Upcoming Church Events

Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday, Dec 24 / 4:00PM
What made your Christmas Eve special? Did you get to open one present that night as a teaser for the next day? Did you attend a candlelight service as a family? Were you able to sit around the fire and share stories with your loved ones? Even if you didn’t have Christmas Eve traditions, maybe you want to start creating these special Christmas memories for you and your family now. Whatever your Christmas Eve has looked like before, we want to offer a gathering where your whole family can experience the music, traditions, and stories that are reminiscent of Christmas past. Come and gather as a family to celebrate the hope of Christmas, reliving moments that shaped you and creating new memories for years to come. Join us for services at 4PM and 5:30PM!

Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday, Dec 24 / 5:30PM
What made your Christmas Eve special? Did you get to open one present that night as a teaser for the next day? Did you attend a candlelight service as a family? Were you able to sit around the fire and share stories with your loved ones? Even if you didn’t have Christmas Eve traditions, maybe you want to start creating these special Christmas memories for you and your family now. Whatever your Christmas Eve has looked like before, we want to offer a gathering where your whole family can experience the music, traditions, and stories that are reminiscent of Christmas past. Come and gather as a family to celebrate the hope of Christmas, reliving moments that shaped you and creating new memories for years to come. Join us for services at 4PM and 5:30PM!

New to Lakeside?

Pathway

Sunday, Dec 29 / 10:30AM
Pathway is a class for those who are interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus.

Welcome to Lakeside

Sunday, Jan 5 / 10:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a class that will meet Sunday, January 5th & 12th. 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 am in the Chapel next to the coffee bar.

News & Updates

Bible Reading Plans Available

December is a great time to begin considering a Bible Reading Plan for 2020. Visit our Lakeside Bookshelf in the lobby for three types of reading plans. They are all free so stop by and choose one today.

BIG Thank you to volunteers!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped decorate Lakeside for Christmas last week after services! About 60 Lakesiders stayed to get in the Christmas Spirit and make our space festive and welcoming. Thank you for all you pour out for Lakeside! We appreciate you! 

Christmas Series: Thrill of Hope!

This December we want you to rediscover the thrill of hope. We celebrate a hope profound enough to evoke child-like wonder and powerful enough to satisfy our deepest longings. Join us at Lakeside at 9:00 AM or 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings in December to rekindle your Thrill of Hope! 

Lakeside Groups Update

If you have been part of a Lakeside Group, I hope your group has benefited from your time together discussing the book of Daniel through the Be Brave sermon series. We’ll be taking a break of several weeks from groups over the holidays starting the week of November 24th. Groups will resume on the week of January 12th with a new sermon series called “Wreck It” on the book of Mark. On December 29th and January 5th, we will have a couple of Group Link tables set up in the lobby to help you find a group if you are new to groups or switch groups if needed. In mid-December, we will also have Groups listed on an insert in your bulletin, an opportunity for you to sign up for a group on your Check-In Card, and website sign ups available as well. A new year is a great time to try a group for the first time. If you have questions, contact Jay Brooks, Pastor Care Minister at 529-2513 or Jay@lakesidechristian.com.

Lakeside Kids Sing at Main Service

Lakeside Kids, ages 3 through 5th grade, will sing a Christmas song at the beginning of 1st and 2nd main services on Sunday, December 8.

Lakeside Kids Group Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 4, Lakeside Kids Group will perform their Christmas Program at 6:30 PM in the sanctuary.  All are welcome!  Come out and enjoy the program and some Christmas cookies!

Lakeside Missions

Marci Stevenson to Japan

Lakeside’s Marci Stevenson has begun to find supporters for her five-year commitment with OMF International to Japan. Her projected date of departure is February of 2021. You may visit Marci’s personal page on the OMF Ministry Hub at partnerhub.omf.org/ms2 for updates, prayer requests, and giving options. Pray for Marci and her plans to serve in Japan!

