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Our Congregation Vision and Mission

Vision statement: Through LCOS all come to know the unconditional love of God and grow in their faith, and share their love and faith with others.

Mission statement: That all may experience the love of Jesus Christ.

We reach up through worship celebration; we reach out by sharing our faith; and we reach in through prayer and study.

We have a very dynamic corporate worship style that is well received by the congregation.

Well over 1,500 people outside of our church are reached by the ministries of our congregation on a monthly basis. Our hope is that we will continue to grow in order to reach even more people with the work that we do. We realize that we need to be open and willing to change in order for our ministry to move forward and progress. When faced with a challenge, the congregation steps up to meet the needs of the church and the people of the church.

We have a strong belief that Christ has a plan for our church and our congregation, represented by the candle that has been burning in our sanctuary for the past 52 years.

Our Programs

The Kaye Prox Food Bank, in partnership with area churches, feeding 150 families, Wednesdays and Fridays 3 – 4:30 PM, and providing food and clothes to area homeless

We are the center for the Town N Country area Cub Scouts

An active women’s ministry, Ladies with Active Families and Full Schedules (LAFFS)

We offer a weekly adult bible study as well as a children’s Sunday School

A vibrant hospitality ministry, offering quarterly congregation meals, cookouts and picnics

HOPE – member of Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, a community social justice organization

Community outreach programs which include an annual Golf Tournament, 5K walk/run, Ladies Tea, Blessing of the Animals, and Women’s Fashion Show

A talented choir, led by a dynamic new music director, who not only provides inspiring music to our congregation but to the community as well

Missions Teams

We have a series of teams that take care of the different aspects of congregational life, from the organization of the ushers and acolytes, to the planning of our fellowship activities like dinners, days at the park and more.  What are your talents?  What are your hobbies? What are your aspirations?  Come and put them to practice here at LCOS.  Join on of our Mission Teams!

  • Lay Pastoral Care
  • Stewardship
  • Education
  • Facilities and Property
  • Fellowship
  • Media and Technology
  • Worship and Music
  • Hospitality
  • The Ladies with Active Families and Full Schedules group LAFFS
  • Newsletter
  • Cub Scouts Pack 20
  • Food Bank
  • H.O.P.E.