This team creates opportunities
to connect to other persons,
ministries, and the life of LUMC
This team is responsible
for the spiritual growth
of individuals of all ages
This team is the hands
and feet of Christ.
Welcome to Lakewood United Methodist Church
“The purpose of LUMC is to help people intentionally grow in their faith and share the love of Christ with others.”
Welcome to Lakewood UMC or at least our website. We trust that as you explore this site you will discover we are a diverse collection of humanity seeking to live with hope in these challenging times, to see the light of Christ in the midst a dark clouds looming over us, and walk the path Jesus blazed that leads to abundant life. We hope what you experience on this site will peak your curiosity and lead you beyond this virtual experience and visit us in person.
ON SUNDAY MAY 19, 2013 The People of Lakewood United Methodist Church and the Citizens of Lakewood Ohio are invited to join together to change lives. We will join with other United Methodists around the globe to change the world on May 19, 2013
Change the World is a movement to connect United Methodists in service with simple acts of kindness to build community locally and globally.
Lakewood United Methodist Church will participate by joining with the Lakewood Department of Aging and Lakewood Alive to go to homes around our community and do light repairs, yard work such as mow lawns, clean and prune flowerbeds and plant flowers. The event will kick off with ONE worship service at 10:00am to commission the volunteers followed by a light lunch for the volunteers. The teams of volunteers will then leave the church and go to their assigned locations around 12:00pm. Volunteers may wish to bring yard and garden tools, gloves and water bottles.
Vacation Bible School
Lakewood United Methodist Church invites all children to Everywhere Fun Fair which takes children on a
global celebration with the look and feel of a world’s fair. Children will make friends with neighbors around the world
and discover that God’s love can be found everywhere, including their own neighborhoods. Children will be introduced
to special places from all over the world and discover that we are all neighbors and all children of God. Everywhere Fun
Fair has exciting attractions such as interactive Bible storytelling, global games, rockin’ music, super science,
cool crafts, and more! Fun begins Monday July 15th ends Friday July 19th 9:30am to 12
Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Avenue (corner of Summit & Detroit), Lakewood,
Ages 3 (must be potty trained) thru completing 5th grade are welcome!
The Cleveland Ecumenical Institute for Religious Studies: Spring Offerings, 2013
A Quaker Looks at Thomas Merton
Alan Kolp, Ph.D.
Four Wednesdays, April 17 – May 8, 2013 $60 7 – 9 p.m.
Lakewood United Methodist Church 15700 Detroit Avenue Lakewood 44107
Everyone has a particular framework when reading Thomas Merton. A Quaker looks at Merton's spirituality and sees his experiential foundation that led Merton to Catholicism and the monastic life. A Quaker appreciates Merton's spiritual growth, his spiritual depth and double quest; namely, to find God and one's true self, for these are every human's goals. Alan Kolp, Ph.D., is currently holder of the Baldwin Wallace Chair in Faith & Life and Professor of Religion at Baldwin Wallace University. Dr. Kolp earned a B.A. from Guilford College, a B.D. from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D from Harvard University. He has published books and numerous articles.
The Church after the New Testament
Joseph F. Kelly, Ph.D.
Five Mondays, April 15 to May 13, 2013 Ι $75 Ι 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m..
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 2747 Fairmount Boulevard Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106
Dr. Joseph Kelly continues his fascinating study of early Christian history by exploring issues that arose after the Letters and Gospels of the New Testament were written. Dr. Kelly will paint a picture of what the Gentile world was like, then populate it with the beliefs and activities of Gnostics and Docetists. He will describe the early persecutions as the Christians clash with the powers of state. In addition, he will explain how and why the date for Easter is established, and finally deal with the early heresy of Montanism, the rise of an episcopal structure, and the foundational pillars of scripture and tradition. Joseph F. Kelly, Ph.D., is a Professor of Christian History in the Religious Studies Department of John Carroll University. He has written over a dozen books. He has a new book coming out this year.
Searching for the Presence: Teresa of Avila's Practice of Prayer
Wayne Simsic, M.A.
A Retreat Workshop, Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $40 plus $10 for lunch
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 2230 Euclid Avenue Parking off 22nd and Prospect Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Teresa of Avila describes contemplative prayer as "an intimate sharing between friends." In this retreat workshop we will seek to deepen our understanding of contemplative prayer by exploring the time in the spiritual life when we are called from meditation to contemplation, from methods and practices of prayer into a "prayer of the quiet." Please bring a journal or notebook for reflection. Wayne Simsic, M.A. teaches in the Religious Studies Department and the Ministry Program at Ursuline College. He directs retreats and workshops on the mystics and has authored several books on spirituality.
Save the Date Registrations are open NOW!
Joan Chittister is coming! Talk, Q&A, Book Signing [Joint sponsorship with Trinity Cathedral and The Community of St. Peter] is on Sunday, November 10, 2013 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Trinity Cathedral 2230 Euclid Avenue (parking off 22nd and Prospect Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115 $25
See fuller descriptions of these course online at www.ceirs.org.
Scholarship Application Deadlines
are Due Monday, May 20, 2013 at 4 pm in the church office. Scholarships include:
• The Jordon Campership for persons wanting to attend an AYF Camp
• McCartney College Scholarship
• Brown College Scholarship
• Leonard Budd Peacemaker Scholarship
• Dr. John Lennon Christian Education Scholarship