Youth Group Kick-Off

September 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Our youth group (which we lovingly refer to as “YAC”) is kicking off a new program year. Old friends will be back! New friends will be arriving! Intrepid leaders Curt Preston and Jacob Liechty will be joined by the awesomeness that is Logan Bennett! If you’re a youth between 7th and 12th grade, and you want to get on this train as it’s leaving the station, join us at the church for some hanging out, catching up, and a meal whose exact contents we have not yet decided. But if you could bring a drink, a side, or a dessert, that would be great. Oh, and please RSVP to the Church Office so we know how many to expect.

Fall Youth Retreat

November 6, 2015 - November 8, 2015

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Save the date! The annual retreat for youth from 6th to 12th grade will take place this November at La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in the Black Forest near Colorado Springs. Youth will play games, sing, dance, think deep thoughts, have deep discussions, build lifelong friendships, and encounter God in unexpected ways. For more information, click here.

This Sunday in Worship

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Who Do You Say that I Am

September 13, 10:15 a.m.

Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?”
from Mark 8:27-36

After 2,000 years of Jesus paintings, Jesus sculptures, Jesus books, Jesus movies, and, just in general, a whole lot of Jesus, it’s hard to have a new thought on the subject. And yet, in spite of all the Jesus paraphernalia in our lives (or maybe because of it), most of us still struggle to answer the question posed above:”Who do you say that I am?” Who was Jesus? What was he trying to accomplish? Why does it matter? Join us on Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches, our choirs are back in action, and we kick off a new program year with worship and a celebratory potluck. You don’t need to sign up for a specific dish—just bring whatever strikes your fancy.

Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Last Sunday, Pastor Curt talked about the Syrian refugee crisis and promised to put together a list of ways to get involved. For more information on the crisis and how it came to be, click here. You can also:

  • Pray. Pray for the people of Syria. Pray for the people who are assisting refugees. Pray for our world leaders. Pray for peace.
  • Sign a petition here.
  • Contact your Congress people and/or Senators here.
  • Donate to the UN’s Refugee Agency here.
  • Donate to the UCC/Disciples of Christ global ministries site here. Paper checks can be made out to “Global Ministries” and mailed to:

Global Ministries
Controller
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Men’s Breakfast

September 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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A new month is rollin’ ’round, and the men of Lakewood UCC are back to their breakfasting ways. Is there nothing that can stop them from hanging out, having fun, and eating a hearty morning meal? It would appear not. Don’t beat them–join them, at the Sunrise/Sunset restaurant at 1424 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Contact: Daryl Foelske.

Worship

September 6, 2015 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

An event every week that begins at 10:15am on , repeating indefinitely


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We meet for worship every Sunday at 10:15 a.m., and we’d love it if you stopped by and joined us. You can park in the large west lot on Carr Street or the smaller east lot on Brentwood Avenue and then enter through the main doors on 1st Avenue. When you come in, a welcomer will greet you and answer any questions you might have. For more on our worship service, click here.

Worship

August 21, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

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We meet for worship every Sunday at 10:15 a.m., and we’d love it if you stopped by and joined us. You can park in the large west lot on Carr Street or the smaller east lot on Brentwood Avenue and then enter through the main doors on 1st Avenue. When you come in, a welcomer will greet you and answer any questions you might have. For more on our worship service, click here.

Care For Creation Earth Day/Birthday Service

April 23, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

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The Earth is 4.5 billion yeas old! Guest Preacher: Tamara Boynton

We meet for worship every Sunday at 10:15 a.m., and we’d love it if you stopped by and joined us. You can park in the large west lot on Carr Street or the smaller east lot on Brentwood Avenue and then enter through the main doors on 1st Avenue. When you come in, a welcomer will greet you and answer any questions you might have. For more on our worship service, click here.

Bible Study

September 2, 2015 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Wednesday, repeating until May 25, 2016


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Every Wednesday morning at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Curt leads a Bible Study for 20-30 members of the congregation. There’s always a lively discussion and a lot of laughter. Basically, if you’re trying to figure out how to take scripture that was written at least 2,000 years ago and apply it to your life in the modern world, this is the perfect place to do it.

This Sunday in Worship

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Jesus Said What

September 6, 10:15 a.m.

“A woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”
from Mark 7:24-37

This is one of those stories where, when you read it the first time, you’re just cruising along, not really paying attention, because it’s one more person who wants Jesus to work his magic and do some healing. Ho hum. Been there, done that. And then you get to the part where Jesus starts talking about children and dogs. And somewhere at the back of your brain, a little voice says, “Wait, WHAT?!?” Did Jesus just call that woman’s daughter a dog? What the heck is going on here?” Good questions. What IS going on here? Is Jesus being a gigantic jerk? Because it sure seems like it. Join us on Sunday as Pastor Curt proposes an answer that might surprise you.

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