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There are many opportunities for worship, learning, serving, and fellowship at Lakeside. 

Below are some of the latest. To sign up, please complete the Event Registration form under the

Get Involved tab or contact the church office for more information.

  • Donations needed for

    Gatekeepers Cookout

    Donations of food items are needed for the opening cookout of Gatekeepers Workcamp on July 10.  Please click here to sign up on the Google doc.  If you do not have a Google account, please contact the church office.

  • at the table

    At the Table will meet next on Wednesday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m.  We are using the Artist’s Rule by Christine Valters Paintner to guide our discussions on faith and the arts.  Afterward, all who are able will enjoy lunch together.  Our invitation this month is to focus on Hospitality and Creative Community. We invite you to join in the conversation and journey!

  • red cross blood drive

    thursday, may 12, 2:30-7:00 p.m.

    Lakeside will host a blood drive on Thursday, May 12, in Robbins Hall to help meet the demand for blood donations in our area. There is a critical shortage of blood supply and we encourage everyone who can donate to do so. Each donor will be required to wear masks, and asked to follow all safety precautions. You may register online by clicking here.

  • founders day worship and luncheon

    june 5 - 10:30 a.m.

    A Celebration of 67 Years of Ministry

         Plan to join us on Sunday, June 5, as we celebrate the founding of our congregation and all of the ministry that has taken place during the years. Our guest preacher will be Rev. Steve Jolley who was our Associate Pastor and Youth Minister from 1979-1987. Steve is looking forward to returning to Lakeside and you will be excited to see him as well.  A covered dish luncheon will follow worship.  To make reservations for the luncheon, click here.

  • planning together

    for a bright future

    discussion and luncheon

    sunday, june 26 - 10:30 a.m.

    On Sunday, June 26, beginning at the normal worship hour, 10:30 a.m., the Growing Together Planning Team will lead a "listening session."   After a brief worship time, everyone will be asked to join one of several small groups to engage in a guided discussion about Lakeside's future.  This will be a pivotal time in the life of our church, and it is your opportunity to be heard.  Please "Save the Date" on your calendar.  After the listening time, we will all enjoy lunch together.  This will be a catered event so that everyone will be able to participate in a discussion group.  To let us know you will be here and make reservations for the luncheon, click here.

  • Meditation Group

        Focusing on one thing, your breath, can shape how you move through the world and redirect your thoughts.  When life seems so out of control, start with the things you can control. Focusing on one thing, your breath, can shape how you move through the world; redirect your thoughts; and help you to connect body, mind, and spirit. Our Meditation Group meets on Thursdays at noon.  For information, call the church office at 252-446-0126.  All distancing and sanitizing precautions are observed.

  • Lakeside Preschool


        If you are looking for a place where your children can learn and grow in a safe, loving, and nurturing environment, then our Lakeside Preschool is for you!  We are a state certified preschool and afterschool program which means that we offer a healthy, safe, and stimulating environment for the children whose lives we shape.  Ongoing improvements to the playground like a higher fence and new equipment make it a fun place for the children. 
        In order to meet the needs of local families who must have a safe place for their children while parents are working, the Preschool is open with all of the necessary precautions for Covid 19.  In addition, The Day Care provides much-needed supervision for children in the afternoon.
        There are some spaces available for two, three, and four year olds.  If you know a child who would benefit from a Montessori-based preschool experience, please contact Rachel Rachel Holloman at 252-903-8131 for more information.