For general information regarding Lutheran Services Carolinas, including use of the LSC or Trinity logos contact:

Mary Ann Johnson

LSC Director of Community Relations



Katie Scarvey

LSC Communications Specialist



From Newberry to Salisbury


Pastor's walk raises funds, awareness for Lutheran Services Carolinas.

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Love One Another update


South Carolina churches are supporting LSC's Love One Another capital campaign.

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SC couple adopts five children


Never give up: Ashton and Taylor Lethco adopt five children

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Bridging the generations


Children from St. John's Lutheran Church bring hugs and smiles to Trinity Oaks.

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LSC receives grant to transform long-term care dining


Recognizing that food is more than simply fuel for the body, Lutheran Services Carolinas is launching Step Up to the Plate.

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Love One Another congregation phase off to strong start in SC


LSC's Love One Another campaign is now in its congregational phase, and LSC is grateful for the enthusiasm churches are bringing to their efforts.

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'My mother has a good life; she just doesn't know it. But I do.'


While Alzheimer’s, and dementia in general, is a horrible disease with far-reaching effects on entire families, my reply is invariably, “Actually, my mother has a wonderful life – she just doesn’t kno

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ELCA awards LSC $200K disaster response grant


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has awarded Lutheran Services Carolinas a grant of $200,000 to help with Lutheran Disaster Response efforts in North and South Carolina.

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Kinard Manor to close Sept. 30


The closing of LSC's transitional home for veterans in Greenwood, S.C., is a marker of the remarkable progress the country has made in reducing veteran homelessness.

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Circle of Welcome seeks support for refugees


LSC is seeking churches and groups to help with its 'long welcome' for refugee clients.

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'Separated children' reunited with parents


Five children cared for by LSC's Transitional Foster Care for Unaccompanied Children program have been reunited with their families.

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Trinity Living at St. John's to provide respite care


Trinity Living Center has teamed up with St. John's Lutheran Church in Salisbury to provide respite care.

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LSC and Habitat for Humanity: Salisbury nonprofits working together


LSC and Habitat for Humanity have forged a fruitful partnership in Salisbury.

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Meet LSC foster parents Ryan and Dixie Nance


LSC foster parents Ryan and Dixie Nancy share their blessings.

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LSC celebrates SC campaign progress at SC Synod Assembly


Numbers emblazoned on the backs of T-shirts worn by LSC staff and supporters announced the amount raised to date: $698,159.39.

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LSC announces Loyal Service Award winners


Eight LSC employees have been given the organization's highest honor: the Loyal Service Award.

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Yarn bombing comes to Trinity Oaks


"So why yarn bomb? Because yarn bombing brings unexpected beauty and whimsy to an outdoor space. It lifts spirits and creates community."

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Separated children reunited with families


Five immigrant children who were housed in South Carolina are reunited with their families, according to multiple news sources.

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Five separated migrant children reunited with families


All five of the immigrant children who had been living with strangers in South Carolina after being torn from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with their families.

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Riley Burton: Super Volunteer


Residents, friends and family of Riley Burton — church pianist extraordinaire — filled the chapel and activity room of Trinity Oaks Sunday afternoon. The only thing missing was a piano.

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LSC foster care serving separated children


Lutheran Services Carolinas, the Salisbury-based nonprofit organization that runs Trinity Oaks, Trinity at Home and Trinity Living Center, made national news recently when one of its South Carolina pr

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Five children separated from families at the border in SC foster care


Columbia, S.C. (WCIV) — When the children arrive, they are afraid and suspicious. They don’t trust the members of the staff.

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Trinity Living Center partners with St. John's to provide group respite car


Trinity Living Center is entering into a new partnership with St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury to open a half-day group respite program — the first in the community — called Trinity Living at S

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Trinity Oaks gets 'yarn bombed'


So why yarn bomb? Because yarn bombing brings unexpected beauty and whimsy to an outdoor space, participants said. It also lifts spirits and creates community.

