New to Lakeside?

Pathway

Sunday, Jul 28 / 10:30AM
Pathway is a conversation for those who are interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus and responding to his grace and mercy. For those who have completed the class and would like to be baptized, we'd love to arrange this for you as well.

Welcome to Lakeside, Week 1

Sunday, Aug 4 / 10:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a class to help you learn about who we are as a church, what it means to be fully engaged at Lakeside, and to give you an opportunity to make Lakeside your church home.

Welcome to Lakeside, Week 2

Sunday, Aug 11 / 10:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a class to help you learn about who we are as a church, what it means to be fully engaged at Lakeside, and to give you an opportunity to make Lakeside your church home.


Lakeside Missions

Christian Student Fellowship

CSF exists to help students find their way back to God on the UIS campus. You can help by praying for the staff and the students they hope to reach this winter and spring. Check out the CSF Facebook page (www.facebook.com/uiscsf) to keep up to date and direct your prayers. CFS Staff includes: Samuel & Renee Nassiff, David & Lindsey Lasley,  Abigail Way, and Gretchen Magruder. Below are some ways you might help this important ministry in the coming days and weeks. Also visit their website at: info@uiscsf.org

  • Snacks. A group of 20-25 students are gathering each Monday at 8:45 PM. Individually packaged chips, popcorn, sweet snack, candy, or 24 packs of bottled water will be much appreciated. Join in worship if you like.
  • Supplies. collapsible cart, reams of paper, blue pens, name tags
  • Gift Cards. These are used for prizes and student connections. $10 Door Dash, Walmart, Aldi, Steak N Shake, Starbucks and $25 for Walmart and area restaurants
  • Funds. Consider a special financial gift. The annual Spring Fundraising Banquet on April 15th raised $30,000 in support of the ministry!     
  • Prayer. Pray for the students to remain committed to Jesus Christ and connect with small groups. Pray for the current school year and increased opportunities. Read 12 stories of ministry impact at uiscsf.org
  • Other Ways to Bless: Check out CFS's Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1QXTH56ZYERZV/ref=hz_ls_biz_e

CSF will be visiting Lakeside on August 4 as they gear up the fall semester. It is a busy time of year as they help international students with a furniture drive and host other high impact events for arriving students. www.uiscsf.org/international-student-furniture-day




Inner City Mission

ICM is all about helping the homeless find lasting stability. They assist in assisting every person in moving from "shattered" to "shalom" by calming the chaos in the lives of the homeless, promoting their potential, and helping them realize the love of Jesus Christ.  

To help you can PRAY:  

  • Mental & physical health of residents and for opening of deeper conversations for sharing the Gospel.  
  • Request grace and patience for staff as well as the families.   
  • Donations: ICM is accepting food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies at 720 N. 7th St.
  • Pray for 200 Prayer Partners. 
  • Pray for Luke & Carly Chitwood, Lakesiders who serve there. 
  • Pray for Lakeside's student ministry which is helping provide childcare monthly as parents are receiving training.

Scott & Connie Payne's book, Unlocking a Broken World gives a window into the homeless world and into the lives of the family and people working or volunteering at the Mission. The book now available. Contact the mission at innercitymission.net You can also read a multi-part article series on homelessness at: innercitymission.net/articles

Inner City Mission staff asks for your PRAYER on their behalf as they seek wisdom and direction in developing a 10-year expansion plan for the mission. 




Lewis Memorial Christian Village

Lewis Memorial Christian Village seeks to provide exceptional senior living and health care in a loving, Christian environment. LMCV strives to be a place where residents are honored and nurtured because every person is equally valued by God. LMCV is at 3400 W Washington Street in Springfield. You can visit their website at christianhorizonsliving.org/locations/lewis-memorial-christian-village

Lakeside has had a supporting relationship with Lewis Memorial Christian Village for many years and many Lakesiders have resided there for short-term recovery or long-term care.  Individual serving opportunities can be scheduled through  the Activities Department or through the Volunteer Coordinator at 217-787-9600.  

Chaplain, Nick Butcher, suggests the following for those interested in volunteering at Lewis Memorial.

1.Visit one on one with residents (Nick would suggest residents who are in special need of care and comfort);

2. Help wheel residents to the Dining Room and sit with them during meals;

3. Attend church service at 10:20 am or 11:15 am with residents.

The LCMV Auxiliary purchased 200 water pitchers, five dozen knives, forks and spoons, and $500 is being given toward the purchase of one Bus Cart and 4 garbage cans that attach.  Thank you for helping us contribute towards these service items.

Lee Elementary

Lakeside pairs up with Lee School in providing Thanksgiving Family Meals for some of the student families each November. In early May we showed appreciation to the Lee School teachers. during appreciation week with gift cards and personal notes.  

PRAY:

  1.  For kids in low income homes who are under resourced and those living in neglect or abusive homes  
  2.  For teachers/staff who are serving children with a wide variety of needs and potentials 
  3.  For a restorative summer for students and teachers.
  4.  Pray for safety for all of our schools.
  5. Check out the Lee School website as an aid to your prayers: sps186.org/o/lee 

Pioneer Bible Translators

Pioneer Bible Translators worldwide is now a team of 573 working among 100.3 million people speaking 106 languages in 27 countries! Visit the PBT website at: pioneerbible.org

Brand New Bibles: Pioneer Bible translators Jeff and Laura Wilhoit along with other PBT staff and Lakeside's Paul & Sunny Boatman traveled to West Africa for a June 23-25, 2023 celebration of a translation of the Bible for the Toma people. 

