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Modular Worship

Join us on December 23 @ 10 o’clock for a celebration of the Christmas story in a way you’ve never experienced it! And then, starting on December 30, 2018, Lakewood United Methodist Church will be moving to a modular approach to Sunday morning worship and education on Sundays. Modular Worship Coffee and snacks will be ready for you at 9:30 and will begin Sunday School time for kids and various offerings for adults. 10:15 will kick off our worship time with…

Memorial Day Prayer

I was struggling years ago to find just the right prayer to pray on Memorial Day. I wanted it to be a prayer where we can thank God for our country and thank God for the men and women who have defended this country, without stating that God has somehow made us better than others who live in other countries. Has God blessed us in the U.S.? Absolutely! But I believe he has also blessed the people of other nations…

Purpose Driven Bulletin

The new bulletin design is up and running and it’s a great thing! A reminder that the mission at Lakewood is to BRING people in; BUILD them up in the faith & SEND them out to serve! It’s obvious that the bulletin doesn’t exist to bring any one to visit us. But it has EVERYTHING to do with the building and sending process. The new tear-off connect card is designed to do what it says, CONNECT our regulars and new…

Flocknote Friend

So, what’s the story on this Flocknote sheep?!? Well, that sheep has a name and it is Uno! Uno is that one, lost sheep (you know, the one from Luke 15…that we’re supposed to leave the ninety-nine to go after?) Uno is all around us in the poor and the lonely. In the unloved and the hopeless. In our homes and pews. In the mirror. Uno reminds us that we are on a passionate mission to build a church that…

Upside Down Love Like Jesus

Upside Down Love Like Jesus   No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.  In this year’s Lenten series, we’re going to investigate the radical upside-down way that Jesus has called us to love Him and others. LOVE LIKE JESUS Feb. 4th – Forgiving (whether we want to or not!) Feb. 11th – Pastor Kathy Smith introduces us to a Foot-Washing God And then on the 18th we’ll transition…

Celebration Words

Some have asked to have me supply the poems that we used during Bruce Stuart’s funeral service on Tuesday, LOVE AND GO ON You can shed tears that he is gone or you can smile because he has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him or you can be full of the love you…

Become an Overcomer!!

Become an Overcomer Our next series, which starts January 7 is called, “Overcomer”! The Bible says a lot about being an overcomer. In the book of Revelation, Jesus encourages His people to remain steadfast through trials: Revelation 2:26 The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, Revelation 3:21 The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat…