LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 47, December 2021

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18
Merry Christmas
The celebration of Advent is the beginning of honoring the birth of Jesus. He was born to humble beginnings. Now, we await his second coming. As we prepare, we reflect on his life to guide us to the future. Jesus is the essence of love for every human being. He was known to befriend tax collectors and prostitutes. These folks were viewed as the lowliest of society.  They are similar to some of the folks served by the workers of LCCC. The LCCC coworkers carry on the mission based in faith and welcoming all. Let us spread the joy of life and love, which Jesus has given us. We did not earn it. Yet, it is His gift to everyone.  

May the peace of the Christmas Season be extended to each of you now and throughout the New Year. As we reflect on our lives during the past months, we know that we have been put to the test. Christ’s joy may be difficult to find. The pandemic and its consequences, broad differences of opinion, and acrimony and tragedy have befallen our world. When Christ came into the world, it was also filled with strife.

May heavenly peace reign over you and your family now and throughout the New Year!
The Board of Livingston County Catholic Charites
Kathleen Oemke, Board President
Christmas Blessing Project
The boxes are all packed and ready for pick-up!
Katelyn and Jim Wysocki were a great help loading boxes
A carload of supplies are heading out!
This project provided help and love to 160 Livingston County low income and homebound senior citizens. We are deeply moved by the overwhelming generosity of our community through donations to support this heart-warming project. Thank you to our donors, supporters and volunteers for helping to provide for the senior's basic needs and wrapping them in love during this blessed time of year.

Items for the Christmas Blessing project were lovingly provided by:
Alliance Catholic Credit Union, Maureen Alterman, The Amman Family, Justin & Michelle Anderson, John & Kathi Backhuus, Bruce & Mary Bendure, Mary & Terry Bradburn, Brighton District Library, Brighton NC Machine Corp., Vicki Buell, Kelly Butler, CCA Thanksgiving Luncheon, Carlos & Donna Chacon, Mary Lou Clark, Coalition of Oral Health for Aging, Dan Hall—Pinckney Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Dick & Sue Cowdrey, Extreme Machine, John & Linda Furey, Gleaner’s Food Bank, H.H. Barnum, Habitat for Humanity, Hamburg Twp. Senior Center, Hartland Lions Club, Holy Spirit Catholic School Families, Joan Houran, Linda Jamros, Carlos & Donna Chacon, Leslie & Sam Johnson, Karen Jones, Lisa Kanderz, Kem Krest, Kensington Woods Schools, Bette Klann, K of C #11761, K of C #2659, K of C #7891, K of C #7304, K of C #8169, Gary Kozyra, Pete and Kathy Krauskopf, Frank & Paula Krupansky, Bob & Kay Kuch, Tony & Meghan Kuch, Rob and Debbie Kwapisz, Amy Lamoreaux, Chris Larson, Light of the World Academy, Livingston County Catholic Charities Office Staff, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Livingston County Women’s Chorus, Pat Macina, Marion Township Hall, Chuck & Mary McFadden, Carol Muringer, Linda Myers, Larry & Ann Marie Pabin, Joe & Barb Parker, Robert & Cathryn Phipps, Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Agnes, Chris & Vicki Price, Charlotte & Jim Radtke, Michael & Joleen Rebarchik, Philip Reilly, Pat Reimer, Christine and Richard Romanowski, Barbara Rost, St. Agnes Christian Services, St. Agnes Formation Ministry, St. Augustine Parishioners, St. John Advent Tea, St. John Parishioners & 59ers, St. Joseph Catholic School Families, St. Joseph Quilters, St. Mary Parishioners, St. Mary Magdalen Parishioners, St. Patrick School Families, St. Julie Swidriski, Village Manor Retirement, Burt and Nancie Wakeman, Jerry & Vicki Weyland & several anonymous donors.

All boxes were packed by staff and volunteers from Livingston County Catholic Charities and many community volunteers. 
Your Donations are Life-changing!
Your Year-End donations are greatly needed and provide critical, life enhancing and life-saving services to support our community's most vulnerable. 100% of your donations stay in Livingston County!

Without you, we are not able to serve on the front line combating substance abuse; providing healing through mental health counseling; providing care at Be Our Guest Adult Day for individuals with dementia and other related diseases; assisting low income and home bound seniors with basic needs or rides to medical appointments; aiding children and families in the foster care system; serving adults with disabilities through Special Ministries and so much more!

Please prayerfully consider your donation today to make a difference in the lives of those most in need! Click the link below to make your donation today - Thank You! If you've already made your special donation...Thank You!
Dealing with the "Holiday Blues"
During my time in the military, I spent more holidays than I can count away from loved ones. Each time, instead of feeling the joy and cheer of the season, I felt alone, isolated, depressed and would become jealous of others who were able to spend precious time with their families and friends.

