Mission/Outreach

Mission/Outreach

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 needs of persons from our church and community.  Contact office if you want to help or know of someone who needs help.

Lakewood Community Council – collect hats, gloves and socks during the year for Christmas baskets – volunteer in December to assemble and distribute baskets.

Manna’s Market – Food & Clothing Bank / Baby Pantry located across from Lakewood High School.  Drop off clean laundry containers, diapers or food to donate in grocery cart in gathering room.  Clean gently used clothing accepted at Market when open.  M 10-2,  Th 4-7  and Fri  10-12 and 5-7.

Mission Trips/ Local Projects – contact mission committee if interested

Military Support Ministry – Write a note, donate snack items, personal hygiene items, magazines, etc for care packages.  Donation box in Gathering Room. 

Ron Wierenga Holiday Cookie Walk – Annual event in memory of Ron.  Proceeds to missions.  Saturday, November 21, 2020 – Bake cookies, buy cookies, eat cookies!

Sunny Crest Youth Ranch – Working ranch for boys in Sunfield.  Volunteers welcome .  Call Ranch for more information.  517-507-3144

Lakewood UMC Mission Projects 2020
Northern Lights / Uganda
Smallwood family – UM Missionaries / Red Bird / Kentucky
Shelly T.  Missionary in Jordan / The Mission Society
Hacias family / Tanzania / Independent
Genesis Waters / Audio Bibles and wells
SSHCO /Jacob Atem / Medical Clinic in South Sudan
Mobility Worldwide / PET
Kings Kids Orphanage / Mexico /Doug Burnie
Henderson Settlement / Kentucky
Red Bird Mission / Kentucky
UMCOR Special Appeals / Disaster Relief
Alpha Family Center / Lake Odessa
Family Promise of Barry County
Lakewood Community Council & Christmas Baskets
Lakewood Ministerial Association
Lakewood Project Graduation
Manna’s Market
Manna’s Market Laundry Detergent
Sunny Crest Youth Ranch