Lakeside News
Office Hours| January

The Church Office will be closed on New Years Day, January 1st.

Happy New Year!| January 2

Our first classes and Ministries of 2019 will begin on January 9th! Reminder, there will be no Wednesday evening Services on January 2nd. Enjoy time with your loved ones and have a very Happy New Year!

Communion | January 6

Join us Sunday, January 6th at 8:30, 9:00, and 10:00am as we remember what Christ has done for us in Holy Communion.

Kids Parent Meeting | January 6

We are having our first quarterly Kids Church Parent Meeting on Sunday January 6 th just following the main worship service. We will be discussing important dates, big events, the new curriculum, and all the other important things. We will be meeting in the gym for about 20 minutes (cookies and coffee will be provided). We hope to see all of you awesome parents out there!

Contact Pastor Ben May at 586-726-1120 or for more information!

Friends & Family Night | Classes Begin January 9

For adults, Lakeside's Friends & Family Night not only offers our traditional "Hour of Power" service, we also provide:

  • Elective Classes
  • Bible Studies 
  • Doctrinal Courses
  • Support Groups
  • Friendship Connection Groups
  • Ministry Training Classes
  • Practical Christian Living Sessions
  • Outreach Ministries
  • Community Interest Workshops

On an average Wednesday evening, Lakeside offers adults more than 25 classes and ministry opportunities, primarily in our Adult Education Wing! With our two-track system, adults can enjoy two classes/ministries each Wednesday evening. Whether you're looking for a powerful Bible study or learning a new skill, there's something for every adult on Wednesday nights!

Ministries for youth and children are provided concurrently with adult classes. Grow in God and make lifetime relationships at "Friends & Family Night!" Visit our Website at  for more information and class listings!

Bread of Life | January 12

One Saturday each month (rain or snow), we take a van to downtown Detroit to help the homeless. Because the homeless are outside, we cook and serve the people outside; volunteers prepare food to feed those in need in the area. Lakeside also takes clothing, hygiene products, Bibles, love and smiles. We serve the homeless, give them encouragement and pray with them. Lives are changed as the love of Jesus is shown!

Sign up at the Missions Booth. We meet at Lakeside at 8:45am and return at approximately 12:30pm.

Items needed: warm socks, hats, gloves, scarves, coats, boots, personal hygiene items.

Contact Susan Pantalena or Ruth Bowman at 586-726-1120 or for more information.

Kid's JBQ Competition | January 12 & 18-19

Kids JBQ Buckeye Invitational
Hey JBQ’ers! Mark your calendars for Jan 18 th -19 th for the best quiz meet around… the Buckeye Invitational! We’re going to go to Ohio and show those Buckeyes who knows the most about the Bible!

We are also having our regularly scheduled monthly JBQ match on Saturday January 12 th . Join the Best Junior Bible Quiz Team in the State of Michigan! JBQ is on Sunday's at 9am & 10am. 

Contact Pastor Ben May at 586-726-1120 or for more information!

Young Marrieds Date Night | January 18

January 18th, 7pm. Meet at Dave and Busters for Lakeside's Young Marrieds Date night. Child care is available upon request. Come hang out with Lakeside's young married and engaged couples and enjoy dinner and games!

Contact Pastor Ryan Hakes at 586-726-1120 or  for more information!

Teacher Training Meeting | January 19

Core 4 Series

No matter what age you teach there are four core principles that every teacher needs to master to be a dynamic teacher. It does not matter if you teach from a curriculum, a video, create your own lesson, teach 2yr olds or 90 yr olds. If you are new to teaching or have been doing it for 40 years everyone can improve on the 4 Core. Join Pastor Randy January 19th, 9am at Lakeside for a interactive teaching on the First of the 4 Core; Hook, Book, Look and Took.  Breakfast with coffee and donuts from Tim Horton's is included. We encourage all teachers to take the full 4 Core Series. 

Contact Pastor Randy Neary at 586-726-1120 or for more information!

Week of Prayer | January 20-26

 January 20-26

Do You Have Unsaved Family Members? Bring your unsaved family member’s photo to be nailed to our “Intercession Cross!” 
Photos will be prayed over nightly during the week of prayer and every Tuesday at Noon Prayer Meetings for the next year!  

