Family Calendar & Concerts

Thu. Apr 17, 2014

Journey To The Cross (Thu. Apr 17, 2014 9:00 am - 9:00 pm)

Leading up to Easter this year we are excited to be presenting our Journey to the Cross worship experience as a way to point people to Jesus and His work on our behalf. Lakeside's worship arts ministry will be transforming the entire building into meditative rooms that each portray an event leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.


One room will be set up as the garden where Jesus prayed. Another will depict the scene of His betrayal. The final room will represent Jesus’ burial tomb. Each room will have things to taste, touch, hear and smell as well as powerful prayers and other elements to help to meditate on what Christ experienced and went through out of love for us. What a wonderful way to tell the story of God's love in a way that is unforgettable.

SHE (Seeking Him Earnestly) Bible Studies - Morning Edition (Thu. Apr 17, 2014 9:15 am)

Hope Church's SHE (Seeking Him Earnestly) ministry for women is launching several Bible studies this January. For more information, or to register, visit the website link above.


Morning Edition - Thursday mornings beginning January 16th


Option 1 - Kelley Minter's video study on "Nehemiah" ($13)

Nehemiah's heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. Are you ready to let God break your heart for a hurting, lost world and move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus?


Option 2 - Dan Allender's "To Be Told" ($8)

God's guidance is near at hand. He is not only your Authority, he is also your Author. As God writes the stories of your life, he uses your past to open up your future. It is your privilege to listen to your own story so you can live boldly for the sake of the Greatest Story, the good news of Jesus Christ. God reveals himself to you--and to others--through the story he has written in your life.


Option 3 - Beth Moore's "Esther" study --extended ($16)

If you've ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the Bible study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther's day, it's tough today. This portion of God's Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives. This group will be doing the Beth Moore study every other week and meeting as a small group, building community on the opposing weeks.


To join any of the studies, register online or contact Beth Funk so that she can make sure that there are enough materials for everyone. Payment for books will need to be cash or check. Childcare is available for all studies.

Volunteers needed at Laketown Ministries Resale Shop (Thu. Apr 17, 2014 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Laketown Ministries Resale Shop is in need of committed reliable Christian volunteers who could donate a couple of hours each week to work in the store. The proceeds of the shop are used to support the needy with rent assistance, food, and utility support.


Laketown Ministries is an outreach ministry of Woodside United Methodist Church in the Laketown area of Springfield, Illinois, and is an independent non-profit organization. This ministry was founded in September of 2011 for the express purpose of providing ministry to, for and with the people of the Laketown area. Laketown Ministries is a ministry of dignity and compassion providing assistance, service opportunities and a ministry of self-worth to the Laketown area for the glory of God.


Resale Store

Tuesday - Friday:  10:00 til 5:00

Saturday:  9:00 til 5:00


The resale store provides ministry opportunities through the resale of clothing and household items at reduced prices which then supports various assistance opportunities in the Laketown ministry area.

Griefshare (Thu. Apr 17, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.


Northwoods Community Church will host this 13 week support group.

$25 one time cost that will go towards the workbook used throughout the 13 weeks.

Trinity Lutheran Celebrates Easter (Church Services) (Thu. Apr 17, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Sacrament of Holy Communion.

PEKIN PASSION PLAY (Thu. Apr 17, 2014 7:00 pm)

Pekin First Nazarene presents Pekin Passion Play 2014.


Maundy Thursday Worship (Thu. Apr 17, 2014 7:00 pm)

Maundy Thursday, also called Holy Thursday, is a service to commemorate Jesus' Last Supper and the beginning of our sacrament, the Lord's Supper. The word Maundy comes from the Latin mandatum, which means "commandment." At the Last Supper, Jesus gave the disciples a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). Maundy Thursday worship services include Holy Communion.