From the beginning of this COVID-19 challenge, Lakewood has sought to be a good neighbor to our community.

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-38


Serving our Congregation

Online Worship: We transitioned to an all online format on Sundays within days and soon after had also transitioned many of our ministries to an online format.

Cleaning and Sanitizing: Early on, we made cleaning and sanitizing our building a top priority.

Following Government Proclamations: We have been committed to following the letter and spirit of the government proclamations. Read our latest statement here.

Serving our Senior Adults: Through our Senior Adult Ministry, Lakewood created a volunteer system for delivering essential supplies to our senior adults. In addition, our deacons are giving special attention to our senior adults. Contact Don Ormsbee to learn more about how you can serve our senior adults.


Serving Healthcare Workers

Donations: Lakewood made a donation to Longstreet Clinic of gloves from our surplus.

Meals: Lakewood prepared and delivered prepackaged meals to healthcare professionals.

Masks: Tiny Stitches and other Lakewood members have made masks for healthcare professionals. If you are interested in making masks, contact Robert Puckett.

Blood Drive: Lakewood is hosting another Red Cross Blood Drive in our Ministry Center on May 27 from 12-6:00PM. Sign up here.


Serving Gainesville, Hall County and our Region

Flu Vaccine Clinic Lakewood hosted a free flu vaccination clinic in the Lodge for Hall County School District students, staff and families

Gainesville Police Officers: Lakewood produced encouragement and prayer videos for the Gainesville Police Department. We also produced an Easter video for officers working Easter Sunday. We have  also established a Gainesville Police Department Precinct on Lakewood’s campus, to assist officers during patrol shift duties.

Other Ministries: Lakewood was able to donate individually packaged Communion elements to two different ministries.

Food and Essential Items: Lakewood partnered with two local businesses, Chick-fil-A and J&J Foods, to provided meals to students from a local elementary school during spring break and for families in a local apartment community.

For more information on serving our community, contact Robert Puckett.