COMING UP AT LAKEWOOD
New Normal Grief Support Luncheon
Find comfort and encouragement from others dealing with grief. Please join us Sunday, May 27, for a luncheon at 12:15 pm in Founders Court. RSVP to Beth at email@example.com.
Safe Sanctuary Training
May 27 at 12:15 pm in FC110.
Texas Annual Conference - May 27 - May 30
Farewell Reception for Daniel Childs
Please join us on Sunday, June 17, as we bid farewell to Pastor Daniel Childs and his family with a reception in the Commons after each worship service. Stop by to express your well wishes as they leave soon for North Carolina. There will be a basket for the collection of special notes and cards.
Love Offering for Church Plant
It has been one of the many fine traditions of Lakewood UMC to send forth our departing clergy with a love offering. Pastor Daniel Childs has requested that any love offering be given to the new church plant that he has been called to begin in North Carolina. This will be a blessed gift that Lakewood UMC members can offer to his new ministry budget, as he continues in God's work.
If you would like to participate in the love offering for the new church plant to be led by Pastor Daniel Childs, you can visit the table in the Commons on June 3 or 10, leave your gift at the church office, or bring it to the farewell reception to be held on Sunday, June 17. If you wish to donate a love offering for his church plant, please make checks payable to Lakewood UMC, with 'North Carolina church plant' in the memo section.
LAKEWOOD UMC WINS OVERALL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD FOR CY-FAIR ISD
Lakewood United Methodist Church was very proud to accept the overall Cy-Fair ISD Community Engagement Award at the recent VIPS Appreciation Event at the Berry Center. This award recognized Lakewood UMC's volunteer efforts at Matzke Elementary, our Adopt-a-School.
CFISD recognized its volunteers, donors, mentors, business and faith-based partners during the VIPS Appreciation Event, "Three Cheers for Volunteers!," on May 2 at the Berry Center. Talented CFISD students provided the entertainment before and throughout the luncheon!
Volunteers from Lakewood UMC have been serving at Matzke Elementary since 2011, working with students as mentors, Bus-Buddies, Parent Teacher Outreach team, staff support, banquet leaders for Glass Slipper Club, sponsors for the Awesome Boys Club, photography, clothing donations, food for Spring fundraiser, and much more.
Every year Lakewood also raises funds through selling Advent greenery to purchases 1 book for every one of the 1,100 students for Christmas. These books are then wrapped by LUMC volunteers and presented to the students as a special gift. 12-15 mentors from LUMC meet for one hour with one student each week during the school year, providing support and encouragement. Volunteers also work in the classrooms each week reading and tutoring, as well as volunteer in the library and office. It is our honor and pleasure to serve the youngest in our community!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
"Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus
July 23 - 27
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
$20 Registration - Includes T-shirt & CD
Fun, Learning, and Sharing God’s Love!
Pre-register by July 8 to guarantee a t-shirt. Forms are available here, drop off or mail into office with your payment. We are looking forward to a great summer!
SUMMER CAMPS: INFORMATION HERE
Spots are still open!
Registration is still going on. All camp registration and payment must be done in person (the only exception is Vacation Bible School). Registration is located in the Children’s Ministries office, Mondays – Thursdays from 9:30 am – 2 pm. Questions? Please contact the Children’s Ministry directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28; church offices will be closed
Texas Annual Conference
May 27 through May 30 at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. Chad McElveen, our Student Ministries Assistant Director, will be recognized by the Conference on Monday, May 28, for earning his Certification in Youth Ministry.
Safe Sanctuary Training
June 6 at 6:00 pm in FC110
June 24 at 12:15 pm in FC110
Classes are vital to the health and well-being of our congregation, and are
designed to train adults on safety and best practices when volunteering with children and
youth. Both classes will meet in Founders Court.
Prayers and Squares Quilting Ministry Meeting
Prayers and Squares Quilting Ministry meeting will be June 6 from 9:00 am to noon in
the Loft/Café. Come for lunch and quilting! Each quilt that is made is prayed over and
given to someone in the church or community who is experiencing a difficult time in their
life. For more information, contact email@example.com.
CPR/AED Certified Training
June 9 in Founders Court. There are three class times available - 9:00 am, 11:00 am,
and 1:00 pm. Cost is $40; register online. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serendipity Bus Trip
Serendipity, LUMC ’s active 50+ seniors, will be traveling on June 19 to the Star of Hope
Mission, followed by lunch at Cleburne’s, then traveling to meet the horses at HPD
Mounted Patrol Stables; bring carrots and apples for the horses! Bus will arrive at 8:30
am, leaving at 9:00 am, and returning around 3:45 pm. Cost is $12 plus lunch. Sign up in
the Commons May 27, June 3, or June 10. Contact Jayne at 281-256-1796
Kroger Shopping Card & Food4Friends
Did you know that you can pair your Kroger shopping card with Lakewood UMC as your community partner? Call your local Kroger and ask that they pair your card number with Lakewood UMC partner number 81229. This directly benefits our Food4Friends Ministry.
Food4Friends - Casseroles Available
Casserole Cuties have cooked up some Food4Friends casseroles. Do you know of someone, perhaps a new mom, who needs some TLC? Stop by the kitchen and pick up a casserole from the freezer (right side, third shelf down) and deliver it to a friend or neighbor that needs a God hug. Baking instructions are on the casserole.
