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Pathway

Sunday, May 26 / 10:30AM
Pathway is a conversation for those who are interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus and responding to his grace and mercy. For those who have completed the class and would like to be baptized, we'd love to arrange this for you as well.

Welcome to Lakeside, Week 1

Sunday, Jun 2 / 10:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a class to help you learn about who we are as a church, what it means to be fully engaged at Lakeside, and to give you an opportunity to make Lakeside your church home.

Welcome to Lakeside, Week 2

Sunday, Jun 9 / 10:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a class to help you learn about who we are as a church, what it means to be fully engaged at Lakeside, and to give you an opportunity to make Lakeside your church home.


Lakeside Missions

February Mission of the Month, Love Packages

Love Packages puts old and new Bibles and life-giving Christian literature into the hands of people around the world. In fact, since 2006 21,000 tons of Christian literature has been shipped out from Butler, Illinois. Imagine the potential each of those pieces of literature have in opening the minds and hearts of people for Christ. During the month of February, you can show your love for people globally by dropping off your used Christian materials at the display in the Lakeside entryway.

Items not needed: Guideposts, Sunday School Student Sheets, Secular books, Missions Magazines, or VHS, Cassettes, Records, or 8-tracks.

Items needed: Bibles, Tracts, Bible Reference Books, Books, Paperbacks, Christian Magazines, Sunday School Supplies, Daily Devotionals, Christian CDs, DVDs, BluRays, and Gospel Presentations

Read testimonies from recipients, see photos, watch videos at https://lovepackages.org/ 

Christian Student Fellowship

CSF exists to help students find their way back to God on the UIS campus. You can help by praying for the staff and the students they hope to reach this winter and spring. Check out the CSF Facebook page (www.facebook.com/uiscsf) to keep up to date and direct your prayers. CFS Staff includes: Samuel & Renee Nassiff, David & Lindsey Lasley,  Abigail Way, and Gretchen Magruder. Below are some ways you might help this important ministry in the coming days and weeks. Also visit their website at: info@uiscsf.org

  • Snacks. A group of 20-25 students are gathering each Monday at 8:45 PM. Individually packaged chips, popcorn, sweet snack, candy, or 24 packs of bottled water will be much appreciated. Join in worship if you like.
  • Supplies. collapsible cart, reams of paper, blue pens, name tags
  • Gift Cards. These are used for prizes and student connections. $10 Door Dash, Walmart, Aldi, Steak N Shake, Starbucks and $25 for Walmart and area restaurants
  • Funds. Consider a special financial gift. The annual Spring Fundraising Banquet on April 15th raised $30,000 in support of the ministry!     
  • Prayer. Pray for the students to remain committed to Jesus Christ and connect with small groups. Pray for the current school year and increased opportunities. Read 12 stories of ministry impact at uiscsf.org
  • An International Student Dinner took place on March 17.
  • 154 new students received follow-ups from CSF Staff and Student Leaders.
  • 21 students heard the Gospel through intentional meetings with staff and student leaders.
  • 25 Student attended the CSF Fall Retreat.
  • This summer a group from CSF completed a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
  • Other Ways to Bless: Check out CFS's Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1QXTH56ZYERZV/ref=hz_ls_biz_e

CSF will be visiting Lakeside on August 13 as they gear up the fall semester. It is a busy time of year as they help international students with a furniture drive and host other high impact events for arriving students.




Inner City Mission

ICM is all about helping the homeless find lasting stability. They assist in assisting every person in moving from "shattered" to "shalom" by calming the chaos in the lives of the homeless, promoting their potential, and helping them realize the love of Jesus Christ.  

To help you can PRAY:  

  • Mental & physical health of residents and for opening of deeper conversations for sharing the Gospel.  
  • Request grace and patience for staff as well as the families.   
  • Donations: ICM is accepting food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies at 720 N. 7th St.
  • Pray for 200 Prayer Partners. 
  • Pray for Luke & Carly Chitwood who serve there. 
  • Pray for Lakeside's student ministry which is helping provide childcare monthly as parents are receiving training.

Scott & Connie Payne's book, Unlocking a Broken World gives a window into the homeless world and into the lives of the family and people working or volunteering at the Mission. The book now available. Contact the mission at innercitymission.net You can also read a multi-part article series on homelessness at: innercitymission.net/articles

Inner City Mission staff asks for your PRAYER on their behalf as they seek wisdom and direction in developing a 10-year expansion plan for the mission. 

Lakesiders Luke & Carly Chitwood welcomed new baby ,Eliza Jane, on March 12.



Pioneer Bible Translators

Pioneer Bible Translators worldwide is now a team of 573 working among 100.3 million people speaking 106 languages in 27 countries! Visit the PBT website at: pioneerbible.org

Brand New Bibles: Pioneer Bible translators Jeff and Laura Wilhoit along with other PBT staff and Lakeside's Paul & Sunny Boatman traveled to West Africa for a June 23-25 celebration of a translation of the Bible for the Toma people. 

Pray for the literacy training and preparations for the dedication. PBT is also working on publishing 20+ books of the Toma Bible electronically by the end of this year, bringing the total number of published books to over 40. Laura reports that in the summer of 2022 they received the complete dramatized audio Toma New Testament that a partner organization Faith Comes By Hearing recorded when Jeff was in West Africa. Co-translators and several Toma speakers  voiced all the parts.

