special worship service with a potluck lunch

Join us on Sunday, July 7th as Lake Shore Church comes together with Cogdell Church for a special worship service at 10:00 AM, followed by a delightful potluck lunch to warmly welcome Pastor Charles.

Please note that Lake Shore's regular worship time will shift to 9:30 AM starting July 14th, while Cogdell's worship will commence at 11:00 AM.

We look forward to this meaningful time of fellowship and unity within our community.

Events & Happenings

We continue to collect food for Caritas. Bring items to church on Sunday or during regular office hours, or just leave them near the door. So far Lake Shore has donated more than 6000 pounds of food to Caritas.

This practice consists of
1. Skip one or more meals each week,
2. Set aside the meal expenses saved,
3. Bring the savings to church and mark it with "FAST",
4. 60% of this offering goes to Caritas, and 40% goes to the UMC World Hunger Program.

Note that fasting applies only to adults in good physical health without special dietary requirements. The children collect on the 4th Sunday of the month. Thanks for carrying on the tradition, which has been a big help to the hungry locally and throughout the world.

Operation Christmas Child

We are in need of someone to be the leader for the OCC Boxes this year.

What is OCC? The Samaritan's Purse "Operation Christmas Child" collects shoeboxes -filled with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items and delivers them to needy children around the world to show God's love tangibly.

*More Than 188 Million Shoeboxes delivered to over 180 countries since 1993!
*BOXES are COLLECTED Nov. 2023
*A $9 donation per shoebox is requested to process, and ship shoeboxes

Items Not Allowed - liquid, lotions, candy, toothpaste, gum, war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures, chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes, medications or vitamins, breakable items (such as snow globes or glass containers), or aerosol cans.


Garage Sales have many barely used items for very cheap.
*The BEST place to buy inexpensive items is Dollar Tree, where items in the store are $1.25.

TOILETRIES-ALL AGES:combs, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, washcloths, nail clippers, nail files, bar soap (packaged in wrap), Band-Aids, stick lip balm (no liquids or creams), stick deodorant (no spray), mirror (small- in a closed compact)

REUSABLE PLASTIC CONTAINERS: (all ages), cups, water bottle-small, small bowls.

SPORTS: Balls, Marbles, Jump rope, Small Frisbee or Disc

BOYS: small cars and trucks (matchbox cars), balls, marbles, bandana, magnets,

OLDER BOYS: Tools: multi-head screwdriver, measuring tape, hammer (small), package of nails, compass, binoculars, fishing kit (make your own), work, gloves, rope, twine, garden kit (w/gloves & trowel, no seeds), bandana, sunglasses, musical instrument-harmonica, magnets, flashlight (hand-crank)

ALL AGES GIRLS: small baby dolls, Barbie type dolls, tote bags, purses-small, small cosmetic bags (empty), hair accessories, hair clips, hair bows and ribbons, elastic ponytail hair bands, headbands, sunglasses.

OLDER GIRLS: sewing kits *make your own kit with extra items you have* [such as needles, thimbles, straight pins, spools of thread, safety pins, buttons, measuring tape, pincushion, sewing scissors, ribbons], individual items for crafts, bead jewelry/bead kit, friendship bracelets, garden kit (with gloves & trowel, no seeds)

**WAIT for "Back to School Sale" in JULY/AUG** to buy Crayons and Colored pencils, Scissors Pens, Pencils (with sharpener), Rulers, Note pads, Pencil case, Playing cards, Flashcards. You can buy items as low as 25 cents at stores.


The church offers a recycling bin for all who do not have carts at home. You are invited to bring your paper, newspaper, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans and put them in the blue container outside the back door. We now have recycling for used ink cartridges and used cell phones as well.

Do You Remember

for the New Year Does anyone remember Herring Ave. UMC, the church built in one day in 1911? It grew to be a thriving church with more than 400 in Sunday worship but had to be closed after 92 years of faithful ministry at the beginning of 2003, 15 years ago. 15 members from Herring moved to Lake Shore UMC and brought along the tradition of FAST (Fast For the Hungry) offering.