Christmas Time at the Living Stones Church

Posted: December 23, 2011 in Christmas, Living Stones Church, Schools, South Bend, vision

Just wanted to post a quick THANK YOU to the Living Stones Church for your participation and generosity over the past few weeks.  It has been busy I know.  And I appreciate in the midst of all of the personal obligations you have to attend to during this time of year, that you were involved and engaged with a lot of ministry here at Living Stones.

Two weeks ago Friday – Element (our Junior High Ministry for 5-8th graders) gathered together and baked a bunch of cookies for the Ridgedale Rehabilitation Center.  On Thursday of last week, they went and sang songs, played games, and handed out the cookies and goodies to the residents of the Nursing Home.

Two weeks ago Saturday, we, once again, participated in the Candlelight Walk on Erskine Blvd.  It was a great event and our I Love South Side team did a great job of coordinating and making everything smooth from our end – from the nativity scene, to the fire pits, to the luminaries, to the cookies and hot chocolate, to the farm animals and carriage ride!!  Thank you thank you thank you.

This past week we executed Give 2011!!  We wanted to put together gift boxes for every student at Monroe Primary Center (containing hat, gloves, toys, etc.); and then a goodie bag (containing cookies, candy, small toys, etc.) for every student at Lincoln Primary Center.  That is 1000 students total!  So, we packed Santa Claus (thank you Bob Wiley) up and sent him off with Living Stoner “elves” to distribute the goodies on Monday & Tuesday.  It was a phenomenal event and much thanks goes to everyone who participated – from donations, to wrapping party, to delivery!!  In addition, as part of Give 2011, we wanted to raise money to renovate our youth space (called the Pit).  You gave beyond what we even requested!!!!  Thank you thank you thank you.

As I said Sunday, the truth is, I can’t think of a SINGLE time that when asked to do something for the sake of the community, that the Living Stones Church hasn’t risen to the occasion in generosity and participation.  I’m very proud.

So…thank you so much!  May God bless you for your generous hearts and spirits.



  1. Sister says:

    The picture of all those kids hugging Santa makes me really tear up. So so sweet!!

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