Engleside is about people finding meaning in life by our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We have recognized that God loves us and that He has a special purpose for each of our lives that will bring us fulfillment and happiness. We know that He loves you and is ready to bring meaning to your life, just like He did ours. In today's world of uncertainty and instability, our preaching and teaching emphasize the stabilizing truths found in God's Word, the Bible.
Our preachers and teachers strive to apply those truths in a practical way to everyday life. We enjoy learning how to read and understand the Bible more effectively. And our teachers are willing to tackle the everyday challenges of life such as marriage, parenting, stress management, and finances. Those who learn God's patterns of life in the Bible and apply them to their lives, learn the life-changing principles of divine truth backed by divine power. They find the answers to life's ultimate questions!
When you have finished visiting us on our web page, why don't you come and visit with us on Sunday morning and see what it is all about? We have programs for all ages. We have a nice clean nursery. We have Bible studies for toddlers, children, teens, college and career, and adults. We have a youth group for teens, a Christian Day School (Pre-K - 6th grade), and men and women groups. We have something just for you!
Come and get to know us, and let us have the privilege of getting to know you.
Brad Lapiska, Senior Pastor
- New Opportunities for Personal Growth
Pastor is preaching through Philippians on how to have joy in Christ over all circumstances of life (messages posted on web page).
Pastor Paddock is teaching a DVD series on Sunday School and Wednesday Prayer Meeting entitled "Discipleship Explored: what life is all about." Come learn how to enjoy being a Christian more. Come learn how to grow as a follower of Christ. Pastor Ben will also be teaching this to teens during Sunday School.
- Thanksgiving Schedule Changes:
Church and School Offices closed Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th.
Sunday, November 23rd: Lord's Supper during the Church Family Hour.
Sunday, November 30th: No Sunday School; pot luck lunch during the Church Family Hour.
- Deacon Nominations:
the election of deacons will be conducted during our Annual Business Meeting in January. It is the congregation's responsibility to nominate men of spiritual character and reputation to serve their needs and assist the pastors. Please read Acts 6:1-7 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and pray about this. Submit the name of your nominee to any deacon or pastor and that person for consideration no later than December 7th.
- New Series For Teens and Adults
Beginning Sunday the 9th (Sunday School) and Wednesday the 12th (Prayer Meeting), we will begin a series entitled Exploring Discipleship. Christianity Explored ends with "what does it mean to follow Jesus?" Discipleship Explored dives deeper into that question and is ideal for anyone who wants to grow in their Christian life, stand firm in the faith, and live for Christ. It is compelling, challenging, and inspiring. You are requested to purchase a $5 study guide if you have the money to do so. See Pastor Paddock for questions.
- Operation Christmas Child – Monday, November 10th
All ladies are invited to meet in the Fellowship Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for fellowship and packing shoeboxes for needy children around the world. We will need extra boxes available for packing (Lifeway Christian Store). A list of what NOT to pack and lists FOR packing will be on the bulletin board.
- Thanksgiving Benevolence Opportunities
Our annual widows offering will be collected on Sunday, November 23rd.
We are collecting boxes of cereal for the Lorton Community Action Center through the 23rd.
We are collecting non-perishable food for a church family with children through the 23rd. (pasta, canned food, cookies, etc.)
Put all food on the same table under the bulletin board.