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Discover Life! | Wednesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 6:30pm

This is a three-week class designed to introduce our friends to Jesus Christ. We'll begin with dinner at 6:30pm, then watch an "Alpha" video followed by table discussions. This is a great way to help a friend (or yourself) learn the basics of the Christian faith. Please RSVP to the church office with your name and the number of people coming with you. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to partner together in the gospel! 

Townhall Meeting | Sunday, July 29, 6pm

We will meet to discuss having one or two Sunday morning services. Your input is appreciated! 

Kairos Prison Ministry Training | Fridays, August 10-September 28

Kairos Weekend #21 at North Central Correctional Complex in Marion, Ohio, will be held this October. The team building meetings for serving will be Friday evenings from 6-10pm, from August 10-September 28/29. If you are interested in serving at the next Kairos weekend, or want more information, please contact the church office. 

Fresh Wind Prayer | Sundays, 9-9:40am

We want to be a church led by the Spirit. To inch us closer to this reality, we have a church-wide opportunity this summer to seek Him. Beginning July 1, join with others to pray for revival in our church and country, the Discover Life outreach, the Sunday service, and for whatever else as He leads. Fresh Wind will meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Mark your calendar for these important upcoming events:

  • Leaders' Retreat - Saturday, August 25
  • Axis Intergenerational Event for Parents and Teens: Saturday, October 27

Sunday Preview: The King God Wanted

The book of 2 Samuel can be divided up into two sections--the first describing David’s rise, and the second outlining his fall. This week, we will look at the last of the chapters which follow his rise and the greatness of his reign. We will see all of the ways that David embodied God’s ideal chosen king. While ultimately David fell short, he did foreshadow the true and better King who is to come.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Nick Carruthers continues in our series on The Unstoppable Kingdom, a study of the book of 2 Samuel. 

July Linworth Life

Highlights from June...

  • 53 men attended the Men's Ministry presentation of The Heart of Man film on June 2.
  • Corey Baugher's Comparative Religions course kicked off on June 4.
  • Ten people attended the Ballroom Dancing event hosted by the Singles Group on June 15.
  • We celebrated the Linworth dads on Father's Day with an interview with Scott Watkins. All dads received a freshly grilled hamburger on their way out of church.
  • About 250 people enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, and an endless sea of side dishes and desserts at the LRC picnic on June 24. 
  • Nine families were served by the LRC Food Pantry in June.
  • Two patients were treated at the Linworth Free Clinic in June.
  • The H20 Evangelism Ministry continues to hand out cold bottles of water and a gospel tract at the Worthington Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.

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Family Ninja Warrior Camp | Saturday, July 14, 9am-2pm

Families, come to the Family Ninja Warrior Camp! Our focus will be overcoming our fears by learning to trust God, based on the example of one of the Bible’s most famous warriors, Joshua. Music, games, lunch, and Legos will be part of the fun. Families will conclude the day by testing their skills on a giant fifteen obstacle inflatable ninja course! Childcare will be available for children under 3, but pre-registration is required. This is a great event for inviting another family. Be sure to register today at 

 

Mark your calendar for these important upcoming events:

Town Hall (one or two service discussion) | Sunday, July 29, 6pm
Leaders' Retreat | Saturday, August 25
Axis Intergenerational Event for Parents and Students | Saturday, October 27

 

Fresh Wind | Sundays Mornings Before the Serivce

The pastors communicated a vision of being a church led by the Spirit throughout our Empowered series. To inch us closer to this reality, our pastors are facilitating a church-wide opportunity this summer to seek Him. Beginning July 1, from 9-9:40am, join with others to pray for revival in our church and country, the Discover Life outreach, the Sunday service, and for whatever else as He leads. Fresh Wind will meet in the Fellowship Hall. 

Sunday Preview: Surprising God, Surprising Grace

King David stabilized the kingdom and is enjoying peace. With time for reflection, it does not escape his notice that the tent containing God’s house pales in comparison to his own. Driven by the evident disparity, David hatches a plan with his friend to tip the scales the other way. He is going to build God an amazing house. But God has other plans, and in saying "No" to David, He sets in motion an intimate and surprising human/divine conversation. It is a conversation revealing more grace than David could ever have imagined, a grace that reaches down to us.  

