Welcome to Lakewood United Methodist Church’s website!

Please explore our site to learn about the opportunities we offer on Sunday and throughout the week. 

Join us when you can. We look forward to meeting you.

Worship with us in the style that speaks to you



8:30 a.m.

Awakening is a contemplative worship experience held in Yoder Chapel. This service offers Communion each week. It is a time for reflection on scripture and spiritual renewal, a chance to slow down and focus on Christ, allowing God to speak to us in a time of quiet and contemplation. Join us. Leave the stresses of your week at the foot of the cross and go forth with thanksgiving for God's grace in your life. 

No child care is available at this service time.



9:45 a.m.

Traditional worship enables followers of Christ to renew their spiritual life through the familiarity of tradition: liturgy, classical organ, hymns, anthems, prayer, scripture, and the morning message which are all included in this service in the sanctuary. 

Children are welcome to remain in the worship service with their parents but are also invited to attend an age appropriate church school class in the education wing during this service.



11:05 a.m.

Impact is a come-as-you-are alternative worship experience. The service is led by exciting musicians and singers. 

Although families are encouraged to worship together, church school is available during this service for children.

Lakewood United Methodist Church is blessed with a wonderful group of volunteers who give of their time on Sunday mornings to pick up those who could not otherwise get to church. Our van is equipped with a wheelchair lift and ample room for passengers. This service is available for the Traditional service at 9:45 a.m. If you are interested, please contact the church at office@lkwdumc.org or 216-226-8644.

 News and Announcements



Bible Study

“Knowing God”

Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Beginning September 14th

This is a six (6) week study

 led by Rev. Bruce Hartley

Sept. 14: Intro - Fifteen Core Traits of a Deeply Committed Christian

Sept. 21: Receiving Christ

Sept. 28: Comprehending Christ's Teachings

Oct. 5: Learning the Scriptures

Oct. 12: Studying the Scriptures

Oct. 19: NO CLASS

Oct. 26: A Study of Christian Ethics

Nov. 2: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

Mom' Chat

Join Pastor Laura and other Mom’s as we gather on Wednesday Mornings at 10:00am in the Café.  We will share some coffee (or Tea) and discuss the book “Hands Free Mama”. This book is for any mom who wants to let go of daily distraction and perfection to embrace what really matters.  Mom’s Chat is open to all moms so please invite your friends. Childcare will be provided if needed.  Please contact Pastor Laura Jaissle if you are in need of childcare or if you have any questions. pastorlaura@lkwdumc.org

The first Mom’s Chat will take place on Wednesday, September 16th at 10:00am.  At this meeting we will introduce the book and take orders for the book.  Feel free to pre-order your book on Amazon or check out the blog http://www.handsfreemama.com/


Local Mission Service Opportunity

All People Matter to God and To Us and to make that a reality we are going to be helping paint the garage of an elderly couple in Lakewood.  The husband is wheelchair bound with MS and they need help to get their garage, scraped, primed and painted.  In partnership with Lakewood Alive we will be working on this home Saturday September 26th from 9-4 and Sunday September 27th from 9-4 (or until job in completed).  We also need 3 additional ladders for this project.  The house is 1497 Winton Ave Lakewood.


If you are interested in helping with this project please contact Jason Smith jsaugustine79@gmail.com   216-548-4048 or Pastor Laura pastorlaura@lkwdumc.org 216-226-8644


We need 15 people in 4 time slots

Saturday 9am-1pm; 12noon-4pm and Sunday 9am-1pm; 12noon-4pm

(Please indicate on your connection card in worship which day and time slot you would like to help)


Fall Kick Off

Join us Sunday September 13th for a tailgating potluck with meat provided by Chef Michael Bodnar and his team on the side parking lot of the church with tents and a TV to watch the Browns Game.  Join us following our morning worship services at 12:00pm.   *Bounce House for little kids and feel free to bring lawn games with you if you would like.


Men’s Breakfast

Saturdays, 8:00am to 9:00am

We will begin our Men's Group Breakfast Saturday, September 12th from 8:00am to 9:00am in Daniels Hall. Our guest speaker will be Officer Angela Ortiz from the Lakewood Police Department and breakfast will be provided by Jim Latza. The Men's Group programming strives to appeal to all genders so we welcome everyone to attend and invite a friend!

The Clarabelles are back! Practices will be held at the end of the Traditional Service for about 20 minutes and at the beginning of the Impact service for about 20 minutes. Stephanie Riley and Mary Dodge will be leading these littlest bell ringers!


Membership at Lakewood United Methodist Church is about discipleship. At Lakewood UMC people do not need to be members to participate in the faith community.  All activities, studies, worship services are open to everyone.  We are striving as a church to be a place where people deepen their faith and join Jesus in ministry. 


Membership is something that we grow into and it is okay if you are not yet at that commitment level. Membership is about a commitment to living as a disciple. It is about becoming a part of a team (the body of Christ) that is seeking to make a difference in the world by making disciples. Joining Lakewood United Methodist Church is the first step you can take in deepening your faith and growing as a disciple.


If you feel you are ready to take the next step toward membership please speak with one of the Pastors  and we will guide you through the membership process or feel free to join us at the next Pizza with the Pastors.



Recurring Events

Chancel Choir resumes 

Sunday, September 13th

Rehearsal will begin Thursday, September 10th at 7:45pm in the Choir Room. New voices always welcome!!

Community Meal

Fourth Tuesday of the Month

Come at 5:00pm to help, 6:00pm to eat, or later to help clean up!

ALL are welcome!

Book Club

Meets 4 times a year

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:00

"Half Broke Horses" by Jeannette Walls

Men’s Prayer Group

Men’s Prayer Group meets Wednesday mornings at 6:45am at Panera’s in Lakewood.


Bell Choir & Chancel Choir Rehearsals on Thursdays (will resume in September)

The Handbell Choir rehearses at 6:45pm and the Chancel Choir rehearses at 7:45pm. New members are always welcome – come see what the music is all about! The Chancel Choir sings each Sunday at the Traditional (9:45am) Service and the Handbell Choir typically plays once a month.



Retired Older Men Eating Out (ROMEO) meet the last Friday of each month at 7:30 am at Bob Evans in Lakewood. Join us if you are tired of eating alone or eating your own cooking. No RSVP necessary, just come and stay as long as you like.


Altar Flowers 2016

The signup sheet to donate for Altar Flowers in 2015 is available in the church office – or call Julia (216-226-8644). The “usual” cost for an arrangement is $30 and the church can place the order – or you can bring/order your own.

Pizza with the Pastors 

Sunday, October 4th 12:15pm

Sunday, November 8th at 12:15pm

At this informal gathering you will learn a little bit more about the Pastors, the ministries, and you will receive resources to understand where you personally are on your spiritual journey as well as talk about discipleship and membership. If following this gathering you wish to become a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church then we will give you the opportunity to make that commitment. You can plan for us to be together for about an hour and a half and childcare will be made available if needed. 

 Couples Groups: Will resume in September

Group #1 Couples Group 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month at 6:30pm(Café)

Group #2 Couples Group 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the Month at 7:00pm(members' homes)

Childcare is provided in the church nursery at $5 per child or $10 per family. These groups are geared toward couples who are on the path tomarriage, recently married or with young school aged children. The groups are open to anyone who would like to join them for just this study or for additional social activities and studies in the future.

Labyrinth Open Walks

First Wednesdays and Thursdays
Wednesdays, 7 PM - 8:30 pm; Thursdays, 9 AM - 5 pm

Experience a time of peace and serenity as you walk the path of the Labyrinth. Rest in its Holy Center and be in the presence of the divine. All you need do is show up, breathe, and walk - no special equipment needed! Walking the Labyrinth is simply walking prayer, being open to the Spirit of God speaking within you. All are welcome,no matter your faith tradition. 

There will be a brief orientation at 6:30 pm every Wednesday for those new to this experience and wanting to know more about it. Download the flyer here.