Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church


During the shelter in place order all meetings studies and worship services are canceled but will be available online. Please contact Pastor Hopkins for information or follow the links in the daily updates.

I am glad you are visiting Lakeshore's website. I hope that you find the information helpful and that behind the information you sense a warm invitation to join us as we worship and serve at the corner of Lakeshore and Mandana. At its core LABC is a community, a community that exists to embody the love of God who is our source, our guide and our goal.


Pastor Jim Hopkins

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Lakeshore Outreach

Recorded Sermons

“God encounters us in our historical context, God’s word is revealed to us in our worship and God calls us to serve.” Kristen Emery Saldine

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Midweek Message

A good news story from Berkeley Food and Housing Project, one of our ministry partners of long-standing. First Baptist Church of Berkeley and Pastor Ray Jennings were instrumental in the founding of BFHP over fifty years ago. Today on LABC … Continue reading LABC Update – Thanksgiving Saturday, November 27, 2021

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Our Life Together

Good Medicine “God was reconciling the world to himself” II Corinthians 5:19a Human bodies have been much in the news this week. At a Senate hearing, a former Facebook product manager, Frances Haugen, testified about the negative impact social media … Continue reading October 28, 2021

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Midweek Message

“Wherever you are, if you are not on your own ancestral lands, learn more about the history of where you are, reflect on your own role in colonialism and structural inequality, do something to heal historical harms…” – Corina Gould, … Continue reading Thanksgiving Invitation

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Christian Education

“Give thanks with a grateful heart/Give thanks to the holy One/Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son… It is that time of year when we pause, reflect, and give thanks. Sometimes it feels like it might not be … Continue reading Thanksgiving Week

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Matthew 24:42 Watch out, then, because you do not know what day your Lord will come.

How many times have we missed "the coming of the Lord" because of our long history of "looking for Love in all the wrong places?"

Oh Holy Night has a verse that was intentionally left out in the 1800’s (and STILL today)

“Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is Love and His gospel is Peace.
Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother, and in his name all oppression shall cease.”

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Matthew 24:27 “For the Son of Man will come like the lightning which flashes across the whole sky from the east to the west.

Any understanding of lightening begins with caution, humility and respect.

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