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Digital Bulletin 1.13.2022


Mission Trip Opportunity

March 20-April 1, a team of six will travel to Austria to serve with our global partner TCM. This trip lasts 12 days. It does require you to be in reasonably good health as there are many stairs and you are on your feet most of the day. You will have the opportunity to serve students who are studying to be effective church leaders and disciple makers from all over Eastern Europe and Central Asia. You'll be assigned to either the kitchen, housekeeping, or buildings and grounds. The days are long, but the work changes lives. The cost will be approximately $1,200. If you would like to know more, please contact Craig Howie at craig@lebanonchristian.org. There will be an informational meeting scheduled soon. Austria does requires full vaccination for COVID-19, and you must have graduated high school to go on the trip.


412 Nerf War!

Sunday, January 16 from 2-7pm, students and their friends can join us for a Nerf battle royale! We'll provide all the darts and balls, bring your own eye-protection and nerf gun (or use one of our extras, we have lots!). We will play Rivals if there is enough interest. Pizza and drinks will be provided for dinner. All players must have a 2022 LCC Release Form on file. This is a great activity to connect with our youth group and build friendships with each other! Sign up here: https://www.lebanonchristian.org/events/412-nerf-war


Student Life Groups

The start of a new year is a great time for students to join in a Life Group with their peers! We have groups that meet during the 10:30 service on Sunday mornings year-round. Students in Life Groups get to circle up with a small group of students near their age and a couple adult leaders who help mentor them in finding and growing their faith. Groups discuss how to intersect Scripture and life, and build friendships based on faith and trust. All students in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to join us – just visit upstairs and we will connect you to one of our groups that will be a great fit for you.


Winterjam - Fri Jan 28

We are taking a group of students to Indy on Friday evening for this year's Winterjam Concert, featuring Skillet, Tauren Wells, KB, Colton Dixon and more! Cost for students is $20, which includes a VIP early entrance ticket ahead of general seating and transportation. We will leave LCC at 4 pm and anticipate returning late that evening. Sign up at https://www.lebanonchristian.org/events/winterjam by Jan 13 to guarantee your spot, seating cannot be guaranteed after that date.


Preschool Ministry Giving Tree

Christmas might be over, but we’re still collecting cash donations that will be used to help kids and families through Samaritan’s Purse Ministries. The giving tree is located in LCC room 112, and we’ll be collecting through January 30. Questions? Contact Julie Mark (julie@lebanonchristian.org) or Kala Haney (kala.haney8@gmail.com).


Worship Livestream

We have been having technical difficulties with livestreaming to Facebook in recent weeks, and it simply has not been reliable for us to rely on. For that reason, we will no longer be livestreaming our services to Facebook. The 9am service will still be live on YouTube and will remain thereafter. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xbzVyrgCvUMs-erZeeQjg to be sure you don’t miss a week!

Worship through giving

Church may not be meeting, but ministry is still happening and the needs are still great. There are still simple ways for you to do your usual giving.


By Mail

You can mail a check that you would normally drop in the offering plate to: Lebanon Christian Church, P.O. Box 664 Lebanon, IN 46052


Online

On the website, click on "Give" in the top menu bar. You can sign in to the database and give with your credit/debit card or add your checking account to your database account and give through automatic withdrawal. This method is preferred as there are no fees associated with it. If you have trouble with your password, click the "Forgot Password" button and retrieve it via your email address. You can also give here without signing in to your account.


Mobile App

If you have the LCC Elexio Mobile App, click on "Give" and you can go through the steps as above.


Text to Give

Text the word "GIVE" to 765-375-1LCC and follow the prompts. After you have done that one time to set up an account, you can text the amount you'd like to donate.


Drop off a Check

You are welcome to drop off a check at LCC during business hours: M-Th 8-4.

  • how are you feeling?

    Before joining us for in-person worship, please assess your current health. If you, or anyone you've recently been in contact with, are exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please stay home and worship with us online at 9am on Sundays:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headaches
    • New loss of taste of smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus.
  • SHOULD I WEAR A MASK?

    We are encouraging those who are willing to wear a mask to continue to do so as we strive to help and honor those around us.

     

    We continue to ask that each of us handles our disagreements and strong convictions with grace and love.

  • HOW DO I CHECK IN?

    The check-in hosts will assist with check-in. They will enter your name and check in your family, so there are minimal people touching the computers. You can tear off any labels that print for your children. 

  • Where do i sit?

