CARE MINISTRIES

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:  
    • Wednesdays at 7 PM (Online) Contact Glenn at 224.805.9175
    • Thursdays at 5:30 PM (at LOC) Contact Ed at 224.760.0350
    • Saturdays at 10am (Online) Contact Glenn at 224.805.9175
    • Sundays at 10 am (Online) Contact Glenn at 224.805.9175



  • AlAnon (for family members of alcoholics):  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 (Online). Contact Greg 312.213.2198 or Phil 847.452.5978. There will be both an in-person and online option to attend this group.

  • 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 (Online & In-Person).  Contact Kathleen at 847.414.6408

  • 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.


  • Turning Point of McHenry County provides programs and services for individuals and families impacted by Domestic Violence. To learn how they can help, please visit their website HERE.

  • Algonquin / Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry The Algonquin / Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry can help provide access to food for families in need living within the boundaries of Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. For pantry hours and information, please visit their website HERE

  • Community Unit School District 300 Food Pantry The D300 Food Pantry serves families in need who reside in CUSD 300, employees of CUSD 300, and Elgin Community College students who were formerly D300 students. Students and families in need can visit weekly and pick up fresh produce, milk, meat, snacks, bread, and many other shelf-stable food items as well as some toiletries. Children are welcome and encouraged to visit with their parents. Families need to bring something that verifies their address within District 300 (ID preferred) as well as bags/boxes for food. For more information, please visit the D300 website HERE.

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.