Originally started as a men's prayer breakfast, the Lenten Breakfast is an ecumenical event that now attracts more than 450 people from Lebanon County and beyond for a delicious breakfast, inspiring speaker, and uplifting entertainment.
The 2020 Lenten Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 28 from 8-10 am at the Cedar Crest Middle School auditorium. The speaker is Steve Sabol, community pastor of LifeWay Church. The Celebrate Recovery Praise Team band from Church of the Good Shepherd will provide entertainment and close with a group sing.
LCCM is setting a goal of raising $14,400 to fund 40 days of shelter at LCCM's FRESH Start Emergency Shelter and Resource Center through a special fundraiser involving our 14-member board during the Lenten period, sponsorships to underwrite the cost of food at the event, as well as a freewill offering.
Here's how you can support the special board fundraiser, 40 Days and Nights of Shelter.
FRESH Start is one of the main safety net programs that we provide to our clients, in addition to food and clothing. The resource center is a place where the guests can prepare their meals, do their laundry, take showers, and list as a reference when searching for work and/or housing. The day shelter is housed within the walls of LCCM, but we still rely on partner churches to house the clients during the overnight portion of the program.
Well into its sixth year of operation, the emergency shelter serves an average of 15 guests per night. During these six years, a steady stream of families and individuals who have found themselves homeless for a variety of reasons, have found the services provided by FRESH Start invaluable - especially children. Children range in age from infant to 18 and generally make up one-half of the individuals served by the emergency shelter.
The most pressing need LCCM faces at this point is that of funding for staff. As a Christ-centered and Kingdom focused ministry, LCCM is driven by its compassion for each and every client it serves and every partner and supporter with whom it engages.
The cost is $15 per person and includes a homemade breakfast buffet complete with a scrambled egg casserole, pancakes, bacon, sausage, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, juice and coffee provided by Country Home Catering.
To order tickets, click on 'buy Lenten Breakfast tickets" or call Andrea Gillhoolley at (717)272 4400 ext. 211 or email her at email@example.com. Checks should be made payable to Lebanon County Christian Ministries and mailed to LCCM, 250 S. 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17042.
Tickets are required for admission and will not be sold at the door. Tickets are served on a first come, first serve basis due to limited seating.