We volunteer our time and talent to serve each other and sustain our resources to enhance the quality of life for our congregation and the wider community.
Lake Street Church offers many educational opportunities for adults, including embracing the study of the world’s religions and spiritual movements in pursuit of each person’s spiritual journey. For more information, click here.
The Lake Street Church Cooperative Ministries Committee proposes recommendations for annual Lake Street Church gifts to outside organizations and develops additional ways to raise funds for and be involved with those organizations. It reflects and reports to the General Board on the broad scope of Lake Street Church’s generosity efforts, and it maintains a strong and authentic connection to our denomination, American Baptist Churches USA. To request more information on the Cooperative Ministries Committee, click here.
Lake Street Church Deacons support the pastoral ministry of the church by responding to emergent needs of members undergoing significant change and/or disruptions due to illness, injury, and other changes in their life situation. To request more information about Lake Street Church Deacons, click here.
The Lake Street Church Finance Committee supervises the church’s income and expenses as well as analyzing and providing insight on church finances. Each year the committee works with the church community to develop and propose a budget to the Board for their deliberation and approval. To request more information on the Finance Committee, click here.
Want to do hands-on work at the church? Our “marthas” do that with special group projects about once a month. Whether caring for the Sanctuary, the grounds or the church house, they roll up their sleeves and get out the elbow grease. Laughter and fellowship provided at no charge! Volunteers can join in once or more often. To request more information about marthas, click here.
Music is an integral part of the Lake Street Church community. Congregants of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate as singers, instrumentalists or in other ways. For more information, click here.
The Lake Street Church Nominating Committee has the honor each year of nominating people for leadership positions at the church. To request more information about the Nominating Committee, click here.
The Lake Street Church Outreach Committee develops and distributes communications to and within the wider community to encourage and welcome visitors and bring in new members. To request more information about the Outreach Committee, click here.
This committee helps the Lake Street Church community move from contemplation to action. Committee members raise awareness of local, national and international issues, providing opportunities for individuals to act together to promote peace, further economic and social justice, practice Earth stewardship and alleviate hunger and homelessness. To request more information about the Peace and Justice Committee, click here.
The Lake Street Church Stewardship Committee plans and manages the church’s resources including conducting the annual pledge drive. To request more information about the Stewardship Committee, click here.
The worship service at Lake Street Church usually includes congregational singing, choral and instrumental music, prayer, meditation, ancient and contemporary readings, Biblical and other sacred texts, a special message for children, a sermon and an offering. The congregation is actively involved in the liturgy and performs many roles during the service. All are welcome to participate in Communion which is generally served on the first Sunday of each month. For more information, click here.
Our church is a loving place that delights in the irrepressible spirits of children from families of every definition and size and nurtures them with spiritual traditions and encouragement to explore their own truths. For information on the full range of Sunday School classes, click here.