What is The Lighthouse?
The Lighthouse is an organization on a mission to bring hope back to the community of Bunker Hill Indiana by investing in young people. We have weekly gatherings where kids in grades 6-12 eat, play, and learn together. We are like a youth group, but we're not associated with a specific church. We have outgrown our current location and therefore have had to ask kids to stop inviting their friends. We are now in the construction phase of a new building on a 3-acre property we purchased in Bunker Hill that was the old Bunker Hill grain elevator. The new building will allow us to reach out to more young people at more times throughout the week.
A Lighthouse gathering is like a family reunion where everybody wants to be together. We provide a full home-cooked meal every week. We play all kinds of games, indoor and outdoor. Weather permitting, we play a lot of ultimate frisbee and volleyball. The gatherings also include a group discussion or lesson, as well as lots of encouraging music.
Here are some things people have said about The Lighthouse
Quotes from kids …
I love the Lighthouse – the people there are very friendly and it is stress and worry free.
My friends and I goto the Lighthouse because it is fun and we learn how to be better people at the same time.
It’s like a youth group, only without a church.
The Lighthouse saved my life.
Quotes from adults …
The Lighthouse is bringing hope to the kids and parents of our small community.
The Lighthouse is a safe place in an unsafe world, where young people can find adults who sincerely want to help them find their way.
We had to convince them to go the first time. Now we cannot keep them away.
When and Where Are the Meetings?
The Lighthouse gatherings currently take place every Wednesday from 6p - 9p.
We meet at the home of Chris and Yvonne Edgington, 1304 W 800 S, right outside of Bunker Hill, next to the Nickel Plate Trail.
Why Are We Doing This?
Short answer - because God invited us to.
Long answer - read our first newsletter here.