announcements

COMING UP AT LAKEWOOD

  • THE WAY

    Join us for The Way Wednesday night dinner and study through November 14. Dinner will be served at

    6:00 pm in Asbury Hall, followed by a study on the “I AM” statements of Jesus from 6:30 - 7:00 pm. There will also be a children’s study led by Mingo Williamson on the “Miracles of Jesus.” Student Ministries will join us for the church-wide dinner, then move upstairs to their small groups at 6:30 pm. If you have not yet registered, please do so through our website, including child care needs.


    REGISTER

  • discipleship

    Table Groups

    For more information, contact Pastor Shuler.


    Fall Bible Studies

    Sign-ups are online now.

    Register Here


    Lakewood 101

    Learn more about how you can Reach, Grow, and Serve at Lakewood UMC at 12:15 pm on Sunday, September 30. You will have the opportunity to chat with the pastors, staff, and other ministries. A light lunch and childcare will be provided. Register Here

  • children's ministries

    Sunday School Helpers Needed!

    Sunday School helpers work a 2 weeks on/8 weeks off rotation. Their main responsibility is to lend support to the lead teachers. Contact Mingo at mingo.williamson@lakewoodumc.org.


    Third Grade Bibles

    Third Grade Bibles will be presented this Sunday to our third grade students. Our Children’s Ministries staff is passionate about growing children deeper in their faith and nurturing them through their faith journey. These new Adventure Bibles give each child the opportunity to read Bible stories on their level while learning about the meaning of being a Christian and how to follow Christ. if you have any question please contact Mingo Williamson

  • community life

    CPR/AED Certified Training

    October 6 in Founders Court.  

    There are two class times available - 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  

    Cost will be dependent on number of participants.

    REGISTER


    Annual Church Anniversary Picnic

    Join us at Spring Creek Park on Sunday, October 7 from 4-7pm to celebrate our 42nd church anniversary.

    Lakewood Men’s Group will be cooking hamburgers & hot dogs. Please bring a dessert to share.

    There will be a bounce house for the children. All are welcome visitors & members!


    Farewell Reception for Chad McElveen

    Help us bid farewell to Chad, our Student Ministries Assistant Director, on September 30 in the Commons at 10:30 am and noon.


    Blessing of the Animals

    The Blessing of the Animals service will be on September 30 at 4:00 pm outside the Children's Wing (porte cocher). All animals are welcome, but should be properly vaccinated and socialized. 


    Gamers

    Thursdays

    Come have fun with Gamers! This group of seniors gets together each Thursday at 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary choir room. Join them for fellowship, games, and coffee.


    The Birthday Club

    Come and join us for good Christian fellowship at 11:00 am at the China Sea restaurant. We meet the last Friday of each month. Questions? Please call Jim Osborne.


    The Houston West Emmaus Community 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament - October 1

    REGISTER

    Join us for a Charity Golf Tournament from the Houston West Emmaus Community at Pine Forest Country Club in Houston, TX on Monday, October 1, 2018. The range will be open at 11:00am and lunch will be served at 11:30am before the 1:15pm Shotgun start. You are also invited to join us for a wonderful dinner and awards ceremony starting at 6:15 pm. Please contact Rick Noriega at 713-859-0866 or call: 713-859-0866 to for more information.


    Lakewood UMC Fall Market

    Missions Fundraiser

    Saturday October 13

    9 am to 4 pm

    Over 100 Vendors!

    Crafts, Food, Pumpkin Patch & More!

    Free Entry

    We still have vendor spaces available if you are interested in sharing your talents with the community. Email fallmarket@icloud.com for more information! 


    Download Vendor information Letter Here

    Download Fall Market Vendor Application Here


  • Caring ministries

    Journeying Through Grief

    Led by Pastor Pam Cline, Sundays 2:00 pm in room E118

    September 9 – October 14

    If you are journeying through grief, join us for a special five week series as we walk with each other

    to comfort, support, strengthen, and encourage one another. Gain helpful insights about grief, biblical truths, and stories that provide comfort and reassurance.


    Common Ground

    Second Mondays

    Common Ground will meet on Monday, September 10, at 10:30 am in the Parlor. This is a great support group for those care-giving for a loved one with memory loss.


    New Normal Luncheon

    Sunday, September 23

    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 beth.parnell@lakewoodumc.org.


    Prayers & Squares Quilting Ministry

    September 5

    Each quilt made is prayed over and given to someone in the church or community who is experiencing a difficult time in their life. Our Prayers and Squares Ministry meets at 9:00 am in the Loft on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.  Come for lunch and quilting! Email ruby.samuelson@sbcglobal.net for more information.