Pray for the literacy training. PBT worked to publish 20+ books of the Toma Bible electronically by the end of 2024, bringing the total number of published books to over 40. Laura reports that in the summer of 2022 they received the complete dramatized audio Toma New Testament that a partner organization Faith Comes By Hearing recorded when Jeff was in West Africa. Co-translators and several Toma speakers  voiced all the parts.

  • Pray for all the people who will now have the opportunity to hear and read the whole Bible in their own heart language and be transformed by doing so.
  • Pray for the preparation and planning of a new Global Sending and Sign Language Center to be built on the PBT grounds in Dallas, TX through Jeff's leadership and oversight. 
  • For more frequent updates from Jeff & Laura contact laura.wilhoit@pbti.org
  • Praise! Pastor Jeremie, Joseph & Daniel are now in good health and leading literacy training.
  • Pray for the villagers who are participating in literacy classes as they prepare to read the Bible in their own language.
  • Pray for all the ways God's Word is making an eternal impact on those who hear it.
  • Special prayer for Laura Wilhoit who fell and broke her knee cap and is now doing PT.
  • Pray for the 100+ leaders who came to the Scripture Listening Group training.
  • Pray for Daniel who is now beginning work with Laura on adapting the Toma Bible into Daniel’s first language of Zialo.  

Lakeside Calendar

The Young Bereans Class

Sunday, Jul 28 / 10:30AM
The Young Bereans is an adult Bible class that meets weekly on Sundays at 10:30 AM in room 109. Join the Young Bereans as they follow the curriculum of The Lookout Magazine weekly Bible study, led by one of our elders, Mike Hannah.

Student Calendar

Summer Camps at LSCA (all ages)

Wednesday, Jul 31 / 1:00PM
LSCA is an awesome camp that offers summer camp sessions through June and July for many different age groups! For more information and to register your students, you can go to lscacamp.org

Student Classes

Sunday, Aug 4 / 10:30AM
On Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM, our Sr. High and Jr. High students have their own separate classes where we focus on studying the Bible and applying the things we learn into our daily lives. Students are invited to come early to hang out with each other and grab a breakfast snack.

Family Night

Sunday, Aug 11 / 5:00PM
Join us for our next Family Night on Sunday, August 11th anytime between 5:00-8:00 PM! It'll be a fun-filled night connecting with others at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly. The pool will be open from 5:30-7:30! Food for the cookout will be ready around 6:00 PM! We hope you'll invite another family to join you!

Family Calendar

Bike Days

Wednesday, Jul 24 / 9:00AM
Families bring their bikes and ride in the parking lot on Wednesdays for the summer. Each Wednesday will offer something unique such as face painting, tie dye shirts, sprinklers, ice cream, Kona Ice, and other fun surprises.

Summer Camps at LSCA (all ages)

Wednesday, Jul 31 / 1:00PM
LSCA is an awesome camp that offers summer camp sessions through June and July for many different age groups! For more information and to register your students, you can go to lscacamp.org

Family Night

Sunday, Aug 11 / 5:00PM
Join us for our next Family Night on Sunday, August 11th anytime between 5:00-8:00 PM! It'll be a fun-filled night connecting with others at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly. The pool will be open from 5:30-7:30! Food for the cookout will be ready around 6:00 PM! We hope you'll invite another family to join you!

Lakesider News

Thank You from Debbie Johnson

Dear Church Family, I want to express my sincerest gratitude for everything you all did for me during one of the most trying times of my life when my home caught fire and I needed to start over with a new home. All of the prayers, support, encouragement, and items were more than I could have asked for and I am so incredibly blessed by God to have you all in my life! I’d like to specifically thank:

The men’s group who moved furniture. Paul, who provided counseling. Those who donated money and gift cards, so I could buy food, toiletries, clothing and other household items to start over. Joyce, who listened to God’s direction and would call just to talk and support me. Susan, who helped create a detailed list of my personal property and items. Denny, who helped me find my precious jewelry amongst the burnt items and ashes and helped me tame my anger and distress. Pat and Denny, who shared their many experiences with contractors. Tom and Deena, who showed their love by taking me out for a wonderful dinner and offered to open their home up to me. Dale, who helped me find a new car. Beth, for providing me with so many essential items. Brittany, who brought over food and baby items for my grandchildren. Ruth, who went shopping with me and helped me pick out all new clothes. Jay who repeatedly showed up during the fire, prayed with me and let me know our church family would be there to support me. Sunny and Paul who came and prayed with me during the fire and who also wrote out scripture on stakes and planted them around my home. Thank you to everyone in my church family for loving me and lifting me up. Your love for the Lord shined so bright when I was in such a place of darkness and I am eternally grateful to you all. Only through God's love and grace was I able to make it through such a difficult time and with all of your help. God’s love and blessings, Debbie