Love INC golf scramble coming up at Fire Ridge

Love INC golf scramble coming up at Fire Ridge

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Love In the Name of Christ of Greater Holmes County might have developed a new logo, but the organization’s goal of helping to transform lives by uniting churches and connecting with those in the community remains firmly in place.

In addition, the annual golf scramble continues to be a major fundraiser for the organization, with this year’s golf event set for June 18 at Fire Ridge Golf Course in Millersburg with a 9 a.m. shotgun start sending four-member golf teams out in what was a sell-out last summer.

There are several ways for people to get involved in the outing.

First is to create a four-person team and sign up. The $300 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, snacks and water throughout the scramble, as well as T-shirts and awards.

The second way is to become a hole sponsor. Hole sponsorships for businesses and organizations or churches are $150 and include a sign posted on a tee box with the name and/or logo. Conn said hole sponsorships help Love INC cover expenses and go toward the fundraising effort.

Finally, any individual, business or church can become an award/prize donor. This is an opportunity to provide prizes on the day of the event and could include gift cards, cash, baskets or everyday items. Donor’s family, ministry, business or organization’s names will be highlighted at the event.

Those interested in any of the three options may call Love INC at 330-473-6017 to sign up or to give. Golf teams also can sign up online at Holes sponsors can sign on at Award and prize donors can log on at

A new brand with the same love

Over the past 20 years, the heart and cross has been iconic for Love INC, so when Love INC decided to rebrand, it was not about to let those iconic symbols elude their new logo.

“Rather than move to an entirely different icon, Love INC National wanted to honor our history while also advancing our messaging by including more information about what we do into our logo,” Conn said.

How does Love INC benefit the community? First, it serves as a connector.

“We connect churches to one another and their community,” Conn said. “We connect community members to resources and support. We bring people together, and in those intersections, they experience divine encounters with God.”

Secondly, Love INC’s mission is about transformation. Conn said the many volunteers at Love INC are not the ones who do the transformative work. Rather, they create the scaffolding upon which transformation and growth are possible and let God work through them to reach those in the community.

“We create spaces where the lives of church volunteers and community members intersect, and reciprocal transformation can occur,” Conn said. “Then the body of Christ rises up to do what it does best, which is care for one another and point people to God. In our new logo, you can see the scaffolding concept incorporated through the lattice design of our updated heart and cross. Our mission is all about connection and transformation.”

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