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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.

  • gatekeepers workcamp

    important dates

    Lakeside youth should make sure you are on the list for Gatekeepers by May 26 and MUST turn in your registrations by June 1. Adult registration forms are also due June 1. Information packets will be mailed no later than June 11, and there will be an organizational meeting for adult volunteers on Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Robbins Hall.

  • vbs mission emphasis

    This year’s VBS will partner with Tar River Arts Collaborative (TRAC) to provide art supplies for children throughout our community. We will collect supplies, and donations to purchase them, to fill Little Resource Libraries, which will be built and installed by Gatekeepers later this summer. Collection bins for kids’ drawing pads, sketch books, and coloring books; crayons and colored pencils; kids’ watercolor sets; and Play-Doh will be located in the church office through the month of June. Financial contributions to support this project can be made by visiting the Giving Page of our website and choosing VBS Offering, or through the church office.

  • Meditation Group

        The Meditation Group will meet on Thursday, June 3, 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 are observed.

  • heartwrks

         Lakeside continues to deliver produce boxes from Ripe Revival Market every other week to eight families in our community.  Our plan is to continue delivering through July, occasionally adding meats and other grocery items.  Many thanks to all who are helping us spread a little joy and nourishment!

       We are looking forward to the fall when we once again can meet in person with our heARTw❤️rks kids for tutoring and enrichment.  Please contact Deborah at deborahwright@embarqmail.com or 908-5391 if you would like to volunteer this coming school year.  We need tutors, artists, drivers, refreshment providers, encouragers, and all those with a ❤️ for children!

  • lakeside ladies book club

    Our Lakeside Ladies Book Club will not meet during June and July but will gather once again on Tuesday, August 10, at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy our beginning-of-the-year taco salad supper together and make plans for a new year of reading.  As you are reading this summer, please keep a list of your favorite books so we can choose selections for our upcoming reading list at this initial meeting.  More details will follow.  You may contact Deborah with any questions or if you would like to join our group. Happy reading!

  • 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 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.