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Lighthouse Community Church holds outdoor service

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 7, 2020) – For the first time in four months, the Lighthouse Community Church family gathered in person—Sunday, August 2, they held an outdoor service under a large canopy in the spacious front lawn.

The church’s Facebook event for the service reminded members to “stay home if you aren’t feeling well, recently had cold symptoms or are simply taking things slowly,” and Ashley Thompson—a nurse and a Lighthouse member—checked congregants’ temperatures as they approached the gathering.

Ashley Thompson checked congregants’ temperatures as they approached the outdoor service. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The church was blessed with beautiful weather for the outdoor service, which included music, prayer, a sermon, and plenty of space for social distancing. Approximately 50 people attended the gathering.

Associate Pastor Sharon Carey (standing) leads church members in a prayer. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Lighthouse Community Church describes itself as “a multi-cultural, multi-generational, outreach driven church.” (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Pastor Nathaniel Smith spends a few moments in worship before delivering his sermon. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Lighthouse Community Church is located at 17500 Lighthouse Lane, which is accessible by turning west from Torrence onto 176th Street. More information is available at the church’s Facebook page:

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.