Imagine what the world would look like if every Christian were maximally utilized living out their faith by serving others….
“Love In the Name of Christ’s vision is to see Christian churches united in
purpose and fully engaged in actively living out their
faith by lovingly serving people in need in their communities.”
Our Vision is guided by the belief that Love In the Name of Christ is:
All that we do and say must honor and glorify our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that churches are called to live and labor in the love of the Creator by doing, sharing, and growing in His goodness as they endeavor to reveal and share the love of Christ to others in all aspects of their lives. (Romans 12:2)
An instrument of transformation:
The Scriptures urge us to not be conformed to the patterns of this world, but instead be vessels of God’s purpose on earth. Through the gifts given us, our actions, words and deeds become opportunities for ministry and leadership as God’s instruments through instruction, correction, and guidance. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 3:18)
Part of a global community:
We seek out and grow relationships with local churches and the larger community around the world. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
Our vision is to see Christian churches in every community in this country and around the world united in the purpose of ministering the love of Christ to anyone in need in their area through the partnering strategy and model we call Love In the Name of Christ.
click here for Love INC’s website
Comforts of Home
Comforts of Home, a volunteer ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, provides donated small home goods to neighbors in need, transition, or crisis. Our mission is to love others as Christ first loved us. We show God’s love by providing the comforts of home essentials to community members in need. Two Friday mornings a month for two hours, three volunteers assist up to six families in collecting items they need from our “shopping area” upstairs in the balcony. The volunteers also sort/shelve donations received. We are referred most of our clients from Love INC Hillsboro, but some are past clients, and some are referred to us by other churches/organizations/schools. Please contact Lesley Weichbrodt, Nan Dubberke, Marjorie Johnson, or any COH volunteers if you would like to volunteer or have questions.
We are always looking to restock our shelves!
We collect new, use-able/gently-used items similar to items found at retailers like Bed, Bath, and Beyond. No decorations or electronics please.
Items especially needed are:
- Kitchen: Pot & pans, dishes, silverware, glasses, bowls, bakeware, kitchen towels, small appliances (like coffee makers, crock pots, toasters).
- Bathroom: Bath/hand towels, wash cloths, shower curtains, bath mats.
- Living Room: Table lamps, vacuums, throw pillows, lap blankets.
- Bedroom: All sizes of sheets*, blankets, comforters, pillows, alarm clocks.
We have donation receipts available.
*sheets are always needed and go very quickly