Member Activities: Church and Community


Activities: LLC members, guests, friends and vacationers.
In addition to worship and prayer, Lakeside Lutheran Church (LLC) members stay busy working, studying, volunteering, and socializing together.
LLC is located near the middle of Lake Gaston, a 35 mile long fresh water lake, vacation and retirement community for many and; home to a growing number of full time residents in a beautiful natural setting.
Serving a wide area including not only the five counties in VA and NC around Lake Gaston, LLC is a member of the Virginia Synod of the ELCA.  Its members and friends are involved in many activities such as the following:
Refreshment & Greetings after both 8:30 and 10:30 Sunday Service
Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
Annual Blessing of the Animals – a fun time to celebrate your pet's role in your life as one of God's creatures.
LLC Hosts Good Friday Service of Words from the Cross, noon to 3 pm
Bible studies:

Lakeside Women – see Ministries tab for more information
Men’s Bible Study – see Ministries tab for more information
Precepts – In depth bible study – see Ministries tab for more information
Sarah’s Circle (ladies) – see Lakeside Women under Ministries tab for more information
Small Group meeting in homes – see Ministries tab for more information
Vacation Bible School – Organized each Summer in coordination with other local churches                        

Group Activities
Dorcas Circle – Quilting, knitting, & sewing for all levels; all are donated
Sunday Night Bridge – Once a month fun bridge at the church.
Exercise class – Wednesday morning & Friday afternoon
Dining to Meet You – Groups of 8 sharing fellowship and breaking bread together!
Choir (10:30 service) – practices each week on Monday evenings
Praise Team (8:00 Service) – practices with the Choir on Mondays and each Sunday before service
Bell Choir – Several different groups with different skill levels.  Practice weekly for various performances 
Community Service – Loving our Neighbors
Care to Share –  Providing food for the hungry - see Ministries tab for more information
Food Distribution – Official partner agency of the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina for local food distribution as well as partnering with Northampton Social Services Home Meal Delivery Program
Community Involvement – Other local organizations available around the Lake
AARP Chapters
Christian Men at Work                     
Christian Women’s Fellowship
Coast Guard Auxillary -
Duplicate Bridge
Fire Fighters & EMT volunteers
Fishing, boating, hunting clubs - numerous!
Habitat for Humanity – several counties
John 3:16 Center – Littleton – supports children & families –
Kipp Charter School
Lakeland Theatre & Performing Arts – community theatre, Littleton –
Lake Gaston Lions Club –
Ladies Club of Lake Gaston -
Lake Gaston Association -
Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce –
Lake Gaston Computer Club -
Lake Gaston Garden Club (NC Chapter) 
Lake Gaston Retirement Village Foundation – Development and planning for future christian continuing care community
P.E.O. – promoting higher education
For more information about participation in any of these activities contact us at