Lakeside Supports Church Plant

For 2020, Lakeside will be sending support to the Highland, IL Restore Christian Church. The church was started in October 2019 as part of Ignite Church Planting Ministry. Sixty people attended the first Sunday! You can learn more about Restore Christian Church at restorechristianchurch.org  Highland is just 80 miles south of Springfield.

Honduras Medical Mission Trip

Nathan and Kacie Jones are formulating plans for another trip to Honduras in July of 2020. The trip would involve a medical clinic and home construction in the Honduran mountains. If you are interested in learning more contact Lakeside at lakesidechristian.com/ContactUs

TCMI Scholarship

Lakeside recently concluded support for a student from the Czech Republic who was able to complete his Masters Degree at Taking Christ to the Millions International in Austria. Our student scholarship for 2020 is going to a student from Albania. This student and his wife have planted a church in a migrant community that is a home to many Muslims and agnostics. Please pray for our scholarship student and for the continued ministry of TCMI to more than 40 countries. Visit tcmi.org for more information. Be sure to check out the TCMI prayer channel.

Operation Christmas Child Update

Lakesider’s picked up 150 OCC shoe boxes in October. These boxes were lovingly filled with items for children around the world. On November 17th, 125 boxes were returned. If you still have a box, you may drop it off by Nov. 25th at Koke Mill Christian Church, 475 Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, IL 62711. Thank you to Nia Williams and Anita Waters for your assistance with this project. If you are interested in volunteering at the OCC processing center in Chicago, the dates are Nov. 26-Dec. 21. Check it out at samaritianspurse.org

Lincoln Christian University Christmas

Early this December LCU invites you to attend Christmas in the Chapel for a musical called, “Miracle On 44th Street.” Take your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for almost 30 years. You may contact LCU by phone at 217-651-4825 or by email at christmas@lincolnchristian.edu. There are six performances to choose from, December 5th-8th. Find additional timely details at: lincolnchristian.edu/news-events 


Dr. Silas McCormick Selected as 8th President

Dr. Silas McCormick Selected as 8th President

Lakeside’s own Silas McCormick was unanimously announced by the Lincoln Christian University Board of Trustees as their selection as the 8th President of the University. He will take office on June 1, 2020, and will succeed Dr. Don Green, who has served as President since 2014. Congratulations Silas!


Adult Calendar

Student Calendar

Junior High Youth Group

Sunday, Jan 19 / 5:30PM
Junior High Youth Group is a formative time for students to learn about God through games, songs, teachings, and discussions! Junior High Youth Group will be meeting weekly on Sunday nights. Groups will go from August 18th to December 15 from 5:30-7:00pm. We will not meet September 1, October 13 and 27, or December 1. After our Christmas break, we will pick up meeting January 19th and carry on through April 26th. We will not meet April 12 (Easter)

High School Youth Group

Sunday, Jan 19 / 6:00PM
High School Youth Group is a formative time for students to learn about God through games, songs, teachings, and discussions! High School Youth Group will be meeting weekly on Sunday nights. Groups will go from August 18th to December 15 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will not meet September 1, October 13 and 27, or December 1. After our Christmas break, we will pick up meeting January 19th and carry on through April 26th. We will not meet April 12 (Easter)

Family Calendar

Lakesider News

Thank you from the Kozelkas

Long time Lakeside members, David & Reba Kozelka extend a great big thank you to those who have helped them over the last several years since they have been unable to attend. Their hearts have been deeply touched. They currently reside at Cedarhurst Assisted Living. "We miss you and Lakeside!"

Lakeside Stories

Brenna raises money for HSHS

Lakeside's own Brenna Westlake participated in HSHS St. John's Children Hospital's Radiothon this past week. Through her bravery in being interviewed and sharing about her experience with St. John's, she helped to raise over $190,000 for the Children's Hospital! Great job, Brenna! Thanks for reminding us how to Be Brave!