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Join Me at the Church Picnic

I hope you have already marked your calendars and are planning to be at Ingleside on Wednesday night, June 30 for our annual church picnic.

Watch this short video and review the Q&A below to get a good idea of what is in store.


Where is the picnic held? Again this year, our picnic will be held on our church campus on Wimbish Road.  We will have huge tents set up on the west side of our Worship Center

What time does it start?  Folks start to arrive as early as 5:00 p.m. for fellowship.  Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.  The Lord’s Supper and baptism follow dinner.  It all wraps up by 8:00 p.m.

What about the food?  The individually boxed meals will be provided by our Ingleside food service team, so you won’t need to bring any food.  It will help us know how many to prepare for, however, if you reserve your meal and seat here.

What about seating?  Seating is provided around tables under the big tents, but you may want to bring a lawn chair with you as well – either for seating outside the tents or for the baptism time around the lake.

What should I wear?  Come dressed casually.  This is an outdoor event, so wear something cool and comfortable—and modest!

What else happens at the church picnic?  Following our meal, we will worship through song and then celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  Then, we’ll gather around “Lake Ingleside” where our Ingleside pastors will baptize all who want to publicly confess their faith in Jesus Christ.

What if I want to be baptized? If you want to be baptized, get the conversation going by emailing and we will help you know how to take the next steps.

I look forward to seeing you at the picnic on June 30!

Worship Arts Ministry Staff Transition

I want to make you aware that our Traditional Worship Arts Pastor, Jay Turner, has announced his retirement effective not later than October 24, 2021.

Jay and Evelyn Anne came to Ingleside in September of 2011. Jay’s primary role has been to plan and lead the music for worship, including our Chapel Choir, in our 8:30 a.m. service each Sunday.

In addition, Jay has led our orchestra, begun a new flourishing visual arts ministry, led blended worship as needed, written and arranged songs for the church body, and contributed beautifully in many other ways as a high-capacity team member.

As our Worship Arts Team Leader, Jonathan Green, recently wrote about Jay: “He brought skills and wisdom to our team that have influenced and shaped worship services and individuals all across Ingleside. He exemplifies a servant’s heart and a strong work ethic and will be missed by all.”

Following his retirement, Jay and Evelyn Ann plan to move closer to their children and a new granddaughter.

Of course, as we get nearer to Jay’s final day on our team we will recognize and honor him appropriately.  Until then, I hope you will thank Jay and Evelyn Anne personally when you see them.

As we begin the search for our new Traditional Worship Arts Pastor, I hope you will ask the Lord to give us guidance and direction.  I am confident that he will bring us the leader we need for the next chapter.

It is a great joy to be in this journey with you, and I am convinced that the best is yet to come!

Your Pastor and Friend,

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