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 -
1st & 2nd Saturday of every month, LakewoodUMC Kitchen
249 and HOPE is a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1700 kits have already been distributed! For more information, contact Nancy McCollum at email@example.com or visit our website at www.daysforgirls.org
Second Saturdays of each month
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. We would love to have you join us on our construction site! Contact Stephenie Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For general information, please go to www.habitat.org.
**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.
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.
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 Julie Cooper.
Our Food 4 Friends group of women make casseroles for those in need of a quick meal, someone who may need a little TLC for having a new baby, recovering from surgery or loss of a loved one. Email Betty Christian if you would like to help out at our next cook out.
Thank you Kroger shoppers for linking your Kroger card to Lakewood UMC as your community partner. You made it possible for the Food 4 Friends to create over 125 casseroles this past year with the money from the Kroger account. These were delivered by church members and clergy to neighbors and friends who needed a reminder that God loved them and they were being prayed for.
If you haven't linked your Kroger account to Lakewood UMC, you can, at no cost to you, by calling 1-800-KROGERS and asking them to link to community partner HM869 or just say Lakewood United Methodist Church. Kroger donates a share of its profits to their community partners and we use to the money to buy ingredients for our casserole ministry. Thank you for your support.
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 (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 FOLLOW THIS LINK.
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. For more information please contact Betty Christian.
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.
Mission of Jesus
The Heart of our People at Lakewood UMC - to help those in need!