May 18, 2024


Music Sabbath



Sounds of Brass

Saints Bound for Heaven – arr. Dwight Gustafson


Pastor Julie MacLafferty

Forest Bells | Sandra Gray, Piano

Precious Lord, Take My Hand – Joel Raney


O Worship the King – Lloyd Larson

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir (11:30)

Welcome to the Family – Debby Kerner

VIDEO (11:30)

The First Family

Forest Bells

Beneath the Cross of Jesus – arr. Patricia Sanders


Holy, Holy, Holy – Joel Raney


Ana-Michelle Carrington

Offering: Local Church Budget

Felipe DaSilva, Piano

Once to Every Man and Nation – Mark Hayes

Perfect Harmony | Lincoln DaSilva, Piano

Wherever You Are – Cfam


A New Creation

Sanctuary Choir | Strings | Piano

The Majesty & Glory of Your Name – Fetke

Sergio DaSilva, Piano

It is Well With My Soul – Dawayne Stamper

Sanctuary Choir | Strings | Piano

The Ground – Ola Gjeilo

Sounds of Brass

When I Can Read My Title Clear – arr. Dwight Gustafson

Sanctuary Choir | Brass

Soon and Very Soon – Mark Hayes

VIDEO (8:45)

The First Family

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir (8:45)

Welcome to the Family – Debby Kerner


Kirshline Fleuristal

Forest Bells

Promised Land – arr. Anna Laura Page


All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name – Lloyd Larson


Forest Men

Now to Him – Keith Lancaster


Will Benton, Organ

Toccata on Austrian Hymn – Joel Raney



Matt Smith – Lead Pastor

Justin Alabata – Worship Pastor

Jennifer Bergherm – Children & Family Ministries Pastor

Alex Candelaria – Middle School Pastor

Candy DeVore – Counseling Pastor

Julie MacLafferty – Connections Pastor

Juan Martinez – Collegiate/Young Adult Pastor

Jeremy Morada – Music Pastor

Mark Reams – Youth Pastor

Steve Sherman – Visitation Pastor

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



Pam Dietrich, wife of Terry Dietrich, long-time staff members at Forest Lake Academy, passed away May 11, 2024.  A memorial service is will be held at a later date.


FLC's International Sabbath will be Saturday, June 22. We can't wait to celebrate the cultures that make up our family! We'd love to have you sign up to bear a flag from your country of origin for our flag processional in our 8:45 and 11:30 sanctuary services. If you'd like to be involved, please sign up here:

If your country isn't listed, email Pr. Julie at


Dive deeper into next quarter's Sabbath School study of The Great Controversy by joining a class on Daniel & Revelation. 

Tuesdays at 7 pm – will meet weekly in Room 5.

Presenter: Jorge Pinto


Join us every Saturday morning in Room 6 from 8–8:25 to pray for our church, ministries, and the people God is sending us! 

MEMBERSHIP TRANSFERS                                                         


1st Reading:

Giovanni & Betania Zambon from vila Prudente SDA – São Paulo, Brazil

2nd  Reading:

Joyce Ellington from Solid Rock SDA Church of Orlando – FL

Nelson Tejada from Pilgrim’s Spanish SDA (Hialeah) – FL & Mayerling Tejada from Inter-America Division Church – Miami, FL


The sanctuary flowers today are given by the Brownlow family in the spirit of 2 Corinthians 13:11 – “Be Joyful; grow to maturity; encourage each other; and live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.”

Help make our church beautiful by sponsoring a flower arrangement in honor of a special event in your life!  

Contact Mark Becker at  Please include the following information: name, phone number, email address, date you would like to sponsor, occasion/message. 


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.

Need Prayer??

Interactive Prayer Room: Located right of sanctuary on exit

Daily Prayer Line: 425.436.6321 at 7:15 am/pm Access Code: 763000#

Prayer Requests: Fill out card in pew or email


May 18: Local Church Budget

May 25: Florida Advance

June 01: Local Church Budget

June 08: Women's Ministries (NAD)




EEK! Only a few weeks before VBS!! The countdown has begun and we need all hands on deck to finish our decor. Many build dates have been added to the schedule. Follow the link to let us know you can join us.


VBS is just around the corner and we thank you all for your support as we continue to plan and prepare to welcome over 350 "campers" and over 250 volunteers! Our numbers continue to grow each year and we are so thankful for the support from everyone so that we can continue to share the love of Jesus through VBS! 

florida conference  &  Community events


Get ready and save the date Sunday, May 19th, 10am-3pm, for Solid Rock SDA of Orlando’s first soccer tournament and fundraising event! There will be six teams from our surrounding churches competing for the winning trophy. So, come out cheer on your home team, invite your friends and family and enjoy a day full of fun, food, friendly competition, and fellowship. Get your FREE tickets here. See you there!


If you are in college between the ages of 18 and 24, a member of the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Churches, a friend of members, or a member of Adventist Christian Fellowship in one of the Florida colleges, we invite you to our College Retreat. All meals, programs, and 2 nights lodging are included. We have 400 spots available, so don't miss out!

Date: June 28-30, 2024

Location:Camp Kulaqua

Registration Cost: $50

Questions: email or call (407) 644-5000 ext. 2425

*Registration is required to attend*


Explore the World of Creativity and Discovery!

Are you ready to explore new skills? Look no further! Innovus Innovation Center, brought to you by the Florida Conference of SDA, invites young minds to join our Innovation Summer Camps, where curiosity meets hands-on learning.

Weekly from June 3rd to July 26th, we’re offering an exciting array of programs for students in grades K through 12. Camps are being held at the Innovus Innovation Center, 1201 W. SR 436, Altamonte Springs from 9 am to 4 pm (before and after care available).