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Trinity Oaks residents enjoy Biltmore visit


It's a daunting task to take residents in wheelchairs to Asheville to tour the Biltmore, but Trinity Oaks staff and volunteers were up to the task.

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Trinity Grove veteran shares memories of surviving Pearl Harbor attack


Bill Hendley of Trinity Oaks was recently honored at a Wilmington commemoration of the 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. A local television station shared Hendley's remembrances of the day.

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Columbia recovery group celebrates 200th home


Lutheran Services Carolinas participated in the Midlands Flood Recovery Group's celebration of the 200th home that has been repaired.

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'I'll never stop dreaming about my future'


Former LSC refugee clients pursue the American dream -- and give back.

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Trinity Oaks hosts community engagement forum


People from all backgrounds and experience came together Thursday morning to discuss solutions to violence and safety concerns in Salisbury.

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Trinity Oaks hosts German actors


"Ten members of the German contingent will be staying in Trinity Oaks cottages or with residents on the Trinity Oaks campus."

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Laughter Yoga: Good for the caregiver's soul


"There's something funny about laughter yoga -- and that's the point."

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A Caregiver's Life: Stamping out Elderspeak


Once I experienced it first hand, I realized just how disrespectful elderspeak feels. For folks who are more senior and more debilitated, elderspeak may leave them feeling diminished...

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A Caregiver's Life: It takes a Village


Barbara talks about what caregivers need, and why it's important that they get the help they need to continue being good caregivers.

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LSC names SC Philanthropists of the Year


Charleston residents Herb Silverman and Sharon Fratepietro are LSC's Philanthropists of the Year for South Carolina.

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What is Trinity Landing?


LSC President Ted W. Goins, Jr. shares the scoop on the progress of LSC's developing retirement community.

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LSC holds Lutheridge camps in NC and SC


Lutheran Services Carolinas teamed up with Lutheridge in both North and South Carolina to bring the camp experience to children who might not otherwise have had the opportunity.

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Trinity Oaks wins American Health Care Association Program of the Year


Because of its stellar outings program, which allows residents to go on beach trips, Trinity Oaks won the AHCA's Not-for-Profit Program of the Year.

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LSC shares national award


LSC, LIRS and LSA share a humanitarian award given by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

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LSC announces Loyal Service Award winners


Lutheran Services Carolinas has awarded seven employees with its Loyal Service Award.

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A Caregiver's Life: An Ounce of Prevention


It will take some work on the part of the caregiver to transform the home from an accident waiting to happen to the safe place you need it to be.

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'The rain, it just wouldn't stop'


A South Carolina woman finds hope and friends through LSC's case management program

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Companionship and freedom: Building Independence


Building Independence is living up to its mission of enabling adults to live as independently as possible.

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Trinity Village hosts Lutheroad Day Camp


Are you looking for a unique day camp opportunity in the Hickory area?

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'My Neighbor is on Medicaid'


Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota has developed a great resource for understanding who, exactly, Medicaid is helping. Turns out, it's your neighbor.

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A Caregiver's Life: Managing medications


our loved one’s medication plan is essential to their health, and simplifying it is essential to your peace of mind. Hopefully, these tips will increase your caregiver superpowers and your sanity.

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LSC to provide case management for flood victims in eastern NC


Using funds of $2.2 million per year, LSC will hire up to 33 staff members, including 24 case managers, to work with individuals in the FEMA-designated counties affected by the floods.

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A Caregiver's Life: Transitioning your loved one into a nursing home


"Deciding when, or whether, to transition your loved one to a nursing home or assisted living community will likely be the most gut-wrenching decision you will face as a caregiver."

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Letter from Ned & Dale Jarrett


"The Lutheran family extends beyond the church walls through social ministries like Lutheran Services Carolinas."

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Charleston's last refugees before Trump find peace in America


When you meet the Mufutas, they will regale you with kindness. They will welcome you up the stairs to their second-floor apartment in a sprawling North Charleston complex.

