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Lights From the Forest

If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God.

Matthew 5: 15-16

Many of our members serve local, national and international organizations with hands-on involvement, board leadership and financial support. Rather than have an “in-house” service/mission committee, thus, we’ve chosen to support our members’ endeavors.

Each month, in our Lights From the Forest feature, we lift up a member whose service organization and efforts will inspire you. Please be in touch with our featured members or Ken Feske to find out more about their area of service, and join them!

Victoria Carns


Church in the Forest member Victoria Carns has been a long-time and effective volunteer for the Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc.  Located in Pacific Grove,  this nonprofit agency provides a personal and experthand for individuals with visual handicaps.  Some of our members are grateful beneficiaries of this organization (sometimes called, “Lighthouse Services).


Currently Lighthouse is seeking volunteers to staff the front desk.  They also seek experienced community leaders to serve on their board and volunteer on these committees:

  • Finance
  • Programs and Policy
  • Fund Development
    • Events
    • Legacy Giving
    • Marketing & PR
    • Fundraising

Find Lighthouse at 225 Laurel Avenue, Pacific Grove
Phone: (831) 649-3505