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



Crushers Outing

Mark Saturday, August 20th down on your calendars for the annual Lake Erie Crushers outing to benefit our endowed scholarship at Africa University. Tickets are $13 with $5 of that going to the scholarship.  As the date gets closer I'll be around but if you would like to reserve your tickets now give me a call at 216-226-9275 or email me at JudyDougEly@cox.net.  Doug Ely 

Summer Choir

The summer choir sings during the 9:45am Worship Service. This is the perfect opportunity to “try” the choir out!! Hal Lissow leads a short rehearsal at 9:15am Sundays just prior to the service.  

Moms' Chat

 Mom's Chat will resume in September. 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). 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

Young Couples: Will Resume in September

 If anyone would like to join them please contact Pastor Laura pastorlaura@lkwdumc.org


The Clarabelles are back! Practices are 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 are 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.



Recurring Events

Chancel Choir 

Rehearsals 7:45pm in the Choir Room. New voices always welcome!! The Chancel Choir will sing through May 29th and then the Summer Choir will take over (rehearsal is just before the 9:45am service on Sunday)

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, August 31st at 7:00pm

“The Color of Water in July” by Nora Carroll

Call the church office for location - the group meets in members homes. New members are always welcome!

Men’s Prayer Group

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


Bell Choir & Chancel Choir Rehearsals 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.


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 

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. 

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. 

2016 Stewardship

You can download a copy of the 2016 pledge form here.


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