Family ministry

Family Ministries is more than just an event to attend; we are a community of people who have been changed by the love of God and want to change our community in response. It's our desire to make known the good news of God's love within our own congregation as well as outside the walls in our community. Following the model of Jesus, it's the heart of our church to love those around us by meeting their needs, sharing our lives, and offering them the life-changing grace of the Christian faith. We believe that it's the gospel of Christ that truly changes people, and those people are the ones who change the world. We would love to welcome you into our community and walk alongside you to serve those around us in the name of Jesus.

Scroll this page for activities, groups and events. 

  • back to school luau

    Please join us for a splashing good time before the new school year begins!

    • Water slides, games, professional face painting
    • $10 per family payment can be made to the church office in a tithe envelope with Luau written on it and your family name or on line HERE
    • Haystack lunch   - Must Register HERE
    • Registration for Adventurers and Pathfinders will be located in the lower youth center during this event.

    We hope to see you all there!

    Date: 08/04/2019 (Sun.) 

    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT

  • Sabbath Busy Bags

    The Family Ministries team provides a variety of items in a bag for children to use during the church services. These bags can be checked out at the welcome center.

  • The Art of Parenting

    This will be an 8 week course. Parents will be guided in making faith core to their parenting with intentional, biblical instruction and Christ-centered plans that " aim children's hearts towards God". 

    Keep posted for new class TBA

  • Special Needs Parenting Support Group

    3rd ​Sabbath of month 4:00 , Room 6

    Group is held one Sabbath a month in Room 6

    Parenting can be difficult for anyone, but for parents of an exceptional or disabled child, the challenges can be overwhelming. Come join us as we investigate ways to lessen the challenges and increase the needed supports when raising a child who presents with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. 

    For more information:

    call Candy DeVore at 240-217-0898


  • prayer partners

    Prayer Partners is a new program of FLC Family Ministries. The goal of this program is that our kids be lifted up in prayer by the "Grandmas and Grandpas" of Forest Lake Church. If you would like to sign up to be paired with a child to pray for them or if you would like your child to be prayed for by an adult on a regular basis, please sign up by clicking here