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.

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! -

2 Cor. 5:17


A Chrysalis weekend is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is open to High School students who are 15 or older, and have completed their freshman year of High School, through Seniors. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. The objective of Chrysalis is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work.  Chrysalis lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.


Join us on December 13th at 12:15 pm at Lakewood UMC's Café for an open discussion about Chrysalis, what it is, and how it can change your life, and bring you closer to the realization of Christ's amazing love for you. Pizza to be provided at 12:15pm. Steve Machovec of Rocky River United Methodist Church to speak at 12:45pm.

Advent Study

November 30th – December 21st

Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm  

“Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam”  

  By James Moore

This is a four (4) week study

led by Rev. Bruce Hartley

The book is available in the church office ($10)


Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, December 12th 8:00am – 9:00am

Lakewood Municipal Court Judge Patrick Carroll


Pancake Brunch with Santa

Sunday, December 13th at 12:15pm

Crafts, Pancakes, and Bacon - Photos with Santa


Christmas Eve Services at LUMC

Thursday, December 24th

6:00pm - The Family/Impact Worship Service

9:00pm – Traditional Candlelight Service

(special music at 8:45pm)

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 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 

Rehearsals 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, January 20th 7:00pm

“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

Men’s Prayer Group

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


Bell Choir & Chancel Choir Rehearsals

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 

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

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

Group #2 Couples Group 1st and 3rd 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.

2016 Stewardship

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