bible studies, CLASSES & SMALL GROUPS

  • fall bible studies

    Five Means of Grace

    Experiencing God’s Love the Wesleyan Way

    Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am, in the Parlor

    September 6 - November 1

    Led by Sally Stewart

    This six-week study will show you how to reorder your life through prayer, searching Scripture, receiving the Lord’s Supper, fasting, and conferencing (worshiping together). You’ll learn how to recognize and affirm the outward signs, words, and actions of an invisible divine grace, deepening your relationship with God and making your faith more complete.

     

    All Earth is Waiting

    Good News for God’s Creation at Advent

    Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am, in the Parlor

    November 8 - December 13

    Led by Sally Stewart

    Quite simply, we have a responsibility to care for this earth in preparation for Christ’s return. Explore the familiar Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the heavens and earth in mind and consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, taking seriously the notion that the good news of Christ is good news for all the world.


  • TABLE GROUPS AT LAKEWOOD UMC

    What are Table Groups?

    Table Groups are a thriving small-group ministry at Lakewood. They are called ‘Table Groups’ because Christians grow closer to God and one another when we gather together around tables. And that’s what this ministry is all about. It’s about gathering around dinner tables to break bread. It’s about gathering around coffee tables to reflect and pray. It’s about waiting the tables of the poor and the hungry. And it’s about gathering around the Lord’s Table. 


    Participants will join Table Groups of 10-14 others for weekly in-home gatherings, shared meals, engagement in mission and more. These transformational groups eat together, pray together, read Scripture together and serve God together. Table Groups immerse participants in life-giving Christian community and help participants grow deeper in communion with God.


    How Does It Work?

    Once a week, each Table Group will gather at the host Group-member’s home. The first meeting and every fourth meeting after that will simply be a Group potluck, a time for food and fellowship together. At the other weekly meetings, the Group will spend time exploring Scripture and reflecting prayerfully together about where God is at work in their lives and how they are responding to God. Throughout the year, each Table Group will engage in mission throughout the community and participate in the process of making disciples for Jesus Christ. 


    How Do I Join a Table Group? 

    Step 1: Register Online and Attend ‘TableTalk’ (Sunday, September 9th from 6:00-8:00 in Asbury Hall) 

    • Registration for Table Groups will open up on August 12th and will close on September 2nd. In order to register for a Table Group, please follow the following link and fill out the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/G6QduARAagINRkNw2.  
    • TableTalk is a participant-training and Table-Group-formation event all rolled into one evening. We will eat dinner together, hear the details about how Table Groups work, and meet the Leaders. We will close by participating in Holy Communion together.  

    Step 2: Invest for 4 Weeks

    • From the week of September 16th to the week of October 7th, we want you to fully participate in your Table Group.   
    • If, by the end of your Group’s 4th meeting, you feel that this Table Group is just not for you, you will have the opportunity to bow out. Again, no hard feelings.  
    • But we think you will enjoy your first month of Table Group and will want to commit for the remainder of this academic year.  

    Step 3: Keep Investing until early May:

    • By Week 5, your Table Group will be a committed community of brothers and sisters who will continue to journey together. All Groups will break for the summer after the week of May 5th. If you make Table Group a priority in your life, invest in those relationships and seek God’s presence in your time together, you will see God’s transformational grace at work in your life and in the life of your Group. Guaranteed!   


    That’s it! We hope you will want to participate in a Table Group next fall and beyond.

    Questions? Contact Pastor Shuler Sitsch at shuler.sitsch@lakewoodumc.org



  • for men

    The Letters of Paul

    REGISTER

    Led by David Samuelson and John Willingham

    Wednesdays, Continuous

    6:00 - 7:00 am; E118

    Study the letters of Paul and learn who Jesus was and how we should live as Christians.

  • FOR WOMEN

    New Women's Summer Bible Study

    REGISTER

    Thursday evenings, led by Marge Dickie, 

    7:00 - 8:30 pm June 14 - August 16. 

    We will be studying the book, “Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer.

    Come to this safe place if you want to take a deep look at your pressures, your attitudes, your fears, your identity and your temptations.

  • pastoral care

    Common Ground

    REGISTER

    Led by Becky Kimes

    Second Monday of every month

    10:15 - 11:30 am; 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

    REGISTER

    Led by the New Normal Team, and Pastor Pam Cline

    Sundays, July 29

    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.


    Journeying Through Grief

    REGISTER

    Led by Pastor Pam Cline

    Sundays, 2:00 pm in Room E118 or Parlor

    September 9 - October 14

    Six week series with Pastor Pam Cline.  We will walk with each other to find comfort, support, strength, and encouragement from one another in coping with grief and loss. $10 registration.


  • for STUDENTS

    "The Well" Student Ministries Bible Study

    Wednesdays, Ongoing

    6:30 - 8:30 pm; The Loft

    Students 6th Grade through High School

    Joins us every Wednesday for youth led worship service, fun fellowship, and small group bible studies.

    Student Page

  • FOR VISITORS & NEW MEMBERS

    Lakewood 101

    REACHING | GROWING | SERVING

    This Class Has Been Postponed Until Fall 2018

    12:15 pm Lunch in Founders Court

    New to Lakewood? Visiting? Or just wanting to learn more? Join us for Lakewood 101. You will have the opportunity to meet our pastors and ministry leaders to learn how you can reach, grow, and serve here at Lakewood. A light lunch and childcare will be provided.