Epic of eden bible study


Epic of Eden; Led by Mary Lynn Broyles, Tina Smith

Mondays, February 27 - May 15, 9:00 - 11:00 am in E118

          -- or --

Led by Debbie Stephens

Wednesdays, March 1 - May 17, 7:00 - 8:45 pm in E118


In Dr. Sandra Richter’s Epic of Eden, she takes us deeper into the Old Testament, clearly and powerfully communicating the history of God’s redeeming grace. She weaves together a story that runs from the Garden of Eden to the garden of the New Jerusalem.*

winter bible studies

Adult studies are being formed for the winter/spring term; you can sign up here, or this Sunday in the Commons.

*childcare may be available with reservation: email jill.guettler@lakewoodumc.org


  • companions in christ:

    the way of transforming discipleship

    Companions in Christ: The Way of Transforming Discipleship

    by Trevor Hudson and Stephen D. Bryant

    Led by Sally Stewart

    Thursdays, January 12 - February 23, 9:30-11:30 am in the Parlor


    This six-week Companions in Christ study challenges Christians from the viewpoint of a white South African pastor who has lived through the political changes in that country and experienced with rare vulnerability the spiritual struggles inherent in the processes of truth-telling, reconciliation, deep pain, and poverty. Trevor Hudson brings a message of vital, transforming spirituality through knowing who we are, changing from the inside out, listening to the groans of others, and discovering the deep spirituality of belonging.*


    Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study


    by Angela Thomas-Pharr

    Led by Betty Christian

    Wednesdays, January 18 - March 1, 10:00 - 12:00 pm in the Founders Court


    The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord over your life, you are redeemed. As the

    redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey of being transformed into HIs image. As

    redeemed women, we grow in the grace of Christ, and He calls us to extend grace to


    In this 7-session Bible study, Angela Thomas-Pharr explores the practical side of

    redemption, inviting us to lean upon Jesus for our real help and hope.*

  • entrusted

    Entrusted by Beth Moore

    Mondays, January 23 - February 27

    9:30 am or 7:00 pm in room FC110

    Led by Constance Benham


    We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.

    In this 6-session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness.*


    with Sr. PAstor Joe Fort

    Book of the Month Club

    Led by Sr. Pastor Joe Fort

    Meets First Tuesdays of the Month, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, 

    7:00 pm in Founders Court

    Books available in the church office.


    Our Senior Pastor Joe Fort will lead this study that explores some of the great

    devotional and spiritual writings of all time. Each month a different book will be

    assigned for reading and reflection. The Rev. Fort will convene a group discussion

    session on first Tuesdays, after each book is read. Writers represented will include

    Bonhoeffer, A’Kempis, Nouwen, Merton, Andrew Murray, and many others. These

    writings will challenge you and help you to grow significantly in your walk with Christ.*


    Young Mom's Bible study

    Feminine Appeal

    By Carolyn Mahaney

    Led by Margaret Fort

    Mondays, February 6 - April 10, (off for Spring Break), 10:00 - 11:30 am in Founders Court


    In the Bible, the Lord has given specific instructions for women to pass on from one

    generation to the next. In Titus chapter two, the older women are given the

    responsibility to teach the younger women seven feminine virtues of a Godly wife and

    mother. Come and find out what they are and how they can transform your life! Books

    will be provided at the first class. Cost $12.00. Childcare provided upon registration.*

  • financial peace university

    with dave ramsey

    Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

    Led by Ethan Brown

    Sundays, Beginning February 12

    3:30 - 5:00 pm

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1036685

    Financial Peace University teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are, to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

  • LAKEWOOD 101

    Lakewood 101

    Led by Pastor Trish Woodruff

    Sunday, May 21, 4:30 - 6:30 pm


    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.*


    Epic of Eden

    Led by Mary Lynn Broyles, Tina Smith

    Mondays, February 27 - May 15, 9:00 - 11:00 am in E118


    Led by Debbie Stephens

    Wednesdays, March 1 - May 17, 7:00 - 8:45 pm in E118


    In Dr. Sandra Richter’s Epic of Eden, she takes us deeper into the Old Testament,

    clearly and powerfully communicating the history of God’s redeeming grace. She

    weaves together a story that runs from the Garden of Eden to the garden of the New



    followed by the screwtape letters

    The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

    followed by The Screwtape Letters

    Led by Mariella Carr

    Wednesdays, February 28 - March 15, 6:30 - 8:00 pm in FC110 (The Great Divorce)

    Wednesdays, March 22 - April 26, 6:30 - 8:00 pm in FC110 (The Screwtape Letters)


    C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride

    from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and

    judgment, Lewis’s revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell

    are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’ The

    Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil.

