What is Love Elgin Day? Love Elgin Day is a vision of seeing the ‘body of Christ’ use every gift, talent and resource to demonstrate the incredible love God has for humanity. Although we value the times of worship on Saturdays and Sunday along with Wednesday night ministries that seek to disciple and grow people in their faith in Christ – the VISION is to see ‘Christ-followers’ to come together, reach their cities for Christ and send the message to the world that the ‘body of Christ’ can and will unite and impact our world for Jesus Christ. people. In this local setting, we are a Christ-centered focused outreach, across the city of Elgin, demonstrating the love of God to all people who have genuine felt-needs, economic challenges and spiritual concerns. Imagine, local churches working together, across denominational lines, to express the grace and love of God in as many tangible ways as we possibly can! WE CAN AND DO!
Launched in 2012, this fun-filled, freebie-filled, faith-filled event will be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. The number of people served at each LED is between 1,500 to 3,000 family units. We offer a good lunch to all clients and volunteers, along with incredible services across every site and campuses across the Elgin area. Our bike repair guys have fixed as many as 60 bicycles in one day; our car maintenance team, perhaps two or three dozen cars. We can’t even begin to count how many boxes of groceries and bagfuls of clothing go home from Love Elgin Day. And, just like the grace of God for every one of us, all of it is free!
Pastor Jeorge Holmes, a native of Elgin, birthed this ministry and continues to serve as lead coordinator. LED operates under the umbrella of many local churches and Pastors in Elgin along with parterning with Touched Twice United, a 501(c)(3) organization in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Our Prayer: “God, may Your Kingdom come; may Your will be done [in Elgin] as it is in Heaven.” Matthew 6:10