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COMING UP AT LAKEWOOD

  • word alive

    LUMC's New Fall Bible Teaching Service

    8:30 AM SUNDAYS BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 17

    Would you like to receive bible teaching each week set in a relaxed worship setting? Then Word Alive is for you!


    Beginning this Sunday, September 17, 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!


  • THIS sunday

    SUNDAY WORK TEAMS NEEDED!

    Several people from the community are needing help in their homes.

    This Sunday, we need all willing and able helpers to meet in Asbury Hall at 1:00 where we will form Work Teams to go and assist our neighbors. Come and be the hands and feet of Christ to those who are in need. 


    BIBLE STUDIES

    Bible Studies have started! It’s not too late to join; register online


    STUDENT MINISTRIES

    Student Ministries is holding their Fall KickOff this Sunday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the Café/ Loft/Asbury Hall. 

    Parents and youth age 6th - 12th grade are invited; childcare is provided. 

    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. 


    TROOP GOODIE BOX COLLECTIONS

    Troop Goodie Box Collections are being postponed. Thank you to everyone who has already donated; 

    we will resume our collection later this year. Names of troops to receive boxes can still be sent to

    ruby.samuleson@sbcglobal.net.


    IN THE COMMONS TODAY

    Word Alive T-Shirt Sales

    Reach Out Weekend Information


    SAVE THE DATE

    PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC

    Parenting with Love and Logic class will begin September 21; childcare provided with reservation. 

    Contact Kris at kris.ramos@lakewoodumc.org


    LAKEWOOD T-SHIRTS

    Lakewood T-shirts that have been preordered will be available for pick-up on Friday, September 21. 

    Didn’t order? We will have extras for purchase in the Commons on Sunday, September 24. 


    LAKEWOOD 101

    Wanting to learn more about LUMC? Lakewood 101 will be on October 8 at 4:30 pm in Founders Court. 


    BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SERVICE

    We love our animals! The Blessing of the Animals Service will be October 8 at 4:00pm outside

    the Children’s Education Wing. 


    THIRD GRADE BIBLES

    Third Grade Bibles will be given during the 10:50 am Sanctuary and New Song services on October 15. 

  • flood recovery update

    HARVEY RELIEF UPDATE


    SUNDAY WORK TEAMS NEEDED!

    Several people from the community are needing help in their homes.

    This Sunday, we need all willing and able helpers to meet in Asbury Hall at 1:00 where we will form Work Teams to go and assist our neighbors. Come and be the hands and feet of Christ to those who are in need. 


    Work teams are currently being formed on an as-needed basis.  Please sign up to volunteer.


    You can also donate to the LUMC Disaster Relief Fund on the home page of our website.

    Thank you for your generosity!

  • community life

    REACH OUT WEEKEND

    Our Reach Out Weekend of Service is September 22 - 24. 


    September 22-24

    We are planning REACH OUT events now, please contact betty.christian@lakewoodumc.org for more information.

    • Rise Against Hunger (Sunday, September 24 at Noon in Asbury Hall) - Please join us at noon after the New Song Service in Asbury Hall as we package 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger! We need hundreds of volunteers all ages 4 and up. Childcare available for under 4 years old. Pizza and lemonade provided. No sign up required.
    • Harvey Relief - Sunday School classes are being encouraged to come to the Commons to make care packages for affected families, or to gather to make casseroles.
    • Wrapping Books for Matzke Elementary (Sunday at Noon in Founders Court) - For those who cannot serve in a demanding capacity, you will have the opportunity to wrap books for Matzke Elementary OR (if the books are not available this year) to fill manna bags. No sign up required.
    GIRL SCOUTS OPEN HOUSE: 

    We Need S'more Girl Scouts! Thursday, September 21  at 7:00 pm at LUMC Scout Hut or join online at gssjc.org


    SERENDIPITY POTLUCK DINNER

    Serendipity, our 50+ group, invites all to join us for a Potluck Dinner at 6:00 pm on Friday, September 15,

    in Founders Court. Please bring a large serving of your favorite pot luck dish or dessert to share. Becky Howard will share her gift of humor! Cost is $5 per person; contact Cherry Posey at cpposey@yahoo.com.


