Our Church

A Place To Belong

Laughlintown Christian Church, like every family, has its rhythms and traditions.

Some are as old as the earliest Christians described in the New Testament,

and some are just the way we like to do things.

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About Us

Every Sunday we meet for worship: Singing, communion, prayer & sermon

We sing a lot of contemporary songs, with well-loved hymns from the past sprinkled in. We don't have a band but we have a projector to sing along with a lot of instrumental music. We also have a gifted pianist and gifted song leaders.

Each Sunday, one of the most important things we do is Communion, also called the Lord's Supper. As we eat and drink the bread and juice, we remember Jesus' death and resurrection for us, and are mysteriously being fed by Jesus' own body and blood. Anyone who has placed their faith in Jesus is welcome to join us in this reverent ceremony.

We love to pray for God's work in the world, and for the specific

needs of people we know and love. If you have a prayer request,

please share it with us so we can all join together in praying for

it together.

Our sermons are time to focus together on what God is telling us.

The preaching isn't perfect, but it is always God-centered, grace-
centered, and life-centered - Biblical truth shows us how God's grace

affects our daily lives.

We have our K.I.C.K. program (Kids In Christ's Kingdom) during the Sunday service. Kids join us for some of the singing and worship, then make their way downstairs for their own program.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of this church shall be, as revealed in the New Testament, to win people to faith in Jesus Christ and commit them actively to the church. To help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ, that increasingly they may know and do His will, and to work for the unity of all Christians and with them, engage in the common task of building the
Kingdom of God.

Meet The Team

We are an elder-led church. That means that elders oversee the direction and guidance of the church life, with a focus on our spiritual mission. We have many other servant-leaders, including our deacons, deaconesses, and trustees. Committees focus on the church's stewardship and property, missions support, evangelism and membership development, worship, and Christian education.

 
 

Jonathan

Huddleston

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MINISTER

Bruce

Burch

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ELDER

Ed

Matson

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Hi, my name is Ed Matson. I was raised in Ligonier Valley, went to college locally at St. Vincent, and with the exception of 5 years, my home has been here. My wife, Karen, als a life-long resident, and I have been married for 36 years and raised a family of four children. I am currently an elder at Laughlintown, but I serve where my capacity and the need intersect.

ELDER

Lee McKlveen

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Hello, my name is Lee H. McKlveen. I was raised on a dairy farm in Ligonier Township where I still live. I graduated from Ligonier High School class of 1965 & Nashville Auto-Diesel School where I studied welding & auto mechanics. My wife of 54 years, Elaine, is also a lifelong resident of Ligonier. We have a daughter, a son & 2 grandsons. I am a lifelong member of Laughlintown Christian Church, presently serving as an elder. I have served the church in many ways for the past 50 years.

ELDER

Trent

Perry

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Hello, my name is Trent Perry. I am originally from West Liberty, WV. I relocated to Ligonier Valley in 2011 when I married my wife Michelle. We currently reside in Ligonier with our two sons, Connor and Alexander. Being raised in the Christian Church has given me the ability to share my experience and love of Jesus Christ. I currently serve as an elder at Laughlintown Christian Church. I will continue to strive towards our mission goal, to win people to faith in Jesus Christ and commit them actively to the church.

ELDER

Dave

Schmidt

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I am Dave Schmidt, a long-time member and elder at Laughlintown Christian Church. I am chairman of the church's Board, and sit in on all of our committees so that I can help coordinate our work. I have a special interest in breaking down the church's goals in a systematic, step-by-step process that can help us put into practice the things we talk about.

ELDER

Deacons

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Dan Rice  |  Jon Emert  |  Pete Baldwin  |  Ron McDowell  |  Skip Savage  |  Jared Matson

Deaconesses

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Shinobu Kelly  |  Marti Savage  |  Karen Matson