News & Updates

Sr. High and Jr. High Youth Group

Sr. High Youth Group and Jr. High Youth Group has been having a great time being back together on Sunday evenings! Throughout each night, we are focusing on living out our Christian faith by discussing how to love, care, and share about Jesus to those around us. They are each meeting bi-weekly on opposite Sunday evening from 6:30-8pm. Sr. High will be meeting again on October 18th. And Jr. High will be meeting on October 25th.

Recent Baptisms

Recent baptisms at Lakeside include Adam Wise and Emma Curtis. 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, contact jay@lakesidechristian.com to schedule a conversation.


Election November 3rd

Lakeside will once again provide a polling place for three township precincts on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 3. Be sure to exercise your right to vote for your leaders and join us in prayer for our country and this upcoming election. Pray also for the safety of the poll workers and of all those who will be voting. For a guide to praying for the election: reviveourhearts.com/how-pray-upcoming-election 

Daylight Savings Time Ends November 1st

Before you go to bed on Oct 31, remember to turn your clocks back an hour as Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 AM on Nov 1. If you forget, you might be an hour early for services at Lakeside!

Parking Lot Debt Elimination

Our parking lot loan is right around $97,000.00 and we're extending a challenge to pay it off before the end of the calendar year! Wiping out that debt will free up resources for continued ministry, meeting needs of people in our community, and the work of the Kingdom through Lakeside. Prayerfully consider your extra gift, above and beyond your regular giving. You can give in 3 ways:

  1. Online. Go HERE to setup an electronic gift, and select the Vision Fund to direct it toward the parking lot.
  2. On Sunday Mornings. Drop your check in the offering bucket as the service is dismissed. Be sure to designate "parking lot" on the check memo.
  3. During the Week. Drop off a check during office hours, and designate it for the parking lot.

Lakeside Kids Grand Re-Opening

After seven months of online only, November 1 at 10:30 a.m. Lakeside Kids Area will be open: Nursery through 5th Grade.   Kids and volunteers are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes on November 1.  (Please no scary costumes or pretend weapons.  Thank you!)

We will have new procedures to keep everyone safe:

  • What to bring:  BABIES: one or two diaper and wipes  KIDS: If your child will need a drink, bring a water bottle with their name on it
  • In the lobby, as you check-in, click on the "CHANGE" button under your child's name, then select the area your child will be going to
  • After you have checked-in your whole family, go to the table in front of the Kid's Area doors to get your child's tags
  • We will have maximum capacity numbers for each area.  The table volunteers will admit children for each area.
  • If an area meets capacity, additional children for that area will not be allowed
  • All volunteers and Children 3 years old through 5th grade will wear masks throughout the Lakeside Kids hour
  • Children 3 years old through 5th grade will sit on squares on the floor safely spaced in their rooms
  • Children 3 years old through 5th grade will have their own individual supply bag (markers, glue sticks...) with their name on it that they will use each Sunday
  • When service is over, one parent may come to pick up children at the table in front of the Kids Area doors
  • Please have your pick up tag ready and stand on the circles on the floor in line for pick up

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO OPEN LAKESIDE KIDS!!!!

Lakeside Missions

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Christmas is around the corner. Would you like to show the love of Jesus to children around the world? One hundred fifty shoeboxes have arrived at Lakeside to enable you to pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. You may pick up your box on Sunday October 25 or November 1st. Then use the list of suggested items to pack up your box and return it to Lakeside by November 15th. The boxes will then be taken to a drop off center. If you are not yet attending Lakeside in person on Sundays you may still participate by picking up/dropping off a box on weekdays, October 26-November 6th at Lakeside between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. This can be a great family project. Check out this video about the impact of Shoeboxes on children and families around the world: samaritanspurse.org/taking-the-gospel-to-the-unreached 

Special Missions Projects Funded

Thanks to your offerings, Lakeside has been able to bless some of our mission partners with funds for special projects. In the month of August, we were able to send and extra $300 to Myanmar Hope Christian Mission (myanmarhope.org) and $300 to Lincoln Christian University (lincolnchristian.edu) as both entities work through Covid-19 expenses. In the month of September, we were able to send an extra $375 to Pioneer Bible Translators (pioneerbible.org) to help native translator Jeremy bring electricity to his home to aid in the translation process. The electrical connection will also enable a daughter to start a small home-based business with a sewing machine. 

LSCA Family Getaways

Interested in camping out on beautiful Lake Springfield? Check out Lake Springfield Christian Assembly's Week-End Getaways! Eight Rustic Campsites and Six Eagle Lodge Rooms can be rented at LSCA. Families will have a chance to enjoy the amenities of LSCA including an outdoor movie, campfire, worship time, and more. For dates and more information go to: lscacamp.org/weekend-getaways In addition to the fun you will have, LSCA Getaways are a great way to help support the camp during a tough financial year.

Christian Student Fellowship Update, Fall 2020

Here's a chance to help Christian Student Fellowship connect with international students just up Toronto Road. CSF is looking for help with the following items for their International Student Pumpkin Carving (October 16): 15 Small to Medium Pumpkins | 15 Pumpkin Carving Kits | Individually Wrapped Candy | Goodie Bags for Candy.  If you want to help, email info@uiscsf.org. For more info on the ministry of CSF: www.uiscsf.org Earlier this month a Lakeside group helped with supplies for a student Hot Dog Roast. Thank you!

Student Calendar

10:30AM Student Worship

Sunday, Oct 25 / 10:30AM
On Sunday morning at 10:30am, our Sr. High and Jr. High students gather to worship and have a formative discussion time about a core Christian idea each week. Working through Mark Moore’s Core 52, the students are provided with things to do throughout the week so carry the conversation beyond Sunday morning.

Jr. High Youth Group, every other Sunday 6:30-8pm

Sunday, Oct 25 / 6:30PM
Jr. High Youth Group has had a great time being back together on Sunday evenings! Throughout each night, we are focusing on living out our Christian faith by discussing how to love, care, and share about Jesus to those around us. They are meeting every other Sunday evening from 6:30-8pm. Jr. High will be meeting again on October 25th.

Student Study Space, Mondays from 9am-Noon

Monday, Oct 26 / 9:00AM
On Monday mornings from 9am-Noon, our Jr. High and Sr. High Rooms are open and available for High School students to come and do their remote learning and homework. This is providing them with a change of scenery for their schoolwork and allows them to do homework while with other students. Students who attend are required to do a pre-screening checklist and follow specific safety measures.