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Raleigh office is moving


The LSC Raleigh office will move Jan. 11-14.

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Barbara Garwood column: Your emotional balance sheet


How to stay emotionally healthy during the holidays.

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Easing caregiver stress during the holidays


Barbara Garwood shares tips on how to focus on what's important during the holidays.

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Carving up fun at Trinity Oaks


Food Lion volunteers joined Trinity Oaks residents for some fall fun.

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Trinity Oaks dedicates new entrance


Trinity Oaks honors two long-time residents at dedication of new entrance

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Barbara Garwood column: Sundowner's Syndrome


Barbara Garwood explains what Sundowner's Syndrome is and how to deal with it.

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Barbara Garwood column: Falls can be dangerous for older adults


Barbara Garwood gives advice on how to prevent older adults from falling.

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Randall Kane creates an artistic diversion


Artist Randall Kane has created a thing of beauty -- and practicality -- at Trinity Living Center.

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A caregiver's life: Advice on avoiding dehydration


While dehydration is a real risk for people of all ages, it is especially dangerous for seniors. Did you know that older adults are at a much greater risk of becoming dehydrated?

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LSC collaborates with The Arc


LSC is teaming up with The Arc of North Carolina as part of a national initiave to connect older caregivers to future planning resources.

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A caregiver's life: Barbara Garwood column


Caregivers need to ask for and accept help when they need it.

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'He's still my hero'


An Alzheimer's diagnosis doesn't change the emotional power of fatherhood for Trinity Living Center participant Denny Eaborn.

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Trinity Oaks visits Saving Grace Farm


Residents of Trinity Oaks have fun getting up close and personal with the horses of Saving Grace Farm.

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A caregiver's life: Katie Scarvey column


Learning how to navigate life in a nursing home

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LSC representatives speak out on SC refugee bill


LSC representatives speak out against proposed anti-refugee legislation in South Carolina.

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South Carolina legislation would limit religious freedom


South Carolina legislation would limit religious freedom and harm the mission of groups like LSC.

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Barbara Garwood column: Being a Caregiver


Barbara Garwood shares the first in a series of caregiving columns.

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Senators consider proposals to restrict refugees


LSC President Ted Goins advocates for refugees to continue resettling in South Carolina.

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Faith in Focus: Three new homes in Raleigh to help those with disabilities


Thanks to volunteers, construction is underway on three homes in Raleigh that will house adults with developmental disabilities.

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Brenda Zimmerman retires after 35 years with LSC


For Zimmerman, it has been a bittersweet week at Trinity Oaks — lots of looking back over her almost 35-year career at Trinity Oaks, and lots of looking ahead to retirement, which probably will includ

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'I was a stranger....'


LSC President Ted Goins discusses welcoming the stranger.

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From Afghanistan to South Carolina


Noor Amiri shares his story as a refugee.

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United Way helps Trinity Living Center provide services to adults


Trinity Living Center's adult day services help people stay in their own homes.

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Ted Goins: Urban Beekeeper


LSC President Ted Goins has a hobby that's creating a lot of buzz: urban beekeeping.

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Mt. Moriah Quilting Bee group serves LSC


Led by Sarah Higgins, a group of women at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in China Grove — who call themselves the Quilting Bee — have been meeting regularly to quilt and sew for more than a year now. With

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Trinity Living Center hosts first Wish Upon a Star ball


Move over, Harvest Moon Ball at Trinity Oaks. There's a new senior ball in town!

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Visit to Texas-Mexico border opens eyes


Ted Goins shares some reflections on a recent trip.

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Dog helps Trinity Place residents feel at home


At Trinity Place, a rehabilitation, assisted living and skilled nursing facility, Rusty is literally top dog.

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Food Lion volunteers spread joy at Trinity Oaks


Volunteers from the Food Lion distribution center in Salisbury visit Trinity Oaks health and rehab every month, bringing an activity and their friendship.