🚀 STEM+C Exploration: Dive into the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and coding. Code programs, design games, build robots, unravel mysteries, and ignite your passion for innovation!

🎨 Artistic Expressions: Unleash your creativity! Our art courses cover everything from painting and muraling to digital design. Discover your inner Picasso or Da Vinci!

🍳 Culinary Adventures: Calling all aspiring chefs! Learn culinary techniques, whip up delectable dishes, and explore the science behind flavors. Bon appétit!

Why Choose Innovus?

  • Expert instructors passionate about nurturing young talent.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge equipment.
  • Small class sizes for personalized attention.
  • A safe and inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and growth.

Enroll Today! Visit to secure your spot. Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out on this extraordinary summer experience!


Come join the team! Job Openings: 
- English Teachers: Grades 10 and 11
- Vice Principal
- Senior Accountant
- Substitute Teachers


On May 19th, Watching Women Win will be hosting an event for women and girls of all ages to become "Crowned in Confidence". Everything Watching Women Win does is to empower God's daughters to step confidently into their calling with boldness and courage, and this event will be no different. Tickets are $49 per person or $89 per mother/ daughter pair and can be purchased at Included in the event are messages that will shift your understanding of identity, confidence + calling, a beautiful brunch spread, mocktail bar and the opportunity to connect with other sisters in Christ. Purchase your ticket now as space is limited!

Mother/ daughter tickets 15% off now through mother's day using the code 'mothers day'!


Small groups and Sabbath School classes are the heart of the church. Connect your heart with a group and strengthen your walk with Jesus.

  • New groups starting!  For a list of our current groups, Click here for more information.  If you have questions, please contact Candy DeVore at

    Are you interested in leading out in this ministry? Contact Candy DeVore at 407-717-9335 for more information.


    1st Monday of the Month

    7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Forest Lake Church, Room 4


    A space for families with LGBTQIA loved ones

    Call or text Candy DeVore at 407.717.9335, or email at


    Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Classroom 25

    Facilitator: Satavia Thorb,

    To register:


    There aren’t many people who truly understand the unique challenges single parents face. You deeply desire to do what’s best for your kids, but sometimes it’s all you can do to survive from one day to the next. Single & Parenting is a special group that will bring hope to your life. We’d love for you to join us.

    Meets once a month on the 4th Sabbath 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Location: Pastor Matt Smith's office   |   Facilitator: Jeanie Fundora

    Flex and Stretch

    Come join us to develop physical and spiritual strengths as we flow through the class with intentional focus on scripture and God’s grace, the leading of the Holy Spirit and the Wholeness of God. The exercise and stretching level is beginner to intermediate and participants should be able to go from a seating to a standing position. Please bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water for hydration.

    Date & Time: Mondays 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Lower Youth Center. 

    Leader is Maria Touchard. For more information contact Maria at

  • House of Prayer

    Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. in Main Sanctuary

    Contact Pr. Julie at for more info. 

    Young Adults (18-24):  Kaylyn Halley & Pr. Julie MacLafferty

    Mondays  7:00 p.m.  in Room 24 at the Forest Lake Church

    Contact Kaylyn at for more info. 

    Women's Small Group :  Kirshline Fleuristal

    Friday night 6:30 p.m. monthly

    Contact Kirshline at for more info. 

    Friendship Café: Pr. Steve Sherman

    Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Forest Lake Church Main Lobby

    Contact Pr. Steve at for more info. 

    Oasis Bible Study: Pr. Steve Sherman

    Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Room 5 at the Forest Lake Church

    Contact Pr. Steve at for more info. 

    Peace n' Pizza: Carlos & Melissa Martin

    Tuesdays 6:15 p.m. at Martin home

    Contact Melissa at for more info. 

    Prayers for FLA: Christina Algeo

    Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 a.m. during Parents in Prayer call

    Starting August 2023

    Contact Christina (407) 501-9752 for more info.

  • 10:00 a.m.

    *Friendship Circle: (10:15–11:15) Room 2

    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: Pastor Steve Sherman’s office

    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

    Community (Parents' class): Children's Ministry Center

    Brazilian-Speaking: Left side of the balcony

    Spanish-Speaking: right side of the balcony

    Ukrainian-Speaking: Chapel on Forest Lake Academy's campus (Contact: Julia

    *Also available virtually

  • Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

    Join for worship and fellowship in making quilts for those in times of crisis. 

    For more information or to request a quilt, please contact

    Ruth Smith: (407) 538-1862

    Carmen Cooper 407.252.4527

Ongoing Ministries


If you missed our ministry fair or wanted to follow up, it's not too late! Click here for more information on our ministries and how you can get involved!


Our Health Ministry team highly recommends the PlantWise Film, a new documentary now streaming FREE at


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


Join us Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm — in the church sanctuary — to pray for our church and community as we study "A Praying Life."


Do you have a passion for the spiritual lives of our students? High school can be a time of tremendous growth, but also anxiety. Every Wednesday, we write personalized notes (and add a cookie!)  to the high school students in our church to let them know they are loved, valued, and prayed for. Join us at 8:15 in the Connection Center off the main lobby to help. If you have a student who does not attend FLA that you would like us to send a note to, please contact Christina Algeo at


Sabbaths, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, East Lobby


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


BIBLES for Local Inmates — We are collecting Bibles to share with inmates at the Orange County jail. If you have any lightly used or new Bibles please place them in the Container provided in the church lobby Connections Room. Preferred Bibles would have soft covers, newer versions such as NIV or NKJV, and larger size print. Thank you for your faithful support of the Prison Ministries activities.

stewardship report

MARCH 2024