, Free
at CTK Bellingham

“An interactive seminar for people wanting to address the multifaceted aspects of poverty from a Biblical perspective. It will highlight the toxic effects some charity can have on the people it’s meant to benefit, deepen your understanding of the root causes of poverty here in Whatcom County, and then grapple with the solutions.”