COMING UP AT LAKEWOOD
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
November 22 - 24
MUSIC MINISTRIES PRESENTS “Amahl and the Night Visitors”
November 30 and December 1 at 7:00 pm
December 2 at 2:00 pm
ADVENT MISSIONS GIFT GIVING
NAM, Matthew 25:35, and Alternative Gift Market
In the Commons through December 10
DECEMBER 3 - First Sunday in Advent
“Coming Home” Ezekiel 34: 11 - 15
DECEMBER 10 - Second Sunday in Advent
“ The Voice of the Shepherd” John 10: 14 - 18
“And This Will Be a Sign for You: The Birth Narratives of Jesus”
Study with Pastor Fort, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
DECEMBER 17 - Third Sunday in Advent
Sanctuary: “Good News of Great Joy” Christmas Cantata
New Song Service: The Parable of the Lost Sheep Luke 15
PARENTS’ DAY OUT
12:15 - 3:30 pm (registration required)
CHRISTMAS CAROLING AND COMMUNION FOR THE HOMEBOUND
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, gather in Founders Court
Quiet Christmas Service
7:00 PM in Founders Court
DECEMBER 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE
The Shepherds’ Story Luke 2
9:30 AM Traditional Service, Sanctuary*
10:50 AM Family Christmas Eve Service, Asbury Hall*†
5:00 PM Contemporary Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Asbury Hall*†
6:45 PM Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Sanctuary*†
8:30 PM Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Sanctuary†
11:00 PM Midnight Candlelight Service, Sanctuary†
*Childcare available (3 yrs and under)
† Communion Service
AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS ADVENT MUSICAL
Tickets for the Advent Production of Amahl and the Night Visitors are on sale in the Commons though November 26. This heartwarming classic will be presented by Lakewood Music Ministries on November 30 and 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. Proceeds to benefit Harvey Disaster Relief.
We are truly grateful for those of you who have turned in your 2018 commitment cards so far. If you have been out of town, or have yet to turn in your card, please take a moment to complete it this week. You may either mail it to us, fill out online, or place it in the offering plate next Sunday. The church mailing address is: 11330 Louetta Road, Houston, Texas 77070.
The online form will be emailed directly to our financial office. Any information about giving will be kept confidential, while other information (concerning service interests, etc.) will be forwarded to appropriate areas within the congregation. Once again, thank you for your faithfulness and support of Lakewood United Methodist Church.
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
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 email@example.com.
2018 UMW GARAGE SALE - FEBRUARY 10
We would like to take this opportunity to provide a few details about the 2018 UMW Garage Sale. The 2018 UMW Garage Sale will be February 10th, with set up starting the prior Sunday, February 4th, so remember to mark your calendars! We have several volunteer opportunities available, including men for larger lifting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
GARAGE SALE: STORAGE UNITS
Storage units are available, at Lakewood Mini Storage, 12126 Louetta. We will be accepting furniture in good condition, working appliances, working electronics, and large estate donations. There are a few options for donations:
- Option One: If possible, please hold donations until the week of the garage sale.
- Option Two: Arrangements may be made to drop them off at Lakewood Mini Storage (email
email@example.com or call Julie Cooper at 281-898-8725)
- Option Three: Make arrangements with the U-Call/We-Haul team to have donations picked up at your house and then taken to the storage units (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stacey White at 713-548-4546). Pick-ups are available on Saturday and must be arranged by the prior Wednesday.
This is a great mission opportunity for the Lakewood UMW to help women and children in our community and beyond. We need all of you to make the 2018 UMW Garage Sale a continued success!
Thank you and stay tuned!
Details: Download .pdf
New Normal lunch will be on November 19 at 12:15 pm in Founders Court.
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 email@example.com.
Second Family offers home-centered support with fellowship and practical help to people facing chronic illness, injury, loneliness, and respite for their care-givers. To learn more about receiving care or volunteering, please contact Pastor Pam Cline.
THE GATHERING PLACE
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.
SAVE THE DATE! PARENTS DAY OUT
Sunday, December 17, 12:15 - 3:30 pm. Children can come to hear the Christmas story and have some fun, while parents have some time to relax or shop! Reserve your child’s spot now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited, sign up early!
2018 KENYA MISSION TRIP MEETING
LUMC will be sending a mission team to Kenya from July 11-27, 2018. The team will go to support the Maua Methodist Hospital and the Velosia KBC Orphanage. There will be a Mission informational meeting at noon on December 3, in Founders Court. If you have questions or want to sign up contact Jack Aulick at email@example.com or Rick Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAKEWOOD MEN'S GROUP
ANNUAL VETERAN'S APPRECIATION & NOVEMBER MONTHLY MEETING:
The November Monthly Dinner Meeting and annual Veteran’s Appreciation for the Men’s Group will be Thursday, November 30, at 7:00 pm in Founders Court. The speaker will be our own Curt Pedder, a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel and Pastor. Curt is also a retired Lutheran minister who is now a member of our church. For information, contact Dave at email@example.com.
SAGER BROWN MISSION UPDATE
Thank you to our Lakewood UMC Mission Team for your service!
During the week of November 5-10, 2017, a team from Lakewood UMC served in the Sager Brown facility in Baldwin, LA. Our team of 19 volunteers worked with other volunteers, including people from Iowa, Arkansas, Washington state and Texas. We also served with an amazing permanent staff at Sager Brown, and three long-term volunteers.
Link to Lakewood UMC Global Missions Blog for more about this trip:
Matthew 25:35 will be helping 85 families this holiday season. These families live within 5 miles of our church and most have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
How you can help:
- Purchase food for Thanksgiving dinners (no turkeys)
- Donate $10 and $15 grocery store gift cards
- Purchase food for Christmas dinners
- Purchase toys for children
- Cash donations and we will shop for you
Matthew 25:35 will have a table in the Commons starting October 29. Stop by for grocery shopping lists or to Adopt-A-Child for Christmas. Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact: Kathy Huse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
LUMC Habitat upcoming workdays: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9. 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! Contact Stephenie Huffman at email@example.com for more information. Forms are available on the LUMC website under Resources.
We have a new congregational prayer calendar for the month of November. Please pick up a prayer calendar at the visitors’ centers, in the narthex, or download here:
STUDENT MINISTRIES 6th - 12th Grade
Our annual SANTA'S WONDERLAND trip will be on Sunday, December 3, 3:00 – 9:00 pm. Registration is due November 19. Space is limited, so don’t delay. Forms can be found at www.lumcsm.com
Confirmation classes begin in January and are open to age 7th grade or older; contact Amy Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your child, or for more information.
SUNDAYS: Fellowship and Mission Events, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Upstairs Cafe/Loft/Asbury Hall
November 26: ’Tis the Season to be Volley
December 3: Annual Santa's Wonderland Trip
WEDNESDAYS: The Well Worship and Bible Study
On Wednesdays, come and study in the Cafe’ from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, then hang out and 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 at www.lumcsm.com for our calendar, and follow us on social media @LUMCSM.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
You can share in worship by sponsoring either flowers or the eternity candle for the Sunday of your choice in 2018. Stop by the Commons November 5, 12 or 19 or in the church office during the week to reserve your spot. The cost is $65 for each flower arrangement and $5 for the eternity candle.
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