Join us this Sunday as we learn about the Unstoppable Kingdom. Pastor Chris Martin will continue in our series through the book of 2 Samuel. 

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Baptism | Sunday, July 22

We would love to support you in taking a step of faith by being baptized. For more information, go to linworthroadchurch.com/baptism.

Lifeline Car Wash/Bake Sale
Sunday, July 8

Please come to the Lifeline Bake Sale and Car Wash! We are raising scholarship money for our Lifeline High School mission trip with Appalachia Service Project (July 15-21). Buy a dozen cookies or bring a dozen cars to get washed!

Family Ninja Warrior Camp
Saturday, July 14, 9am-2pm

Families, come to the Family Ninja Warrior Camp! Our focus will be overcoming our fears by learning to trust God, based on the example of one of the Bible’s most famous warriors, Joshua. Music, games, lunch, and Legos will be part of the fun. Families will conclude the day by testing their skills on a giant fifteen obstacle inflatable ninja course! Childcare will be available for children under 3, but pre-registration is required. This is a great event for inviting another family. Be sure to register today at https://linworthroadchurch.churchcenter.com/registrations

Lifeline Middle School Ministry
Wednesdays, 7-9p

Middle School Ministry now meets on Wednesday nights at LRC! We are a ministry consisting of 6th-8th graders. If you have questions about the youth group, email Alex at alexf@linworthroadchurch.com.

Fresh Wind | Sundays beginning July 1

The pastors communicated a vision of being a church led by the Spirit throughout our Empowered series. To inch us closer to this reality, our pastors are facilitating a church-wide opportunity this summer to seek Him. Beginning July 1, from 9-9:40am, join with others to pray for revival in our church and country, the Discover Life outreach, the Sunday service, and for whatever else as He leads. Fresh Wind will meet in the Fellowship Hall. 

Sunday Preview: Every Spiritual Blessing

Is there something that prevents you from experiencing the blessing of God? Do you have an everyday confidence and awareness that He is alive and working in you? In our journey through 2 Samuel, the fifth chapter marks a significant turning point in the life of David. David’s scope of responsibility grows exponentially and the writer reaffirms why success came to him. That same pathway of blessing is available to you. It is not easy, but it is remarkably simple. Sound interesting?

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin continues in our series through the book of 2 Samuel, and invite a friend. Don’t live another day without the blessing of God. 

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Church Picnic | This Sunday, June 24

Acts 2:46 “They were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.” Please come to the church-wide picnic! Make new friends and catch up with old friends. LRC will provide the meat and drinks. If your last name begins with A-P, please bring a salad or side dish for 8-10 people. If your last name begins with Q-Z, please bring a dessert for 8-10 people. We will start right after the service.

ESL Volunteers Needed

The ESL Ministry to adults at the Whispering Oaks apartment complex is looking for more volunteers to help with tutoring. ESL is offered on Saturdays from 12-1:30pm, but a weeknight could be added if we had enough volunteers. We also need donations of CD players to give to the students (for homework practice). If you are interested in learning about this ministry, email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Two Ways to Support PDHC: 
Walk for Life July 21 and Baby Shower

Come to the Walk for Life on Saturday July 21 along the Scioto Mile at Audubon Metro Park. This event will be family friendly with lots of activities. We hope you can participate as a walker or as a sponsor to a walker. Also, the Women’s Outreach Ministry invites you to join in a church-wide “baby shower” in support of PDHC’s expectant women and their babies. We will be collecting items at LRC on June 24 and July 1. Please visit the table in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday for more information.

Family Ninja Warrior Camp
Saturday, July 14, 9am

Families are invited to join us for Family Ninja Warrior Camp! We will learn how God trained Joshua with His Word to overcome his fears and become one of Israel’s greatest leader warriors. Together, families will put these same principles into practice as they learn some ninja warrior skills. The camp will conclude with lunch and an opportunity to test yourself on a giant ninja warrior course. Registration begins next week.

