LSCC COVID-19 Statement :  In Light of the current coronavirus pandemic, and the CDC and governmental guidelines, as a church we are offering the following directives to care for our loved ones, church family and community, and to limit the spread of this virus.
We want to care for you!  Particularly if you are homebound, have health needs or are uncomfortable leaving the house at this time, there are a number of members who are willing to get food, medicine or take care of other needs you might have.  If you have a need, please contact:
  • Your Church Elder.  Your elder contact information can be found on the website or by calling the office.
  • If you have an immediate or urgent need please call 708-709-0100 ext. 11.  We will do everything we can to provide for the needs you may have
  • As always, you can also contact a pastor or a church staff member. 
We are temporarily suspending all in-person gatherings at both Living Springs locations until March 31.  As you know this is a constantly changing situation, so we will provide regular updates and spiritual guidance.  Please continue to check your email and our website Livingspringscc.org and facebook page.
  • Participate in Weekly Worship Services Online!  Services will be recorded and posted on our website, App and Facebook page.
  • The temporary suspension includes all classes, ministries (including children and youth), Bible Studies, and small groups that meet at the church building. 
  • We will have limited office and food pantry hours (Weekday 9a.m. – 11:30p.m.)  Staff will continue to be available to meet needs of any members or friends. 
  • We recommend for safety and consistency that you suspend home groups as well. 
Please continue loving, reaching out and caring for one another via calls, texts, and all the technology available to us.  
 
We are also using this time for a deep clean of all of our facilities!  
 
We understand that this is a time of great uncertainty that can easily produce anxiety and fear.  Our faith reminds us that if God is for us who can be against us?  We don’t have to live in fear, because we know that God is still in control!  Now is not the time to doubt, but to lean into your faith.  We are praying for you, and we ask that you keep the church and its leaders in prayer as well.
Respectfully Submitted
Pastors Dave Izenbart, Jason Perry, and Ann Bilbrew
May  20: Update

Starting May 26, the Church office will be open from 9am-1:30pm.
 
Food Pantry hours will remain 9am-11:30am.

April 28: Updates

Be the Church Challenge
The COVID pandemic has moved us into uncharted territory that can be scary. However, it is has also an opportunity for us to be the church instead of just having church. Here is a list of ways that we can serve on another as the Body of Christ. Each day we will offering a new a new challenge. Feel free to contact us, with new ideas to share with others. Let’s put our Faith in Action!

  • Feed the Front Line! For each $150 raised Pops Italian Beef will deliver 25 individually bagged meals to South Suburban ICU, Ingalls Hospital, or St James of Olympia Fields    https://www.gofundme.com/f/7drqe2-feed-the-front-line.
  • Bring food or supplies for the food pantry
  • Check in with our Senior Saints who may be homebound or uncomfortable about venturing to see if there is any way you can serve them. For e.g. Picking up and delivering food or medicine.
  • Collect and donate loose change that can be donated to people in need.
  • Random calls of Connection. Social isolation is going to be very hard on people. Using the church directory, call people whom you may not know to check on or pray with them.
  • Send someone a note or email of encouragement.
  • Use social media (for e.g. Facebook, Skype, Google Hangout, Duo) to connect with others for conversation, prayer of Bible study.
  • Using the church directory, pray for a page of fellow members each day.
  • Generate funds to donate to a worthy cause or someone in need by living on ½ of your weekly food budget
  • Generate funds to donate to a worthy cause or someone in need by contributing the money you are saving by not having to commute to work.
  • Generate funds to donate to a worthy cause or someone in need by contributing the money you are saving by giving up Starbucks a few times per week.
  • Offer your time or talents to meet a need that someone may have.

April 8: Top 5 Updates for the Week...
 
1. Easter Celebration - Moving from Grief to HOPE! This is going to be a beautiful celebration, enjoy the service and consider sharing it with a friend or family member who needs a word of Hope! You can Access the Service:
  • On Our Website - The YouTube Link will also be found on the first page of the Website - www.livingspringscc.org
  • Living Springs Facebook Page
  • Our Living Springs Community Church App
  • Or Access right on YouTube - Type in Living Springs Community Church and the Date...
2. Easter Jam for Parents and Kids. Easter Jam is an Easter Celebration BIG enough for the whole family. Included is everything you need to have a fun, memorable,
and family-centered celebration around the Easter story. Just click on the link here at any time during your Easter celebration day. https://bit.ly/3aAAvhN
 
3. Good Friday Devotional Message.... I would encourage you to take a few minutes to reflect on the Death of Christ this Good Friday. You will see this Devotional video posted on our Church Website, App, and Facebook page!
 
