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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.

  • the faith we live: 

    sharing our stories

         Lakeside is excited to partner with The Mills Church to offer a series of discussions about the place of faith in our lives and community. Whether you are deeply invested in our family of faith, find yourself on the margins of religious life, or have serious doubts and questions, join us for this time of storytelling, listening, and building relationships.  The group will meet on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 28. All are welcome. You may sign up with the Event Registration form or by contacting the church office. 

  • Meditation Group

        After a brief end-of-summer break, the Meditation Group will meet again on Thursday, September 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.

  • at the table

    A new interest group will be added to our monthly offerings beginning this September.  Deborah Wright and Carol Taylor will use the book The Artist’s Rule by Christine Valters Paintner to guide our discussions on the connections between contemplative practice and creative expression.  This group is for anyone who is looking to discover and develop their creative gifts in a spirit of prayer and reflection . . . to find ways to “more deeply integrate his or her spiritual path and creative longings.”  We are all called to be “artists of everyday life,” whether we are painters, poets, gardeners, cooks, writers, musicians, photographers . . . or something in between.  Please plan to join us on Tuesday, September 21, if you’d like to learn more about this opportunity.  We’ll meet at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room of the Education Building.  Afterward, all who are able will enjoy lunch together at Books and Beans.  You may contact Deborah or Carol if you have any questions, would like information on ordering the book, or would like to join in the conversation and journey.

  • lakeside ladies book club

    The Lakeside Ladies Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lecture Room and Parlor of the church.  Mary McAdams will lead our discussion of All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss. 

  • heartwrks

    Spellbound:  Lost and Found

    You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

    Jeremiah 29: 13

    Do you feel as if these last twelve plus months were lost?  Although much was lost during this past year, many unexpected experiences and realizations were hopefully found.  Using the beautifully written and illustrated book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris as our guide, Lakeside volunteers will explore the ideas of seeking and discovering this year with our HeARTw❤️rks kids.

    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.  As Morris, the illustrator of Lost Words says, “the magic and mystery of the book is ultimately a hymn of praise to the wild around us.”  We hope to provide a little magic and mystery to learning this year as we explore the wild and wondrous gifts of God's creation!

  • 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 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.