    Days for Girls (see photo at left)

    First Tuesdays

    Sustainable hygiene care solutions + social enterprise training = dignity, health and opportunity for Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Providing hygiene kits to girls adds 2 years to their education that they would otherwise miss. This ministry meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:00 pm in the Loft and works to provide health and hygiene kits for girls around the world. Over 700 kits have already been distributed! For more information, contact our office. www.daysforgirls.org


    Prayer Team

    Wednesdays

    All are welcome to join our Prayer Team, which meets each Wednesday at 4:00 pm in the Parlor. Come join us in praying for the needs of our church family.


    Stephen Ministry

    Sunday, September 30

    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.


    Second Family

    September 11 at 1:00pm in E118

    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. To learn more about how to join the Second Family Team, or to request Second Family help, contact Rev. Pam Cline.


    The Gathering Place

    Second Mondays, 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.

  • global missions

    Sager Brown Mission Trip Informational Meeting

    Sunday, September 23 at Noon, FC110

    LUMC will be sending another team to UMC’s Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, LA Sunday – Friday, February 17-22, 2019. Based on Sager Brown needs and team skills, you will have your choice of many activities including assembling various health kits, school kits, flood buckets, and working in the sewing room. Additionally, locally you may help in a women’s shelter, assist in a pre-school Head Start reading program, visit with and provide assistance to the elderly, and do home repair work. Come to the informational meeting after New Song on Sunday, September 23, 2018 in FC 110 to learn more or sign-up. Please contact Scott Johnson at GeeScott@SBCglobal.net for more information.


    Israel Trip Interest Meeting

    Monday, October 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Founders Court

    Have you ever wanted to go to the Holy Land and experience first-hand the places we read about in scripture? On Monday October 8 from 6:30-8pm we're going to hold an informational meeting for anyone interested in traveling to Israel November 12-22, 2019 to see what Jesus and his followers saw, to understand the land, climate, and cultural context of the stories we've read about in the Bible so many times. This life changing experience will truly bring the stories of scripture to life! We'll be partnering with Dripping Springs United Methodist Church and their Senior Pastor Adam Thorton. Pastor Adam will be present at the meeting on October 8 to share what the trip is about, what we'll learn, how this investment can shape our faith in Christ, and all other necessary details. If you need childcare please email jill.guettler@lakewoodumc.org.



    Mexico Mission Trip

    Lakewood will be sending a mission team to Rio Bravo Mexico from October 22-27, 2018 to support the Manos Juntas Ministry of the Methodist Church of Mexico. Contact Jack Aulick (zjwa02@comcast.net) to sign up or learn more. 


  • hurricane harvey relief

    volunteer

    Harvey Workday

    This Saturday

    10 Volunteers Needed to Caulk/Sand/Paint

    1 to Pickup & Deliver Lunch

    You are invited to work on our "Adopt-A-Home" this Saturday! Lakewood UMC has adopted a local home for our teams to help with Harvey recovery. This Saturday, we could use your help!


    To Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48adac2da7fc1-team


    Saturday, September 22

    Meet at the church 9:00 am Asbury Hall Rear Door

    Contact: Jack Aulick (zjwa02@comcast.net)

    Work will include: caulking, sanding and painting

    Please wear: Old clothes & shoes

    Thank you for helping with Lakewood’s Harvey Recovery efforts.


    Other Opportunities

    If you would like to be a part of ongoing Harvey Relief, teams are forming during the week, as well as on scheduled Saturdays. There are also upcoming opportunities to volunteer to host out of state teams. Contact lumcharveyrecovery@gmail.com or go to our Flood Relief Page on our website.

  • Men's minsitries

    LUMC Men's Group

    Fall Kickoff for Lakewood Men’s Group will be on September 27 with a dinner and meeting in Founders Court. All men are invited to attend and to bring a friend!

  • music ministries

    Music Class

    Have you ever wanted to be a part of the choir but a lack of music reading skills held you back? Greg Gathright will be presenting a basic music class every Sunday in October after church from 12:15-1:15 pm in the choir room. There will be a light meal and each class will last about an hour. There is a 30.00 cost for materials. Ages – Junior High through adult.

    REGISTER HERE

  • NEIGHBORhood MISSIONS & MINISTRIES

    Baking Bonanza for Cy-Hope

    Calling all bakers! Lakewood bakers can help support our neighborhood ministry, Cy-Hope by baking your favorite bread, pie,or cake (no cookies please), packaging it in a disposable container labeled with the name of the baked good and if it contains nuts and by bringing the baked goods to the LUMC kitchen on Tuesday evening, October 16th or by noon on Wednesday, October 17th. Please email Betty Christian if you plan to participate.


