It all began in 1977 when a 30 year old social worker, Virgil Gulker, thought that there had to be a better way to tap into the resources and desire of local churches to serve their community. Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) is a Christian-based nonprofit organization that meets a variety of needs in our community through churches serving together. Love INC is a 40 year-old national movement, with 137 affiliates in 30 states. Our Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) in Littleton has been connecting churches and living out Christ’s love since 2008.  33 church partners from a variety of denominations meet a broad range of needs and transform lives of our neighbors, (and our own). 250 active volunteers from area churches provide rides to medical appointments, coach budgeting strategies, work at the resale store, and provide compassion and connections to those who call in for help.

Love INC strives to be the eyes and ears in the community, receiving needs through a help line (303-794-LOVE) and dispatching local churches to be the hands and feet, serving their neighbors with Christ’s love. In June, 2017 we kicked off our transformational ministry IMPACT, which is truly the hand-up vs. hand-out. It is a weekly campus where individuals and families go to make their life better. Participants enjoy a family meal together, top-notch child care is provided, and adults take life skills classes, meet with coaches, earn  incentives for attendance/participation, and are covered with prayer.

Love INC is intentionally relational when interacting with neighbors in need, via phone call, or in person. We believe that the person is far more important than the need that immediately presents itself. Therefore, we follow-up with folks after their need is met, and we always seek to engage callers in the IMPACT program, to work toward true transformation.

Love INC’s annual fundraiser, The Harvest, is on Saturday, October 13 at 5:30 at CU South Denver. Table sponsors of $600 or Event Sponsors, $2000 and up are welcome. The Harvest provides an opportunity for fellowship and fundraising as we gather for a simple, delicious soup supper and learn more about what God is doing through Love INC churches and volunteers as we live out Redemptive Compassion in our communities. You can participate in a small silent auction and/or a lively live auction, purchase “mystery bowls” (beautiful artisan bowls with a surprise gift card attached), and peruse the various displays highlighting life-changing compassion through Love INC ministries. Visit their event page for tickets!

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