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Local Ministry Celebrates 2 Years, Completion Of Pastor’s Studies

Lakeside Christian Ministries, a Fulton based church and ministry organization, will celebrate its second anniversary with a special party and potluck luncheon on Oct. 18, from noon – 3 p.m.

“Where has the time gone? It’s hard to believe we launched Lakeside as a home church just over two years ago,” said Pastor Chuck Copps. “Since then we’ve held worship services, Bible studies, prayer meetings and gatherings in members’ homes, at city hall, and in various public places around Fulton.”

Also during this time, Pastor Chuck was completing his Masters of Divinity Degree from Rockbridge Seminary in Springfield, MO. He concluded his studies and received his diploma this past spring.

“As you can see, we have a lot to celebrate,” said Jerry Seguin, one of Lakeside’s founding members and frequent leader of the church’s Bible studies and prayer meetings. “We’re looking forward to becoming more visible and involved in helping those in need, especially through partnering with other ministries. We want to see God’s church united in building his kingdom and bringing his message of hope.”

The anniversary celebration begins around 11 am, with lunch being served around noon.

Lakeside is providing the meat, beverages and dessert.

Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass.

“We will cook out, and have lawn games available – weather permitting,” Pastor Chuck said.

“This celebration is also an opportunity to thank those in our families and in the community who have helped and supported us on this journey,” Seguin said. “We’re especially grateful to Pastor Elden and Linda Lathrop at River of Life Assembly of God, who provided invaluable mentoring and prayer support during the course of my ministry studies,” Pastor Chuck said.

Lakeside has several projects in the planning stages for the next few months, including: a “scarf bombing” event to place winter gear in public places where the homeless can retrieve them and keep warm as the temperatures drop; four-thirteen, a support group for Christian parents of GLBTQ children that meets the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m.; a weekly prayer meeting held from 6 – 7 p.m. on all the other Mondays; monthly game nights at Michaud Nursing Home; blessing bags with snacks and non-perishable items to hand out to homeless folks on the street throughout the winter months; and collection of items for Operation Christmas Child.“

You can keep in touch with what’s going on at Lakeside Christian Ministries by visiting www.lakesidechristianministries.org and our Facebook page, LakesideCMFulton