Reach Middle School Ice Skating| January 26

ICE SKATING!!! Learn to skate and have fun with friends! This is for 6 th through 8 th grade (and siblings and friends). Saturday, January 26 th 2:30 – 4:30pm at the Suburban Ice arena in Macomb. Cost= $10. Sign up in the Edify Room, or contact Pastor Ben or Kara May at 586-726-1120 or if you are interested in going. We hope to see you there!

Kids Sledding| January 26

Hey Parents! Stuck inside due to the cold? Not anymore! Join us on Saturday Jan 26 th from 11am to 1pm for Sledding (snow permitting) at the church! We will be taking a church van to the civic center sled hill (just south of Romeo Plank and Canal). Cost is free. Bundle up, bring a sled, and lets have some fun!

Contact Pastor Ben May at 586-726-1120 or for more information!

Ways to Give!

The Good Old Fashioned Offering Bag
Yes, we still pass the offering bag in our services! Sundays at 8:30. 9, & 10am and Wednesdays at 7pm.

Dropbox Giving
Our dropbox is located in the lobby near the office door. 

Giving VIA the Mail
Make your check out to "Lakeside Assembly of God" and mail to: Lakeside Assembly of God, 46155 Schoenherr Shelby Twp., MI 48315.

Web Giving
All giving done on our website (via your checking or savings account) Web Giving is quick, simple, and secure at .

Online Banking Giving
Giving done through the online bill pay portion of your banking website.

Giving by Texting
Text Giving is an easy way to give! Text an Amount and LAKESIDEAG to 73256. You will be prompted to set up your debit card information the first time you give this way.

A 2018 giving statement for tax purposes will be mailed to your home by January 31, 2019. Please contact Liana DiCicco, Lakeside’s Business Secretary for any questions regarding your giving. In February, Lakeside’s Annual Reports on all 2018 giving and spending will be available to all.

Remember, Jesus said if we seek God first, the things we want will seek us. Your Tithes and Offerings are an investment in the Kingdom of God. Lakeside Assembly of God is a proven ministry, impacting lives both within our Congregation and in our Community for all eternity. Thank-you for your faithfulness in Giving!

Community Bible Study| September - May
Every Thursday in the Chapel from 9:30 - 11:30am. September 13, 2018 - May 9, 2019. We will be studying The Red Sea to the Jordan River! Separate classes for men and women are available, and children's ministry as well! 

For more information about CBS or to register please contact Jayme Woods via email at 

Facebook Live with Pastor Phil

Every Thursday at 4pm Pastor Phil goes LIVE on Facebook! Follow us on Facebook a t

Young Adult Gathering

Young Adult's meet at Lakeside on Sundays at 6:30pm in the Student Center for a Bible Study.

Contact Joe & Lynn Pezzillo for more information. 586-726-1120

Prayer Ministries

Every Tuesday morning, the women of Lakeside gather together at 9:30 to 11:30am in room 16 to pray. They begin with sharing praise reports, then have a lesson on the power of prayer from the word of God and end with prayer requests and praise. If you want to go to the next level in your prayer life, please join us. God answers prayers!
Every Friday morning, the men of Lakeside gather together in the Garden Room at 7am to pray over their families, their businesses/employment, and the needs of the church! Join us for this powerful time of prayer... you'll discover that it makes a difference!
Every Tuesday at noon the Pastors and Lakesiders gather together in the Main Worship Center to pray! Join the Pastors for a devotion and prayer. 
Contact the Church office with any prayer requests you would like the Prayer Chain to prayer over. If you would like to join the Prayer Chain Team to help pray for the needs in the Church contact Judy Lyon at 586-726-1120 or by email at

Hospital Care

James 5:14-15 "Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up.

We believe and continually see the power of prayer here at Lakeside. If you have an upcoming surgery or health need please let us know to lift you up in prayer. Once we are notified of a need it is shared with our Prayer Chain, Tuesday Prayer Team, and Lakeside Leadership.

We will also minister to you before surgery. We have a Hospital Care team of Lay Ministers and Elders that help the Pastors by visiting hospitals and nursing homes every week. Once home, after a hospital stay our Lay Ministers will call you weekly to pray with you. If you want to keep a need private just notify the Pastors.

If you have an emergency please let us know, one of the Pastors or Hospital Care Team will do their best to come and pray with you. 

Help us by letting Pastor Randy know of your need. You can reach Pastor Randy at the church office, email at , or call or text his cell at 586-246-4749.