CARE AT LIGHT OF CHRIST

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4


  • AA (Alchoholics Anonymous):  is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Meetings:  Tuesday at 6 & 7:30pm and Saturday at 8am downstairs in the Den.

  • AlAnon (for family members of alchoholics):  a place for friends and family members of problem drinkers to share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations, sharing their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon meets on Fridays at 6pm downstairs in the Den.

  • Hope for Parents:  We have children who struggle with some form of addiction or mental illness; drug or alcohol, eating disorders, self harm, etc.  Our primary purpose is to provide a non-judgmental place for parents to find acceptance, insight and hope for their own journey.  Mondays, 7pm in the Cinema Room downstairs.  Contact Kathleen: 847.414.6408

  • Visiting Ministry:  LOC members, specially trained, visit and provide friendship and spiritual support to people living in long term care centers.  They develop a relationship with the resident and know the importance of trust and confidentiality.  They are sensitive to the resident's needs and are respectful of their friends and family as well as the care center staff.  Residents are referred to the Ministry by a care center  or someone from LOC.  Visit/activity schedules are decided by the Resident and their Visitor.  Contact:  Annette Schiebout

  • In addition, Light of Christ has a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on staff who is available to help church members on an individual basis as well as to direct them to the appropriate long term resources they may need.  Pastors are also available.  Confidentiality is of the utmost priority.   Contact Bonnie Kautz-Prasse

CIRCLE OF CARE

Christian care is a community effort!  We are all empowered to care.  While situations can require different approaches, care happens best where people are naturally connected, through Christians simply living out their faith in community.  Yet some crisis situations require differently equipped caregivers.  LOC offers multiple levels of Christian care.