    EMMAUS QUARTERLY MEETING

    The quarterly Emmaus Meeting for all those who have gone on the Walk to Emmaus will be held Tuesday, September 19 at 6:15 pm in Founder's Court. For more information, contact Milton Dooley at bd626@swbell.net


    LAKEWOOD MEN'S FALL KICK-OFF

    The Lakewood Men’s Group is having their fall kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm. 

    Come to Founders Court and enjoy a great meal and the fellowship of other Christian men. For

    more information, contact Dave Throckmorton at dthrockmorton1@comcast.net.


    CHURCH-WIDE PICNIC AND CELEBRATION

    Our church-wide picnic will be October 1 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Spring Creek Park in Tomball. 

    Bring the whole family to celebrate our church anniversary, as well as all of the amazing stories of

    God’s grace and provision through our recent disaster. Men’s Group is providing lunch, but please bring a dessert to share. We hope you can make it!


    LAKEWOOD 101

    October 8, 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


    SAVE THE DATE!

    Fall Craft Fair: Saturday, October 14

  • Caring ministries

    NEW NORMAL LUNCH

    October 22, 12:15 pm Founders Court

    Come find peace, comfort, and understanding with others who are on this journey of dealing with grief. Please RSVP to beth.parnell@lakewoodumc.org.


    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.

  • CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

    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 online Sept 29 - Oct 29. Fee is $85 per player until October 15, then

    increases to $95. Check the Lakewood UMC website for registration link. For more information, email

    peggy.launikitis@lakewoodumc.org.

  • 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 – October 15

    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.


    20s | 30s TABLE GROUP KICKOFF

    SEPTEMBER 17, 5 - 8 PM

    Sign Up Here

    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 17, 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! 

    Download .pdf with more details


  • MUsic Ministries

    DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S CHIMES AND MULTI-GENERATIONAL HAND BELLS

    Lakewood United Methodist Church is hiring for the position of Director of Children's Chimes and

    Multi-generational Hand Bells. The ideal candidate will direct both music groups with a loving and

    Christ-centered focus, while teaching mechanics of the respective instruments and music theory

    basics. The position requires approximately 5 hours per week; compensation is commensurate with experience. For further inquiry, e-mail music@lakewoodumc.org.


    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!!

  • NEIGHBOR MISSIONS & MINISTRIES

    REACH OUT WEEKEND  Sept. 22-24

    Reach Out Weekend of Service is September 22 - 24. We will continue to serve those affected by flooding, as well as host Rise Against Hunger and wrap books for Matzke Elementary. Sunday school classes are

    encouraged to assemble care packages or bake casseroles for families LUMC has helped in the recent weeks. 

  • prayer ministries

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


    2017 September Prayer Calendar

  • PRESCHOOL MINISTRIES

    TEACHING ASSISTANT

    Lakewood Little People, the Child Development Program of Lakewood UMC, is hiring a teaching assistant for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please pick up an application in the CDP office or contact Kris Ramos

    at kris.ramos@lakewoodumc.org for more information.

  • student ministries

    STUDENT MINISTRIES 6th - 12th Grade

    Fall Kickoff, Sunday, September 17 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the Café/ Loft/Asbury Hall. Parents and youth

    age 6th - 12th grade are invited; childcare is provided.


    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. 


    COLLEGE-AGE STUDENTS, please contact jackie.dummer@lakewoodumc.org 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.

  • Volunteer opportunities

    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.


    FAIR TRADE COFFEE CART HELP

    We are needing help with the Fair Trade Coffee Cart. This opportunity is once every 5th Sunday from

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Training is provided. Please contact Kim Eby at me4closure@att.net.


    FLOWER MINISTRY HELP

    Volunteers are needed for our growing Flower Ministry. This team delivers flowers from Sunday morning services to our homebound, ill or hospitalized members. There is a rotational schedule. Contact beth.parnell@lakewoodumc.org to volunteer. This is a very heart warming ministry!

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