Lifeline Middle School Ministry
Wednesdays, 7-9pm


Lifeline Middle School Ministry has a new home on Wednesdaynights at the church from 7-9pm! We are a ministry consisting of 6th-8th graders. If you have any questions about the youth group, please email Alex Fabian at alexf@linworthroadchurch.com.

Fresh Wind | Sundays beginning July 1

The pastors communicated a vision of being a church led by the Spirit throughout our Empowered series. To inch us closer to this reality, our pastors are facilitating a church-wide opportunity this summer to seek Him. Beginning July 1, from 9-9:40am, join with others to pray for revival in our church and country, the Discover Life outreach, the Sunday service, and for whatever else as He leads. Fresh Wind will meet in the Fellowship Hall. 

Starts August 1--Prayer Card Reminder

Remember to turn in your prayer card, so that the pastors can pray with you for friends you'd like to invite to Discover Life. Starting August 1, for three consecutive Wednesdays, we will be showing a series of videos designed to introduce our non-Christian friends to Jesus Christ, and help new believers to grow in their faith. Each week will consist of a meal, an Alpha video message, a brief discussion, and dessert. Please invite and bring your friends who need to hear the gospel and have their questions answered.

Sunday Preview: David's House vs Saul's House

Last summer we began a journey through the period of Israel’s history described in the book of 1 Samuel. 1 and 2 Samuel were originally one book, so we ended last summer very much in the middle of the story. In this series, we continue on this journey through 2 Samuel.

This Sunday, Pastor Nick Carruthers kicks off this new series. We will take a look at the first four chapters of 2 Samuel, and we will see that Yahweh is on the move, and that He will accomplish all that He has promised. 

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ESL Volunteers Needed

The ESL Ministry to adults at the Whispering Oaks apartment complex is looking for more volunteers to help with tutoring. ESL is offered on Saturdays from 12-1:30pm, but a weeknight could be added if we had enough volunteers. We also need donations of CD players to give to the students (for homework practice). If you are interested in learning about this ministry, email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Baby Dedication
Sunday June 24

Our next baby dedication will be on Sunday, June 24. If you wish to have your baby dedicated during one of our Sunday morning services, please email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Church Picnic | Sunday, June 24

Acts 2:46 “They were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.” Please come to the church-wide picnic! Make new friends and catch up with old friends. LRC will provide the meat and drinks. If your last name begins with A-P, please bring a salad or side dish for 8-10 people. If your last name begins with Q-Z, please bring a dessert for 8-10 people. We will start right after the service.

Two Ways to Support PDHC: 
Walk for Life July 21 and Baby Shower

Come to the Walk for Life on Saturday July 21 along the Scioto Mile at Audubon Metro Park. This event will be family friendly with lots of activities. We hope you can participate as a walker or as a sponsor to a walker. Also, the Women’s Outreach Ministry invites you to join in a church-wide “baby shower” in support of PDHC’s expectant women and their babies. We will be collecting items at LRC on June 24 and July 1. Please visit the table in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday for more information.

Fresh Wind | Sundays beginning July 1

The pastors communicated a vision of being a church led by the Spirit throughout our Empowered series. To inch us closer to this reality, our pastors are facilitating a church-wide opportunity this summer to seek Him. Beginning July 1, from 9-9:40am, join with others to pray for revival in our church and country, the Discover Life outreach, the Sunday service, and for whatever else as He leads. Fresh Wind will be in the Fellowship Hall. 

Save the Date for Sports Camp
Saturday, July 14

Save the Date for this year's Family Sports Camp, which will be a one-day event on July 14.

Sunday Preview: Justice

There is not any doubt that Jesus came to proclaim justice. But over the last several decades, the meaning of justice has been dividing churches, Christian colleges, and denominations. What is justice? How does it relate to the mission of the church? And what is my individual responsibility to fight for justice?

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin seeks to bring light to these questions. We will also celebrate our dads and hear form one dad seeking to find the balance between work and home. 

June Linworth Life

Highlights from May...