    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that

    entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the

    vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once

    wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape

    Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever


  • near the cross:

    A lenten journey of prayer

    Near the Cross - A Lenten Journey of Prayer

    by Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.

    Led by Sally Stewart

    Thursdays, March 2 - April 13, 9:30-11:30 in the Parlor


    It is by coming near the cross through prayer that we can know and imitate the heart of Christ, and this thematic Bible study for both individuals and small groups will guide you to a deeper life of prayer and spiritual transformation this Lenten season. You’ll learn how prayer nurtures our faith and encourages spiritual growth with practical, everyday applications.


    In addition to the main content, each chapter offers questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week. (Approved by the Curriculum Review Committee of the UMC.)*


    Parenting with Love and Logic

    by Foster Vline and Jim Fay

    Led by Kris Ramos, Director of Lakewood Little People Preschool; 

    Child Development Center

    Mondays, March 20 - April 24, 6:30 pm in the Loft


    This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are

    ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children

    responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.*

  • Lecture by N. T. Wright

    “Discerning the Dawn: Knowing God in the New Creation”

    Lecture by N. T. Wright

    Chapel at the Lanier Theological Library

    14130 Hargrave, Houston, TX 77070

    Saturday, March 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


    Traditional “natural theology” tries to start from the observed world and reason its way to the Christian God, but centuries of natural and social disaster have undermined this optimism. In this lecture, N.T. Wright will discuss how the Christian gospel of new creation through the death and resurrection of Jesus offers a more biblical account, in which the great questions asked by all human societies – justice, spirituality, relationships, beauty, freedom and truth – can be seen in retrospect to be the right questions to which the new creation is giving the fresh answer. This has immediate relevance not only for theology, but for such diverse fields as the relationship of Christianity to scientific endeavor on the one hand and political engagement on the other.

  • Finding ourselves in god's story for the

    sake of the world

    lenton bible study with Dr. Brian russell

    Lenten Study with Dr. Brian Russell

    Sunday, March 26, 3:00 - 5:00 pm in Founders Court


    Join guest lecturer Dr. Brian Russell as we explore together the significance of this season we call Lent.


    *childcare may be available with reservation: email jill.guettler@lakewoodumc.org



    Disciple 3 Remember Who You Are*

    Led by Debbie Stephens

    Tuesdays, September 6 - April 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in FC110


    Led by Barbara Kendall

    Thursdays, September 8 - April 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon in E118

    Remember Who You Are is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is connection between memory and identity as the people of God.

    Registration Is Closed - Offered Again in Fall of 2017

    Please note: the Disciple classes do NOT need to be taken sequentially; they may be taken in any order.



    Men's Bible Study and Prayer Group

    The Call

    by Adam Hamilton

    Led by David Samuelson and John Willingham

    Wednesdays, Ongoing, 6:00 - 7:00 am E118

    Please contact John Willingham, or David Samuelson at david.sameulson@sbcglobal.net for details. 

    Doug Strain will be the facilitator. 

    Register Here


    Led by Ron Barth

    Fridays, Ongoing, 6:00 - 7:00 am at the Urban Vine, 13215 Grant R., Ste 700

    This men's group follows the Lakewood UMC daily readings, and discuss the Bible text for the upcoming week's sermon.  They will be digging deeper into the book of Matthew through Easter.  This group

    includes men from Lakewood UMC, St. Mary's episcopal, and Windwood Presbyterian.


    MEN's Monday night bible study

    What Are You Afraid Of?

    By Dr. David Jeremiah

    Led by Tom Miller and Mike Jackson

    Mondays, February 6 - March 13, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, The Lookout

    For many people, worry, anxiety, and fear are constant companions:  fear of death, fear of danger, fear of disease.  As Christians, we have been given all we need in order to face down even the most frightening, unexpected, and overwhelming obstacles in life.  Dr. Jeremiah explores the top ten fears that are holding so many of us back from the life God has called us to live and shares the secrets for facing down these fears with faith.

Pastoral Care

  • common ground

    Second Monday of Every Month

    10:15 - 11:30 am in the Parlor

    Are you a caregiver?  Would you like some support?  Join us for an hour long conversational support group for primary caregivers.

  • new normal lunch

    Monthly Beginning 2017

    Sunday, 12:15 - 1:30 pm in Founders Court

    Lost a loved on 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.

STUDENT ministries

  • youth bible study

    Wednesdays, Beginning January 4

    6:30 - 8:30 at The Well in the Loft

    We are studying dynamic relationships in God's Word.  Join us every Wednesday for youth led worship service, fun fellowship, and small groups.