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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

    For the past two years several of Lakeside’s women have gathered for Women’s Christmas, a custom rooted in Ireland that originated as a day when the women took Epiphany as an occasion to celebrate together at the end of the holidays.  Women’s Christmas offers an opportunity to pause and step back from the busyness of the Christmas season and spend time in reflection before moving forward into a new year.  Although we won’t be able to travel together to Warrenton this year, Mary Catherine Harris will once again lead us on our journey.  We will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, January 6, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and again on Wednesday, January 13, at the same time.  This year’s theme is “What The Light Shines Through” and invites us to “ponder the practices by which wholeness happens” and to focus on the work of mending, restoration, and healing.  If you would like to learn more about Women’s Christmas or sign up to participate please email Deborah (deborahwright@embarqmail.com).

  • Youth & Children's


    Lakeside's Youth & Children  are currently meeting virtually on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. This year's theme, "Near & Far: Sharing Christ's Love Wherever We Are" will help us to learn about ways we can live out our faith close to home and with people everywhere.  We are getting to know missionaries who are from NC and serving all around the world, learning more about the cultures and people they serve, and participating in Bible studies and mission projects to help us live out our own faith each day.  For more information, contact the church office.

  • lakeside ladies' book club

    Join us on Tuesday, February 2, at 7:00 p.m. as we meet by Zoom and discuss The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate.

    Please email Deborah (deborahwright@embarqmail.com) so we can add your email address to the Zoom invitation list.

  • christmas joy for HeARTwrks

    We are still trying to find creative ways to stay connected with our heARTw❤️rks kids and families, but we have found that virtual tutoring is virtually impossible! We have suspended online tutoring for now and will reassess after the holidays. Many of you have contributed generously to this ministry in the past and continue to do so. We are extremely grateful for a recent donation which allowed us to purchase Food Lion gift cards for our families at Thanksgiving and Walmart/VISA gift cards for parents to use during the Christmas season. Our heARTw❤️rks families have expressed their appreciation for our Lakeside congregation and would like to offer their Christmas blessings to our family of faith for its continuing support and ministry during these challenging times.

  • Meditation Group

        The Meditation Group meets periodically in the sanctuary.  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 observed.

  • Lakeside Preschool


        After months of repairs and refurbishing, our Preschool building is like new!  A recent paint job, new flooring, clearing out old supplies, and reorganizing makes everything look fresh and neat.  The new playground fence is higher and much safer for the children.  Above all, new guidelines provided by the state offer an even healthier, safer, and stimulating environment for the children whose lives we shape.
        In order to meet the needs of local families who must have a safe place for their children while parents are working, the Preschool will open after Labor Day with all of the necessary precautions for Covid 19.  In addition, The Day Care is already providing much-needed supervision for children in the afternoon.
        There are some spaces available for one, 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.