announcements

COMING UP AT LAKEWOOD

  • “Treasures Of The Heart”

    October is Lakewood’s Month of Stewardship Emphasis

    Follow this link to submit your 2018 "Treasures Of The Heart" Stewardship Card online


    In the past month, our Lakewood UMC family has been an example of Christ by reaching out through

    service to our disaster-affected neighbors. Our hearts are with our community as we continue to help

    each other recover, renew, and rebuild.


    During the month of October, we are inviting each of you to prayerfully consider opportunities of

    stewardship by means of the resources the Lord has given us. We will also strive to renew our

    individual vows to support our congregation with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

    Our God is an extravagant God. In all of this, no blessing exceeds that of the grace which extends

    to each of us by way of the cross of Jesus Christ.


    Over the next few weeks, please check your mail, email, newsletter, and our church social media pages

    for information about this special time of reflection and commitment. You will be receiving a letter from

    Pastor Joe Fort, along with your 2018 “Treasures Of The Heart” Stewardship Commitment Card. Join us in

    fervent prayer as we ask the Lord to multiply that which we have to give, and to give from the heart.


    Our Commitment Sunday will be October 22. Please bring your card to service and share in a special

    service of commitment, as we give over in faith to God so that He may multiply our resources to further His kingdom. 

  • Welcome new staff member

    NEW LUMC RECEPTIONIST

                    

    Lakewood's Staff-Parish Relations Committee is happy to announce that Misty Celli will become our new church receptionist. She will be assuming duties in the office beginning this week. Misty brings to us a significant background in office and reception work, having served in the capacity of administrative assistant at radio stations in the past. She and her family have been active in Lakewood UMC church life for several years. Please join us in welcoming Misty Celli to our Lakewood UMC staff family.


  • THIS sunday

    COMMITMENT SUNDAY

    Please bring your card to service and share in a special service of commitment, as we give over in faith to God so that He may multiply our resources to further His kingdom. 


    PUMPKIN RESUPPLY

    Our Pumpkin Resupply will be here this Sunday. Meet on the front lawn (Louetta Rd. side) at 4:00 pm to help unload our new supply of pumpkins. Everyone is welcome!


    COMMUNITY CONCERT IN THE PATCH

    This Sunday is the Community Concert in the Patch from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Come hear live music from The Homestead. Bring friends and neighbors, blankets and chairs, and grab some pumpkins while you are here!


    IN THE COMMONS TODAY

    ‘Amahl’ Musical Ticket Sales

    Tailgate Taste Fest Ticket Sales

    Greenery Sales - proceeds go to  purchasing books for Matzke Elementary

    All-Saints Photo Drop-off


    SAVE THE DATE

    Pumpkin Patch Hours

    Through October 31; Mon - Sat from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sun from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm


    NEW NORMAL GRIEF RECOVERY LUNCH

    October 22 & November 19 at 12:15 pm in Founders Court. RSVP to beth.parnell@lakewoodumc.org, or register online. 


    KENYAN TEA

    October 29 at noon in Founders Court


    TAILGATE TASTE FEST

    October 29, 2:30 pm


    ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

    If you lost a loved one this year, we are collecting framed 4" x 6" photos of your loved ones in the Commons so that we may honor them in a special way.


    LUMW COLLEGE STUDENT CARE CARDS

    Submit names and addresses of your college-age students through October 30. Contact carolynsfaulkner@icloud.com.


    OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

    Lakewood UMW's Leah Circle will have shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in the Commons on October 29 and November 5. Collection will be November 12.

  • community life

    PUMPKIN PATCH

    Pumpkin Patch will be open October 12 - 31st. 

    Hours are Monday - Saturday from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Sundays 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. 


    CONCERT IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH

    There will be a Concert in the Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, October 22, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Come to hear

    the band The Homestead and celebrate all that God has done in our community through our recent disaster. Invite your friends and neighbors!


    KENYA TEA

    Join us as we welcome STANLEY GITARI from Maua Methodist Hospital on Sunday, October 29 at noon in Founder's Court and enjoy traditional Kenyan tea and snacks. See photos & hear stories about our 2017 mission trip to Kenya! You will also be able to meet our Kenyan missionaries and get information about the 2018 summer mission trip to Kenya.


    TAILGATE TASTE FEST

    The Social Outreach Team will host Tailgate Taste Fest on Sunday October 29, 2:30 - 5:00 pm.

    Taste great food prepared by Lakewood chefs; cost is $10. All money will be donated to organizations

    in the fight against Human Trafficking: Autumn’s Place and Rescue Houston. Lots of great door prizes!


