Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church

Join Us this Christmas Season!

 Schedule of Events

December 3 (10:00 am) – 1st Sunday of Advent: The Candle of Hope

December 9 (12:30 pm) – Forever Young Luncheon and Program, Reservations Required

December 10 (10:00 am) – 2nd Sunday of Advent: The Candle of Peace

December 10 (11:45 am) – Blue Christmas Service

December 16 (6:00 pm) – Music recital by Cole Stanford

December 17 (10:00 am) – 3rd Sunday of Advent: The Candle of Joy

December 17 worship service includes children’s presentation, “Happy Birthday, Jesus.”

December 24 (10:00 am) – 4th Sunday of Advent: The Candle of Love

December 24 (6:00 pm) – Christmas Eve Worship

"Christmas Eve Worship at Lakeshore is one of Oakland’s most enduring traditions. The service includes beautiful music, a time for children, a prayer for the season, a timely word from our pastor and the lighting of candles while we sing Silent Night."

Pastor Jim Hopkins

Christmas at Lakeshore is a time of service. Many volunteers with our Support a Family ministry gather to connect with the households of our community by offering prayers and giving gifts purchased and wrapped by members and friends of our congregation.

Our beautiful sanctuary is decorated for the Advent and Christmas seasons. The decorations will stay in place through Epiphany Sunday, January 7th when they will come down and we begin preparing for February and African-American History Month.

Christmas Eve Worship at Lakeshore is one of Oakland’s most enduring traditions. The service includes beautiful music, a time for children,  a prayer for the season, a timely word from our pastor and the lighting of candles while we sing Silent Night.

"We have an incredible music program this year which includes Christmas carols, choral music, the Lakeshore choir, and guest musicians."

Music Director Mikki Boyd