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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.

  • lakeside involved

         Please join us throughout October as we creatively offer our talents to meet a variety of needs in the Rocky Mount community.  Lakeside Involved forms will be available beginning Sunday, September 17.  Fill out a form and place it in the offering plate or take it to the church office to let us know how you’d like to be involved.  Our annual Day of Service will be held on Saturday, November 11, from 8:00 a.m. - noon to complete projects.

         We also hope you will join us on Sunday, November 12, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate twenty years of Lakeside Involved!  We are hosting an Afternoon of the Arts with a Jazz & More Concert, a two-person performance of Lela Chesson’s play, No Problem, and a silent auction with donations from members and friends of the congregation.  Whatever you choose to do . . . plan to be involved!

         For a list of projects, click on the box on the right.

  • lakeside ladies book club

    The Midnight Library

    by Matt Haig

    Join us again on

    Tuesday, October 3, at 5:00 p.m.

    at the home of Marion Weathers.

    Ginny Etheridge will lead our discussion.

  • at the table

    october 11 @ 10:30 a.m.

       At the Table begins a new study combining faith and the arts, “Praying the Psalms,” on Wednesday, October 11.  Once again we will meet at Benvenue Country Club from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon for a time of study, reflection and prayer.  All who are able can join us afterwards for lunch and fellowship.  This year we are using 150:  Finding Your Story in the Psalms by Kevin Adams and Journalling the Psalms:  A Guide for Reflection and Prayer by Paula Gooder to inform our discussions, as well as deepen our understanding of God and ourselves.  Both books invite us to “enter the book of Psalms as pilgrims — to linger over these ancient poems, to taste their zesty images, to pay attention to their sharp edges and odd angles that challenge us and promise to transform us.”  We hope to see you at the table!


    october 17 @ 10:00 a.m.

    Anyone interested in writing is invited to join us on Tuesday, October 17, at 10:00 a.m. in Lakeside’s Parlor.   We gather monthly to explore ideas, share stories, offer suggestions and encouragement.  We use Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life for motivation and guidance. 

  • sOUL sPACE:

    Soul Space meets every other Thursday at noon in the sanctuary. 

  • 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.