4. Youth Ministries Online! Parents and youth, our youth ministries are still happening during the shelter in place order. We have fun, interactive and meaningful youth gatherings online. You can find the link to these zoom gatherings on our App (Just click on the Living Springs Glenwood Campus, Click on Ministries, and then S.O.A.R. - High School, or Well (Junior High), or you can find it on the Living Springs Website - just click on the Connect tab.
 
5. Town Hall Prayer Meetings Tonight 7p.m. Please join us for a time of fellowship, encouragement and prayer with Pastors Dave, Ann, and Jason. You can join this meeting on Living Springs Facebook page or by copying the Zoom Link below. Hope to see you tonight...
https://zoom.us/j/373846931
 
 Blessings all, and hope you have a hope-filled and joyful Easter!
Pastor Dave

March 27:  Riverdale Youth for Christ

Riverdale Youth for Christ has temporarily postponed all scheduled events. Youth checkups are done on Thursdays and Sundays. Homework help is available by contacting Pat via phone, app, or Facebook.
During this challenging time, we are covering our youth in prayers and spiritual words of encouragement and empowerment. Here are the current scriptures they're encouraged to study:

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

March 25:   If parents are looking for Sunday School resources please contact Cristin Verver  at cverver@livingspringscc.org


COVID-19 UPDATES March 25:  
 
Please Join Us Sunday @ 10a.m for Worship.  We will have an encouraging word on Powerful Prayer in Precarious Times!  Website – so sorry –Subplash crashed last week and we were unable to run on Sunday.  This Sunday service will be available on Website, Facebook and our Living Springs App.  (Service will be posted earlier if you are an early bird and want to jump into worship early!)
If you or someone you love is unable to access the Sunday Service – we have CD’s and DVD’s available at church that you can pick up (call the office), we can mail them out to you – or someone could bring it over!  
 
Parents of Children – You can access great resources for having a mini Sunday School at Home – just email cverver@livingspringscc.org.  
 
Do you have a Prayer Request?  Simply email them to info@livingspringscc.org.  Or you can call them in and leaven them @ 708-709-0100 ext. 11.
 
Please continue to Give Tithes and offerings.  There are two primary things we want to support during this season…  1) We hope to increase our deacons fund – we know there will be great needs ahead and we want to respond generously – consider an offering for that.  2) Continue to give tithes to run our ministries remotely at church.  In know the staff is working overtime to make resources, love and care available during this precarious season.   3 ways you can give:  1) There is a simple way to give – just click the (Give Tab) on our website – Livingspringscc.org or on our app, 2) send a check in the mail, 3) you can drop anything off at the church during our modified hours – 9-11:30…
  • If you are not getting our daily e-blasts of encouragement, please contact the church office and we will get you on the list!  Call – 708-709-0100 or email – info@livingspringscc.org.
 
  • It is Most Likely that we will still be online for April 5 Service.  We will have a… well… Unique Communion Service on that First Sunday!  Stay Tuned for Details…  We are praying for a live Easter Service – but that remains to be seen.  




March 18th COVID-19 Updates: Here are a few of the Ways your Church Family Hopes to Encourage and Serve you During this time.
 
Online Worship Service. As a household we urge you to Join us at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings online for Worship! You can find this service on Facebook, our Website - Livingspringscc.org, or on our Living Springs Church app. It will include worship, prayer and a message of Hope!
 
 2 .  Morning and Evening Devotions: You might find yourself binge watching or reading the news - and it can leave you anything but at peace. We want to encourage you to get saturated with the word of God. In the morning we will be sending out the Made for More Devotions, and in the evenings, we will send out a brief devotion from different staff members, and a Be The Church Challenge - Ways we can bless and serve our church family, our community and beyond!
 
 3. Help List. We are in the midst of creating 2 lists - one list of the needs of individuals or families in our church and community, and a second list of those willing to serve and what they can do to help. If you have a need or are willing to serve - let us know. Call or email the church info@livingspringscc.org or 708-709-0100 ext. 11.
 
 4. COVID-19 updates... You can click on the link on our website for all kinds of information during this time. We will have all the info on one page!
 
 5. We will also be hosting a Conference Call Prayer Meeting.  Details coming soon.
 
Please know that you are loved, and if you have any needs please let us know!
 
Love and Blessings and Look forward to joining you online this Sunday!
With Love,
Pastor Dave