  • Fourteen people met to inspire the God-given creativity in each other at the Creative Night on May 3.
  • Ten people learned how to communicate their testimony in written form at the Writing Your Testimony Class on May 3. 
  • Fifteen Lifeline high school graduates were recognized on Sunday morning May 6.
  • Corey Baugher’s class on Numbers and Deuteronomy wrapped up on May 7.
  • Mothers received delicious treats and had their pictures taken with their families at the Mother’s Day Photo Booth on May 13.  
  • Linworth Homeschool Ministry families gathered for a day of games and food to end the school year at the LHM Field Day on May 11.
  • "Pieces," the Women’s Mini Retreat on May 11, was attended by 25 women. Speaker Diane Cartolano shared how God takes the broken pieces of our lives and makes beautiful things with them. Lovely quilts made by LRC members were on display.  
  • Eleven men from LRC braved the elements at the Wilderness Retreat in the Allegheny National Forest from May 17-20. 
  • Ten families were served by the LRC Food Pantry in May.

Weekly Bulletin

A Conversation About Race and Racism
Thursday, June 14, 7-8:30pm

Our pastors have a vision for LRC to grow in diversity—to reflect the future Kingdom of Heaven that will be populated from every “tongue, tribe, and nation.” To get there, we want to facilitate a greater level understanding of our differences so we can ensure LRC is a welcoming place. To move forward in that goal, Pastor Chris will host this discussion on race and racism. If you would like to attend, email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Ballroom Dancing Lesson
Friday, June 15, 7-10pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Singles of all ages! Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance but weren’t sure how to go about doing it? The Singles of LRC have the answer. Come to a no-stress, fun-filled night to start the process in a relaxing atmosphere filled with friends from LRC. You are invited to a ballroom dancing lesson given by none other than our own Alen Buckeye. Please bring a snack food or beverage to share. Email wolfgangg8r@aol.comto RSVP or if you want to be added to our Facebook group.

Women's Study | The Quest by Beth Moore
Tuesdays at 10am, Wednesdays at 7pm 

Due to popular demand, we have added an evening meeting in addition to the Tuesday 10am study. Beginning Wednesday June 13 through July 25, we will meet at Laurie Miller’s home in Powell (at 7pm). To sign up, email women@linworthroadchurch.com, and indicate Tues 10am or Wednesday 7pm. There is no charge for this study.

Church Picnic | Sunday, June 24

Acts 2:46 “They were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.” Please come to the church-wide picnic! Make new friends and catch up with old friends. LRC will provide the meat and drinks. If your last name begins with A-P, please bring a salad or side dish for 8-10 people. If your last name begins with Q-Z, please bring a dessert for 8-10 people. We will start right after the service.

Discover Life Prayer Cards

Don't forget to fill out two prayer cards for the Discover Life! series coming in August. Return one of them to the church so the staff and pastors can join you in praying for your friends.

Sunday Preview: Hospitality

In this message, we continue in our three-week series A Mission for Everyone. Jesus came to seek and save that which is lost. (Luke 19:10)  He left the 99 to search for the one lost sheep. (Luke 15:4) How can we join Him in that which He cares for? We will explore an old, yet up-to-date, method of communicating the gospel to others and making disciples. It is a simple way to be where Jesus is. 

Be sure to join us and include a friend as Pastor Chris Martin continues in this Mission series. Remember, we have one service this summer, at 10am.

Weekly Bulletin

Baptism Sunday, June 24

We would love to support you in taking a step of faith by being baptized. For more information, go to linworthroadchurch.com/baptism

A Conversation About Race and Racism
Thursday, June 14, 7-8:30pm

Our pastors have a vision for LRC to grow in diversity—to reflect the future Kingdom of Heaven that will be populated from every “tongue, tribe and nation.” To get there, we want to facilitate a greater level understanding of our differences so we can ensure LRC is a welcoming place. To move forward in that goal, Pastor Chris will host this discussion on race and racism. If you would like to attend, email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Ballroom Dancing Lesson
Friday, June 15, 7-10pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Singles of all ages! Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance but weren’t sure how to go about doing it? The Singles of LRC have the answer. Come to a no-stress, fun-filled night to start the process in a relaxing atmosphere filled with friends from LRC. You are invited to a ballroom dancing lesson given by none other than our own Alen Buckeye. Please bring a snack food or beverage to share. Email wolfgangg8r@aol.comto RSVP or if you want to be added to our Facebook group.

