announcements

Coming Up At Lakewood

  • Holy Week

    April 18 | Maundy Thursday; Living Last Supper at 7 pm in the Sanctuary

    April 19 | Good Friday Prayer Vigil in All Saints Garden 7 am - 6 pm

                   Sign up in the Narthex or online here.

                   Good Friday Tenebrae Service; 7 pm in the Sanctuary

    April 21 | Easter Sunday; no adult or student Sunday School

                  Sunrise Service: 6:30 am on the West Lawn

                  Traditional Services*: 8:30, 9:45, and 11:05 am in the Sanctuary

                  New Song Services*: 9:45 and 11:05 am in Asbury Hall

                  *Childcare will be provided for children ages infant through 3 years.

  • Taco bar (missions) fundraiser

    May 5

    Enjoy Cinco de Mayo with a great taco meal. Plate options will be pulled pork, chicken, and beef* (*upon request), served with beans and chips. Dine in founders Court/the Commons, or get it to go. Adult plates are $10, kids plates are $5. Tickets will be available in the Commons beginning April 7. Contact Debbie deb.a.odle@gmail.com for more information.

  • jazz dinner and music

    Friday, May 10

    Join us for dinner and music featuring our incredible "Fellowship of the Swing Jazz Band"

    Friday, May 10 at 6:30 pm at Lakewood United Methodist Church

    Fundraiser to Benefit: 1960 Hope Center for the Homeless


    Tickets: $25/person or $500 for a Sponsor Table of 8 tickets

    https://my.cheddarup.com/c/jazz-dinner-fellowship-of-the-swing


    If childcare is needed please contact jill.guettler@lakewoodumc.org

  • WOMEN'S RETREAT, MAy 17/18

    "FINDING JOY IN JESUS, OTHERS & YOU"

    May 17-18

    Friday: Dinner & Fellowship 6-8pm

    Saturday: 9:30 - 3pm

    "Finding Joy in Jesus, Others & You"

    Speakers: Margaret Fort, Jill Skufca & Natalie Pesek

    Music by Patty Henson & the Sonshine Band


    Lakewood UMC Asbury Hall/Free Event

    Mission: Days for Girls

    REGISTER HERE, Childcare available with registration.

  • raleigh ringers

    june 12

    Raleigh Ringers - Presale Open Now

    We are excited to announce that the Raleigh Ringers Professional Handbell Ensemble will be making their one time only Houston appearance HERE AT LAKEWOOD UMC on Wednesday, June 12th at 7 pm in Asbury Hall. This concert will sell out very quickly, tickets available TODAY here:

    https://lumc.yapsody.com/event/index/357481/the-raleigh-ringers

  • Caring ministries

    Common Ground

    Second Mondays

    Common Ground will meet on Monday, April 8, 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, May 19

    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

    First Tuesdays & Wednesdays of each month

    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.


    Prayer Team on 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.


    As you pray daily, please feel free to submit on-line to our Prayer Team any Scripture (chapter and verse) that He puts on your heart. The Prayer Team prays for His guidance for all future verse considerations and, next, for each day’s verse placement.

    Submit a Verse to Our Prayer Team


    Stephen Ministry

    Is This a Difficult Time for You? A Stephen Minister can help. A Stephen Minister is a trained member of our church who offers confidential Christian care to listen, encourage and provide emotional and spiritual support. Contact Pastor Pam for more information at pam.cline@lakewoodumc.org.


    Second Family

    Second Tuesdays at 1:00pm in E118

    May 14

    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.

  • children's ministries

    2019 Summer Camps at Lakewood UMC

    2019 Summer Camps Catalog


    Summer Camps Registration link: 

    https://2019-lakewood-umc-summer-camps-childen-s-ministries.cheddarup.com


    Triumph Sports Camps Registration link:

    http://www.triumphsports.com/lakewoodumc


    *If paying by check, make payable to LUMC and clearly mark in memo area camps. Registration for each camp is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class spaces cannot be held or reserved. Child is not registered until payment is received.

    **Cancellation policy: Refunds are available if cancelled no less than 14 days prior to camp start date (less a $5 processing fee).  

    Questions? Call 281-370-2273 or children@lakewoodumc.org.



