The Community of Lakeside

     Creating and sustaining community is complex in the modern world, especially in a metropolitan area.  Lakeside has evolved from an ethnic church living in close proximity to a diverse ethnic population living in different parts of the city.  

     If you are searching for a community and a place you can worship, we would like to invite you to join us Sunday mornings.  At Lakeside, the day begins with Worship Service from 10-11:30 am.  PreK-5th grade students are dismissed from Worship Service at 10:20 am (after worshiping together in singing) to the lower level for the Children's Program that continues until 12:30 pm.  During the Worship Service we offer childcare for children under 2 years of age and a Toddler/Preschool class for children 2-4 yrs old.

    It is Lakeside's practice to create and sustain community through providing lunch for the church family every Sunday at 11:45 am (with the exception of the last Sunday of the month).

    If you have visited Lakeside before, we are continuously refining our small group ministry to provide the community that is so important to human existence.  We try to group people geographically to facilitate community building.  People meet in homes weekly or bi-weekly to study, share, pray, and encourage one another in their faith journeys.  These groups provide a safe place to live transparently in an atmosphere of complete acceptance.  Please contact one of our small group leaders to find out more information about which groups are available in your area or contact one of our elders if you need further assistance in connecting to a small group.

     On a larger scale, Lakeside frequently gathers as a church for times of relaxed fellowship.  We have a reputation for our potlucks, 4th of July, Labor Day picnics, Turkey Bowling, and the Christmas Dinner.  Food has played a key role in Lakeside's history as a means to promote community.

     Lakeside facilitates community-building of other groups through sharing our church building.  Our original Japanese-speaking congregation meets to worship on Sunday mornings, the First Vietnamese Alliance Church meets on Sunday afternoons, and various home school groups utilize our space for classes or meetings throughout the year.