Family Connect Events

There is nothing more important than spending time with your favorite people, especially at Annual Conference! Unite with other West Ohio Conference families, discover new friendships, experience intentional faith conversations while having fun at one or more Family Connect events hosted at Lakeside. 

Register your family before June 1 at  Adult chaperone and Family Connect nametags are required to participate in FREE Family Connect events. Additional costs for specific events are listed.

For any questions or concerns please contact RaNae Street at rstreet [at]


Sunday, June 4

Family Connect Check-In

Time: 1-7pm
Location: South Auditorium
Check-in your family, decorate your name tag, pick up your Family Connect Activity Journal and bring your camera to snap a photo at the Family Connect booth.


Monday, June 5

Play and Picnic

Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Location: Central Park (Rain Location Upper Pavilion)
Connect with other families while running, jumping, climbing, and playing. Let’s all meet at the playground to get the fun started. Bring a picnic lunch for your family!  Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, balls, and playground equipment will be provided.

Let’s All Go to the Movies

Show time: 7:45pm
Location: Orchestra Hall (Movie Theatre)
Join us for a family movie on Monday evening.  The movie title will be announced at Lakeside but it is guaranteed to be family friendly.
Cost: $7 for 13 yrs. and older; free for children 12 yrs. and younger


Tuesday, June 6

Donuts and Devotion

Time: 9-10am
Location: The Patio
Let’s gather for worship, fellowship, a family message, and donuts for breakfast!
Cost: Donuts $.90 each; Juice and Coffee $2.50

Family Mini Golf

Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Miniature Golf Course
Cost: free; must wear your nametag for entry
Have a great time golfing with your family. You may want to invite another family to a friendly competition of putt-putt.

Rock the Dock

Time: 8-10pm
Location: West Pavilion Dock
Dance the night away at Rock the Dock. Show us your best dance moves!         


Wednesday, June 7

Prayer Walk and Rock

Time: 10:30-11:30am
Location: Central Park (Rain Location Upper Pavilion)
Family Connect one last time this summer at Lakeside! We will prayer walk together, spend time with God through nature, and collect and paint memory rocks. Purchase a scoop of ice cream at the Whistle Stop, Hawaiian Ice on the Pier or candy at Marilyn’s Store.  
Cost: Ice cream scoop at the Whistle Stop $3.50; Hawaiian Ice at the Hawaiian Ice Cart on the East Pavilion Pier $2.50; Candy at Marilyn’s Store ranges from $.02-2.50                                                 


*Other Ideas for Family Connections:
  • Central Park (shuffleboard, basketball, horseshoes, volleyball, playground)
  • The Dock-beach (kiddie pool, Splash Park, fishing)
  • The Whistle Stop, Coffee & Cream, The Patio, Ooh La La!, Sloopy’s Sports Café and Hotel Lakeside Café (food, drinks, desserts)
  • Chautauqua Park and Memorial Garden
  • Nature Trail (walking trail, hiking, exploring, fitness)
  • Downtown Business District (shopping)

Family Connect Director:

Alisha Artis, Linworth UMC, Columbus

Family Connect Ministry Team:

Sandi Allen, Indian Run UMC, Dublin, Justin McCall, First UMC, Wapakoneta, and RaNae Street, West Ohio Conference