Food, Fellowship & Fundraising!

What a great time of food, fellowship, music, and fundraising at the Rachel Shelton Terry Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday night! Thanks to everyone who came out and thanks for the generous giving! Your contributions will go the scholarship fund for a Dan River High School senior pursuing a degree in education – all to honor the memory of Rachel.

Praise God for the outpouring of love as we remember the life of this special young wife, mother, daughter, and friend!

New Things!

           “Behold, I am doing a new thing;” Isaiah 43:19a


As we are about to enter into a new year, I’m reminded that our Heavenly Father delights in doing “new things” in His children. With a new year people (Christians included) come up with resolutions to make 2016 a better year. The usual resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, get a promotion at work, etc.

But how often do people seek God’s counsel & see what He would have you resolve to do in 2016?

We will kick off 2016 with a new sermon series titled, “Small Things BIG Difference”. We often make big plans and huge resolutions going into a new year. We aim high and quickly fall on our faces. In this series we will look at taking small, manageable changes that will add up.

When we guard our words, make our thoughts obedient to Christ, and cultivate new actions, we can see long term life change empowered by the Holy Spirit. In this first series of 2016 we will set the tone as a church for each of us to live in a new season of empowerment and discipline.

There is hope for changes going into this new year. Our key thought for this series is this:


Without giving away too many spoilers I leave you with a couple questions.

  • Do you want changes in your life going into 2016?
  • If so, will you seek GOD and make an effort to allow Him to change you?

My hope is that no matter where you are in your walk with Christ your answers are yes. JESUS is ready to do a new thing in our lives and in our church.

Bring on 2016!!! Happy New Year Lakewood Community Church!!!!!

Pastor Ryan