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The Columns - January 2024

Read Pastor Joanna's Full Article Here

On Sunday at church, we will have some pre-written Star Words to choose at random OR some blank stars for you to write your word on.

If you're worshipping online or unable to attend this Sunday, here are some links to choose your word at random or consider from a list.

Random Star Word Generator
List of Star Words
Children, Youth, & Family: News & Events 
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LCC Volunteer Opportunities

LCC's Community Meal

We will be offering our monthly

Community Meal

Thursday, January 4

Our community meal was prepared, assembled, and distributed on Thursday, December 7. We were very fortunate to get clambake leftovers, so we incorporated them into our meal. We served baked chicken, sweet potatoes, dinner roll and butter, green beans, tangerines, and our desserts were sugar cookies decorated cookies by the family decorating party, which happened on December 6.

Our elves were Bob Paraska, Wendy Summers, John Kasper, Nancy Fraunfelder, Donna Leisinger, and Robert Wentz.

We served 19 people, and 35 meals were taken – the other 13 meals were left for our AA guests.

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. The Music Team will reach out to you several weeks ahead of time to coordinate.”

Sign Up HERE

Fellowship Hour Host

Sign Up to be a Host for our fellowship time after worship on Sundays. All information and training will be provided by Sarah and Paul Pierce (our Coffee Hour coordinators). 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

LCC Meetings & Event Schedule

Be sure to check the weekly emails for any changes

Save the Date/Upcoming Events

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