    Eyeglass Collection for Missions

    Old and New, prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses, cases

    and sunglasses can be dropped off in the far right donation bin in the education hall. They are given to the Lions Club organization for sorting and distribution by groups going on vision related foreign mission trips.


    LUMC'S Call of Hope

    September 20

    LUMC’s Call of Hope mission project is waging war against human trafficking in the Houston area. This group

    meets monthly, making phone calls to enslaved women, offering them a word of hope and a phone number to call for rescue. Call of Hope meets on the third Thursday of each month, upstairs in FC219/220, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Due to its sensitive nature, this ministry is only open to those 18 years old and over. Please contact Stephenie Huffman at slhuffm@hotmail.com


    Coupon Ministry

    Thursday September 20

    We are blessed to have a very dedicated Coupon Ministry. This special group of people gets together at 1:30 pm in the LUMC library on the 3rd Thursday of every month to clip coupons that in turn get sent to military families. Coupons are collected in the church office and the Children’s Wing hallway. The military still allows usage up to 6 months past expiration, so expired coupons are okay! Interested in joining? Contact Lucille Massey at lucillemassey@sbcglobal.net.


    249 & Hope

    Saturday, October 6

    Volunteer team needed! The 249 & Hope Homeless Ministry will meet on Saturday, October 6 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 betty.christian@lakewoodumc.org


    Habitat for Humanity

    Saturday, October 13 (Second Saturdays)

    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 slhuffman@hotmail.com for more information. Download forms here.

  • nursery help

    Nursery Help Needed!

    We are in immediate need of loving people to work Sundays, 8:45-12:15  and 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month from 9-12, with children age infant through toddler. Please send resumes to Jill at

    jill.guettler@lakewoodumc.org

  • prayer ministries

    Our September Prayer Calendar is available for you to view or download here

  • sheepdog ministries

    Safety Training Events

    Sheepdog Ministries is conducting the following safety training events. Both training sessions will last approximately 2 ½ hours.


    Fire Extinguisher Training: Richard Lipham will instruct Fire Extinguisher training on Monday September 17 at 9:00 am. Classroom will be 30 minutes and then each participant will have a 2-5 minute hands-on exercise with the fire extinguisher, extinguishing a small fire. This will be held outside the Scout building.


    Active Shooter Training: Ronny LaRue will instruct this training on Sunday October 21 at 1:15 pm in Asbury Hall.


    To reserve your spot, email Steven Johnson at: stevenj2010@gmail.com.

  • student ministries

    Kickball Tournament

    The District Dodgeball Tournament will be on September 30; register online by September 26.  


    Farewell Reception for Chad McElveen

    Help us bid farewell to Chad, our Student Ministries Assistant Director, on September 30 in the Commons at 10:30 am and noon.


    Sunday Mornings

    9:15 am Students gather for donuts and time to hang out in the game room upstairs at Lakewood UMC before

    transitioning into grade-based groups for time to discuss and reflect on God's Word. Groups end at 10:30am. This Fall we will be looking at the Rise & Fall & Rise of God's Kingdom.


    Sunday Evenings

    We meet 5 - 7pm at Lakewood UMC, unless otherwise stated, for a time to hang out, play games, and have fun. Relationships are the foundation of Christian discipleship, and Sunday evenings are a great place to build relationships and get to know one another better.


    The Well on Wednesdays

    We will begin our fall with a series in worship and small groups titled "Back to School". We'll be teaching on issues that affect everyone as they go back to school such as time management, peer pressure, social media issues, and more.


    4:00 - 5:45 pm: Hang Time - Games and activities in Asbury Hall (gym) and our game room. We'll also have our study room available for homework.

    5:45 - 6:30 pm: Dinner - This time will be shared with the whole church beginning Sep. 12.

    6:30 - 7:15 pm: Worship in The Loft

    7:15 - 8:00 pm: Small groups - These are organized by grade, with boys and girls together.


    All students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for The Well each and every Wednesday afternoon and evening. This is a great place to get to know one another and get to know Jesus.


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


    Details can be found at www.lakewoodumc.org/students

    Follow us on social media @LUMCSM.

  • women's ministry

    Ladies Canton Shopping Day! 

    On Saturday, November 3, we will be taking a bus trip to Canton to shop. Meet at LUMC at 8:00 am and be back at 9:00 pm. The bus has 55 seats so sign up quickly. There will be a table in the Commons beginning September 23. A check or cash for $45 holds your spot. Muffins & juice will be served. There will be morning devotional time & games along the way.

  • worship ministries

    Communion Stewards

    Anyone interested in being a Communion Steward in our traditional services is invited to training on September 23 at 12:15 pm, Sanctuary. Please RSVP to Patty Henson at patty.henson@lakewoodumc.org


    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 patty.henson@lakewoodumc.org for information. 

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