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



Christmas in July: Donation Collection for Malachi House

Malachi House is a 15-bed hospice residence for the terminally ill who also have great financial need and/or no family to care for them. Malachi House receives no government support. Room & board are free of charge and the house relies on donations of goods & services. During the month of July LUMC will be collecting items to help replenish their pantry and paper supplies. See the green flyer in the Welcome Area for items most needed. Doug Ely

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be held July 20th - July 24th. This year we will be “Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power”by taking an adventure to Mount Everest!  There will be Base Camp sing and play, Bible Expeditions, Glacier Games, Mountaintop Treats, Kidvid Cinema, Imagination Station and a Summit Celebration. Any questions email Shannon Smoot at childrensministrylumc@gmail.com or call her at the church!

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Every summer LUMC is blessed with many children participating in our Vacation Bible School.  Our VBS this year is slated to happen July 20-24 and we are in need of VBS prayer partners. We are looking for adults or youth who would be willing to pray for approximately 5-10 kids each.  You will simply begin to pray for “your” kid(s) the days before VBS and the week of VBS.  You will then be invited to write a personal note to each kid (note paper/cards will be provided) sharing how you prayed for them and how excited you were that they attended our VBS.  These personal notes will go home with each child on the final day of VBS. This is a great way to especially be connected to our VBS if you cannot personally volunteer and a great way to impact the lives of the children of this church and community.

If you are interested in this please contact Pastor Laura Jaissle pastorlaura@lkwdumc.org or indicate it on your connection card during worship.

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!

  Africa University Scholarship Fundraiser:

         Lake Erie Crushers Baseball Game

         Saturday, August 22nd at 7:00pm
Attend the Lake Erie Crushers game to benefit our endowed scholarship at Africa University. Seat location is along the 3rd base line and tickets cost $13 per ticket, with $5 of that going toward the scholarship.



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

Summer Choir begins Sunday, June 14th

Show up at 9:15am in the choir room to rehearse a song for the 9:45am Worship Service. 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, July 15th at 7:00pm

"Dead Key" by D.M. Pulley

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 2015

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 Will resume in September: Fourth Sunday of the Month at 12:15pm

At this informal gathering you will learn alittle bit more about the Pastors, the ministries, and you will receiveresources to understand where you personally are on your spiritual journey aswell as talk about discipleship and membership. If following thisgathering you wish to become a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church thenwe will give you the opportunity to make that commitment. You can plan for usto be together for about an hour and a half and childcare will be madeavailable 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(café)

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