Pastor Search Team

We’d like to let everyone know who is on the pastor search team.  Do be praying that God gives them wisdom as they go through potential candidates. Kevin Whittemore will be coordinating prayer support for the team. If you have any questions, please email admin@lcctoday.org.

  • Larry Knight
  • Jessica Dutton
  • Heather Rumery
  • Stephen Clement
  • Dana Short
  • Jake Johnson
  • Jenny Harpin

The team is planning on keeping the LCC body updated throughout the process.

VBS in June

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Join us for this year’s VBS! Our theme is “Ocean Commotion!” Dates are June 27th  – July 1st from 9:00-12:00 each morning! There will be songs, lessons, snacks, and crafts! Follow the link below to register! See you on the 27th!
Registration is now open!  Click here to register your child.
Contact Carie McMahon (207-251-2763) to volunteer. Teens are welcome as helpers!

Update on Pastor Don’s Role

Dear Lakeside Church,

One of the items that was brought up in the process of meeting with Tom Thompson is some confusion as to what Don Coldwell’s role is currently, and as a result, what it will be in the future through this planning process. We want to clarify some things about his role as a staff pastor at Lakeside and share with you our thoughts on the future.

When Donnie first started with Lakeside it was in an administrative role doing many of the things that needed to be done during the week. Overseeing the admin email address, checking voicemail, overseeing the facebook page, calling visitors, setting up membership and baptism classes etc. These were thing tasks that he was keeping busy with on a weekly basis.

In the following months a need arose to lead the Children’s Ministry again and it was clear that due to the large number of children from Birth to 6th grade, it was a good idea for him to step over and lead this ministry. Due to the amount of time it takes to lead this ministry we decided to adjust the job description for his role and this was communicated at the last annual meeting. The adjusted job description was handed out to all who attended this meeting.

It is clear that this information has not moved through the body as fast as other information sometimes does so we want to take a moment to post the job description and describe a bit about what we are asking him to do for the body here at Lakeside.

At this point, the things that are not able to be done on a regular basis are many of the things that we are looking to hire the lead pastor and administrative assistant for. Calling visitors, checking the email throughout the day, responding to communication cards etc. These have fallen to secondary tasks as Children’s Ministry continues to grow.

Please take a look at the attached job description for the current role of Associate Pastor to see an overview of what we are asking him to do. (Click Here to view job description.)

It is our understanding that based on this document, that his position as a staff member of Lakeside will not change as we bring on a full time pastor and administrative assistant as this should actually free him up to do more with the Children’s Ministry.

Please know that June 15th will also be a good time to ask more questions as we are opening up the entire elders meeting to allow folks to come and speak and ask questions that may have come to your mind after the Vision Meeting. As always you can send an email to the elders using elders@lcctoday.org or individually if you would prefer.

You are loved,

The Elders of Lakeside Community Church

A Message from Pastor Barry Murry

Dear Lakeside:

It is with both joy and sorrow that I announce my resignation as the Lead Pastor at Lakeside Community Church effective July 31, 2016.  Sorrow because of the relationships we have enjoyed over these almost 16 years.  The Murry family has grown up at Lakeside as you have continually showered us with grace and love.  We have laughed together and wept together, always keeping Jesus at the center.  Thanks for your faithfulness to care for us well.  We love you and couldn’t have asked for a better place to serve Jesus over the years.  I am also joyful at this time, simply because I am confident that this is God’s will.  Lakeside needs a full time Pastor and God is calling the Murry’s to a new local church ministry.  I will still serve as the Church Planting Catalyst in Maine, just from a new location.

I want you to know three things that I hope encourage you at this time.  1) There is a plan in place for Lakeside to find a new pastor and move forward in a healthy manner to be the people that God called her to be.  2) As we have always preached, Jesus is the leader at LCC and “His arms are not too short to save.”  This is an opportunity to lay your full weight on Him, love one another, and watch Him do greater things than he has already done.

To God be the glory,

Barry Murry

Missions conference in May

Lakeside will be hosting a Missions conference in May.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Chuck Lawless.

Dr. Lawless is Dean and Vice-President of Graduate Studies and Ministry Centers at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he also serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions. Dr. Lawless has a strong interest in discipleship and mentoring. You can learn more about his ministry at: http://chucklawless.com/about/ .

Missions Conference Schedule~Thursday-Sunday~May 12th-May 15th

Thursday: 6:30-8:30 p.m. ~Church at large in attendance.
6:30-7:00 Welcome and Worship.
7:00-8:30 Dr. Lawless
Friday: 6:30-8:30 p.m. ~We are especially encouraging our Youth to be in attendance. The Church at large will also be in attendance.
6:30-7:00 Welcome and Worship
7:00-8:30 Dr. Lawless
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.~
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Will be for Maine Church Planters and Area Pastors. 
8:30 Muffins, coffee
9-11:30 Learning time with Dr. Lawless
11:30-1:00 Lunch/Break Catered
1:00-4:30 p.m. More learning and break out sessions?
4:30-5:00 Coffee break so building can be set up for potluck
5:00 LCC’ers come for Potluck ~
Church at large joins in at this point. Planters and Pastors can stay through. 
5:00-6:30 Pot Luck Supper
6:30-7 Worship
7:00-8:30 p.m. Dr. Lawless
Sunday ~ 2 services as normal at 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 
Dr. Lawless speaks for both services

Two Services Starting October 4th

Please remember that starting this Sunday, October 4th, we are transitioning to multiple services on Sunday morning. The first service of the day will be at 9am and will look very much like what you see now. From children’s ministry to the worship team, you will not see much change. We are also looking to shorten our service times by approximately 15 minutes to make room for the movement of people between the two services. The 11am service will be an acoustic set up for corporate singing and children’s ministry will be set up in a less formal manner. Please join us this Sunday and feel free to try both services to see which one fits your families needs. We look forward to seeing what God has planned here at Lakeside as He continues to bring families here. Please pray about how He is calling you to join the team and help at Lakeside Community Church during this time. There are plenty of places to serve in both services.