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


CommunityMeal at LUMC

Tuesday, February 28that 6:00pm

Come at5:00pm to help, 6:00pm to eat, or later to help clean up!

ALL are welcome!


Getting ready for spring cleaning? LUMC will be acceptingdonations of clothing and small household items as part of a Fundraiser throughSavers. The collection will be April 21, 22, 23 & April 28, 29, 30.Start going through your “stuff” and decide what you need/want to give away.

Youth Service Opportunity

Every second Saturday of the month, a community meal is served at 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 March 11th.

Tetelestai  is coming to LUMC

Friday, April 7th at8:00pm, Saturday, April 8th at 8:00pm, and Sunday, April 9that 2:00pm

Tetelestai is a musicalportrayal of the trial, execution and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. LUMCis hosting Tetelestai Palm Sundayweekend in 2017 (April 7-9). Mark your calendar now! 


TwiceBlessed Free Store Bin

LUMC participates in anon-going collection of items for the Free Store. The list is in the office, thetable outside the Sanctuary, and the Bin. The Collection Bin is in the WelcomeArea near the Summit Street door. The items requested for February are Diapers(Size 3-5).

Change in LUMC Office Hours

Beginning February 1, 2017, church office hours will be 8:00am –4:00pm Monday through Friday.  Thebuilding will be locked at 4:00pm and reopened in the evenings as needed.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

Tuesday, March7th at 12:-00noon in the Café

Bring your bag lunch.

SERVE GOD opportunity

LUMC Volunteer Days at Twice Blessed Free Store

LUMCwill be volunteering every other month on the First Saturday of the Month: 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.org or Lauren Bruwer laurenbruwer@hotmail.com to sign up

Moms' Chat

Join Pastor Laura and other Mom’s as we gather on Wednesday Mornings at 9:30am in the Cafe. 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 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 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, April 26th at 7:00pm

  "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

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

The Handbell Choir rehearses at 6:45pm. New members are always welcome – come see what the music is all about! The Handbell Choir typically plays once a month at the Traditional Service.

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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