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.







Loving our Neighbors
-Louisiana Disaster Relief -

Hurricane Ida has dealt our brothers and sisters in Louisiana a debilitating blow. It is times such as these, we are called to respond with compassion. Please note the three ways that you can help:

1) Drop off Needed Items
We are currently working with the Texas Annual Conference to provide relief by collecting the items you will find listed below. You can drop these items off on tables outside the Canterbury Forest and the Jones Road entrances. If you are available to help us box up these supplies, please email Trish Woodruff.
2) Contribute Financially
You can contribute a monetary donation that will go directly to Louisiana’s recovery from Hurricane Ida. Please contribute in the usual ways: a check by mail, drop off at church office or the Sunday Worship collection; or the LUMC website giving page , putting Louisiana Relief in Memo line.
3) Pray for Hurricane Victims and Relief Efforts
Pray for all who are overwhelmed with the urgent needs: those who are victims of Ida, as well as those who are responding to this large humanitarian crisis.
Needed Items
Baby Food: baby food (mixed types), baby formula or boxed baby cereal mix.
Baby Products: Wipes, Diapers, etc. Sealed boxes of these need not be re-boxed.
Protein: Peanut Butter (and jelly), pouches or canned meat, canned ravioli w/meat sauce, or canned spaghetti w/meat sauce.
Vegetables/Fruit: any type canned vegetable or canned fruit.
Dry Goods: boxed macaroni & cheese, rice, beans, pasta or granola bars.
Tarps/tarping supplies: heavy duty waterproof tarps (minimum size 10’x30’), 3” deck screws, and furring strips bundled.
Hand Sanitizer - 8 oz bottles
Ziploc gallon freezer bags
Masking tape – ¾” – 1” in width
Gardening/Work gloves - Nitrile coated
Household disinfecting wipes – 35-80 in count