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


One Great Hour of Sharing

Sunday, March 15th

Your contribution enables UMCOR to respond to disasters and remain on the scene long after others have left. Special contribution envelopes will be available.

Lent Events


Lenten Study

The study this Lent is “Who is this Man?” by John Ortberg and reveals how Jesus made an inescapable influence on our world. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. This study is being facilitated by the MAD Class at 11:05 am 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 7 pm.


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 10:00 am in the chapel for this reflection time and communion during Lent.


Palm Sunday Pancake Brunch/Easter Egg Event

On Palm Sunday, March 29th there will be a Church Pancake Brunch/Easter Egg Event at 12:05 pm following the morning worship services down in Daniels Hall.  There will be pancakes and bacon as well as an Easter Egg Hunt.


Walk the Labyrinth

What is a labyrinth?  A labyrinth is a design, usually based on a circle and spiral, with one path leading from the outside to the center. Our church is making the labyrinth available for guided and open walks. 

There will be a guided walk on Palm Sunday March 29 at 5:30 pm

The Labyrinth will also be available for those who desire to walk it during

Holy Week, Monday through Thursday (8:30am-8:00pm)

and Friday (8:30am –3:00pm)



Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 29th Holy Week begins with children leading a procession at the Traditional worship service at 9:45am and the Impact service at 11:05am.


Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 2nd join us at 7:00pm for a Worship experience that will take us to the Last Supper. We will share in Communion, scripture, song and personal reflection.


Good Friday

Join us between the hours of 12:00noon – 3:00pm at LUMC in the chapel, sanctuary, and community room (come and go as you are able) as we will be offering communion and prayer/reflection in the sanctuary, the labyrinth in the community room, and the prayer station in the chapel.


Friday, April 3rd at 7:00pm the Christian Community of Lakewood gathers in worship hosted by Lakewood Baptist Church (14321 Detroit Ave.) Everyone is welcome.



Sunday, April 5th the Lakewood community gathers at Lakewood Community Park before the sun rises for an ecumenical service that includes candles and communion. The service is scheduled for 6:30am.


At Lakewood UMC Easter is celebrated at Awakening –8:30am in the Chapel; Traditional – 9:45am in the sanctuary with special music; 11:05am – Impact, an Easter Resurrection Celebration worship experience in the sanctuary.

                   Flowering Cross

On Easter morning there will be an opportunity for church goers to place a fresh flower on the symbolic cross that will be placed on the front lawn. The Flowering cross will remind us that after a long winter there will be rebirth through plants and flowers, hope and life. Volunteers are needed thirty minutes prior to the Traditional service and the Impact service, to pass out flowers to attendees as they head into church. Please call Karin Zimmerman or the church office if you would like to help.



UMC Online Training – Register for United Methodism 101

Registration open through Tuesday, March 31

Course dates: April 1 – May 13

United Methodism 101 is designed for new church members and anyone else wanting to know more about our history, structure, beliefs, ministries, challenges. The course includes four web-based lessons, each with many interactive features. Lessons take about 30 minutes to complete.


Fellowship Hosts

If you would like to host the Fellowship Time between the Traditional & Impact worship services please contact the church office. Coffee is supplied (and prepared by staff);you are responsible for providing the refreshments, setting and cleaning them up.  Signup sheet is in the Café Sunday mornings.


“Revival” Bible Study

This is a six week journey through John Wesley’s land, life, ministry, and teachings. For Methodists, Wesleyans, and all Christians, Wesley’s story is our story, defining our faith and challenging us to rediscover our spiritual passion. It will be held Sundays at 9:45am and Monday evenings at 7:00pm beginning April 19th.


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 through the church office.





Recurring Events

Book Club

Meets 4 times a year

Monday, April 27th at 7:00pm

“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

Call the church office for location

Confirmation Class

Sundays at 11:05am in Room 304

(except Easter Sunday)


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

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 Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO) is just what it stands for and will be meeting 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.

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 Church Café.

Group #2 Couples Group 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the Month at 7:00pm in Church Café. 


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.



Baptism is being offered: Easter Sunday (April 5th) at Impact; Mother’s Day (May 10th) at both the Traditional and Impact Services. Contact one of the ministers if interested.


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

Usually held the 4th Sunday of the Month at 12:15pm

Sunday, March 22nd 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.


Join us in the Café. You can plan for us to be together for about an hour and a half and childcare will be made available if needed.  (Please let Pastor Laura   know of any dietary restrictions or the need for childcare.) pastorlaura@lkwdumc.org or call church 216-226-8644


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 April 12th at 12:15pm



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.


LUMC offers scholarships for camp, college, and graduate study.
    • McCartney College Scholarship
    • Brown College Scholarship
    • Jordon Camp Scholarship
    • Dr. John Lennon Christian Education Scholarship
    • Dr. Leonard H. Budd Student Peacemaker Scholarship

Download the brochure and application

4:00 p.m. May 29, 2015 at the LUMC Office

Marty Harris
LUMC Scholarship Committee