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About the love seat

The Columbia Love Seat is a used furniture and clothing store operating under Love INC of Columbia, which provides assistance through community outreach programs and by providing affordable goods for the disadvantaged.

Love INC

Love INC of Columbia is a Christian Benevolence Clearing house and mentoring ministry.  Our clearing house screens requests for assistance, assesses and verifies need, and connects callers with resources.  We operate three primary mentoring and life-skills ministries: Living Large for Real, (positive relationships and encouragement), Side by Side, (personal coaching and training), and Extra Mile, (extended life-skills mentoring with an individual mentor supported by a larger team)  Visit our website at

"A ministry of Love Inc."

Recent Blog Posts

Catch up on news about the Love Seat.

Mar 20, 2014

Could you please bring back the furniture bank?

Could you please bring back the furniture bank?   We’ve often quipped that, “launching Love INC has become a “three times bigger job” than we expected, “three times!”  (That was 6 years ago!)   Once Jane had recovered from her stint at the Disaster Response Center we began exploring the idea of starting a Love INC in Columbia.  At that time Love INC USA was the domestic arm of World Vision International and operated from a Minneapolis office.  Jane Williams, Linda Dyer, Edith Prince and myself made the trip...

Jul 31, 2013

Furniture Pick-Up

We are happy to pick up gently used donations to the Love Seat.  Please follow these guidelines for furniture pick-up: Please donate only items you would use yourself Please don’t use a free Love Seat pick up as an alternative to trash collection Think about and pray for the family that will receive your donation Please make sure items are clean Please have large items in easily accessible areas, no 2nd floor pick-up please. Sofa-sleepers, large tube TV’s, press-board furniture & entertainment centers do not generally qualify as needed...

Jul 31, 2013

“Surely the cause of the poor is something we can work together towards.”

In 2005 I had been working with my Father and others for years, since 1992, encouraging various kinds of multi-church initiatives.  These included; pastors prayer groups, March for Jesus worship services, Pentecost Sunday joint worship services at Hearnes Center, pastor’s luncheons and annual prayer summit, the charter board of K-life of Columbia, and that year, a joint prayer initiative called Seeking His Face with Peggy Kirkpatrick and Jane Williams of Trinity Ministries. We had success on many levels with events that often included thousands of individuals and dozens of...