Weekly Announcements 01/09/22

Brian Free & Assurance

Brian Free & Assurance will be joining us this Sunday, January 16th at 11:00 am.

End of Year Statements

All end of the year giving statements will be sent out during the month of January. These will be mailed out to the current address we have on file. Please make sure to update the office if you have changed your address.

Envelopes

New Tithing Envelopes are available at the Welcome Desk for anyone that needs a new box. For those of you that still have envelopes from 2021 year please continue to use those and we will make sure you get a new box when you need one. For E-Giving, please see the back of the bulletin for info.

Sign Language Classes

We will start an adult sign language class on Tuesday, February 1st at 6:30 PM. This will be an 8 week class led by Kim Blackwelder and held in the conference room. If you are interested in signing up for the class, please fill out the sign-up sheet located on the welcome desk.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in serving on both Standing and Support Committees for the upcoming 2022 year. If you are able to serve, please see Janet Rainey or anyone on the Nominating Committee. You can also grab an Interest in Serving Form off the Welcome Desk.

Youth Events

Make sure to follow our Youth Page for events happening with our students! On Monday, January 17th from 1-6 PM they will be heading to the White Water Center in Charlotte, NC for Ice Skating! Cost is $10 per student. Then on Saturday, January 29th we will be having a student church workday at 10 AM.

New Singles & GriefShare Ministry

We have a new Singles Ministry and GriefShare Ministry beginning in the upcoming weeks. These ministries will be meeting weekly and starting a new study. If you would like to be a part of this brand new and growing ministry, please fill out the sign up sheet at the welcome desk so we can keep you up to date with important information.

Baptism Sunday, January 16th

Our next scheduled baptism is January 16th during the 11:00 am worship service. If you would like to participate in this service please contact the church office by noon Tuesday before Baptism Sunday. You should bring a towel, dry clothing, and a bag for wet clothing the day of baptism.

Business Meeting

The next business meeting will be announced soon. This will be during Corporate Sunday School. We encourage all LBC Members to be present.

Discover Lakewood

Sunday, February 6th at 12:30 PM we will be holding our monthly Discover Lakewood lunch for our visitors and those interested in joining our Lakewood Family. Come and meet our staff and ask any questions that you may have. We would love for you to join Us after service for this event.

Wednesday Night Supper

Wednesday, January 12th we will be having Pizza and Breadsticks along with some desserts. Dinner will be from 5:30—6:15 PM. If you are interested in helping serve for Wednesday Night Suppers, please email Robin at admin@lakewoodfamily.com or call the church office.

Prayer Text Notifications

We have added a new feature to our website allowing you to submit prayer requests on our website at www.lakewoodfamily.com. We will begin to send these requests to our prayer warriors via text. If you would like to join our prayer group text, please text “JOIN LBC PRAYER” to 833-225-7853. You can also call the church office and speak with Robin. We also have a Phone Tree Form in the lobby to allow you to sign up to join our other groups for weekly announcements.

Women’s Softball

For the past 2 years LBC has had a women’s church softball team. Summer league will be starting on June 14 & last until the beginning of August. If you are interested in playing on our LBC softball team please email Jessica Wright. Due to the late notice of the League, you must notify Jessica by Sunday, April 18th. Final deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 20th.

Chest of Joash 

As the church has voted that it is time to replace the carpet and pews throughout the church, we have reopened our Chest of Joash Fund and are currently asking for donations to aid us in taking on this project. For more information about this project, our Building & Grounds committee is available for questions.

New Friday Morning Service for Seniors

We have begun a new service on Friday Mornings at 10:00 AM for our seniors and those who wish to come for a service that offers a more socially distanced environment. This service will be set up more as a bible study than an actual Sunday morning service. For any questions about this service, please contact the church office.

Bethel UMC Men’s Shelter Donations

The Young Couple’s Sunday School Class is collecting donations for Bethel Men’s Shelter throughout the month of March! We are asking for donations of men’s underwear including boxers or briefs. We will also be taking monetary donations between now and March 28th ending with a Love Offering to assist the Men’s Shelter with the supplies they need. If you have any questions, please see Matt O’Dell or Brittany Patton.

Monthly Newsletter 

Each month beginning in April, we will begin sending out our monthly newsletter with updates of what is going on in our church. If you would like to start receiving our Monthly Newsletter, please see Ms. Joy Cannon to sign up and make sure we have your correct contact information.

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