    Rows are distanced in the auditorium, and we ask that you leave a seat between households. The student center is set up for social distancing, and the kids auditorium is equipped with floor circles to help the children keep an acceptable distance. We'll do our best with the little ones too!

  • How do i give my offering?

    In addition to the simple ways listed below, there are giving boxes located on the communion tables. Feel free to drop in your tithe as you go through for communion, then sanitize your hands before taking the elements.

  • what about communion?

    You will be released from your seats for communion, where you will move to the nearest of six stations. You have the opportunity to give offering, take a Connection Card, sanitize your hands, and take communion back to your seat the take it in quiet reflection.


    If you need assistance or are unable to walk to a communion station, please raise your hand and a deacon will bring you a tray where you can take a double cup of the bread and juice.

  • can i get a bulletin?

    We will continue to email a weekly digital bulletin, available below each week. If you are not getting the weekly emails, contact the church office and we will update your information.

  • Can I get coffee?

    We will not have coffee urns available, but you are welcome to bring your own. We do now have water bottle filling stations, so feel free to bring a reusable water bottle to fill as needed.

  • I have a baby in the nursery. What do i need to know?

    Our nursery will be open as usual, but we will provide all the diapering needs for your child. Please leave all diaper bags and things from home out in the hallway. We will come out to get a bottle or pacifier if your baby needs it.

  • what about preschool children?

    Your children are always welcome to go to "big church" with you. However, we will have classes open for children. When you bring your child, please stop at the classroom gate to sanitize hands. We will be outside anytime that the weather is nice. Volunteers will be diligent about helping children wash their hands, use sanitizer, and cleaning common areas. If possible, please send only one adult to drop off and pick up your child to avoid congestion in the halls. Use the floor stickers to maintain social distancing in the hallways.

  • HOW WILL KIDS CHURCH WORK?

    Children will be asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the room. There will be sanitizer available in the room and in each small group. Children will be challenged to sit on a carpet dot to help maintain appropriate social distancing. Small group leaders will work to limit shared supplies and maintain distances between children. With all of that in place, Kids Church will look similar to what it has in the past. Children will come to stations to give offering and/or take communion. They will be loved, cared for, and have fun with their friends and small group leaders! If possible, please send only one adult to drop off and pick up your child and use the floor stickers to maintain social distancing in the hallways.

  • what about student ministry?

    Our students will be asked to sanitize on their way into the Student Center, and we will have life groups meeting in the large rooms upstairs to allow them to keep their distance. Students and leaders may be asked to help wipe down their area and furniture after use. The coffee bar will be closed, so make sure to eat breakfast before you come.


    During Overflow weeks (2nd Sunday of the month), we will have Overflow worship at 9am, hang-out time at 10am, and life groups at 10:30am. 

request a sermon cd or DVD

Sometimes the best way for people to engage in worship is to listen to a CD of the sermon audio, whether because of slow or limited internet or technical difficulty. If this is you or someone you know, please fill out this form. We are happy to mail audio CDs of the sermon to anyone who would like one.


We now have the ability to record DVDs of the entire service, to be viewed on a computer or DVD player. If you know someone without internet who would like a DVD of our services, please email office@lebanonchristian.org or call 765-482-4673 to add them to our mailing list.

more information

Church Building Use

With COVID restricting our room capacity and requiring additional cleaning, along with limited custodial hours, we must restrict building use for non-ministry related events to groups no larger than 50% capacity. Please understand that we do our best to accommodate outside groups for both members and non-members, but we must abide by these rules as per our elders and government officials.


Mask Only Section

Part of the “new normal” of church is that we have a section for mask-wearers who prefer to only be near others who are also wearing masks. That section can be found in the right-hand side of the auditorium. There are signs at the front of the section to remind you to wear your masks, and also orange tape on the floor to let you know what rows are included in that seating section. Please be respectful and wear a mask if you sit in that section.

 

Ways to Worship

  • In person!! You can come to worship at 9am or 10:30am on Sunday!
  • YouTube: LCC Worship channel. The service will be LIVE at 9:00am.
  • Lebanonchristian.org/messages - Available on Monday.
  • Podcast (search Lebanon Christian Church in your podcast app or click the link on lebanonchristian.org/messages) - available on Monday.
  • CD – email office@lebanonchristian.org or call 765-482-4673 to be added to the CD mailing list.
  • DVD – if you know someone without internet, this is a great way for them to participate. Please email office@lebanonchristian.org or call 765-482-4673 to add someone to the DVD mailing list.