Lakewood Worship and Meeting Schedule Update
UPDATED May 20, 2020

Dearest Lakewood Family:

Lakewood will continue to meet live online only through June 14.

Consideration is being given to providing a couple of June “Lakewood on the Lawn” gatherings.

The Senior Pastor, Staff and Lay Leadership are continuing to evaluate when it is right for
Lakewood to gather on campus for in person worship and Bible study. (Keep an eye on
www.lakewoodlife.org for current information.)

The Lakewood office is open to staff only, no guests, no appointments until further notice.

Effective June 1:Adults:

Off-campus adult groups may meet outdoors.

On-campus adult groups may meet outdoors on campus after communicating with the program pastor. (Program pastor will coordinate with building staff any special needs for on-campus outdoor meeting.)

We understand some group members may have concerns about regathering. If so, we encourage you to, “respect what is right in the sight of all men (Romans 12:17)” by honoring one another (Romans 12:10).

Students:

In June, Fusion will meet online each week on Sunday mornings at 10 AM. We are planning several outdoor gatherings on our campus for middle and high school students to connect, grow and worship together while practicing social distancing and abiding by both CDC/Lakewood policies. Check our website for more details and updates.

All outdoor in person gatherings should adhere to the following recommendations:
  • Meet only in spacious, well-ventilated outdoor areas.
  • Maintain social distancing standard of at least 6 feet.
  • Practice safety standard of hand washing.
  • Participants should not attend if they are of a high-risk population, have a fever or illness is present.
  • If you plan to share a meal, bring your own food, drink and utensils.
  • Bring your own chair and/or blanket when meeting.
  • For further suggested guidelines, see CDC recommendations.

Additionally:

Kids Cove on campus activities remain suspended through June 30.  Wednesday Code Keeper activities have concluded for the year. Online Sunday resources are still posted each week.  The Kids Cove staff will provide a summer VBS experience to include Sunday/Wednesday online resources, weekly campus drive-thru activities and opportunities to participate in small group zooms.  VBS activities begin Wednesday, June 3.  Click here to register.

Giving: Thank you for your generosity of financial support to Lakewood. So many of Lakewood family and friends are using the secured drive-up lock box available under the portico to drop off the Lord’s tithe and your offerings. Others are faithful in using USPS and online giving.

Lakewood continues to give 30% of tithes and offerings to fund Local, National and Global Missions. Please contact Christie Lee (clee@lakewoodlife.org) if you have questions about online giving.

Prayer and Spiritual Questions: Each Sunday you will notice a QR code online that enables you to have almost immediate contact with a Lakewood Staff Pastor. You can also submit prayer requests and contact a Lakewood minister during the week HERE.

See you live online Sunday at 9:30 AM with traditional music or 11:00 AM with contemporary music.

The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.’ Numbers 6:24-26 (NKJV)

Faith over Fear,
Dr. Tom Smiley
Senior Pastor