FUTURE LOC CAMPUS

Our Prayer: Holy Spirit, continue to move among us at Light of Christ, that we might always be a vibrant sign of your presence and love in this community and around the world.  It is not in our power to accomplish this work before us, but it is in Your power.  Amen.


New Building Rendering (above) Future Site Location (below)

      In 2002, the congregation became clear on its mission—"Light of Christ exists to Invite people into Christian community, Nurture them in a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ, so they can faithfully and joyfully Serve Him."  With the first word in our Mission statement being "Invite" and the reality that our church facility was essentially filled to capacity on weekends as well as during the week, the Council believed we must do something to stay true to our mission.

 

     After selecting a site that provided proximity to our current location, ease of access, and ample land for further expansion we began design work.  Although the real estate market took a severe turn for the worse, we continued to pray and consider our options.  Additional funding was raised, and in 2017 the congregation and Council voted to move forward.

 

     We expect to break ground in the summer of 2018 and be ready for move in within 12-18 months.  This new campus will allow Light of Christ to live out God's mission for us in new ways in this community. We look forward to these advantages:

 

  • A strategic location along the new Longmeadow corridor
  • Easy access through three connecting roads to handle daily minstry traffic
  • Expanded worship and welcome space
  • Fully secured entrances and access to the LOC Preschool
  • More gathering space for current and new ministries
  • Centralized office space
  • Additional room for growth.

THE VISION OF A NEW HOME FOR MINISTRY

With our long term planning underway, we recognized our property could make a difference now.  With a local farmer, we raised and harvested sweet corn for area food pantries, homeless services, and elder care centers.  This is God's property and it is dedicated to His work in the community and beyond.  This land is an exciting place of hope to serve children, youth, adults and families, that they might experience God's healing touch and Jesus' transforming work in their daily lives.