SAVE THE DATE
Men’s Group Monthly Dinner/Meeting - May 24
New Normal Grief Support Luncheon - May 27
Safe Sanctuary - May 27
Memorial Day (church office closed) - May 28
Texas Annual Conference - May 27 - May 30
249 & Hope Homeless Ministry - June 2
Senior Recognition Sunday - June 3
Commissioning of Puerto Rico Mission Team - June 3
Safe Sanctuary - June 6
Prayers and Squares Monthly Meeting - June 6
CPR Certification Training - June 9
Puerto Rico Mission Trip - June 8 - 15
Big House Student Ministries Mission Trip - June 14 - 17
Farewell Reception for Pastor Daniel Childs - June 17
Safe Sanctuary - June 24
Monday - June 11
Common Ground is our caregiver support group, and meets the second Friday of every month in the Parlor from 10:15 - 11:30 am in the Parlor. Caregivers share encouragement, resources, and hope as they live with loved ones with chronic illnesses.
NEW NORMAL LUNCHEON
Sundays: May 27, July 29
12:15 - 1:30 pm; Founders Court
Lost a loved one and feeling lost yourself? Come share lunch and conversation of hope in Founders Court, as we journey together to find the “new normal” after loss. RSVP to email@example.com.
Prayer Team meets Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in the Parlor. For more information, contact Beth Parnell.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second Family Care Team at LUMC is recruiting new members to join their team! Second Family offers home-centered support with fellowship and practical help to people facing chronic illness, injury, loneliness, and respite for their care-givers. This growing and dynamic team, led by team leaders John McKenty and Patricia Hughes, has served with dedication since its inception. To learn more about how to join the Second Family Team, or to request Second Family help, contact Rev. Pam Cline.
THE GATHERING PLACE
Monday, June 11, 10:00 AM in Founders Court
The Gathering Place is a safe setting for people with mild to moderate memory loss to be active and participate in fellowship with caring trained volunteers. To learn more about attending or volunteering for this monthly ministry, please contact Pastor Pam Cline.
DISASTER RECOVERY MISSION TO PUERTO RICO:
Lakewood will be sending a mission team to Puerto Rico to support the hurricane recovery efforts being directed by the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MCPR). The MCPR hurricane recovery efforts are being supported by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) organizations. The team will travel over the dates of June 8-15, 2018. If you would like to volunteer or have questions please contact Jack Aulick at email@example.com.
SAGER BROWN MISSION TRIP
A Lakewood UMC team will again be going on mission to the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, LA, November 4-9, 2018. The team will participate in a variety of activities, including assembling UMCOR kits of various kinds, working in the sewing room, or helping in local community home repair. Please contact Carol Woronow at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Matzke Elementary Volunteers needed to help with the end of year Glass Slipper Club party for 4th & 5th grade girls on Friday, May 25. Please contact email@example.com if would like to serve on Team Matzke!
"Stocked for Summer" Food Pantry Drive
May 17-June 1
Let's stock the Matthew 25:35 Food Pantry in preparation for summer! Kids will be home, and they will be hungry! Please drop off all donations in bins provided near the kitchen. Thank you!
Items Most Needed:
Jelly (in plastic containers)
Canned Pasta Sauce
Boxed or Bagged Cereal
Dried or Canned Beans
Peanut Butter (in plastic containers)
249 & HOPE
Volunteer team needed! The 249 & Hope Homeless Ministry will meet June 2 in the Lakewood UMC kitchen at 9:00 am. Help them deliver a hot meal and compassion to our brothers and sisters in need. Contact Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
LUMC Habitat upcoming workday, June 9, July 14. Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to build safe, decent, affordable housing for families in need. We would love to have you join us on our construction site! Minimum work age is 16, with an accompanying parent. Contact Stephenie Huffman at email@example.com for more information. Download forms here.
We will be starting our donation table in the commons this week for UMMARMY and Big House for our annual Jr and Sr High School Mission Projects. We will be accepting Kitchen & Cleaning Supplies, Tools, Ladders, and Gift Cards. Please stop by our table and contact Dennis Hernandez, 281 787 0268, or Ken Krawczyk, 832-515-5034 for more information.
All graduating high school seniors are invited to contribute to a special honorary display that will be in the Commons. Deadline to turn in items is May 27. Contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Recognition Sunday
Will be June 3 during the morning worship services. There will be a special time dedicated to seniors to share where they will be going in the fall, and a time of prayer over them.
On Wednesdays, come and study in the cafe from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, then hangout & worship with us at The Well from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
COLLEGE-AGE STUDENTS, please contact email@example.com for more information on programs for you.
For more information about weekly Bible studies and student gatherings visit our web site for our calendar, and follow us on social media @LUMCSM.
Women’s Summer Movie Days
We invite all women of Lakewood to join us on Wednesday mornings in the summer to see some of the newest Christian films. Join us for popcorn, snacks & bottled water.
Here’s is the schedule:
June 6 Founder’s Court Miracles from Heaven
June 13 the Loft God’s Not Dead 2
June 20 the Loft I Can only Imagine
June 27 the Loft Do You Believe? (this is the best Christian movie)
July 11 E118 1500 Steps
July 18 the Loft Heaven is for Real
Aug. 1 Founder’s Court Same Kind of Different as Me
Aug. 8 the Loft A Question of Faith
Childcare is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions? Contact Betty at email@example.com.
New Women's Summer Bible Study
Thursday evenings, led by Marge Dickie,
7:00 - 8:30 pm June 14 - August 16.
ALTAR ANGELS and SANCTUARY SERVANTS, two parts of the Visual Design Team, are looking for those who love to decorate, design, and organize! The Altar Angels help with altar design for the New Song service, and the Sanctuary Servants help keep the Sanctuary neat and beautiful. Both teams work on a rotating basis. Contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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