Upcoming Church Events

Easter Services

Sunday, Apr 12 / 7:30AM
Due to the Coronavirus we are currently planning to live-stream our Easter Services. Check back in as the date nears for changes. As for now, join us online on April 12th at 7:30, 9:00, or 10:30 AM for one of our three identical Easter services. We will make this Easter special through our online Easter worship services! Grab your family and gather around your TV or device and celebrate the Easter story!

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Pathway

Sunday, Mar 29 / 10:30AM
Pathway is a class for those who are interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus and responding to his grace and mercy. Due to the Coronavirus, please call the church office and arrange for a one-to-one conversation with Jay. For those who have completed the class and would like to be baptized, we'd love to arrange this for you as well. Call 529-2513.

Welcome to Lakeside

Sunday, Apr 5 / 10:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a class that was planned for Sunday, April 5th and 19th. The class was to help you learn about who we are as a Church, what it means to be fully engaged at Lakeside, and give you a chance to make Lakeside your church home. If you would like to meet one-on-one to discuss your next step, please call the church office at 529-2513 and arrange a time to meet.

News & Updates

Easter 2020

Due to the Coronavirus we are currently planning to live-stream our Easter Services. Check back in as the date nears for changes.

Easter Sunday | Join us on April 12th at 7:30, 9:00, or 10:30 AM for one of our three identical Easter services. Children’s programming will be available at the 9:00 and 10:30 AM services. For our members who do not need childcare, we invite you to attend our 7:30 AM service to make room for our guests to attend the latter two services. We will have special breakfast treats to show our appreciation for those that attend the earliest service.


Coronavirus Update

Hello Fellow Lakesiders,

Each day we are becoming more aware of the potential impact of the coronavirus. We believe that God is bigger than any virus. We can trust in Him no matter what trials we experience in life. (1 Corinthians 12:24-26 Philippians 4:6-7) We want to be wise, and not fearful. Everyone's safety is important to us. For that reason we have chosen to err on the side of caution to slow the spread of cold/flu/and other viruses that may be circulating.

At the order of the Sangamon Health Dept, and advice of our medical professionals, we are cancelling all on-campus activities until further notice. This includes Sunday morning services and classes, mid-week meetings, as well as youth and children's programming.

The coronavirus situation is being referred to as fluid. Things are ever-changing as information becomes available. We will continuously monitor the recommendations of the CDC and the local health officials as we try to determine when to resume our normal programming. We will continue to communicate through our website, text, email, and social media.

For this coming Sunday we invite you to gather with us online as we continue our series in the book of Mark. At 9:00am or 10:30am, you can view the entire service within our app, on our website, or on our Facebook page.

At this time we encourage our community groups to continue to meet in homes at their own discretion.

We urge you to setup online giving. Setting up online giving only takes a few minutes and it will enable Lakeside to have financial stability during this turbulent time. You can find our give page on our website.

We encourage you to continue to offer hope and the love of Jesus to your neighbors throughout this time.

In His Love,

Lakeside Elders and Staff


Lakeside Missions

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.

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Student Calendar

Junior High Youth Group

Sunday, Mar 29 / 5:00PM
Junior High youth group will meet on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:30pm. Youth group is a time for building community through games and small groups. Students will have the opportunity to be challenged by the Word, serve others, and spend time in worship. Youth group is intended to be a place where our students can bring their friends to introduce them to the community of believers and to begin understanding who Jesus is as they experience His love for them. We will carry on through April 26th, but we will not meet April 12 (Easter).

High School Youth Group

Sunday, Mar 29 / 5:30PM
High School group will meet on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm. Youth group is a time for building community through games and small groups. Students will have the opportunity to be challenged by the Word, serve others, and spend time in worship. Youth group is intended to be a place where our students can bring their friends to introduce them to the community of believers and to begin understanding who Jesus is as they experience His love for them. We will carry on through April 26th, but we will not meet April 12 (Easter).

The Vine Conference

Friday, Apr 3 / 5:30PM
This is a High School Conference held at Lincoln Christian University. Lakeside will be taking any students, 9th-12th, who are interested in attending this weekend conference. The Vine Conference will have worship, an engaging speaker, games, and much more! Sign up now!

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