Christian Student Fellowship Opportunities
CSF exists to help students find their way back to God on the UIS campus. Due to the Coronavirus, the March 28th CFS Fundraiser has been cancelled. Please go to uiscsf.org to read important information on how the ministry is serving students during the pandemic and for ways you can support the ministry in lieu of the Fundraiser. Your prayers and support would be greatly appreciated.
LSCA Spring Opportunities
Lake Springfield Christian Assembly is gearing up for a busy summer of camp events. If you or your class or group would like to help prep the LSCA campus for camping season, make plans to be a part of one or more of the following work dates: March 28th, April 18th, May 16th. Each day starts at 8:30 am and includes a coffee & cinnamon roll breakfast and lunch. Check in with LSCA to verify dates during the pandemic. You may also volunteer to be part of their Red Carpet Crew each Registration Day during Summer Camp from 2-4 pm. Have questions or need more information? See Sally Greenfield or go to LakesideChristianConnectLSCA and click on the connect button.
Lincoln Christian University Opportunities
You can pray for the ministry of LCU in the following ways. Pray for the transition of presidents as Don Green returns to a teaching role and our own Silas McCormick takes on the role of President. Pray for the students and professors as they head out for a week of ministry in various locations in the USA and abroad in early March. Upcoming events on campus include The Christian Women's Conference on Wednesday, April 29th and the VINE Conference for high school students April 3-4th. Check out lincolnchristian.edu for more information on LCU and events. You may also contact Jay@lakesidechristian.com or go to LakesideChristianConnectLCU and click "Connect".
Inner City Mission Update
ICM is all about helping the homeless find lasting stability. Some ways this happened in 2019 include: 11,898 nights of housing for homeless families, an average of 20 adults and 8 children per night, 21,416 meals for residents and guests, two accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior, five renewed their relationship with God, one rededicated her life. In addition, the Miss Daisy House remodeling was completed and the ICM offices relocated there. Find out more about the ICM ministry at innercitymission.net. To connect with more opportunities to help the ministry go to LakesideChristianConnectICM and click on the "Connect" button.
James Project Update
The James Project is about rewriting the stories of children in foster care. Please pray for all the foster families in the process of adopting children and complications in the process. Pray for DCSF caseworkers, foster parents, foster children and encourage them. Visit thejamesproject127,com or visit their Facebook page to learn more. You can also contact Robin Pickett or go to LakesideChristianConnectStJamesProject and click on the "Connect" button.
Myanmar Hope Update
Sunny Dahlquist and a mission team recently returned from Myanmar, where they delivered the prayer cards and greetings Lakesiders wrote to the conference of NW Churches. Pray for the Myanmar churches, their fellowship, unity, and Christian education. Pray for their health during the current pandemic. To learn more about the mission and the many ways they are spreading the Good News of Christ visit www.myanmarhope.org of visit their Facebook page. You may also go to LakesideChristianConnectMyanmarHope and click on the "Connect" button if you have questions about the mission and how you can help.
Restore Church Plant Update
Lakeside is sending monthly support to the Restore Christian Church church plant in Highland, Illinois. Restore will be celebrating it first birthday on May 6th, 2020. If you have opportunity, visit the church on a Sunday at Highland Middle School at 10:30 am. If you would like to help, you can show up early and be part of their chair set up team. Aaron Kelso is the lead minister. They are planning a missions outreach to New Orleans in July. Currently, Restore is livestreaming services with Copper Creek Church due to the pandemic. Find out more about the Restore church at restorechristianchurch.org Please keep these brothers and sisters of ours in your prayers.