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The Memory Cafe


The Memory Cafe in Salisbury offers support and fellowship for couples struggling with dementia.

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Ted Goins, always going


Growing up as a Lutheran pastor’s son, Ted Goins Jr. hated it. “Now I can’t imagine it any other way,” he says.

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Pernelle Shaw: 'You can't ask for much more'


It was 1950, and 30-year-old Pernelle Taggart was giving up everything for a new adventure in Chicago.

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Serious doodling: Brenda Zimmerman creates LSC Christmas card


If she’s in a meeting, Brenda Zimmerman will probably be marking up the paper in front of her – and she’s not taking notes. “I’m the one that doodles all over the conference packet,” says Zimmerman,

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High school bands bring parade to Trinity Oaks


West, South, and East Rowan high school bands visited Trinity Oaks to perform a special Veterans Day parade.

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Trinity Oaks names new chaplain


Brenda Bynum has been named the new campus chaplain for Trinity Oaks.

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Charlotte Hornets GM wins Walk of Courage Award


CHARLOTTE — Rich Cho blamed it on a cold, but emotion led him to call Linda Hartke up to the podium Tuesday morning. You could understand why.

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Faces of Trinity Living


When Barbara Garwood came up with the concept of what is now “Faces of Trinity Living” back in 2006, she had a fairly simple goal. "We wanted, to, literally, put a face on what we do."

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Ex-Disney Guy on how to hire magical employees


If you need to hire someone for a position in your organization, do you put an ad in the paper? Talk to the candidate in your office? Ask for three references?

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Trinity Oaks and Livingstone students enjoy cookout


Trinity Oaks brings a cookout to the new Livingstone facility on Jake Alexander Boulevard.

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Trinity Oaks wins award


Trinity Oaks health and rehab wins the Excellence in Action award

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Dragon boat teams find fun, teamwork on High Rock Lake


Trinity Oaks takes leadership role in Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival.

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Get FootLoose to fight Alzheimer's!


FootLoose project started at Trinity Oaks supports Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Art for the Soul enriches Trinity Living Center


Gail Poulton's music and movement class at Trinity Living Center is part of the Art for the Soul program.

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Dogs who serve


A veteran at LSC's Kinard Manor gets by with a little help from his best friend: a dog named Moose

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Wine and The Word at Trinity Oaks


Kurt Senske, CEO of Lutheran Social Services of the South, visits Trinity Oaks and talks about his new book, which explores wine as as a metaphor for living the Christian life.

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Going to the Harvest Moon


Trinity Oaks 'intergenerational prom' blends generations

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Barbara Garwood wins health care award


LSC Director of Community Services Barbara Garwood is among five Rowan County women honored for leadership in health care .

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Dementia expert Teepa Snow presents in Salisbury


Dementia care has changed dramatically in the past three decades, and dementia expert Teepa Snow has been a big part of the progress that has been made.

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The Harvest Moon Ball


The residents of Trinity Oaks health and rehab look forward each fall to the Harvest Moon Ball.

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Trinity Oaks runs smoothly despite snowstorm


While many places closed during a winter storm, Trinity Oaks remained fully staffed. That level of service requires a lot of planning -- and dedicated staff members.

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Construction of new Trinity Elms well under way


Trinity Elms health and rehab in Clemmons, under construction, will be finished this spring

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Woodson Grant enhances Trinity Living Center


Thanks to a grant from the Woodson Foundation, bathing at Trinity Living Center is more relaxing and fun, and the beauty/barber shop is more inviting.

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Biblical and economic arguments for immigration reform


One of America’s New Year’s resolutions for 2014 should be reforming our immigration laws. In a climate where jobs and the economy are first on everyone’s mind, what do North Carolinians have to gain

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Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas Reaccredited


Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas (LFS), the child and family ministry of Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC), has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

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Giving makes the Christmas season more meaningful


The social hall at Advent Lutheran Church in Charlotte looked like Santa’s showroom on Dec. 7.

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