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



Sunday, March 1 st 8:30am – 12:30pm in the Gym


Confirmation Class

Sundays at 11:05am in Room 304


Chili Cook-Off

Come join us for the annual chili cook-off on Saturday March 7 th from 6-8 pm. A signup sheet is in the Café. There will be judging and if you would like to enter a pot of chili please let Peggy Pennington know at kelleysislandgirl@yahoo.com or  at 216-832-4012. All are welcome! 

Directory Pictures

Come get your photo taken for the new Church Directory. Palmer Chin will have the camera (and lights) set up in the Community Room Sunday mornings through Easter. No appointment, just stand on the X and smile!

Fellowship Time in the Café 

If you would like to host the Fellowship Time on Sunday mornings please contact the church office. Coffee is supplied and prepared by Kim; you are responsible for providing the refreshments, setting and cleaning them up.

Men’s Breakfast

The next Men's Breakfast will be on Saturday March 14, 8am – 9am. The guest speaker will be Rev. Bruce Hartley. Doug Ely will provide breakfast. All are welcome!          - Bill Fredrick, for UMM

Join the Communication Team!

Do you have a background in marketing, enjoy writing or graphic design, are you active in social media?  Join the LUMC Communication Team and help to share all of the exciting things going on at the church with the congregation and with the community.  Contact Sallie Keith for more information or to volunteer at 216-227-0899. You can also indicate your interest on the Connection Cards.

Guatemala Mission Trip Team

Thank you to everyone who came to church on one of the coldest days of the year AND stuck around for the Guatemala Mission Trip Bake Sale Fundraiser!! Thank you for purchasing baked goods & soup to support the mission trip! We raised $510 for this important trip's project goal of building houses, chicken coops and stoves for Guatemalan families. Thank you to our phenomenal bakers & soup makers: Franchesca Bodnar, Bonita Dugan,Christina Becker, Hannah, Becky Patton and Paula Schleihs! And thank you so much Marty Harris for making all the many kinds of soup for us to sell!                            - The Guatemala Mission Team


Summer Mission Trip

Attention mission trippers.The summer mission trip will be July 5-10 and we will be going to Wheeling, WV. If you are interested in the trip contact Peggy Pennington at kelleysislandgirl@yahoo.com or 216-833-4012. 


Heroin & Hope

Wednesday, March 11 th at 6:30pm

  Lakewood United Methodist Church

Coming Together as ONE for our Community

6:30pm – 7:00pm//8:00pm – 8:30pm:

Open Community Resource Room

Several local community organizations and programs will be present to offer resource options for treatment, recovery, advocacy & prevention.


Three featured speakers: Rachel Dissell, VinceCaraffi, Aaron Marks

Speakers willoffer their insights and answer questions from the audience.

8:00pm –8:45pm:

Project DAWN Naloxone Training & Kit Distribution

MetroHealth’sProject DAWN is an opioid overdose education & naloxone distribution program.Program participants are educated on the risk factors of opioid overdose, howto recognize an opioid overdose, and how to respond to an opioid overdose.Eligible participants are given FREE naloxone kits containing 2 vials ofnaloxone hydrochloride medication.

Free the Girls

Last year we did a used bra drive for Free the Girls. Second-hand clothing is a big market in many countries around the world. Women rescued from sex trafficking need to have a job that provides for them to care for their families, establish a home and still get the education that is offered. Free the Girls has now shipped 30,000 bras to Mozambique andincreased the women in the project to 24. There are two new projects being opened in Uganda and El Salvador. Ladies, see if you and your families and friends can add to this Free the Girls project. Only gently used bras are accepted. (more info on freethegirls.org)   You can leave the bras at church in the marked project box or contact me at 226-9275. I will arrange shipping to Indiana. Thanks for your generosity.  - Judy Ely 


Lenten Labyrinth Walk and Taize Service

Wednesday, March 4, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  

Lent is traditionally a time for prayer and reflection as we take time to truly ponder the ministry of Jesus and His call to us. Join us for a time of orientation to the Labyrinth, walking the Labyrinth, and a Taize service of worship around the Labyrinth. You are welcome for all or part of the time. See this flyer for more details and   click here for an explanation of the labyrinth and Taize 5:30- Orientation, The Café

6:00– 7:00 - Walking the Labyrinth, Community Room

7:00- 7:30 - Taize Service, Community Room

7:30 - 8:30 - Walking the Labyrinth, Community Room

Lenten Study

The study this Lent will be “Who is this Man?” In this five-session DVD-based small group bible study John Ortberg  reveals how Jesus made an inescapable influence on our world and you will learn how you can make one too! Jesus is history's most familiar figure. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. This study is being facilitated by the MAD Class at 11:05am in the room off Daniels Hall and ALL are welcome.


This study is being offered as a Tuesday evening group meeting at Cove UMC at 7pm.


Lent Prayer Station Reflections-

What Wondrous Love is This?

Join Elinor Bayse on Sunday Mornings during Lent at 9:15am in the chapel for a brief introduction to our Prayer Station followed by a time of quiet discussion and reflection/prayer. This will be brief and conclude by 9:45am.   Communion will also be available on the altar railing for those who wish to take it.


Or join Pastor Laura on Tuesday Mornings at 10:00am in the chapel for this reflection time and communion during Lent.


Baptism is being offered Sunday March 22nd at both the Traditional and Impact services, Easter Sunday (April 5th ) at Impact, and Mother’s Day (May 10th ) at both the Traditional and Impact services. Contact one of the ministers if interested.

Children’s Ministry

Please see the board as you come in the Summit entrance and pick an item to donate to Children's Ministry! Also, if you have any picture frames,older flat screen computer screens, or cd players you are able to donate, we would gladly accept them!

Further, be on the lookout for help requests for Vacation Bible School.  The dates have been set for July 20th - 24th. The theme has not been announced yet,but when it is we will begin our planning process! Any questions, email Shannon Smoot at childrensministrylumc@gmail.com or call her at the church!

Couples Group

This winter and spring we are launching an additional “Young” couples group. The groups will be studying a series called “ Simplify: Unclutter your Soul ”. Do you long for a simpler, fuller life in which you chose to do what matters and unclutter what does not matter?


Group #1 Couples Group 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30pm in the Café . (March 2, 16)


Group #2 Couples Group 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm in the Café.   (March 10, 24)


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 to marriage, 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.   After Easter the Group plans on looking at doing the Daniel Plan.

Church Tour

Are you new to Lakewood UMC or have always wondered about our building and space and some of the unique designs of our building? Or simply want to know how to get from the Sanctuary to the gym?   Join our very own Church Historian Martha Gubernath for an exciting Tour of our building as well as a little history lesson.  


Sunday March 1st at 12:15pm

Sunday March 15th at 9:00am

Sunday April 12th at 12:15pm