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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.

  • fall small group study

    Our next small group book study will begin September 27 and 28, with a six-week study of Tish Harrison Warren's book Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life.  The book takes a creative look at some of the elements of our liturgy and explores how understanding their meaning can help us to see God at work in the ordinary events of our days. You can choose from a Tuesday evening group that will meet at 7:00 p.m. and will include a Zoom option, or a Wednesday morning group that will meet in-person at 10:00 a.m.  Books can be found in print, audio, or ebook formats and should be purchased by the participants. To sign up for the study or to get assistance with getting a book, please contact the church office by September 20. 


    Beginning October 2, you are invited to choose cards from “The Giving Tree” in the narthex.  Follow the directions and complete the project on each card during the month of October.


    Join us on Saturday, November 5, as we complete service activities together.


    Be on the lookout for Rebecca Watkins’ paintings from “The Red Bandana” series

    and projects that help address some of the insecurities faced by migrant workers.


    COME let us worship God; GO to be involved In the world . . .

  • lakeside ladies book club

    october 4 @ 5:00 p.m.

    We will meet next on Tuesday, October 4, at 5:00 p.m. in the parlor of Lakeside's Education Building.

    Our book selection for October is West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.  The novel is based on the true story of the cross-country road trip America’s first giraffes took in 1938.   It is also a “coming of age story that demonstrates the positive influence caring friends and gentle animals can have on a young man’s life.” We would love for new friends to join us!

  • at the table

    october 12 @ 10:30 a.m.

    We will gather At the Table once again on Wednesday, October 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Benvenue Country Club.  Those who are able will enjoy lunch together afterwards.  This year we will read Dwelling with Philippians, which invites us into “conversation with scripture through image and word.” 

    Our group will continue to meet the second Wednesday of each month.  We would also like to explore the possibility of taking a trip to Seagrove for a hands-on pottery session, traveling by train to Washington, DC, to visit Planet Word Museum, and looking into other opportunities for artistic adventures we can experience together.  We would love for you to join in the conversation and journey!

  • HeARTw❤️rks

    Spellbound: Lost and Found

    You will seek me and find me,

    when you seek me with all your heart.

    Jeremiah 29: 13

    Volunteers are needed at Englewood Elementary the first and third Fridays of each month from 1:45-3:00 p.m. for enrichment opportunities and mentoring.  We will use the beautifully written and illustrated book, The Lost Words, as we explore, seek and discover together.  The Lost Words is written as a book of spells, or poems, where words from nature that are slipping from children’s vocabularies are summoned and brought back into their language, hearts, minds and landscape.  Nature will be our inspiration for a variety of creative learning experiences, including art, photography, poetry and journaling.

    We need mentors, artists, encouragers, supply providers, and anyone with a ❤️ for children.  You can volunteer one Friday a month or an occasional Friday during the school year.  Please contact Deborah Wright if you are able to help with HeARTw❤️rks or would like to learn more about this ministry.

  • 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.