Month: May 2017

It is “in season” again

It is “in season” again!  For a few months, the lake area will host tens of thousands of guests. Some will be visiting LOCC, and others we will encounter on the street, at the store, or on the water.  What is important as we experience this yearly ritual is for us to remember to live out our faith and to answer our call and exhibit the Gospel to all we encounter.  A smile or a helpful word can go a long way.  An invitation to join us at LOCC is appropriate as well.  It is a call for us to be the church…. and to show the face of Christ to our world!

The last couple of weeks have seen many things happening around here!  We ended this year’s Wednesday after school program with a trip to The Funny Farm petting zoo and a cook-out at the church.  Many thanks to Ron Ferguson for being our grill master!  Also, many thanks to Patty Mitchell, Sandy Wilson, and Terri Van Clavern, and all of our other volunteers for making this another great opportunity to serve our community.

Last Saturday we hosted an Older Adult seminar with FCC Eldon and Community Christian Church in Camdenton.  We had a great time, got great information, and experienced the generosity of our regional church, who made our presenter possible at no cost to the local churches.

Our Youth also ended the school year with a mini golf outing and dinner at Sergio’s.  Many thanks again to Patty Mitchell for her dedication to this group!

Also, our fellowship committee did a great job with our Taco – themed graduation party!

There are many more things that happen each week at LOCC.  I invite you to be part of the happenings here and to be here on Sunday mornings to worship.  While you are at it, extend an invitation to someone else to be part of the dynamic community of faith we seek to be!

Older Adult Ministry Workshop!

Lake Ozark Christian Church, First Christian Church of Eldon, and Community Christian Church in Camdenton will join together on Saturday, May 20th to jointly sponsor a special event here at LOCC!   Please join us for:

Aging: Who Cares Anyway?
Exploring Older Adult Ministry Models
Small and large group reflection and discussion
May 20, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This seminar will address aging issues of individuals, being a caregiver, and other issues for older adults.  It will also provide an opportunity for our church to share ideas on how we can tailor ministries to better reach out to our community.

The time we spend will be facilitated by Jan Aerie, a specialist in older adult issues and ministry.   She is available to us through a grant from our regional church leadership development resources.

There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided.  We need to have a count for lunch, so please call the office at 365-3366 to let us know you will be attending!

We are hosting this event!  I look forward to a great turnout from LOCC!

See you there

Gary