DSC_6181-Edit-SmallHello, church family!

What an amazing time we had this past week at the 3rd Annual South Lake Family Vacation.  We had a total of 33 families join us this year for a few days of connecting with one another and enjoying some rest on the eve of Summer.  Whether you are single, married, with or without children, YOU are part of the South Lake Family.  So join us next year and discover the closeness that comes when sharing a time of relaxation together…  a family that plays together, stays together!

As we enter into Summer, and the church family keeps on growing, there is also some growth and change happening in our church staff:


Teresa Gathye

Having worked with the South Lake Kids team for the past three years, Teresa Gathye has now moved into a much needed position in our church staff as the Member Services Coordinator.  This new position is one that we feel will help new families get connected, while helping our current ministry areas with better record keeping and administrative support.  While she will certainly be missed in South Lake Kids, we are excited about the benefits of having Teresa in such a needed role.

Jessica Mangal

We are also very happy to announce that Jessica Mangal has joined our staff as the Children’s Ministry Assistant in South Lake Kids!  Jessica has volunteered in South Lake Kids for over two years in both preschool and elementary areas.  Jessica is married to Reggie, who serves on our Worship Team, and spends most of her free time taking care of 6 month old, Nora Jane!

Kevin FranklinLastly, but very importantly, we welcomed Kevin Franklin as our Director of South Lake Students (521 Exchange).  Kevin has been a teacher at South Lake High School since 2010 and has significantly volunteered with leadership and teaching in the Church at South Lake’s Student ministry for the past two years.  Kevin is married to Courtney and they are the parents of 1 year old Leeland.

MOVE Kids CampKids Camp is next week!!!  We invite all kids from the age of two, up to those entering sixth grade, to join us for this year’s “MOVE” camp June 22-26, from 9:00 am until noon each day at the Kids building (please note the time change from last year).  Cost is only $10 and it includes a camp shirt and snacks each morning.  Online registration is now closed, but you can register at the doors on Monday.

Family Worship GatheringsFor the month of July, we are inviting our upcoming 1st through 6th graders to join us in the auditorium for worship. Be sure to pick up a Family Pack in the foyer each week, one per child, to help your child engage with the message during the service and throughout the week. In addition, some of our preschool classes will be combined during that time to accommodate volunteer scheduling needs. Happy Summer!

Sunday Evening Service!Our new Sunday Worship Gathering schedule will take effect starting on Sunday, August 16!  As you may know, we are adding a third gathering on Sundays at 6:00 pm, which will look much like the 9:30 and 11:00 am gatherings.  The South Lake Kids program will run on Sunday evenings as well, making the new evening gathering a complete option for those who cannot attend in the morning.

#WeAreCASLDo you use Instagram or Twitter?
NO: Skip down to the next announcement.  We love you.
YES: We love you too… and we want you to join us in creating a picture story of who the Church at South Lake family is, with the use of the #WeAreCASL hashtag.  Hopefully you know what a hashtag is, but if you don’t, and want to start using them, you can learn about them here.  Tag a photo of yourself, your family, or a church activity, and watch how it becomes part of the greater CASL story shown on the screens before and after the services during the Summer.

Brown Bags For HomeIf you know someone that needs assistance or could benefit from a home food delivery, please email Tandy or call us at 352.243.1155.  This program is meant to connect with senior citizens and home-bound neighbors in the South Lake area.