Today’s Word from Pastor Jim…
Your support for TLC puts you on the frontline locally, nationally, and internationally. You are there on Whidbey Island supporting our neighbors who are hungry, cold, homeless, grieving, or in need of counseling. TLC supports most every non-profit on South Whidbey and many in Central and North Whidbey.
Habitat for Humanity on Whidbey started at TLC. Helping Hand receives free office space and support from TLC. Our local foodbanks, Good Cheer and Gifts from the Heart, rely on our support. We support Island Senior Resources, Ryan’s House, Mother Mentors, PFLAG, Young Life, Friends of Friends, Compass Health, Hearts and Hammers, Readiness to Learn, and the list goes on and on. You are there!
You are there! Through TLC you provide firewood to those who are cold, quilts to those who are distressed, and through Enso House, comfort to the dying.
We support two nursing homes, Camp Lutherwood, the Lutheran Compass Center in Seattle, Lutheran Social Services, Holden Village, and Lutheran Campus Ministry.
You are there! You are in Jerusalem through our support of the Augusta Victoria Hospital. You are present in the Eastern European war where TLC has forwarded more than $80,000 for refugee relief. Your gifts changed lives in Bihar, India. Our giving to the ELCA Disaster Relief brings aid to people in this country and throughout the globe.
You are there! Because of the hundreds of thousands of dollars that we have given to ELCA World Hunger, we can say with certainty that there are people alive today who would not have been alive without our gifts.
You are there! You are present on a dozen college campuses this fall providing scholarship support to 33 students. You are there as your staff provides counseling to the larger community, support at times of loss, and leadership in efforts for the common good.
You are there! You are present as our campus is used by non-profits and support groups each month.
I thank you for your generous support and love! Since this pandemic began in March 2020, we have given away more than $1,000 a day — every day — no holidays or vacations.
This is YOUR CHURCH — This is TLC. Blessed to be a Blessing!
We are making a difference in the world.
If someone asks you about your church — you can begin by simply saying…
“We are there!”
See you in church!