    2019 VBS AT LAKEWOOD UMC

    July 29 - August 2

    9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Preschool 2019 VBS Registration Form

    * This group requires a parent/adult volunteer for VBS in order to attend.

    Elementary 2019 VBS Registration Form

    2019 VBS Adult Volunteer Registration Form

    2019 VBS 7th - 12th Grade Volunteer Registration Form

    Please return form and fee payment to LUMC in order to hold your child's place for VBS. Forms can be mailed to LUMC or dropped off in person. $20 per child, $50 per family. Please make check payable to LUMC. All VBS questions directed to Children's office 281-370-2273 x110 or x111, or email children@lakewoodumc.org.

    **Deadline to register is July 14, NO WALK INS ACCEPTED!  


    Lakewood Little People Preschool

    Lakewood Little People, the weekday child development program of Lakewood UMC is currently registering for the 2019-20 school year. Please see our website at lakewoodumc.org/preschool for information about our program and visit our office Monday-Friday from 9:00-2:30 to register your child.

  • community life

    The Sheepdog Ministry

    The Sheepdog Ministry is here to provide support for medical emergencies, fire escape plans, weather alerts and disaster preparedness. The next meeting will be Sunday, May 5 at 12:15 in FC110.


    Safe Sanctuary Training

    Safe Sanctuary, our abuse prevention training, is vital to the health and well-being of our congregation. Training will be held on Sunday, May 19 at Noon in FC110, and is required of anyone interested in volunteering with our children and youth; patty.henson@lakewoodumc.org.

  • 20s i 30s Ministry

    20s|30s Bible Study that meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month.

    6:00 pm in Founders Court. For more information please contact Pastor Shuler Sitsch

    REGISTER HERE

  • discipleship

    Spring Bible Studies Registration

    Click Here for more information or to register.

  • global MISSIONS & disaster recovery

    Harvey Workdays

    Third Friday/Saturday of each month

    **DUE TO EASTER WEEKEND, APRIL WORKDAYS WILL BE APRIL 26/27

    You are invited to work on one of our Harvey “Adopt-AHomes"! We work on the third Friday/Saturday of each month. We could use your help!  For more information, contact Jack Aulick at zjwa02@comcast.net or register online. Workdays will be from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.  

    To Sign Up: Email lumcharveyrecovery@gmail.com


    Disaster Recovery Mission "Florida Restores"

    Lakewood will be sending a team to Florida to support the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church in their disaster recovery program titled “Florida Restores”. The dates of this mission will be June 2 – 8, 2019. We will be hosted by the Conference for this week and will be working in areas that are in the most need. To sign up or ask questions contact Jack Aulick at zjwa02@comcast.net.  

  • Men's ministries

    Men's Monthly Dinner Meeting

    April 25, 7:00 pm in Founders Court

    The monthly dinner meeting for the Lakewood Men’s Group will be Thursday, March 28, at 7:00 pm in Founders Court. For more information, contact Dave at dthrockmorton1@comcast.net

  • NEIGHBORhood MISSIONS & MINISTRIES

    For the latest Quarterly news from NAM follow this link.


    LakeWorld shopping hours:  

    Sundays 9 am - 12:15 pm, and Wednesdays 3 - 6 pm, and by appointment. Email betty.christian@lakewoodumc.org to book an appointment.


    249 & Hope

    1st and 2nd Saturdays of every month

    Saturday, May 4 & May 11

    Volunteer team needed! The 249 & Hope Homeless Ministry will meet on Saturday, May 4 & 11 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 Debbie Lauersdorf at dlauersd@yahoo.com.


    Habitat for Humanity

    (Second Saturdays) 

    May 11

    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.


    **Please keep in mind 16 is the minimum age to volunteer, and youth (anyone under 18) need to be accompanied by an adult the entire time they are volunteering- a parent must sign the waiver on the youth’s behalf. All youth need to be accompanied by adults at 1 adult to 5 youth ratio.


    I have included a link to the HFH waiver, if you have not completed this in the last 12 months please do so prior to our workday. https://www.habitatnwhc.org/ways-to-help/volunteer-waiver.html


    It is imperative that all volunteers arrive at the build site no later than 8:00 AM to attend our safety orientation and receive work assignments. We do build in the rain, cold, and heat, so please dress appropriately. If you have a refillable water bottle, please bring it with you, as we will provide water and Gatorade throughout the day. Don’t forget to call the Volunteer Help Line @ 281-653-8988 to check for weather cancellations prior to coming out to the build site. 


