At Lakewood UMC, we are helping people know Jesus and make Him known. We accomplish this through several opportunities to grow like our Sunday services, Small Groups, serving, education, and missions & outreach. By participating in these, we believe there is no better way to experience heart change, life change, and world change.

Next Steps

Lakewood exists to BRING others to a vital relationship with Jesus, equipping them to BUILD in knowledge and discipline, and to SEND them out in loving service to others. It can be overwhelming to get involved in a church. We’re here to make that process easier for you! Whether you’re looking to meet some people, figure out where to plug in, or to find out more about Jesus or Lakewood UMC — taking a next step doesn’t have to be…

Small Groups

Small Groups are groups that meet regularly to study the Bible, pray, talk, hang out, and do life! If you’re interested in a Small Group,  please use the Contact Us menu.

Social Media

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Prayer Ministry Mission Statement: The Prayer Ministry commits to helping people connect with Christ through prayer. Aiming to teach and lead the church in both individual and corporate prayer.  Humbly coming before God with a repentant heart, seeking His will and submitting to Jesus Christ as the Head of the church and obey His command that His church will be called a ‘House of Prayer for all nations”. Isaiah 56:7 Vision of Things to Come: Teaching on prayer –   Organizing,…


From children to middle and senior high students to adults, we have Bible-based education opportunities for you.  For more information on the different education opportunities here at Lakewood UMC, select the appropriate category below.      

Congregational Care

All of us experience times in our lives when we need help. You may be hurting from or rejoicing in a challenging life circumstance (like illness, grief, birth of a baby, etc.) or you may know someone who is.  This ministry ensures that all members, regular attendees and visitors are cared for through cards, flowers, visits, meals, or fellowship.


We love our community and love participating in and hosting community events! Come join us for concerts, fundraisers, Trunk or Treat, the annual cookie walk and Thanksgiving dinner. See below for more outreach opportunities we support.  For more information, please use the Contact Us menu.  Opportunities to Serve Pray!  For the missionaries (& send a note), ministries and the people they serve. Alpha Family Center in Lake Odessa – Donate diapers or baby items.  616-537-4200 Helping Hands – Helps with…


Join the Hospitality Team! If you have a heart for serving others, the spiritual gift of helps and a desire to participate in the growth and development of our community families through service and giving in a team environment, we are looking for YOU! Adults, youth, and children who are willing to serve during the worship experience Are Welcome to Join Us! The Hospitality Ministry also serves at other church services and events as needed. CHURCH GREETERS are one of…