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



Men’s Breakfast
The next Men's Breakfast will on Saturday May 9th between 8am – 9am. The guest speaker will be GeorgeMcNulty, from Cleveland Playhouse Square. Linda Goodrich will provide breakfast. All are welcome! Bill Fredrick

Change the World Day
Saturday, May 16th 
Once again we will be focusing a day on the Lakewood community. Saturday May 16th will be our day. We will begin in the morning around 9am, work for a few hours to helppeople and organizations in our community. We may even have a group do some beautification of our church property. Please keep an eye on the bulletin for details and sign-up sheets in the Café after worship in the coming weeks. Besure to mark your calendars.

Andrew McCartney College Scholarship Fundraiser: 
4th of July Sports Card Toss Booth
It is time to rummage around for sports "stuff" to donate for use at the annual 4th of July Sports Card Toss booth at LakewoodPark in support of the Andrew McCartney College Scholarship.  Once again Palmer Chin has agreed to help Doug Ely.  Drop off your donation at the church office. A great event for a very worthy cause. 


Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be held July20th - 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!


Clara Bells
The Clara Bells 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. They will play on Mother’s Day, May 10th. 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.

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.



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

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 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.

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: 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.



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