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The Columns - April 2023

News from your LCC Leadership
Sign Up to Help with the Talent Show
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Children, Youth, & Family: News & Events 

Haynes Nursery School News

If you or someone you know are looking for a preschool for the 2023-24 school year, Haynes currently has spots available for 3-year-olds and Pre-K kids! Check out our website for details on our new extended day class. Check out haynesnurseryschool.com or contact Shannon Lubas at haynes@lcc-church.org Spots are filling quickly! 


Faith In Action: Our next meeting will be on Sunday, April 16, in the parlor following coffee hour. Sandwiches will be served.

Focus: Global Ministries and Refugee Services

Faith Choice Ohio

Rev. Terry Williams from Faith Choice Ohio lead an excellent training to church and community members. All left with an important education and a desire to meet again. The next training TBD will be on how to speak our values with others in a constructive way.

Poverty Simulation Success

We had over 24 attendees and we all learned a great deal. Poverty is complex and life changing and not for the better. We all walked away with a greater understanding and empathy for our dear neighbors in need. 

LCC Volunteer Opportunities

LCC's Community Meal

We will be offering our monthly

Community Meal

Thursday, April 6

Our March community meal was prepared, assembled, and distributed on Thursday, March 2. We served our mac & cheese casserole, fresh apples, and Saint Patrick’s Day decorated Rice Crispy treats were made by Joanne and Vicki. We had 17 guests take 40 of our dinners and the remaining 8 were donated to AA.

Our volunteers were Donna Leisinger, Wendy Summers,

Paula Deal and John Kasper.

If you care to join this group, please contact us.

This committee is very thankful for the continued support from LCC. Peggi and Michael Mizen

Food delivery services have changed since the onset of Covid. If you have the means to donate, two local organizations that could be donated to are the Cleveland Food Bank and the Lakewood Community Service Center.

Each first Sunday of the month is our dedicated Hunger Sunday.

There are Hunger Envelopes at the back of the Sanctuary for your donation towards this LCC Ministry. 

Music Makers

Would you like to share your music talents as a vocalist or instrumentalist in LCC’s worship service?

Please let us know what you’d be interested in sharing and whether you’d want piano or guitar accompaniment. Ben Malkevitch will reach out to you several weeks ahead of time to coordinate.”

Sign Up HERE

Be part of a two-person team to count the offering following worship on Sunday mornings

  • It takes only about fifteen minutes each time
  • Sign up for as few or as many weeks per month as you wish

Contact Laura Sangree if you are interested in signing up. (Contact information is in the Instant Church Directory)

Sign Up HERE

Heading into Holy Week, our faithful walkers have gotten us quite far!! As Jesus enters Jerusalem today on Palm Sunday, we have 1,337 miles left to go this Lent.

Turn in your miles at tinyurl.com/milereport and check out our LCC Google Earth Project here at tinyurl.com/LCCintheworld

This is a collective effort of the people of LCC and anyone who’d like to join us. Watch for progress on the WORLD MAP in the West Clifton Hallway, in our weekly emails, and in Sunday worship.

LCC Meetings & Event Schedule

Be sure to check the weekly emails for any changes

Looking Ahead: Save the Date

Living Water Association News & Events

The Faith-in-Action would like to help members of our church connect with the wider church outside of our own church walls. One of the best ways to connect is to join the Living Water Association mailing list. Subscribe here. There are a wide variety of adult education programs and events available year-round.

LCC Executive Team

Chair: Bill Fraunfelder

Chair Elect: Laura Germaine

Moderator: Jan Young

Treasurer: Laura Sangree

Worship Life: Lauren Smigelski

Buildings and Grounds: Michael Fleenor

Congregational Life: Andy Barlow

Outreach Ministries: Heather Tuck-Macalla

Asst. Treasurer: Michael Daso

Welcoming Ministries: Vicki Smigelski


LCC’s Membership Directory is online for you to use on the go! Or at home!

Only members whose email is in the directory can have access to the information. It is available on your computer or as an app on your phone.

Please make sure to update the office if you have any changes to your information.

Instant Church Directory

Offering and Contribution Collection

Financial gifts are always welcome, our church feels the call to respond to the needs around us as they arise. Financial stability allows us to do so more effectively. So, let us give generously of our time, talent, treasure to further the work of God in our community.

You can do so in the following ways:

  • Donate through our website: Give
  • Writing and mailing a check to Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 W. Clifton Blvd., Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Sending a gift through your bank's online bill pay
  • Call the church office at (216) 221-9555 to discuss other options
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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm