Order of Service


Will Benton, Organ (11:30 only)

Gathering Song / Introit

"Majesty"  – Mark Hayes

Felipe Da Silva, Piano

Welcome  /Announcements / Call to Giving

Julie MacLafferty [Connections Pastor]

Children's Story

Melissa Martin

Songs of Praise

"Old Rugged Cross" 

"Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"

"Run to the Father"

FLA Sophomore Praise Team

Felipe Da Silva, Director


Janett and Phil Fong


"Taste and See" 

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]

Song of Response

Perfect Harmony

Issy Frederickson-Valdivia, Emma Cortes, Nadia Cortes

Benediction and Sending

Matt Smith [Lead Pastor]


Will Benton, Organ (11:30 only)

If you would like to be involved in our worship services, please contact Jeremy Morada.


Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

1st Monday of the Month – Beginning January 3, 2022

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Forest Lake Church – Room 4

AEGIS—A space for families with LGBTQIA loved ones

Beginning Thursday, January 6, 2022

Call or text Candy DeVore at 407.717.9335, or email at

Raising Children with Special Needs—A class for parents

Beginning Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, text or call 407.717.9335, 

or email

DivorceCare—Find Help—Discover Hope—Experience Healing

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., beginning January 18, 2022

For more information –

DivorceCare for Kids

Join us for a 10-week course beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Forest Lake Church.

Email Candy DeVore to register –

Blossom – Women's Retreat 2022

English: February 25-27

Spanish: March 4-6

For more information, go to,

or call 407.644.5000, ext. 2151.

2022 Great Controversy Tours to Europe

March 18 - 31 and June 17 - 30

Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, specialist in church history and prophetic interpretation will lead tours to make Daniel and Revelation come alive. Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. A most exciting experience! Call 269.815.8624, or email:

Friendship Café

Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Main Lobby

House of Prayer

Join us for our series, Ambassadors of Hope, at 7:00 p.m., Oct. 6 - Dec. 29.  

We are using the book Peace above the Storm, a sharing version of Steps to Christ.

Bring a friend!

Books will be available every Wednesday, and in the office during the week.

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary, (or via the livestream) 

Prayer Room

Sabbaths, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., East Lobby

Ongoing Events

Employment Opportunities

Forest Lake Church (FLC) is looking for a Communications Director and a Finance Manager.

For more information, click here.

Deacons and Deaconesses

This Sabbath, January 8, our deacon and deaconess ministries will be sharing how God is working in their ministries and how we can be a part! For more info on how to get involved,

1) Stop by the tables in the lobby on Sabbath

2) Contact Deaconess Ministry: Email

Contact Deacon Ministry: Email (Head Deacon) 

or (Associate Deacon)

Visitation Ministry

If you, or someone you know, needs a visit (home visit, care card, or phone call) contact us at

Cards of Hope

Do you enjoy crafts? Join our newest ministry which makes beautiful, handmade cards

for our church family and community! 

For more information or to get involved, contact Michelle Dettlaff at

FLC Newsletter

For weekly updates on what is happening at the Forest Lake Church, sign up here for our weekly newsletter!

Affordable Housing

Home and apartment rents in Metro Orlando have increased in the last year and will likely continue to rise. This has become a serious problem for many in our area who are already struggling financially. The church office is frequently receiving calls from those looking for a room/in-law suite to rent from a Christian individual/family.

If you have a room or apartment available to rent (or know of someone who does), please share your information with the church office. We will be glad to pass it along to someone in need of affordable housing.

Contact: or 407.869.0680

Membership Transfers

Incoming, 1st ReadingEnrique & Viviana Calandra from Forest City Spanish – Orlando, FL

Memorial Announcement

John Peterson passed away on Tuesday, December 28. He is survived by his wife, Pamela, and daughter, Kaley. 

There will be a Memorial Service at FLC on Sunday, January 16, at 1:30 p.m.

There will be a Memorial Service for Maurice Van Sickle at FLC on Sunday, January 16, at 11:00 a.m. in the Upper Youth Center. This is a casual gathering with a light lunch provided. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to daughter, Lori (Van Sickle) Zill at 407.625.3029.

Wanda Hopkins (long-time teacher at FLA) passed away on Tuesday, December 28. She was predeceased by her husband, Steve, and is survived by her daughter, Heather Hopkins.  There will be a Memorial Service at FLC on Sunday, March 20, at 2:00 p.m.

Prayer Requests

Our support groups as they begin

Our schools, teachers, students, and families as they start a new semester

Family of John Peterson

Family of Wanda Hopkins

Thompson Family (grieving loss of Chris's father)

The Staff at Forest Lake Church is always praying for you, but if there are specific prayer requests you would like mentioned during our worship services, please contact the church office at (407) 869-0680.

Sabbath School Classes

10:00 a.m.

Friendship Circle: Room 2

Kidder/Pinto/Sheppard: Room 3

Burns/Lind/Vasquez: Room 4

Bridge Builders: Room 5

Sharing the Word: Room 6

*Gordon/Jones: Room 11

Walking in the Word: Room 12

Russian-Speaking: (Elda's Place - Quilting Room)

McCoy/Shed: Room 14

Fervent: Room 15

*Gen neXt: Room 16

Grace and Truth: Room 25

Friends Talking Faith: Room 26

Life & Teachings of Jesus: Room 27

Seekers: Room 28

*Also available virtually

Stewardship Report

For an updated financial report, please click here.

Support Groups

New groups starting!  For a list of our current groups, Click here for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Candy DeVore at