    LAKEWOOD 101 - GET PLUGGED IN

    November 12, 4:30 pm in Founders Court

    New to Lakewood? Visiting? Or just wanting to learn more? Join us for Lakewood 101! You will have the opportunity to chat with the pastors, staff, and other ministry leaders to learn how you can connect, serve, and grow here at Lakewood. A light dinner and childcare will be provided with registration. Register Here


    SERENDIPITY BUS TRIP

    Serendipity, our 50+ Ministry, will be traveling to Moody Gardens on Tuesday, December 12, to view the exciting ice sculptures, enjoy a four-entree buffet dinner and stroll the Christmas-lighted gardens. Bus leaves the LUMC at 1:30 pm and returns around 9:00 pm. Cost including everything in $40. The 39 seats go on sale November 26 and December 3 in the Commons, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. You must pay cash or check to LUMC when you sign up! Questions, please contact Jayne Davis at 281-256-7196 or pajaynetx@yahoo.com

  • Caring ministries

    JOURNEYING THROUGH GRIEF

    Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm or Thursdays 9:30 am - 11:00 am, RM E118

    Classes are led by The Reverend Pam Cline, and will conclude on November 1. We invite you to join us for this special five-week series as we walk with each other through comfort, support, and encouragement. The class is $10; registration is available online.


    NEW NORMAL

    New Normal lunch will be on October 22 & November 19 at 12:15 pm in Founders Court. 

    RSVP to beth.parnell@lakewoodumc.org, or register online.


    STEPHEN MINISTERY

    Stephen Ministers are trained members of our congregation that provide emotional and spiritual support to those dealing with a crisis or difficult time. If you would like to speak to someone about this confidential care, contact Pastor Pam Cline for more information at pam.cline@lakewoodumc.org.

  • CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

    PUMPKIN PATCH

    Pumpkin Patch will be open October 12 - 31st. Hours are Monday - Saturday from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Sundays 11:00 am – 8:00 pm


    SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    Looking for volunteers interested in being Sunday School helpers ages 4 yrs through 5th grade. Room helpers work a 2 week rotation followed by 8 weeks off. Please contact Mingo Williamson to volunteer or for more information.


    UPWARD BASKETBALL

    Upward Basketball at Lakewood UMC is back! Players can be age 5/entering K through current 6th

    graders. Registration will be Sept 29 - Oct 29. Fee is $95 per player. For more information, email peggy.launikitis@lakewoodumc.org.


    REGISTER ONLINE HERE

  • DISCIPLESHIP

    SUNDAY SCHOOL KICKOFF

    Adults - are you interested in joining a Fall Sunday School class? Follow this link for more information: 

    Download a .pdf of the class schedules, studies, and leaders here.

    Still unsure? Contact patty.henson@lakewoodumc.org to help direct you to a class that will fit your schedule.


    DIVORCE CARE

    Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm; E118

    September 10 – November 19

    Led by Pastor Pam Cline and Pastor Trish Woodruff

    Audience: Those dealing with divorce

    Find practical advice, learn concepts to help you heal, and have a safe place to talk. Divorce Care is offered so that you may find help, discover hope, experience healing, and deepen your relationship with God.


    EPIC OF EDEN

    Beginning in September, the Explorers, the Searchers, and the New Beginnings Sunday School classes will begin the Epic of Eden, a twelve week Old Testament Bible study by Sandra Richter. Contact Patty Henson at patty.henson@lakewoodumc.org for more details.


    SIGN UP FOR FALL BIBLE STUDIES

    Details on all Fall Bible Studies can be found on our Bible Studies page. REGISTER here


    20s | 30s SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST HOUR

    The 20s | 30s ministry is hosting a breakfast hour and Bible study each Sunday morning in the Children's Chapel, 9:30-10:30 am. All 20s | 30s are welcome to join us for some good food, fellowship, and Bible study. Childcare and children's Sunday school classes will be hosted at the same time by our Children's Ministries. Contact Pastor Daniel at daniel.childs@lakewoodumc.org with any questions.

  • flood recovery update

    HARVEY RELIEF UPDATE


    Thank you for your continued support for Flood Recovery at Lakewood UMC. We are responding to needs as they develop, but the need in our immediate area is declining. We are looking at ways to help with areas further out; partnering with local churches and helping families in need.

    We are transitioning to long-term recovery and this process will take some time to accomplish. The rebuilding in our area will continue over the months and years ahead. The recovery process will include construction, hosting teams in our facility, and partnering with other local churches.


