THE FOREST LAKE CHURCH

SABBATH, july 31, 2021

Message from Pastor Matt


Church Family!  I am so blessed to be a part of all that is going on here at Forest Lake!

It really is a blessing to serve and lead with such great pastors and leaders. 

They make leadership more enjoyable during challenges.


On Monday evening, AdCom met for our regular meeting.  One of the agenda items was to talk through

our response to the COVID spike that is increasing in our immediate area.

On Monday, we affirmed the stance that our church has made since the beginning, 

and we voted to continue following CDC guidelines.


Well, on Tuesday, CDC changed their guidelines to include wearing masks indoors—regardless of if you have been

vaccinated or not.  While I know that we are ALL tired of wearing masks, for the foreseeable future,

masks will be required while inside buildings on our campus.


Aren't you totally over COVID?  I am, too!  And while I know that each of us has a different perspective

and viewpoint about COVID and everything else, I'm thanking you, in advance, for giving all of us grace.

I know  that God is moving in this church, and while we don't know the future, we know the One that knows the future.  

I trust Him and can't wait to see what He does at Forest Lake!  I'm praying for you!

upcoming events

Serving Sabbath, July 31

We are taking our church into our community during our main service times. There will be no regular services today.

Don't forget to register to serve!  We still have several areas in great need of volunteers.  Sign up here.

Come back for our Serving Sabbath Testimonies & Concert with

Jennifer LaMountain and Kelly Mowrer at 6:00 p.m.

Supper has been canceled.


To help cover the costs needed for this effort for our community,

please designate your donations "Hands & Feet."


House of Prayer

Join us this Wednesday in our 40 days of Praying for Miracles.  We are using Dennis Smith's book, 40 Days: Prayers & Devotions on God's Amazing Miracles. Join us, in person, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, or join via the livestream.


Back-to-School Bash

Sunday, August 1

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Front of Youth Center

Slides, Inflatables, Games, and Pathfinder & Adventurer Registration


New to Forest Lake?  

Are you a new member or interested in joining the Forest Lake Church?


Join us for a light breakfast where you'll get to know our team and vision, explore ways to connect

and find your place in our church family, and learn how to navigate Forest Lake Church.

What:  Connections Breakfast

When:  Sabbath, August 7

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Choir Room


Single Parent Retreat

August 6 - 8. Register at Floridaconference.com/spretreat


Week of Prayer

August 15-20, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Supper provided at 6:00 p.m. in the main lobby

Join your church family of all ages for interactive prayer that connects us to God's heart, each other and our community.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

Volunteers needed!  Sign up here.


Florida Conference Women's Retreat

Join us September 24-26, 2021

Our theme is "Restore."  Sign up here.






ONGOING MINISTRIES


Forest Lake Academy

Applications are open!!

To apply, click here


FLC Newsletter

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


Life Groups

For a list of our current groups, click here.

For more information on starting a group, contact Pastor Julie at jmaclafferty@forestlakechurch.org.


Support Groups

Click here for more information.

If you have questions, please contact Candy DeVore at cdevore@forestlakechurch.org.


Prayer Requests

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.


Lillian Aldridge

Jennifer Bergherm (Pastor for Children and Family Ministries]

Gale Murphy

Don Riesen

Beverly Walden

Our community as we serve today

Teachers & administrators at our schools in pre-week


Sabbath School Classes

10:00 a.m.

Friendship Circle: Room 2

Kidder: Room 3 

Burns/Lind: Room 4

Bridge Builders: (Virtual Only)

Sharing the Word: Room 6

*Gordon/Jones: Room 11

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: (Virtual Only)

Walking in the Word: Mother's Room


*Also available virtually


Stewardship Report

For an updated financial report, please click here.