Out in the Community
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 candy bars to anyone we may encounter, distributing free bottles of water in the park on a hot summer day, and so on. 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 city, 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 it 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.
On the first and third Fridays of each month at 7 PM, LHL opens its 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 entire church basement, 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/Kinect and virtually everything in between and don't be surprised if there is some sort of gaming tournament 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. Join us at the next Gaming Grotto. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better. You can contact 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. We also host Narcotics Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 PM as well as participate in the Lehigh/Carbon IU Work-Based Program.
St. Peter's Community Resource Center - Located in Weissport, PA, this community center is reaching out to those in need through various programs and ministries. Included in these ministries are Al-Anon, Bare Necessities toiletry and clothing distribution, community concerts and actvities, and much more. LHL is committed to partnering with this community center to advance God's Kingdom to those it serves. We assist in several of the ministries .
The Fire Escape Coffeehouse - LHL has invited other local churches to join us in an effort to open a non-profit Christian coffeehouse in Palmerton, PA called The Fire Escape. The goals of this coffeehouse are to: 1. Support and fund existing Christian based service projects and outreach ministries with its profits as well as orgnize some of its own as needed. The money generated by the business from the community will be given back to that very community. 2. Host the ministries of the local community churches (i.e. men's Bible studies, addiction recovery groups, etc...). 3. Provide a "third place" for those in the community looking for a safe, famly friendly envirnment to spend free time in. The coffeehouse would ideally have fellowship events such as concerts and open mic nights to enhance the social atmosphere. 4. Execute ministries of its own which hope to share Christ with those who might ever feel comfortable stepping into a church building. Some of these ministries include live streaming worship services and creating a non-traditional worship service that would appeal to the disenfranchised. This project is currently in the fundraising stage and the coffeehouse is slated to ope at some point in 2017. If you would like to donate towards this endeavor, please donate through the GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/thefireescape. You can also check "The Fire Escape" out on Facebook.
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)