Women's Study--The Quest by Beth Moore
Tuesdays at 10am, Wednesdays at 7pm 

Due to popular demand, we have added an evening meeting in addition to the Tuesday 10am study. Beginning Wednesday June 13 through July 25, we will meet at Laurie Miller’s home in Powell (at 7pm). To sign up, email women@linworthroadchurch.com, and indicate Tues 10am or Wednesday 7pm. There is no charge for this study.

Church Picnic
Sunday, June 24 

Acts 2:46 “They were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.” Please come to the church-wide picnic! Make new friends and catch up with old friends. LRC will provide the meat and drinks. If your last name begins with A-P, please bring a salad or side dish for 8-10 people. If your last name begins with Q-Z, please bring a dessert for 8-10 people. We will start right after the service.

Water Evangelism, Saturdays all Summer

Join our Saturday morning team and help share the gospel by handing out bottles of water at the Worthington Farmers Market. It is an easy and non-threatening way to begin an evangelism journey. You simply say, “Would you like a free water bottle?” If you’re interested, please email Dale at missions@linworthroadchurch.com

Sunday Preview: Chris Old & Awaken Church

The book of Acts ends with Paul talking about Jesus while under house arrest. What a compelling picture of his relentless pursuit to serve Jesus. It is a perfect bookend to a book beginning with a prophecy on how the gospel will spread to the whole world. How can we continue the book of Acts today? A significant part of Linworth’s strategy is to plant churches in spiritually needy communities where the gospel can be lived and proclaimed. To help us envision our future, we are reaching into our past. Chris Old, who led a church plant from Linworth in 2010, is returning to tell the story of Awaken Church. Joining him is a member of the church planting team and a young woman recently introduced to Awaken. Each perspective will help us appreciate how God grows His Kingdom and us through bold steps of faith.

Weekly Bulletin

Water Evangelism, Saturdays all Summer

Join our Saturday morning team and help share the gospel by handing out bottles of water at the Worthington Farmers Market. It is an easy and non-threatening way to begin an evangelism journey. You simply say, “Would you like a free water bottle?” If you’re interested, please email Dale at missions@linworthroadchurch.com

Men's Ministry, "The Heart of Man" Movie

The LRC Men's Ministry is sponsoring a showing of the movie "The Heart of Man,” the story of the relentless pursuit of the Father for His prodigal son, paralleled with modern-day stories of loss, brokenness, hope, redemption, and rescue out of darkness into light. We have an invitation to dine at the Father's Table, free of shame, fully known and fully loved. We encourage every male age 13 and older to come. A light breakfast will be served prior to the movie. Email office@linworthroadchurch.com if you would like to attend.

Middle School Ministry
Wednesdays, 7-9pm 

The LifeLine Middle School Ministry is moving to Wednesday evenings, starting June 13! We will meet at the church from 7-9pm. Email Alex Fabian at alexf@linworthroadchurch.com if you have questions.

One Service this Summer
June 3-September 2, 10am

As previously announced, this summer we will have only one Sunday morning service. Our service will begin at 10am from June 3-September 2.

Discover Life
August 1, 8, and 15

Starting August 1, for three consecutive Wednesdays, we will be showing a series of videos designed to introduce our non-Christian friends to Jesus Christ, and help new believers to grow in their faith. Each week will consist of a meal, an Alpha video message, a brief discussion, and dessert. Please bring your friends who need to hear the gospel and have their questions answered. Volunteers are needed to help out each evening! If you are interested in using your gifts to help with this church-wide outreach, email the office at office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Church Office Closed Memorial Day

This weekend, remember those in the military who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. The LRC office will be closed Monday May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Mid-Year Report

Dear Linworth,

As we head into the summer months, it is beneficial to look back on the first six months of our ministry year, 2017-2018. 

