At Lighthouse, we believe God wants to invade all of our life - to flavor our entire human experience with his truth, love, and grace. Jesus said, "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." We seek to provide various fellowship and outreach activities to grow and encourage one another, and to reach out to our community to share God's love in a practical way. Check out the following events...
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 6:30pm
This was our 19th year joining in the celebration as the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce hosted an annual Christmas Carol Sing on Main Street in Sandwich. We all met outside the big white First
Church on Main Street and Rte 130 at 6:15pm to help hand out hot chocolate. This
was a great way to show God’s love in a practical way to our community.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd - after Church
Thanks to everyone for a successful Consecration Sunday this year, where we made our pledges for the upcoming year. The question we encourage is:
"What Percentage of my income do I believe God wants me to give next year?"
As we've always said, it's NOT a money thing; it's a heart thing. We cap off the series with a celebration luncheon after church on "Consecration Sunday" where we dedicate (or "consecrate") our pledges to the Lord in faith. This is based upon the conviction that God is a generous giver, and we are made in His image to also be generous givers.
"Remember: A stingy planter gets a stingy crop; a lavish planter gets a lavish crop. I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving." (2 Cor 9:6-7)
Angel Tree is a Prison Fellowship program that
gives parents behind bars a way to restore and strengthen relationships with
their children through a tangible experience of God’s love—especially at
Christmas. Participants took an angel ornament from our tree and purchase
a Christmas gift delivered in the name of their parent who is currently
incarcerated. This is a great way to show God’s love in a very practical way.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, 6-8PM
This year's chili cook-off included our partnering with Living Hope Family Church with a combined event with 13 entries for "The Best Chili", numerous games, plenty of snacks, and lots of laughter by all. Pastor Mike got Skunked by Pastor Erik on the Gum-Ball Hourglass game. This year's champion is our own Dan Miller. Thanks to our brothers and sisters at Living Hope for a wonderful evening of fellowship and laughter!
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