In this ever-changing world that we live in, we are all learning how to be flexible as we do our best to make the best choices possible. Back in August, as Orlando became a rapidly-increasing hotspot for COVID, the CDC gave guidelines that stated that everyone should wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. As our church has consistently done in the past, we look to local and national data and information to help us make choices in regard to COVID, and we asked that everyone wear a mask.
Well, as Central Florida, and more specifically, Seminole County has seen a major decline in the positivity rate of the COVID transmission to below the 10% threshold that we have used in the past, our Church Board and AdCom has affirmed the decision to continue to encourage wearing masks while indoors, but make it optional, starting October 16. Obviously, we'll keep watching as things progress. Thanks you for giving grace as we, as a church family, move forward together.
Forest Lake Church (FLC) is looking for a Communications Director.
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A Better Choice (ABC) is hiring! 3 openings available.
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The Angel Trees are now up in our main lobby! We will be supporting Orlando Children's Church this year, and we invite you to take a tag or two! The children have also asked if we could add some food items to their wish list, and we want to help support that request. Containers are in the lobby for food donations. Please stick to their requested list of food. Thank you!!
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 email@example.com.
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Florida Prison Ministries
We are collecting new or gently used Bibles (NIV or NKJV versions preferred) to share with the local 33rd Street County Jail inmates. Please leave the Bibles in the basket in the main lobby.
Thank you for all the donations that have come in so far!
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.
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Incoming, 2nd Reading: Carla Marie Compas from Bethel Eglise Haitienne des Adventistes – Orlando, FL
Rosangela Villarreal from North Shore SDA – Chicago, IL
Helen Woldemichael from Hutchinson SDA – MN
Outgoing, 2nd Reading: Bernie & Christina Anderson to WholeLife Seventh-day Adventist Church – Orlando, FL
Albert & Elaine Ellis to Florida Living SDA – Apopka, FL
Lauren Haynes to North Orlando SDA – FL
Samuel & Nina Israel to Patmos Chapel SDA – Apopka, FL
Lori Roth; Arthie Marie Tharpe to Markham Woods SDA – Longwood, FL
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.
Joseph Cartagena – Health (Son of Edward & Misty Cartagena)
Viwe Kuse – Health (Son of Pumla Sibanda)
Sabbath School Classes
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
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New groups starting! For a list of our current groups, Click here for more information.
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