    NEWS: Recently, Habitat NWHC (our affiliate) was named in the Houston Chronicle as one of the top 10 charities in Houston for total percentage spent on programs and services based upon information gathered by Charity Navigator . We are very pleased to advise that 93.6% of every dollar donated to Habitat Northwest goes directly to the mission of providing safe, decent and affordable housing for those in need. Lakewood UMC is very proud of knowing that the funds we provide to Habitat NWHC is being well managed and directed. May God continue to bless this ministry!


    Days for Girls (see photo at left)

    First Tuesdays:  May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6

    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 Nancy at houstonnorthwesttx@daysforgirls.org or visit the website at www.daysforgirls.org.


    HOPE Ministry

    May 6 and May 20, 9am - Noon in FC110

    HOPE Ministry creates comfort mats for our homeless brothers and sisters. Join us May 6 from 9 am - noon in FC110 to learn how to make them. Hope mats are waterproof, sturdy, can dry easily in the sun, and they create a barrier of comfort for those living on the street. Mats are 100% made from recycled plastic grocery bags. We would love for you to donate clean, empty plastic grocery bags and we will put them to good use! For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, contact Patty at patty.henson@lakewoodumc.org.  


    LUMC'S Call of Hope

    Third Thursdays of the Month

    May 16

    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

    Third Thursdays of the Month

    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.

  • Senior Adult Ministry

    Serendipity Bus Trip

    May 7

    SERENDIPITY, LUMC's over-50, active seniors group, will bus to Navasota and learn about bees at BeeWeaver Honey Farm, lunch at Hempstead Seafood and Steak, and visit the San Felipe de Austin Museum, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Bus leaves the east parking lot at 8:45am and returns around 4:30pm. Cost is $19 + lunch. 

    Sign-up in The Commons Sundays, April 14 & 28. Call Jayne Davis 281-256-7196 or pajaynetx@yahoo.com for info.


    Gamers

    Come have fun with Gamers! This group of seniors gets together each Thursday at 1:00 pm in the hallway by Faith Center entrance. Join them for fellowship, games, and coffee


    Birthday Club

    The Birthday Club meets the last Wednesday of each month. Come and join us for good Christian fellowship. We meet at 11:00 am at the China Sea restaurant located at Hwy 249 at the Grant/Schroeder exit. Questions? Please call Jim Osborne at 281-653-9496.

  • student ministries

    6th Grade through High School

    Here's what's happening in Student Ministries. Details on these events and more can be found

    here on our Student Ministries Page


    2019 Scholarship Application for Students

    Click Here


    Confirmation

    Confirmation classes have been an important part of the life of Lakewood UMC for decades. They provide a unique opportunity for students and parents to go through a next-level time of learning and discipleship that gives students the opportunity to confirm their faith in Christ for themselves.

    Click HERE to learn more about Confirmation Class for fall 2019.


    Sunday School

    9:30 - 10:40 am Upstairs Cafe/Loft


    Sundays MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship)

    Fellowship and Mission Events, Upstairs Cafe/ Loft/Asbury Hall

    April 21 - No MYF (Easter Sunday)

    April 28 - Kickball, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Millsap Elementary

    **Bring $2 for Snack Supper


    Wednesdays @The Well

    Hang Time, 4:00-5:45pm

    Dinner, 5:45-6:30pm

    The Well Worship and Small Group, 6:30-8:00pm


    COLLEGE-AGE STUDENTS, please contact Pastor Clay Smallwood for more information on programs for you.


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

    Follow us on social media @LUMCSM.

  • worship ministries

    Communion Stewards

    Anyone interested in being a Communion Steward in our traditional services is invited to a quick 15 minute training. Please contact Patty Henson at patty.henson@lakewoodumc.org to schedule an appointment.


    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. 

  • FOLLOW US

    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Announcements, bible studies, past sermons, and more can be found here on our website. You can also download our Lakewood App from the App Store or Google Play, or find us on iTunes. 

    LINKS AVAILABLE HERE


    Lakewood Weekly Newsletter

    Follow this link to sign up for our weekly Lakewood UMC Newsletter via email.