Thank you for joining us at Poverty Reconsidered Event

Thank you for joining us last Saturday morning for Poverty Reconsidered: Christ, Charity, and the Effective Helper. We were delighted you could attend! We hope you found the content helpful in better understanding how to view poverty and how to interact with those in poverty so that transformation happens mutually. Our thanks also to those of you who gave us helpful feedback. I pray that the training was insightful, informative, enjoyable and equipping! We had a great turnout of more than 150 people. I’m very grateful to the seven different nonprofits who joined us who weekly serve struggling community members. Thanks for coming out to be a part of this training event!
If you would like to learn more about the culture of poverty and how to interact with people living in a poverty culture, I recommend the upcoming training called “Poverty IQ” put on by Trudy Shuravloff of the Whatcom Dream coming up Saturday, July 8th from 9 am-Noon. Event will be held at Roosevelt Community Church 1710 Kentucky st Bellingham. Call Trudy to register. 360 319 3759. $40.00 suggested donation. Go to www.thewhatcomdream.org for more information.

Poverty Reconsidered: Christ, Charity, and the Effective Helper

Saturday, June 3rd, 9AM to Noon, Free

“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.”

Please Register Here:

https://www.whatcomloveinc.org/poverty-reconsidered

 

 

Better Together Breakfast

This month’s Better Together Breakfast at Over Easy Restaurant at 7AM April 19th, 2017. 

Better Together Breakfast is a monthly networking and prayer breakfast for Christian leaders of local nonprofits. The breakfast is hosted by A Future and A Hope Foundation at Over Easy Restaurant at 7AM-8AM on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Invitation is extended to the leadership staff of non-profits and welcomes 2 people per organization. The Vision for Better Together Breakfast is to create space for Christian leaders of local nonprofits to get to know one another and pray together. We want Christ to be exalted as we make connections with other leaders in a spirit of unity, honor and prayer.  We seek to create the opportunity to familiarize ourselves with other nonprofits, learn from one another, and see how we can serve Whatcom County better together than separate.  We wish to value the person behind the position as much as seeking how we can support and cooperate with other nonprofits as we together serve this community.  

Love INC 2017 Annual Vision Meeting

Love INC 2017 Annual Vision Meeting will be held on May 18th, Thursday morning 7:30 AM- 8:30 AM at Northlake Community Church with breakfast included. We welcome church partner pastors and coordinators to come celebrate what God is doing through Love INC, meet with Love INC board and staff, review the vision and mission of Love INC and participate in brainstorming appropriate applications, services and developments.

Nonprofit Prayer Gathering

On March 15, 2017, we are inviting all nonprofit boards and all staff to join us at The Firs Conference Center, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for a time of united worship and prayer, followed by a lunch catered by The Firs. This is a hosted lunch sponsored by a Christian businessman who is delighted to bless you in this way. Asking nonprofit workers to RSVP to melissa@whatcomloveinc.org or call Love INC for more information at 715-1175.

We value prayer, unity, transformation, and following Christ’s examples of loving others and especially caring for those in need. This will be a time for Christians working in local nonprofits to unite in prayer and exalt Jesus Christ as Lord and seek His face to shine on our city.

Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven. Lamentations 3:41

 

Compassion Ministry Network

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COMPASSION MINISTRY NETWORK

Seeking to connect those working locally in church compassion and benevolence ministry.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, 8AM. Location Trinity Lutheran Grace Center, 2408 Cornwall Ave. RSVP to  Shannon@whatcomloveinc.org.

The Call from Christ is to be responsive and compassionate to our neighbor in need.

The challenge: Every day churches are seeing the same need and responding to the same need without learning what is already being done. How can local churches get informed on what compassion efforts are already being made by other churches?

The Solution: Love INC is hosting a Compassion Ministry Network to facilitate communication among local churches in the area of our compassion efforts.

A few benefits for engaging with this:

  • Get informed on what other church compassion efforts exist
  • Reduce the reduplication of effort
  • Identify areas of need that are untouched
  • Together as the Church in the city, we can be better stewards of our resources
  • Have conversations with the benevolence care coordinators of other churches
  • Unity among the church as we serve.

SAVE THE DATE Oct: 21, 2016

 

Whatcom Love INC - Your Corner of the Field

On Friday evening, October 21st, 2016 at 6pm, we will be having our 6th annual Fundraiser Event to benefit Whatcom Love INC hosted at Bellingham Covenant Church. We’d love to have you join us for delicious appetizers and dessert, silent auction, paddle raise, program & entertainment.

Whatcom Love INC Fundraiser

Please mark your calendars and join us in prayer for God’s blessing on this event.

This years theme is Offer the Corner of Your Field, inspired by Leviticus 19:9-10, which reads, “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. …You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.”

Have any questions or want to help? If you’re interested in offering an auction item or serving as a table host, please email shannon@whatcomloveinc.org or call our office at 670-6201. Thank you!

 

2016 Ladies Afternoon Tea

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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.

Register online today

You may also register by calling our office at 671-6201 or email office@whatcomloveinc.org.

NEW LOVE INC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CALLED

Meet our new Executive Director

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.

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