"You First" Series
Support Commission 127 financially online during October at adventistgiving.org,
or with cash or check and designate funds "You First."
For more information on Commission 127, click here.
Foundations Video Series [NEW]
Foundations is a free video series that explores the landmark beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist faith
and fosters small group discussion. Grounded upon the key foundational truth that Jesus is our Salvation,
we'll also explore the other five S's of Adventism:
Sabbath—State of the Dead—Second Coming—Sanctuary—Spirit of Prophecy
Episodes will be released weekly through November 3 and previous episodes are available for viewing.
Click here for more information and to receive upcoming episodes.
Next FLC Communion
Sabbath, October 23
Make a lasagna for a family in need! Lasagna must be cooked and then frozen for delivery.
Drop off Sabbath, November 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., UYC Kitchen
For details and to sign up, click here.
Hear the story of Stephanie Bowman, the founder of One Heart for Women and Children.
We will make blessing bags for One Heart afterward.
Dinner to follow.
Saturday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Forest Lake Church sanctuary.
Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Main Lobby
House of Prayer
Join us for our new series, Ambassadors of Hope, at 7:00 p.m., Oct. 6 - Dec. 29.
We will be 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)
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Sabbaths, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., East Lobby
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.
For more information, click here.
For weekly updates on what is happening at the Forest Lake Church, sign up here for our weekly newsletter!
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. Mark funds for local "Prison Ministry" on the tithe envelope to give Christmas gifts to inmates.
Bring NEW packaged socks of any size to the main lobby throughout the month of October. These will go to local community organizations serving those without homes.
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: email@example.com or 407.869.0680
Incoming, 1st Reading: Oleg & Julia Kostyuk from Berrien Springs Pioneer Memorial SDA – MI;
Sandrina Lima from Altamonte Springs SDA – FL
Incoming, 2nd Reading: DeAnna Bacon and son, Mark, from Littleton SDA – CO;
Harry & Diana Diaz and son, Hayden, from Plymouth-Sorrento SDA – Apopka, FL;
Eric & Kim Lunde from Manchester SDA – KY and daughter,
Amelia Lunde, from Kettering SDA – OH;
Kevin & Johanna Wright, daughter, Hailey & son, Matthew, from Spring Meadows SDA – Sanford, FL
Pastor Don Riesen passed away on Tuesday, October 12. Don was a beloved Pastor to Seniors at Forest Lake Church for approximately 8 years. His, wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 2012. Survivors include their children: Randy (Chantal) Riesen, Melody (Matt) Davies, Sharon Stevens, David (Kathy) Riesen; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service was held on Thursday, October 14. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Forest Lake Church A/V Services.
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.
Commission 127 and foster families and children in our area
The family of Don Riesen
Sabbath School Classes
Friendship Circle: Room 2
Kidder: Room 3
Burns/Lind: 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
*Also available virtually
Seekers: (Virtual Only) – (In person beginning October 23)
For an updated financial report, please click here.
New groups starting! For a list of our current groups, Click here for more information.
If you have questions, please contact Candy DeVore at firstname.lastname@example.org.