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


The God We Can Know
A Worship and Study Series

on the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus

In thegospel of John, Jesus give us the “I am” sayings, meaningful images to revealhis mission and purpose. One by one, the “I Am” statements not only grab outimagination about Jesus’ identity, but they also help us experience God, whospoke the first “I Am” to Moses. Join us for this insightful worship and studyseries as we learn more about the God we can know, and seek to answer Jesus’question, who do you say I am?

Join us inworship for a 7 week series beginning Sunday, September 18th at boththe Traditional (9:45am) and Impact (11:05am) Services.

Our children& youth will also be exploring this theme during their time together onSunday mornings.

Week 1: Introduction to the “IAm” Sayings of Jesus: Knowing God

Week 2: “I Am the Bread of Life”:Knowing God’s Satisfaction

Week 3: I Am the Light ofthe World”: Knowing God’s Guidance

Week 4: “I Am the Good Shepherd”:Knowing God’s Care

Week 5: “I Am the True Vine”:Knowing God’s Power

Week 6: “I Am the Way, the Truth,and the Life”: Knowing God’s Way

Week 7: “I Am the Resurrectionand the Life”: Knowing God’s Possibilities

Small GroupStudy

The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by the Arbinger Institute is a24 week study that will begin September 19th. Sessions will be held at the church at 7:00pm on Mondays. You may sign up by noting “Peace Study” on yourConnection Card or contact the church office by phone 216-226-8644 or email office@lkwdumc.org

Participants will be responsible for securing the book. It isavailable on Kindle.

A brief description of the material: “From the authors of Leadershipand Self-Deception comes an international bestseller that instills hope andinspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are strugglingwith their own children and with problems that have come to consume theirlives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to transform personal,professional, and global conflicts, even when war is upon us.

YouthService Opportunity

Every second Saturday of the month, a community meal is servedat 5:30pm at Cove Methodist Church. Scott and Cindy Ernst invite the LUMCYOUTH to join them to help prepare, serve and/or cleanup from 4:30pm to 6:30pmor so. The next meal is November 12. Please contactCindy Ernst with any questions at cynthiaernstlaw@gmail.com

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, October 15th8:00am

The next Men's Breakfast will be on Saturday, October15th 8:00am – 9:00am in Daniels Hall at Lakewood United MethodistChurch. Our guest speakers will be Jim Aust and Debby Basiewiczconsultants for Medicare. Breakfast will be provided by Jim Latza. This is avery important presentation about the Medicare program. If you or anyone you know would like to attend, please invite themto learn more about Medicare. Everyone is invited!!

SERVE GOD opportunity

LUMC Volunteer Days at Twice Blessed Free Store

LUMCwill be volunteering every other month on the First Saturday of the Month: December 3 (tentative), February 4, April 1, June 3. We will leaveLakewood UMC at 8:45am to head down to the Free Store. The Volunteer Hours arefrom 9am-1pm. Children and families are welcomed to volunteer together.

TheFree Store is located at 6515 Bridge Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102. TwiceBlessed is a Free Store Ministry, at West 65th and Bridge Ave, in the near westside community of Cleveland. We are open to shoppers every Saturday from10am- 1pm. To help people meet Jesus Christ in the midst of their story,we offer a worship service every Saturday at 9:30am before shopping beginsincluding communion once a month. Volunteer Spots are limited; contact PastorLaura pastorlaura@lkwdumc.orgor Lauren Bruwer laurenbruwer@hotmail.comto sign up

Moms' Chat

Join Pastor Laura and other Mom’s as we gather on Monday Mornings at 9:00am in the Nursery. 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, October 26th at 7:00pm

"Blessings" by Anna Quindlen

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.

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.


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