I recently learned that nearly 2 out of 3 people experience the “Holiday Blues” every year around the holiday season!

The holidays can cause additional stress, anxiety, and depression. While for some, the holiday blues will be temporary, there are also those with pre-existing mental health conditions where symptoms of the holiday blues should not be taken lightly.

Guest writer, Kim Bollom, is a Registered Nurse of 14 years and specializes in educating newly graduated nurses who are transitioning from nursing school into their first professional nursing role. Kim spent the first seven years of her career on Active Duty in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

The information provided is general in nature and may vary from individual to individual or case to case. It is provided by a credentialed volunteer for purposes of education and is not verified by LCCC. Readers are invited to do their own research and consult care providers regarding their particular issues.
Enjoying the Holidays Together!
Our Special Ministries friends had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving early with St. Augustine Catholic Church and Meals On Wheels Livingston! Thank you to everyone that helped make this special meal happen!

Next we are looking forward to our Christmas Party on the 15th! And we will be capping off the year with the our FIRST EVER Annual Rock'in New Year's Eve Party!

Registration forms and the current calendar are on our website at www.livingstonCC.org.

Keep checking our Facebook page and the Special Ministries page of the LCCC website for the latest events!
Room for Your Loved One
Family Caregivers...if a loved one has Alzheimer's or other memory related diseases such as Lewy Bodies, Parkinson's or Chemo Brain, we are here to help. Be Our Guest Adult Day offers a safe and stimulating day in a club-like setting.

Call Suzi or LeAnn today to schedule your tour - 517.546.9910. Visit our website to learn more..

If you are the caregiver of someone with dementia, or know someone who is, we are here to help! LCCC offers FREE Caregiver Support Meetings.

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:00-6:00 pm
Email LeAnn@LivingstonCC.org for Zoom info
We Wouldn’t Be Here Without Our Team!!
Say hello to our incredible staff at Be Our Guest Adult Day! They are the ones that make the difference. They spend every day caring for people's loved ones that live with Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia.

From left to right: Kelly, Mary L., Patti, Suzi, Caren, Melissa, LeAnn, Linda, Deana
Missing: Mary H. and Hayley
Looking to Make a Difference?
We have plenty of options for your to volunteer with LCCC! A small amount of your time can make a world of difference!

Contact Brook@livingstoncc.org

Contact Beth@livingstoncc.org

Contact LeAnn@livingstoncc.org

Contact Suzi or Leann at 517-546-9910

Contact Meganp@livingstoncatholiccharities.org
Sponsors & Auction Items Needed!
Join us on March 26, 2022 to enjoy friendship, great music by Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations, delicious food, plus celebrate our Community Stars!

LCCC is excited to host our annual Salute to the Stars event after a 2-year hiatus. This event is a fundraiser to support our professional, critical services and programs that serve the entire county with a focus on our county's most vulnerable men, women and children.

AS A SPONSOR YOU COULD BE A VITAL PART OF THIS EXCITING EVENT! We are also looking for businesses (local or throughout Michigan) to donate items, services or experiences for the auction.

** Event tickets make great stocking stuffers! **
Protect Your Personal Information!
If you receive a call, text, or email that...
  • Threatens to suspend your Social Security number, even if they have part or all of your Social Security number
  • Warns of arrest of legal action
  • Demands or requests immediate payment
  • Requires payment by gift card, prepaid debit card, internet currency, or by mailing cash
  • Pressures you for personal information
  • Requests secrecy
  • Threatens to seize your bank account
  • Promises to increase your Social Security benefit
  • Tries to gain your trust by providing fake "documentation," false "evidence," or the name of a real government official
...it is a SCAM!

Do not give scammers money or personal information – Ignore Them!
Simple Ways for YOU to Provide Critical Services for Generations to Come!

What do you wish your legacy to be? Do you wish to honor a loved one for generations to come?

Without dipping into your current income, you can list Livingston County Catholic Charities as a beneficiary in addition to your family.

Discuss these options and others with your financial advisor or lawyer. Visit our website for more information or call Julie Amman, Director of Development/Marketing, at 517-545-5944 to share your wishes.

Tax ID: 38-2570420
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Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2570420 to confirm "Livingston County Catholic Charities" as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization.
On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:00-6:00 pm
Email LeAnn@LivingstonCC.org for Zoom info

Elder Abuse Recovery Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)
Email Beth@LivingstonCC.org

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00-7:00 pm
Email Amy@LivingstonCC.org for Zoom info

Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm & 6:30-8:00 pm (in-person)
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm (Zoom)
Email Jessica@LivingstonCC.org 517-375-1652 for Zoom info
Click Here to Donate Locally & Give the Gift of Hope!
Livingston County Catholic Charities
2020 E. Grand River #104, Howell, MI 48843
Office Phone 517-545-5944 Be Our Guest Adult Day Phone 517-546-9910
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