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.

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  • 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". 

    Children age 4-10 will be allowed to remain in their Sabbath School classes while parents attend the meeting. Materials fee may be submitted to the church office during office hours.

    WHEN: Begins Jan. 12 , 11:15 (during 3rd service)  

    WHERE: Primary B classroom, Forest Lake Church

    Cost: $10 for materials/book fee

    Date: 01/12/2019 (Sat.) 

    Time: 11:15am - 12:00pm EST

  • 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.

  • Parenting support group

    Facilitator: Candy DeVore, Marriage & Family Therapy Student Intern

    Group is held one Sabbath a month in  Room 6

    Contact Jennifer for future dates at

    Come join the conversation as we explore how to be better parents and more effectively disciple little ones into a relationship with Jesus. 

    A supervised Sabbath movie will be shown in another classroom for the children if you are unable to find childcare.

  • Special Needs Parenting Support Group

    ​Sabbath, July 28, 4:00 p.m., Room 6

    Group is held one Sabbath a month in Room 6

    Contact Jennifer for future dates at

    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

  • family outdoor movie night

    April 6, at 6:30 in the church parking lot.

    • Bring your own hot dogs, rolls, roasting sticks, chairs & blankets
    • The Adventurer club & Family Ministries will provide drink, condiments & popcorn.