Friday, May 26, 2017

Feed the Need

Feed the Need

Saturday, June 3rd 8am-8pm

Valpo Town & Country

Feed the Need is an annual event where we partner with Valpo Town & Country and other area churches to invite our community to join us in feeding those in need.  We stand at the doors and hand out flyers that list items that are being collected.  The flyers also invite them to purchase items on the list and drop them in receptacles on their way out.  We organize them in the truck.

If you like to talk with people, you can serve at the doors, but if you prefer being more behind the scenes, then organizing items on the truck may be more your thing!  Regardless, there is something for everyone!

Click here to sign up for Feed the Need.

Sunday, June 4th 1-5pm

Feed the Need Boxing – Life Bridge Christian Church

We will be organizing the items that have been donated to be distributed to local food pantries.  Weather permitting we will be doing this on our front lawn.  Volunteers should be 10 year old or older for lifting and sorting categories.  Lunch is provided for volunteers. 

For now, if you are interested in helping to coordinate this one day event, contact Jeni Bolton at

“Leveling Up” Life Celebration


Sunday, June 11th Beginning at 4pm

Milestones in life are significant and deserve to be celebrated.  We want to recognize some significant steps in the lives of our young people.

We will be recognizing students in these areas:

  • 5th Grade Completion
  • 8th Grade Completion
  • High School Graduation
  • College Graduation

You and your family and friends are invited to a time of encouragement and celebration for those who are “Leveling Up” in life.  We will be enjoying a cook-out and a time of recognition.  Following this, all are welcome to stay for our Student Worship Service.

Families with students in one of these categories wishing to participate, contact Traci Kersker at or (219) 531-7777 x11

Thanks for Serving!

coffee2_thumb_thumb Sara and Keith Jax…

have faithfully been serving 2 weekends a month at coffee bar for several years.  They will be moving to Florida in June to be closer to family and to continue serving God there.  Please take time to thank them for helping so many to feel welcome and fed!  We will miss them dearly, but we are always family and the Reunion will be great!

With their move that leaves opportunities to Pray, Provide and Participate at the coffee bar!

Sunday Coffee Bar is looking for volunteers:

  • Prayer – Pray for those who enter our doors to feel welcomed and accepted.  God uses the coffee bar and those who serve here to help make those first impressions and connections.  May He be glorified!
  • Provide munchies (All, especially 1st and 3rd weeks)
  • Coordinate a week (3rd Week)
  • Extra Hands to make coffee and prepare foods (especially 1st and 3rd Weeks)
Indicate your interest on your Connect Card online or on Sunday.

Thanks for Clean Laundry!

shelter (1)Thanks to the many who helped with Laundry!

Men’s Shelter Thursday night 8pm –Friday Morning 7am

  • Greeting/Set Up 7-8:30
  • Host 8-midnight*
  • Host midnight-4am*
  • Host 4am-7amish*
  • Provide, Prepare and/or Serve Breakfast **
  • Laundry – Monthly
* Times may vary to accommodate volunteer schedules. 
** Meals could be prepare and dropped off Thursday night – crockpots, overnight casseroles, etc.

Kairos Prison Outreach Opportunities!

We are still collecting cookies for Kairos through July 19th.  Cookies must be made using the Kairos Cookie Recipe, approximately 2 inches in diameter and packaged 6 cookies to a baggie.  They can be dropped off at Life Bridge and placed in one of the freezers.  Continue to keep this ministry in prayer as outreaches and smaller follow-up studies are ongoing.

Other Ways to Participate:

  • Bake Cookies
  • Make Hand prints of children
  • Purchase a meal ticket for feed an inmate a special meal
Bake cookies and freeze them. (Each weekend service to a prison requires 3500-5000 DOZEN cookies! Special recipe required.)
It's never too soon to begin making cookies!

Operation Christmas Child

Small Toys

Operation Christmas Child

OCC is a ministry that shares God’s love with children around the world by gifting each with a shoebox filled with both fun and practical items.  Throughout the year Life Bridge collects items that are later packaged into boxes.  OCC adds age appropriate materials to introduce them to God’s love through Jesus.

We are currently collecting small toys as we go into summer… jump ropes, chalk, Small stuffed animals, etc… no liquids.

Ongoing Events

Check out what is Happening at Life Bridge this week!