Plugging In at Lakeside UMC


You are Welcome at Worship

The first step of discipleship at Lakeside is simply joining us for Sunday worship. We offer an 8:30 and 10:30 am service and they both center around a focused worship series that typically spans 3 to 6 weeks. You can expect a friendly, invitational church and a meaningful worship experience.

First Steps Sunday School Class

Every few months, Pastor Andrew offers a “First Steps” Sunday school class that introduces Lakeside to new members, perspective members, or people interested in getting more involved in our church. The “First Steps” class begins at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary and focuses on discipleship pathways available at Lakeside, the general doctrines of the United Methodist denomination, and finding your place within our community.

Sunday Bible Studies

We also offer Adult, Youth, and Children’s Sunday Bible Studies that meet at 9:30 am (the time in between our two Sunday worship services). This provides a great time for the whole family to grow closer in their relationship with God through instructional curriculum that is tailored to each age group. These classes meet at various locations within the church.

Adult Grow Groups

In addition to Sunday Bible Studies, we are blessed with several laity-led Grow Groups that meet on various days throughout the week where you can grow your faith while meeting members and friends of Lakeside. For a list of all Grow Groups and details about them, please click here.

UMYF / Youth Group

For kids entering 6th grade all the way through their high school days, we have a very impactful and spiritually-focused Youth Group that is led by Madison Wentworth. UMYF is every Sunday evening with the middle school session from 6:00 to 7:00 and the high school session from 7:00 until 8:00 pm. These kids participate in several mission opportunities and retreats throughout the year including U.M. ARMY, BreakThru, Summer Beach Retreats and frequent “Serve | Eat | Play” outings on Saturdays throughout the school year.

Joining the Church

Becoming a member of the church essentially means vowing to partner with our church in its ministries and work for the Kingdom of God. We ask all who join to take a vow to commit their “prayers, presence (participation), gifts, service and witness.”
If you are interested in joining, please speak with Rev. Andrew Payne before service or come up during the final Song of Praise performed at the end of service.  It is not necessary to join in front of the congregation if that is something you do not want to do. If you would rather join more privately, simply speak to Rev. Andrew Payne.