In The Neighborhood

Neighborhood Ministries focuses on projects that serve our local community. 

For more information on any of the following projects, please contact Betty Christian

- Listed in alphabetical order - 

  • 249 and HOPE

    1st & 2nd Saturday of every month, LakewoodUMC Kitchen

    249 and HOPE is a new ministry that serves lunch to the homeless in our area. Meet us in the kitchen at Lakewood UMC at 9:00 am on the first & second Saturday of each month. If you are interested in helping, please FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information or contact Debbie Lauersdorf at

  • Boy Scouts of America

    The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. Contact Doug Strain for more information.

  • CALL OF HOPE:  Fight Against Human Trafficking

    Third Thursday every month, FC219/220

    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

  • Carenet Pregnancy Center

    Carenet Pregnancy Center is a ministry partner of LUMC. Their mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ to those facing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy through the provision of spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational support and by proclaiming the Gospel. They are committed to providing compassionate counsel, practical help, and accurate information to men and women facing unplanned pregnancies in a way that draws people to the Lord Jesus Christ to bring Him honor and glory.

  • Coupon Ministry

    3rd Thursday of every month, 1:30 pm n the Library

    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

  • Days For Girls

    First Tuesday of every month, 1:00 pm in the Loft

    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.

  • Habitat For Humanity - Northwest Harris County

    Upcoming Workdays: Second Saturdays

    September 14

    No Habitat in August

    Habitat Northwest Harris County's mission is to give witness to the Christian gospel by partnering with God's people in need to create a decent habitat in which families may live and work. Habitat is based on the conviction that Christian discipleship must be lived in practical ways. Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to build safe, decent, affordable housing for families in need. 

    For all volunteer forms and directions: FOLLOW THIS LINK

    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! Contact Stephenie Huffman at for more information. For general information, please go to

    **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.

    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!

  • HOPE Ministry

    August 5, 9:00 am - Noon in the Loft

    August 11 in Founders Court, 12:30 - 4:00 pm, must RVP for lunch

    HOPE Ministry creates comfort mats for our homeless brothers and sisters. 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

  • Kroger Shopping Card & Food For Friends

    Kroger Shopping Card & Food4Friends

    Did you know that you can pair your Kroger shopping card with Lakewood UMC as your community partner?  Call your local Kroger and ask that they pair your card number with Lakewood UMC partner number 81229. This directly benefits our Food4Friends Ministry. 

    Food4Friends - Casseroles Available

    The casserole ministry made 75 “Hurry up Chicken” casseroles for distribution. Remember, that means, it is your turn to be God’s hands and feet and deliver these casseroles to new moms, tired moms, friends who are hurting or alone and need a pick me up or a neighbor in need. They are in the church freezer on the right. Take two if they have a bigger family. The only rule is it has to be given to someone else, you can’t keep it for yourself. Ministry paid for through the Kroger community partners program. Thank y’all

  • Life Center For The Homeless

    The Life Center is a local shelter for individuals in transition who are in need of food and a place to stay. Run by Pastor Winston James, the center is an outreach ministry with which LUMC is in partnership. You can contact Betty Christian for more information.

  • Matthew 25:35

    Our Matthew 25:35 Ministries group is a ministry at Lakewood UMC that serves our local community. Members help those in need by working in the church's food pantry or clothes closet. For more information or to volunteer, contact coordinator Hilarie Miller or Jackie Spinks.

  • Matzke Elementary

    Matzke Elementary is an “at risk” school located in our area. We began a partnership with Matzke in 2011. There are many ways to serve: reading to students, helping with classroom parties, volunteering in the library or office, providing snacks for teachers and students, being a “bus buddy,” and more. Mentoring is also a special way to get involved. Mentors meet one-on-one with a student for 30 minutes each week during the school year. To volunteer, email Betty Christian.

  • Northwest Assistance Ministries

    Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is a grassroots, non-profit, community-based, multi-program social service agency. For more information on Interfaith Quilting Bee, The Interfaith CarePartners Caregiver Conference, To join NAM's meals on wheels program and "Adopt a Route" or for information on Volunteer Opportunities or Career/Training Opportunities please please FOLLOW THIS LINK.  


    Each year, NAM hosts a back to school drive to purchase school supplies for local children in need, from kindergarten to 12th grade. Last year, more than 1,500 students in Spring, Klein, Aldine and Cy-Fair ISD received their supplies from NAM. Download a donation form here to help the next generation in our community.





  • Shower Ministry For The Homeless

    Wednesday Afternoons, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    Lakewood UMC Men's group hosts a Shower Ministry for the homeless men and women of our community. During this time we offer showers, supply clothes and shoes, a hot meal and any other things needed such as sleeping bags, water, to go snacks, etc. They are shown God’s love and kindness and we pray for them.

  • Wesley Community Center

    The Wesley Community Center is a national mission institute of the United Methodist Church, “Helping people help themselves and each other." The Wesley Community Center works to encourage and empower people to become productive and balanced, rather than simply enabling them to maintain their lives in desperation…living paycheck to paycheck, or suffering as broken victims.

    *For contact information for any of these coordinators, 

    please call the church office at 281-370-2273.