    Here are ways that you can continue to help:

    Register to volunteer in any way; we have a new volunteer database..  Please sign up to volunteer.

    Donate to the LUMC Harvey Disaster Relief Fund

    Continue to respond to requests via social media or email for materials, food, or supplies as needs arise.

    Commit to pray for 1) the community, 2) families in recovery and 3) the Church for wisdom, guidance and resources to effectively respond in Christ.

    If you have questions, or know of someone in need, please contact LUMCHarveyRecovery@gmail.com.

    Thank you Lakewood!


    FLOOD SURVIVOR WORKSHOP

    There will be several opportunities throughout October to attend a Flood Survivor Workshop. The Reverend Pam Cline will be offering classes to help you heal and deal with loss on October 18, and 23. 

    Register online.

  • men's ministries

    LAKEWOOD MEN'S GROUP

    October 26: Monthly meeting at 7:00 pm in Founders Court

    October 27: Providing lunch for 1960 Hope Center

    For information on these events, contact Dave at dthrockmorton1@comcast.net.


  • MUsic Ministries

    CONCERT IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH

    There will be a Concert in the Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, October 22, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Come hear the band Homestead and celebrate all God has done in our community through our recent disaster.


    AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION

    Tickets for the Christmas production of Amahl and the Night Visitors go on sale in the Commons Sunday, October 15 though November 26. This heartwarming classic will be presented by Lakewood Music Ministries on November 30, December 1 at 7:00 pm, and December 2 at 2:00 pm in a special children's matinee. All performances are in Asbury Hall. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. Children under 6 are free.

  • NEIGHBOR MISSIONS & MINISTRIES

    NAM

    NAM Food Pantry needs are continuing after the flood. Please consider donating rice, pasta, spaghetti sauce, tomato products, canned fruits & corn, & tuna. You may put your items in the NAM bins outside Asbury Hall & in the education wing. 


    LUMC FLOWER DELIVERY & HOME COMMUNION MINISTRY

    The Flower and Home Communion Ministries appreciation luncheon and recruitment has been rescheduled to January 21, 2018 at 12:15


    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

    LUMC Habitat upcoming workdays:

    November 11, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9.

  • nursery workers needed

    Our nursery is looking for loving, nurturing individuals to work with young infants and toddlers. Work shifts are during the weekdays. Contact Jill at jill.guettler@lakewoodumc.org for information or to apply.


  • prayer ministries

    We have a new congregational prayer calendar for the month of October. Please pick up a prayer calendar at the visitors’ centers, in the narthex, or download here:


    2017 October Prayer Calendar

  • student ministries

    STUDENTS & PARENTS

    Please sign up for Pumpkin Patch Work Shifts. The sign-up link can be found at www.lumcsm.com.


    STUDENT MINISTRIES 6th - 12th Grade

    This week marks the beginning of Study Time from 4:00 - 6:00 pm each Wednesday night in the Café, followed by The Well Worship and Small Groups in the Loft from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 


    Join us for great fellowship and mission events on Sundays:

    October 22: Unload pumpkin resupply at 12:30 pm; Community Celebration Concert from 5:30 -7:30 pm

    October 29: Old Fashioned Halloween Party.


    **TRANSITIONS** - TAKE A LOOK AT A NEW STUDENT MINISTRY!

    Transitions, a new ministry to help juniors and seniors prepare for life after high school, will have its first meeting on October 15th at Noon-2 pm. We will meet in cafe/loft, eat lunch and learn about personal finances taught by Ethan Brown. All students in the 11th and 12th grade are welcome to join us!


    COLLEGE-AGE STUDENTS, please contact chad.mcelveen@lakewoodumc.org for more information on

    programs for you.


    PARENTS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS!

    Lakewood United Methodist Women will send a small care package to your student for Christmas. 

    Please submit your college student’s name and mailing address to Carolyn Faulkner at carolynsfaulkner@icloud.com by October 30.



    For more information about weekly Bible studies and student gatherings visit our web site at www.lumcsm.com for our calendar, and follow us on social media @LUMCSM.

  • worship ministries

    ALTAR ANGELS

    Alter Angels in need! Part of the Visual Design Team, is looking for those who love to decorate and design! This team helps with weekly altar design for the New Song service. Contact patty.henson@lakewoodumc.org for more information.


    USHERS NEEDED

    Ushers are needed in both the Sanctuary and New Song. If you are interested in serving as an usher,

    please contact patty.henson@lakewoodumc.org.

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