Planned Act of Christian Kindness (P.A.C.K.)
Living Hope Lighthouse wants those in our community to know how much God loves them. We also want people to know how much we truly care about them, so we believe it's important to go out and perform small gestures of kindness with no strings attached. These acts of kindness can be things like giving hot coffee to parents as they wait for their children outside of school on a cold day, handing out hot dogs at the Sunday night concerts in the park, bagging groceries for shoppers at Country Harvest, distributing free bottles of water in the park on a hot summer day, and so on. We even celebrate our annual Acts of Christian Kindness Day on December 18th where we show the love of Christ to those in our own personal mission field during a very sacred time of year. We are committed to training, encouraging and challenging our congregation to share their faith with others. We desire to PACK your life full of love!
Planned Acts of Selfless Service (P.A.S.S.)
We long to show God's love through acts of sacrifical service. We at LHL are called to minister and serve our town, senior citizens, children and youth, the homeless, those who may struggle financially and others. That is why each month we coordinate a service project designed to assist others, whether it is picking up litter on the sidewalks of Palmerton, distributing care bags to local nursing homes, helping our local food pantry or cooking and serving food in soup kitchens. So, if you see a group of people wearing white T-shirts with the LHL logo on them serving the community, feel free to roll up your sleeves and join us! Jesus came to serve us and we want to PASS it on.
Good Samaritan Clothing Ministry
The vision of the Good Samaritan Clothing Ministry is to care for our community's physical and spiritual needs by providing clothing for the body and the Word of God for the soul. On the 2nd Saturday of every month, LHL will be distributing FREE clothing to those in the community who are in need of them. This ministry will be from 9 AM - 11 AM. Details and ministry guidelines will be provided upon registration. There will be coffee and light refreshments available in addition to inspiring music and encouraging messages. Please note that we are NOT collecting or accepting clothing at LHL, but all clothing may be dropped off at Bethany E.C. Church at 222 North St. in Lehighton. It is our privilege to serve you and we hope you will join us for this exciting ministry.
On the first and third Fridays of each month at 7 pm we open our doors to all gamers in the community. In fact, you don't even have to be a gamer to come and have fun. The Gaming Grotto is committed to providing a fun and safe experience for people of all ages. Throughout the lower level of LHL, games of all kinds are played by children, teens, young adults and the young at heart. We have video game systems from Atari to Xbox 360 and virtually everything in between. Don't be surprised if there is some sort of gaming tournament or competition taking place as well. Parents, have no fear. All games are family friendly. In addition, we have tons of board and card games to accommodate a variety of gaming preferences. We even have a faith based RPG called "Holy Lands" that appeal to the strategic oriented gamer and is also full of fun. Refreshments will be available for purchase at every Grotto. Join us at the next Gaming Grotto. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better. You can contact to the Gaming Grotto by e-mail or visit the Grotto on Facebook.
In addition to these outreach endeavors, LHL facilitates and/or participates in other community outreach events throughout the year. For instance, we host a stand at the Palmerton Festival each year. We also host Narcotics Anonymous (NA) on Thursdays at 7 PM as well as participate in the Lehigh/Carbon IU Work-Based Program. We also partner with St. Peter's Community Resource Center in Weissport.
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." (Matthew 28: 18-20)