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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.

  • Merry Women’s Christmas!

    Please join us on Monday, January 31, as we celebrate Women's Christmas. The readings and images created by Jan Richardson will help us ponder, explore, and pay attention to the journeys we take and the paths we follow. Richardson’s devotions are offered as “an invitation to travel along the sacred way that is your own life.” We will meet in Lakeside’s Lecture Room and Parlor at 8:30 a.m. for coffee, pastries and prayer. Then we’ll travel to Warrenton to join Mary Catherine Harris as she leads us in a time of reflection, discussion and fellowship. We’ll take a noonday break and enjoy lunch once again at the Hardware Café. We plan to conclude our time together around 3:00 p.m. so we can be back in Rocky Mount by 4:00 p.m. Contact Deborah Wright if you would like to join in the conversation and journey.

  • lakeside ladies book club

    The Lakeside Ladies Book Club will meet on Tuesday, February 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lecture Room of the church.  Terry Martin will lead our discussion of the book The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton.

  • at the table

    At the Table will meet next on Wednesday, February 9, in the Lecture Room at Lakeside. We meet at 10:30 a.m. and use the Artist’s Rule by Christine Valters Paintner to guide our discussions on faith and the arts. Afterwards, all who are able will enjoy lunch together. This month our focus is on exploring Sacred Rhythms for Creative Renewal. We invite you to join in the conversation and journey!

  • Meditation Group

        The Meditation Group will meet again on Thursday, December 16, in the Parlor of the Education Building.  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.  Start with yourself: your body, your spirit, your mind.  For information, email Amy Shortt at ashortt1975@gmail.com or 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.