  • Pray for all the people who will now have the opportunity to hear and read the whole Bible in their own heart language and be transformed by doing so.
  • Pray for the preparation and planning of a new Global Sending and Sign Language Center to be built on the PBT grounds in Dallas, TX through Jeff's leadership and oversight. 
  • For more frequent updates from Jeff & Laura contact laura.wilhoit@pbti.org
  • Some needs: a Smartphone for Toma translator to help with distribution, and external hard drive ($5,500).
  • Praise! Pastor Jeremie, Joseph & Daniel are now in good health and leading literacy training.
  • Pray for the villagers who are participating in literacy classes as they prepare to read the Bible in their own language.

Taking Christ to the Millions International

Would you like to know how to pray for TCM's efforts to equip men and women from 45+ nations for ministry? Mark the date for the November 11 TCMI PrayerFast: a virtual prayer gathering for TCM's  mission of training Christian leaders for significant service. Visit www.tcmi.org/pray

  • Lakesider Kristen Spilman served at Haus Edelweiss in Vienna in spring jof 2023.
  • April 2023 classes were in session in five sites around the world.
  • There are 1,500 students registered and working toward Masters of Arts or Masters of Divinity degrees as they work to become effective kingdom leaders in their churches, cultures and countries.
  • Also pray for the international student, Erion of Albania, who's schooling is supported by Lakeside. Pray that his example and testimony will touch many in his ministry location.
  • Visit vimeo.com/showcase/tcm to view some short videos detailing the ministry of TCM. 
  • Pray for Jozef as he shares Christian love between Romanians and Hungarians.
  • Pray for Sergei who began a YouTube channel called Voice of the Church as he shares about morality, justice and truth with the Belarusian people.
  • TCMI is increasing to 155 the courses offered in Austria, Training Centers around the world, and online. 
  • Pray for TCMI's hopes and efforts to renew the Higher Learning Commission accreditation for ten more years.
  • Pray for professors and students and all those who come to know Jesus through their efforts.
  • Pray for the students who are serving Afghan refugees with food, supplies, and Christ's love.
  • TCMI became the officially designated seminary for Polish Christians in September of 2022.
  • Even through the war, classes continue in Hungary, Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, Moldova, Central Asia, Turkey, Kenya, Czechia, Indy, and Phoenix.

In addition to all that is happening through TCMI regarding the war in Europe and aiding refuges, they continue to provide teaching for more than 2,500 students from nearly 50 countries. The ministry has been working through past and current students help refugees with emergency supplies and transportation. Refugees are also finding shelter and help as they passing through Haus Edelweiss in Heiligenkreuz, Austria. Please PRAY for God’s guidance of the professors as well as for the students to receive and apply what they learn! Gifts for the Ukraine Relief Fund may be made online at www.tcmi.org/give. Utilize the dropdown arrow for designating your gift to the Ukraine Relief. Additionally, The TCMI 2022 Report in short videos at vimeo.com/showcase give excellent information! To learn more go to: www.tcmi.org/ukraine 


Lakeside Calendar

The Young Bereans Class

Sunday, May 26 / 10:30AM
The Young Bereans is an adult Bible class that meets weekly on Sundays at 10:30 AM in room 109. Join the Young Bereans as they follow the curriculum of The Lookout Magazine weekly Bible study, led by one of our elders, Mike Hannah.

Caregivers Support Group Lunch

Sunday, Jun 9 / 11:45AM
If you are giving care or assistance to someone in your life, you are invited to a light lunch with us on Sunday, June 9th at 11:45 am at Lakeside in Room 109. We’ll meet to share our experiences, pray for one another, and share resources. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the meal. Please register below so we can prepare a place for you.

Student Calendar

Summer Camps at LSCA (all ages)

Friday, May 31 / 1:00PM
LSCA is an awesome camp that offers summer camp sessions through June and July for many different age groups! For more information and to register your students, you can go to lscacamp.org

Student Classes

Sunday, Jun 2 / 10:30AM
On Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM, our Sr. High and Jr. High students have their own separate classes where we focus on studying the Bible and applying the things we learn into our daily lives. Students are invited to come early to hang out with each other and grab a breakfast snack.

Students' Summer Game Night

Wednesday, Jun 5 / 6:00PM
On Sunday, June 5th, Lakeside Students are having a fun connection event! It will be a fun night for students (6-12 graders) to get together, play lots of games, and hang out again! This will be a great night for inviting friends!

Family Night

Monday, Jun 10 / 6:00PM
Join us for Family Night on Monday, June 10 from 6-7:30 PM! We'll have a foam cannon, a mini donut truck, balloon animals, volleyball, 9-square, and cornhole! Each family will receive a voucher for free donuts when they check in at the event. We hope you'll invite another family to join you!

Family Calendar

Summer Camps at LSCA (all ages)

Friday, May 31 / 1:00PM
LSCA is an awesome camp that offers summer camp sessions through June and July for many different age groups! For more information and to register your students, you can go to lscacamp.org

Bike Days

Wednesday, Jun 5 / 9:00AM
Families bring their bikes and ride in the parking lot on Wednesdays for the summer. Each Wednesday will offer something unique such as face painting, tie dye shirts, sprinklers, ice cream, Kona Ice, and other fun surprises.

Family Night

Monday, Jun 10 / 6:00PM
Join us for Family Night on Monday, June 10 from 6-7:30 PM! We'll have a foam cannon, a mini donut truck, balloon animals, volleyball, 9-square, and cornhole! Each family will receive a voucher for free donuts when they check in at the event. We hope you'll invite another family to join you!