COMING UP AT LAKEWOOD
PROMOTION SUNDAY & BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
Promotion Sunday will be on August 27 for children entering kindergarten through senior high school. Elementary students can receive a special blessing on Sunday the 27th as well; bring your backpacks to the 10:50 am Traditional or New Song services.
FALL BIBLE STUDY SIGN UP
You can continue signing up in the Commons and online this week for Fall Bible studies, classes & groups! There are studies for everyone, including classes on Faith sharing, Divorce Care, and Parenting, as well as studies on the book of Romans, Isaiah, and growing as a disciple. Stop by the Commons this week to learn more, or go to our Bible Studies page to sign up.
BABY SHOWER FOR THE CHILDS
Let’s “shower” Pastor Daniel and Kirsten Childs with gift cards! We will host a church - wide baby shower honoring Baby Boy Childs in the Commons on August 27 at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm. They are registered at Amazon, BuyBuy Baby and Target - gift cards are always appreciated!
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
There will be a Church Council Meeting held on August 27 at 5:00 pm. Location will be announced nearer to the day of the event.
SCOUTING OPEN HOUSE
Scouting Ministries, Packs 12 and 469, Troop 469, and the Girl Scout Wildflowers Community are planning a Scouting Open House on Sunday, August 27, after church. There are two objectives to this event: (1) introduce girls and boys in the Church to Scouting, and (2) help make LUMC members aware of our Scouting programs. We'll have demos, activities, and outdoor cooking.
Also in the Commons this week:
LAKEWOOD UMC T-SHIRT SALE
Would you like to receive bible teaching each week set in a relaxed worship setting? Then Word Alive is for you!
Beginning September 10, our Senior Pastor, Joe Fort, will be the primary teacher in this new study and worship offering at Lakewood United Methodist Church. Word Alive will take place each Sunday morning at 8:30 am in Asbury Hall. The Reverend Fort will bring an expository bible lesson every week. In addition, we will sing uplifting hymns and worship songs at each service.
Word Alive will be designed to be a meaningful study and worship opportunity for persons of all ages. It will be a chance for you to dive deeper into the Word of God and grow in your walk with Jesus Christ. This service will be geared to end prior to the 9:30 Sanctuary service and Sunday School, and nursery care for young children will be available during the hour. Be looking in the weeks ahead for more on Word Alive ... and be in prayer as to whether this opportunity might be made to order for your spiritual life!
New Normal luncheon will be August 27 at 12:15 pm in Founders Court. Come find peace, comfort, and understanding with others who are on this journey of dealing with grief. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
ARE YOU IN NEED OF SOME SUPPORT?
Are you going through a difficult time? A Stephen Minister can help. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a crisis or a difficult time. To learn how you can receive a Stephen Minister's confidential care, contact a pastor or Stephen Leader. You can also contact Rev. Pam Cline for more information.
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.
ANNUAL UMW MEMBERSHIP EVENT: PEARLS & LACE
"Pearls & Lace & All of God's Grace" Annual UMW Membership Event: August 31 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Asbury Hall. Come to hear how God is at work in the United Methodist Women. Join us for a light supper, fellowship, and help to prepare a gift to share with our local nursing homes.
EMMAUS QUARTERLY MEETING
The quarterly Emmaus Meeting for all those who have gone on the Walk to Emmaus will be held Tuesday, September 5 at 6:15 pm in Founder's Court. For more information, contact Milton Dooley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 10, 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
SOLDIERS, SWEETS & SERVICE
The Prayers & Squares Ministry will once again be preparing Troop Goody Boxes as part of our "Reach Out" Weekend of Service on September 24. You can select items to donate by choosing one or more stars from the large flag in the Commons with specific "goodies" listed. Drop-off boxes are located throughout the church, and donations are due by September 17. Those with family or friends in the military who would like a goody box sent to specific service members should contact Ruby at email@example.com or 281-376-6581 with their names and addresses.
SAVE THE DATE!
Fall Craft Fair: Saturday, October 14
SIGN UP FOR FALL BIBLE STUDIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
20s | 30s TABLE GROUP KICKOFF
SEPTEMBER 10, 5 - 8 PM
Sign up here for the kickoff to our 2017 TABLE GROUPS for 20s | 30s! The kickoff is called "TableTalk" and will be held on September 10, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 pm in Founder's Court. We will share a light dinner, give you all the details, tell you how to have the best TABLE GROUP experience, form our Fall TABLE GROUPS, and celebrate Communion together. Launch the form above to sign up!
CHILDREN'S CHOIR - CREEKSIDE CAROLERS
Make a joyful noise with our children's choir, Creekside Carolers. We meet on Sunday mornings at 8:25. We are kindergartners to 2nd graders who reach out in love, grow in strength and serve with songs. We learn all kinds of music that praises our Lord. Come and join us!!
MATZKE ELEMENTARY MENTORS
Matzke Mentors are always needed. Volunteer to spend a 1/2 hour each week mentoring a student by listening, playing games, and becoming an important adult in a child's life. Email email@example.com to volunteer or if you have any questions.
1960 HOPE CENTER GOLF TOURNAMENT
Register now for the Golf Tournament on Tuesday, September 19 benefiting 1960 HOPE CENTER for the homeless in our area. 12:30 pm Start, 4-person scramble, at Gleannloch Pines Golf Club. To register or get more details, go to 1960hopecenter.com or call 832-965-5511.
SAVE THE DATE! REACH OUT WEEKEND
(formerly called Weekend of Service) will be the weekend of September 22-24. We are planning Reaching events now, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PRESCHOOL STAFF OPENING
Lakewood Little People, the Child Development Program of Lakewood UMC, is seeking a qualified receptionist/office assistant. The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Contact Kris Ramos at 281-370-2276, or e-mail email@example.com.
MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS) REGISTRATION
Preschool Moms are invited to fellowship with us for the 2017 - 2018 Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program. MOPS meets monthly on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, with speakers, crafts, and topical discussions relevant to moms and families. Information regarding childcare and registration can be found at lakewoodumc.org/preschool/mops. Contact Amy Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our Sunday School classes meet from 9:30 - 10:40 am.
Student Ministries will host Open Gym this Sunday night from 4:30 - 5:30 pm in Asbury Hall.
METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP - SUNDAYS
27 - Promotion Sunday
Battle of the Ages III, 5:30-7:30 pm, Cafe & Asbury
THE WELL 101
Worship, Word, & Prayer, begins Wednesday August 23, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Cafe & Loft.
For more information about weekly Bible studies and student gatherings visit our web site at www.lumcsm.com for our new spring calendar, and follow us on social media @LUMCSM.
FAIR TRADE COFFEE CART HELP
We are needing help with the fair trade coffee cart. If you love people this the mission for you! This commitment is once every 5th Sunday from 8:00am-12:00pm Training is provided. Please contact Kim Eby at the coffee cart or call me 281-475-6583 or email email@example.com.
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