Congregational Hymn Sing

Wednesday, Sept 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm

Drive up and stay in your car, or bring your chair and sit outside to enjoy singing our most favorite hymns together – outside!  Dr. Beth Mears and Sylvia Trimmier will have songs for all ages ready, and will also take requests.  Come to the Rockbridge Parking Lot ready to sing!


Our congregation is grateful for twelve wonderful years of leadership and growth under Andrea Paschal’s leadership.  And Personnel Ministry knows that you want to thank her.  Andrea’s final day at Forest Lake will be Sunday, September 27th. On that day, you are invited to attend worship in person (registration required) or watch our livestream at 10am, and then to come to church at 6:00pm when we will thank Andrea and welcome Palmetto Pipe & Drums for a concert. Some bagpipes and drums are enough to raise anyone’s spirits!  You may choose to stay in your car, or bring your own chairs and sit at a safe distance (with your masks please!) to enjoy this event.


Personnel invites the congregation to do two things:

  1. Write a note or a letter or thanks to Andrea and either

A. Mail it to the church marked in this way:

Thanking Andrea Paschal

Forest Lake Presbyterian Church

6500 North Trenholm Road

Columbia, SC  29205

B. Email your note or letter to ellenskidmore@flpc.org


  1. Please drive to the Church at any time and stand beside the church sign (Rockbridge Parking Lot) which says “Thank you Andrea!” and take a picture of yourself.  Then, send the picture to edblack@flpc.org.

Fall Education Opportunities

Our small groups will be using curriculum described HERE. If you haven't joined a small group and are interested or have questions, please contact Jodibeckham@flpc.org.

FLPC Adopted Waterway Cleanup

Saturday, Sept 26, 10:-11:30am

*Meet by the little bridge behind Schiano’s, between N. Trenholm Rd. and Forest Dr.

*A Family Event! An Award will be given for the most unusual object found!

*Wear clothes appropriate for a woodsy area or water’s edge.

*Bags will be provided, but if you have a "picker upper" tool and gloves they are always helpful!

*FLPC has adopted this area for our care with Keep the Midlands Beautiful.

*For more information: Julie Lott - juliellott@gmail.com

Café Justo

What is Café Justo? Café Justo is a coffee grower cooperative based in Salvador Urbina, Chiapas, Mexico. It began as a means to provide living opportunities to the coffee growers of Salvador Urbina. Café Justo protects the coffee farmer by eliminating the middle man, who exploited the Mexican farmers, and sells directly to consumers. By returning the money to the farmers, Café Justo change the lives of Mexican families. It even returns more money to the coffee farmer than Fair Trade. This coffee cooperative was co-founded by our mission partners at Frontera de Cristo. Read more about Café Justo here.
FLPC is partnering with Shandon Presbyterian to sell this delicious coffee to our congregation. The 16oz organic bags are sold for $10, your choice of 1) 100% Pure Arabica 2) 50% Arabica/50% Robusta 3) 100% Robusta or 4) decaf. More information including how to order click here.

Nightly Prayer 

Join Ed Black via Zoom to share prayer requests and to pray for our community and world.  

Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 PM. Click here to join. 

Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 PM. Click here to join.

Time for Young Disciples LIVE

Sundays at 9:00am

Join Ms. Andrea for a time to catch up and hear a bit about God’s Story.

Click Here