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By the Lake

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.

  • founders day - june 4

         On Sunday, June 4, we will celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of Lakeside.  We will recognize our charter members, hold a brief conference following worship to approve a Pulpit Search Committee, and enjoy a covered dish luncheon in Robbins Hall.  Following the meal, we will enjoy a hymn sing, so come with your favorite hymns in mind.  Please let us know you will be with us that day.  Bring vegetables, salads, fruit, or desert dishes to add to the feast.

  • Lakeside Forum

    What Are Your Thoughts?

         A forum is planned for Sunday morning, June 11, at 9:45 in the Lecture Room. This gathering is intended to offer you an opportunity to share your thoughts with the Pastor Search Committee about their upcoming work. What are the qualities you expect in our next Senior Minister? What strengths do you hope this person will have? What are priorities you think he or she will need to address?

         Candidates for this position will be looking as closely at us as we will at them. What is it about Lakeside a candidate will find attractive? It is important we all contribute to making the search process comprehensive and thoughtful. That is why we need your input. Please join us for this time of conversation. We want to hear your thoughts.

  • Vacation Bible School

    Children ages 3 through completed 5th grade will gather at Lakeside June 12-16, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon each day for our FOOD TRUCK PARTY COMMUNITY VBS!   Church of the Good Shepherd, First Presbyterian Church, West Haven Presbyterian Church, and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will join us in offering this fun and enriching week of faith and fun. 

  • Ripe For revival

    mobile market

    The VBS Partner Churches will sponsor the Ripe For Revival Pay-As-You-Can Mobile Market on Friday,  June 16, from noon until 2:00 p.m. at 1902 Sunset Avenue (location of former Riverside Animal Hospital). Be sure to visit the market to purchase fresh, local produce and support Ripe Revival as they work to "revive communities through food."

  • gatekeepers workcamp

    volunteers needed

    Plans are underway for Gatekeepers Workcamp for July 9-14. Adult volunteers are needed to work on crews, serve lunches, deliver refreshments, and assist with set-up the week before Workcamp begins. Please contact Elizabeth if you can help. Registration forms for crew members are due by June 1. 


    June 20 @ 10:00 a.m.

    Lela Chesson, Susan Skinner, and Deborah Wright invite could-be, wannabe and already-are writers to join us on Tuesday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m. in Lakeside’s Parlor. We’ll gather monthly to explore ideas, share stories, offer suggestions and encouragement. Also, we’ll use Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life for motivation and guidance. 

  • lakeside ladies book club

    Open Secrets: A Memoir of Faith and Discovery

    by Richard Lischer

    Join us again on

    Tuesday, September 5, at 6:00 p.m.

    300 Wildwood Avenue

    We will enjoy a taco salad supper

    while discussing upcoming book recommendations.

  • at the table

         This fall our At the Table group will begin a new study combining faith and the arts which focuses on the psalms. We invite all who might be interested in joining us to spend time over the summer months reading, reflecting on, and praying with the book of Psalms. When we meet again in September, we will use 150: Finding Your Story in the Psalms by Kevin Adams and Journalling the Psalms: A Guide for Reflection & Prayer by Paula Gooder to deepen our understanding of God and ourselves.

  • 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.