Christmas Eve Service Reservation Reserve your seats for Christmas Eve services at 4pm & 5:30pm! You can make changes to your reservation, so reserve EARLY... like today! Click here to sign up: Christmas Eve Service Signup
2020 Advent Guides and Advent Kits We have Advent guides available beginning at Hanging of the Greens. The guide is free, a digital version is available on the "Advent" tab of the website. Advent kits and supplies are also available. A full kit with wreath and five candles is a $10 donation. The single large Christ candle is $3, and four replacement colored tapers is $3. Everything is available in the west lobby throughout the week.
Neighborhood Community Food Drive We are doing a neighborhood community food drive contest!! Contact your neighborhood community team captain to get involved! We will be collecting jars of peanut butter and canned meat only. If you're not in one of these communities and would like to join a neighborhood community and participate in this contest, contact Libby Odofin to join. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Center Giving Tree The Hope Center Giving Tree is starting back up this Advent season! Grab on of the ornaments from the tree in the sanctuary to get a gift, then place that gift back under the tree. You can also do it online by clicking the link found on the Advent page of the website!
Welcoming The Stranger This year our Welcoming the Stranger Redemptive Community connected with an immigration advocate at World Relief to learn more about the work they do serving refugees and asylum seekers. In the midst of unimaginable hardships, these vulnerable groups also face an uphill battle with a legal system that can be confusing and difficult to navigate. This Advent season we are raising funds to provide legal assistance to those seeking a safe place to call home. More information is available at our table in the airlock at Lakeland, and if you’d like to contribute you can donate via the Lakeland website and/or app by selecting “Welcoming the Stranger” from the drop-down menu. For more info, email Marta Gillilan at email@example.com
THIS WEEK ANNOUNCEMENTS
announcements from ministries and events inside of Lakeland
Veronica's Voice During this unpredictable year, where some of us may not be able to be with our families for the holidays or feel the presence and support of our community the way we normally do, Veronica's Voice is bringing people together virtually to uplift each other and celebrate 20 years of service at the event "In the Words of Survivors". Guests of the event will hear the stories of survivors, watch performances, and engage in meaningful discussion with other guests. There will also be an online auction with valuable items and experiences from local businesses. Veronica's Voice hopes you will join them for this event on December 12, 2020 from 6-8PM CST on Zoom. You can purchase tickets for $20 on their website, www.veronicasvoice.org/inthewordsofsurvivors.
Lectio Divina Group Join this zoom meeting to participate in Lectio Divina with Marta Gillilan. She will be hosting this every day. M-F at 12pm. For info, join the Lectio Divina group on Lakeland Connect or contact Marta Gillilan.
Lakeland Connect Lakeland Connect Notifications: Turn on notifications for Lakeland Connect to receive notice of information from the church.
Go to your profile
Click on “actions”
Select “communication preferences”
Check each box within the “Attenders – Regular” Group
Scroll to bottom and hit save.
If you need to create a Lakeland Connect Account go to: https://lakeland.ccbchurch.com/ Update Profiles: Make sure your Lakeland Connect profile is updated and if you are having any trouble receiving emails, please contact Libby Allen and let her know. Contact Libby Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Groups: If you aren't in a small group, please Contact Marta Gillilan and let her know. She will help you find a place for you to at least connect with others in the church online. Contact Marta Gillilan: email@example.com
Prayer Requests: You can submit prayer requests by clicking the Prayer button on the Lakeland app. The prayer team will pray through these every week.
Temporary Needs Group: There's a Temporary Needs Group in Lakeland Connect where you can post a need or take a need as they arise. If you are willing to meet a need then please join this group. If you have a need, please post this firstname.lastname@example.org