A Peaceful Retreat Center
We offer programs that focus on the teachings of Sant Baljit Singh Ji, like unity in diversity, service to humanity, compassion for all, a natural lifestyle, and devotion to the omnipresent God pervading all. Retreatants focus on these spiritual teachings alongside opportunities to participate in various charitable and service oriented activities, spend time in beautiful nature and learn new skills such as wholesome vegetarian cooking, organic gardening, landscaping, housekeeping and woodworking. Special activities and workshops are offered during the summers and holidays.
Lighthouse Center Oregon regularly partners with other charitable organizations, volunteering time and resources to help those in need. In our charity projects section below, we are pleased to share some stories of these wonderful collaborations. Since 2009, the center has operated Lighthouse Center Bakery and Café. Lighthouse Center Bakery is offering the facilities to Lighthouse Center Oregon volunteers to work with the community in a spirit of caring and sharing to donate bread, soup, food and supplies to people in need during these unprecedented times.
Keep doing good for humanity.
Keep loving humanity.
Keep serving humanity.
Be one with humanity.
Be of some use to humanity.
Actions that make a difference
When we serve humanity, we serve anyone and everyone.
Sant Baljit Singh Ji
Our charity and community service projects strive to serve others with kindness and compassion. We share food and other necessities with those in need and reach out to those who are suffering. Sometimes the simplicity of good wishes and a flower or a basket of food can gladden the heart of someone who is in pain.
Christmas at St. Francis Community Kitchen
Lighthouse Center Oregon served up Christmas cheer at St. Francis Community Kitchen with a special meal and gift bags for the low income and homeless.
Here is a sampling of our activities and events. We hope you enjoy browsing through our stories!
COVID-19 charitable response summary
LCO, March 2020 – February 2023 In March 2020, Sant Baljit Singh Ji motivated Lighthouse Center Oregon (LCO) to initiate COVID-19 relief efforts as soon as the World Health Organization declared the worldwide outbreak as a pandemic. Sant Baljit Singh Ji emphasized...
Sprinkling festive joy at St. Francis Community Kitchen
LCO, December 2022 For many years, Lighthouse Center Oregon (LCO) has donated baked goods and wholesome food for the hot meals that St. Francis Community Kitchen serves twice weekly to people in need. At Thanksgiving, LCO delivers freshly baked bread, rolls, and...
Helping new homeless center welcome first residents
LCO, October 2022 Gary Leif Navigation Center opened in late June 2022 to provide outreach and wraparound services for the homeless community in Roseburg, Oregon. Lighthouse Center Oregon (LCO) approached the navigation center to offer support and learned that their...
Gift bags for Rose Haven residents
LCO, June 2022 Volunteers in the Portland, Oregon worked with Lighthouse Center Oregon (LCO) to prepare gift bags for Rose Haven, a day and community center for homeless women and children. Forty gift bags were prepared and each gift bag contained 17 items including a...
LCO rolls up to help Meals on Wheels
LCO, September 2021 – April 2022 In September, Lighthouse Center Oregon (LCO) volunteers decided to donate special gift bags to senior citizens served by Meals on Wheels in Roseburg, Oregon. A small team of LCO volunteers gathered at Lighthouse Center Bakery to...
Supporting Gratitude Day at Mercy Medical Center
LCO, September 2021 Over summer, the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant triggered a surge in patient hospitalizations. Staff at the Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon worked extra hours for weeks on end. When the peak subsided in September, Mercy Medical...
Helping local food pantries and community kitchens
LCO, January – June 2021 In March 2020, Lighthouse Center Oregon (LCO) shifted gears with a COVID-19 response charity project to support food pantries and homeless shelters. Read more in our blog post Switching focus for COVID-19 response. Since then LCO has continued...
LCO volunteers participate in roadside cleanup
LCO, May 2021 In the spring sunshine on May 15, 2021, volunteers from Lighthouse Center Oregon (LCO) gathered in excitement to join others for a community service project in the Umpqua valley. Tyee Road is a major road that serves the local neighborhood in Umpqua. The...
Donating plants to school garden project
LCO, April 2021 Earlier in the year, the gardening crew who volunteer at Lighthouse Center Oregon (LCO) propagated many vegetable and flower starts. When the seedlings started to grow, it became apparent that there were too many for LCO to use. The gardening crew...
Life is all about caring and sharing. Love has to be there, and then you care. And when you care, then you share.
We must come forward to serve everyone. If everyone felt ready and willing to serve all others, then everyone would serve everyone. Everyone would be taken care of. No one would be deprived of anything, because when you serve, you give everything with love and affection; you do not hold anything back. If no one held anything back, then there would be no shortage of anything. Everyone would then enjoy because everything on this earth was created for our use.