Bible & Book Studies

PLEASE NOTE: For any questions or further details about accessing our online meetings/studies using Zoom, please see our zoom guide on our virtual learning page here. For those who have signed up for a study will be contacted by the class facilitator with the zoom link and/or Meeting ID number by email.

  • Wednesday Mornings:  Men's Bible Study

    How Happiness Happens: A 6-Week Study

    Class Facilitator:  David Samuelson

    6:00 am (ongoing) Begins July 14

    Often being happy is something that we take granted, but have you ever wondered how happiness happens? Over the course of six weeks the Men’s Bible study will take a look at what it means to be truly happy. Using Max Lucado’s How Happiness Happens study guide as a guide, this study will look at what it means to be truly happy from a biblical perspective. Complements for this study are a personal journal called Happy Today and How Happiness Happens book, but they are not required. Material for this study can be purchased from or Amazon.


  • Wednesday Mornings:  Ladies' Summer Movie Days

    June 9 - August 9, except for July 21 & 28 (VBS WEEK)

    Wednesdays, 10:00am - Noon, Founders Court

    Our new Women’s Ministry, Sister to Sister, invites you to join us for our exciting Summer Program for the women at Lakewood UMC. Join us on the following Wednesday mornings for Christian Movies & Bible study. All events will be in Founders Court from 10am-noon, with optional “out to lunch”following. All movie dates include “theater type” treats, popcorn, candy, etc.

    June 9 “I Still Believe”

    June 16 “ Indivisible”

    June 23 “ Overcomer”

    July 14 “Do You Believe?” (my personal favorite) Lunch included at noon

    August 4 “ What if…”

    On June 30 & July 7, from 10am - noon, Pastor Trish will be teaching a Bible study. Come join us for breakfast treats, coffee & a great message by Trish.

    All these great events are open to all the women in the church. Please join us for a great time of fellowship with your Sisters in Christ. Reservations for childcare are required, please email

  • Wednesday Evenings

    The Call by Adam Hamilton 

    Class Facilitator:  Mariella Carr 

    May 5 - August 10

    6:30 pm

    Follow the journeys of Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion, as he spread the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey. Travel to the early church sites and explore Paul's conversations with the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. In this six-week study, you are invited to experience faith through Christ's greatest teacher and missionary.


  • Thursday Mornings

    Reconciliation: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2019” by Muthuraj Swamy

    Class Facilitator: Sally Stewart

    May 27 - July 1 

    9:30 - 11:30 am by Zoom. *After registering for this class, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.

    During this study we will look at how Swamy calls the church to support and strengthen relationships amongst church members; to cross borders to build connections with different denominations, and to maintain open attitudes towards our neighbors from other religions and ideologies. Throughout the 40 biblically based meditations this study will explore topics such as impediments to reconciliation, risking the self, humility and self-criticism, radical openness to the other and peace with justice.


  • Thursday Evenings

    The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson

    Class Facilitator: Marge Dickie

    Begins June 3

    6:00 pm in Founders Court

    Harmful habits, negative thinking, and irrational feelings can all lead to sinful behavior and keep you in bondage. If you feel trapped by any of these strongholds in your life, know that you are not alone—you can break free.

    Neil Anderson has brought hope to countless thousands facing similar spiritual attacks. In this significantly revised and updated edition of this popular bestselling book, he offers a holistic approach to spiritual warfare that is rooted in the Word of God. As you read stories of others who have been locked in spiritual battles, you will learn the underlying whys and hows behind these attacks and discover the truths that sets people free in Jesus. 


    You don’t have to live as if you are in chains. Break through your spiritual battles, and find freedom in Christ with The Bondage Breaker.  


  • Sunday Morning

    Coffee With The Pastors

    TBD - No meetings planned at this time

    New to Lakewood? Visiting? Or just wanting to learn more? Join us for Coffee with the Pastors. You will have the opportunity to chat with a few of our pastors to learn how you can reach, serve, and grow here at Lakewood UMC.