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Sunday, Feb 25 / 10:30AM
Pathway is a class for those who are interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus.

Sunday, Mar 4 / 10:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a two-part class that will meet Sundays, March 4 & 11. The class will help you learn about who we are as a Church and what it means to be fully engaged at Lakeside. Join us at 10:30 in the chapel next to the coffee bar.

Recent Messages

Our Reactions

How should a Christian respond to their enemies and evildoers?

Our Tongue

One one greatest gaps in our credibility is the gap between our words and reality.

Our Sexuality

Jesus calls us to highest standards of purity, faithfulness, and reconciliation.

Life @ Lakeside

Adult Classes At Lakeside

In addition to the elective classes you see in this newsletter, we have ongoing adult classes which meet every Sunday. Come for worship service and while you are here, sit in on some great lessons about topics you'll find interesting. Currently we have our Faithweavers class meeting in Room 109 for a DVD study called Foundations of Apologetics. You'll learn how to defend the good news of Jesus in a way that interests others. At 9:00 am we have a seniors class called the Kingdom Builders who meet in the office of Betty Hoff and are studying the book of Jeremiah. At 10:30 am we have a True Believers class meeting in Room 120 and are studying the Promises of God. Also at 10:30 am, our Young Berean class is meeting in Room 109 to study the book of Hebrews. Our Young Adults class meets at 10:30 am in Room 126 and  is taking a Journey Through the Bible and considering what it means for today. No need to sign up. Just find the classroom and join any of these classes this Sunday. If you have kids, our children's programming will provide them with great growing and learning opportunities as well. 

New Members

Dusty Thomason, Chris Veach, Ty Daniels, Jessie Sweeney, & Heather Downing, recently attended our Welcome to Lakeside class and placed their membership with Lakeside. Be sure to welcome them as they continue their involvement in community and serving and growing. If you've been thinking of making Lakeside your church home, we'd love to have you sign up for our next set of Welcome to Lakeside classes, on the first and second Sundays of each month.

Recent Baptisms

Recent baptisms at Lakeside include Reed & Crystal Bruns, Dylan Rose, Will Acton, Patsy Stratton, Valerie Watson and Galashky Blaise. Please pray for and encourage these who have pledged their allegiance to Jesus and lift up those who are contemplating taking a next step of faith.If you would like to learn more about baptism, join us for our Pathway class, the last Sunday of each month. 

Lakeside Missions

Love Packages

Help put Christian literature and Bibles into the hands of people around the world! Christians all across the USA send Love Packages Bibles, Sunday School materials, Christian books, etc. Love Packages bundles them up in containers and sends them to ministries in many poor countries around the world. The resources are distributed freely to people hungry for the Word of God. Instead of collecting dust on shelves or being thrown away, these materials are now being used to reach souls for Christ, to encourage and build up the Church, and in the raising up and training of leaders to shine the light in dark places. Drop off your materials at the Lakeside entry way during the month of February.

Honduras Mission Trip in May

Be praying for Lakesiders who are preparing to be part of a medical missions trip to Honduras May 29th-June 5th. Pray for the Honduran people with whom they will be serving. Nathan and Kacie Jones are organizing the trip and would be glad to answer any questions you might have at 

The International Conference On Missions

ICOM is this week! The leadership of Lakeside believes in worldwide missions. In fact, we have paid your way to the ICOM event happening in Peoria November 16-19. What a great way to be a church of IMPACT. You will be able to attend main sessions, workshops, and visit over 500 missionary booths at the Peoria Civic Center. We plan to organize carpools for Saturday, November 18, or you may drive on your own any of the days of the conference (November 16-19).   Visit for schedules and details. 

Christian Student Fellowship Collection

Our friends at Christian Student Fellowship visited with us at Lakeside on September 10 with their ministry display. CSF is busy on the UIS campus introducing students to Jesus, inviting them into community, and equipping them for mission. Through Sunday, September 24 we are collecting office items to help CSF defray some of their operating costs. Look for a drop off container at the Welcome Desk. CSF students have been a wonderful part of the Lakeside family over the years. For more about this Lakeside supported ministry, visit the CSF website:

  • Printer Ink: HP Envy 4500 (box is #61) and HP Office Jet 6600
  • Wal-Mart Gift Cards (pays for ink, event supplies as they arise, etc.)
  • Starbucks gift cards (for student dates)
  • New Colored Sharpies
  • Name Tags
  • Post Its
  • Postage Stamps
  • Print Paper

News & Updates

Annual Meeting Reports and Results

On February 18, at the Lakeside Annual Meeting, Annual Report booklets covering 2017 were made available. For the meeting, the 2017 treasure's report was approved by our trustees and the 2018 budget was accepted. The 2017 elders recommended a slate of Elders and Trustees for 2018 which were affirmed by the congregation. Elders include Mike Hannah, Steve Helm, Nathan Jones, Walter Lack, JD Stevenson and Jon Morrissette. Trustees affirmed were Glen Garrison, Derek Rhoads, Norm Smith and Ben Snider.

Kids Summer Kick Off on May 29

May 29 at 6:00 pm:FAMILY EVENT Dinner and Professor Steve's Outta Sight Light Show "The world of light, rainbows,prisms and lasers, all combined with music resulting in one truly awesome and exciting program. Thirteen different lasers, five different lighting effects and the dreaded disco ball.

SuperStart for 4th and 5th graders, March 9-10

SuperStart: March 9-10 in Bloomington IL. 4TH/5TH GRADE. Throughout the event preteens will encounter Christ through worship, interactive teaching and small groups – all of which are designed with their unique needs and maturity in mind. Preteens who attend SuperStart will leave the weekend with not only a great experience, but also the teachings and foundation to further amplify Christ’s call on their lives to become Kingdom workers.

CHANGE Message Series Beginning

We can't wait for you to experience real and lasting transformation through our new series, Change. We are going through the Sermon on the Mount and, through the convicting passages we are going to encounter, we are fully expecting the Holy Spirit to shape us into people who live lives that show who God is to this world.

In a series focused on change, it is easy to think that change comes from pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We are here to tell you: abandon that way of thinking right now. No amount of self-help or self-achievement will make us into the kind of new creations God desires.

Thank goodness, God provides a better way. The Bible says, “if anyone is in Christ, he/she is a new creation: The old has gone, the new has come!” True freedom comes through Christ Jesus, while deep and lasting change comes through the work of the Holy Spirit.

Here is the good news: You are not stuck! God wants to make you a new creation in Christ through the presence and power of His Holy Spirit. He wants to give you the freedom and lasting change you desire! Join us as we begin this journey of change. Let’s celebrate and invite God’s Spirit to make us into a new creation!

Celebrating Adrian McCarty's 32 years of Teaching!

Adrian McCarty is retiring from teaching Lakeside's 4th and 5th Graders after 32 years of weekly service! Adrian had generations of souls pass through his class, allowing, in some cases, for both parents and children to have the same teacher. That is truly amazing! We thank Adrian for his 32-year-offering of time to Lakeside's Elementary Ministry. We know God will continue to use him here at Lakeside Christian Church in the lives of both parents and children!

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