Why We Serve
The people of Lakewood are committed to serving others in our neighborhood and around the world. We believe that God's love in Christ can change the world and that God has called us to participate in that work.
Serving others is a gift that Christ shares with us, and it makes God's love real in this world not just for those in need, but also for those who serve. Service makes all the difference - in our own lives, in our neighborhoods, in our community, and in our world.
Find out more by vising the Commons or Asbury Hall on Sunday through the month of November
Matthew 25:35 is a Lakewood UMC Outreach Ministry that serves our community by providing both food & financial assistance for area families. During the holidays, the school counselors in this area give us the names of parents that needs assistance with Christmas gifts for children.
Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is a 501c3 ministry that serves several school districts in the Houston Northwest area. They have many year round opportunities for those in need. During the holidays they provide toys for over 5,000 children in the Aldine, Klein & Spring school Districts.
Children’s Activity Center is a wonderful, Christian based, inner city ministry located in the heart of the Bellaire apartment communities. They have many weekly opportunities for the children & families in that immediate area. In December, Lakewood participates in a Christmas party for the children and provide over 150 gifts.
Operation Child - Leah Circle of Lakewood UMW will again be handing out shoeboxes for you to fill with Christmas gifts for children all over the world. Build a shoebox online is available again this year. Leah Circle’s online goal is 175 shoebox gifts. Deadline for building online is November 30th. Just follow this link:
Alternative Gifts is an opportunity to purchase life giving necessities for those in need around the world, such as, immunizations for a child, goats, chickens, etc. There are also opportunities to support other Lakewood missions. These make great stocking stuffers or a thoughtful gift for someone that “has everything”!