Our theme this year is anchored in 1 Corinthians 4:20: For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. Desiring to experience this more fully was the reason behind our series on the Holy Spirit from the book of Acts. Together we have freshly sought to explore the meaning of becoming a people of His presence. What does it mean to be filled with, immersed in, the Spirit? I am grateful for this study, and find that I am personally more aware of His Presence on an everyday basis. His Presence is what we all truly long for. He is the end of our all our desires. The prayer of our elders is that we may we become a people of His presence. 

This theme also inspired what we have called Encounter--evenings given to worship and experiencing His presence. Approximately 80-90 have participated each night, and many of you have responded to the call to receive prayer.   

Finally, this theme has inspired tremendous conversations within our pastoral care and discipleship team. This is a team of men and women (pastors and life group shepherds) charged with helping our body do the things Jesus did (1 John 2:6). We have developed a list of what would characterize a life group where the work of the Spirit is evident. These characteristics will help us lead our life groups into the future.    

As we conclude the Acts series at the end of May, we will turn our attention to a three week series called “A Mission For Everyone,” and then begin our summer Old Testament series on 2 Samuel. 

As we head into the summer, let me encourage you now to think/pray about someone you could bring to our Discover Life series beginning in late July. This Alpha-type course will introduce non-Christians to Jesus and help ground new Christians in their faith. Is there a friend you can bring? 

Summer Schedule Highlights:
 

June 2 Heart of Man Men’s Ministry event
June 3 Missions series begins
June 17 Father’s Day
June 21-22 Pastors Conference
June 24 Second Samuel series begins
June 24 All-Church Picnic
 
July 9-11 Sports Camp
July 15-21 Lifeline Appalachia Service Project trip
July 23 Survey for one service feedback goes out
July 27 Encounter
July 29 Town Hall for one service feedback

Aug 1, 8, 15 Discover Life
August 7-9 Ohio Pastors Retreat
August 18 or 25 Leader Retreat

Our financial report covers the six month time period from September to February. For that time period, our giving and income are above our budgeted expenses by 1%. Expenses for that same time period are 1% below projections. We thank God for His faithfulness and generosity as He works through you. If you have yet to participate in this realm of worship and discipleship, we encourage you to prayerfully begin by seeking God and committing to a set offering each month. Your participation in this work will help us extend what we do in our city and will be a great source of joy and growth in your own life.

Please feel free to approach me or any of our elders with any questions or concerns you may have.

Weekly Bulletin

Men's Ministry--"The Heart of Man" Movie

The LRC Men's Ministry is sponsoring a showing of the movie "The Heart of Man,” the story of the relentless pursuit of the Father for His prodigal son, paralleled with modern-day stories of loss, brokenness, hope, redemption, and rescue out of darkness into light. We have an invitation to dine at the Father's Table, free of shame, fully known and fully loved. We encourage every male age 13 and older to come. A light breakfast will be served prior to the movie. Email office@linworthroadchurch.com if you would like to attend.

Comparative Religions Class
Mondays, June 4-August 13, 7pm

You won’t want to miss Cory Baugher’s next Knowing the Bible Class! This class will compare the religions of Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Mystery Religions, and Gnosticism. Join us on Monday evenings at 7pm from June 4 through August 13, in the LRC Fellowship Hall. Please register for this class at https://www.knowingthebible.net/.

Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays, June 5-July 10, 10am

Take time this summer to refresh yourself in the Word. We will be studying The Quest by Beth Moore. We ask God many questions, but He asks us questions as well. Through these questions, we draw intimately near to God. Join us for this six-week study which will meet on Tuesdays at 10am. If you’re interested, please email women@linworthroadchurch.com

Link your Kroger Card to LRC

By linking your Kroger Plus card with LRC, Kroger will contribute a portion of what you spend at Kroger to the church. We use this money to send students with financial need to student ministry events. This is a free program, and it does not affect your fuel rewards. Go to Kroger.com, click Savings and Rewards, and then Kroger Community Rewards to create an account. LRC is listed as Linworth Road Community Church, #80885. Thank you!

One Service this Summer
June 3-September 2, 10am

As previously announced, this summer we will have only one Sunday morning service. Our service will begin at 10am from June 3-September 2.