Join us for Christmas Eve worship! The service will be less than an hour long and is designed to be a casual, welcoming, and meaningful worship experience particularly geared toward families with younger children. We include lessons, carols, candlelight, a children’s sermon, and an “instant pageant” where children and adults can become part of the Christmas Story. Contact: Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt.
Now through December 14
The Mission, Outreach, and Evangelism Board will be holding a toy collection drive for the Action Center Santa Workshop. This year, we will 100% match whatever toys the congregation donates up to a $600 limit. Toys must be new & unwrapped. See a list of toys needed at the Welcome Center and the collection box in the Narthex.
Here are the most needed toys:
Remote control cars/trucks
arts and craft kits
nail and makeup kits
“Frozen” or “Sart Wars” toys
infant and toddler toys
bikes and helmets
Parents, a night out for you! Youth and adults will host a parents night out on Friday, December 7 from 6-9:00 pm. Bring your kids (potty trained to 11 years old) to church for an evening of games and a movie. Dinner will be provided, the cost is $15/kid, with no family paying more than $40. This is a fundraiser for our youth, and a wonderful chance for parents to have a date night or holiday shopping night. Tell your neighbors and friends, this event is open to the community! Please RSVP to Mollie at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 5.
The Annual Advent Event is upon us! Let’s kick off the season on December 1 with a party! Come to Lakewood UCC to deck the halls (and the sanctuary). This is one of our favorite Lakewood UCC traditions. So join us for the Big Advent Event as we enter this busy and beautiful season.
If you are new or experienced with our Sunday morning Faith Formation program, join us for an hour interactive training. You’ll become more familiar with the curriculum, learn tips and tricks to help lead young people, and experience the power of creating a sacred space to wonder and explore; the foundation of our Sunday Morning Faith Formation!
Bring your personal backpacks, lunchboxes, briefcases, and work bags with you to worship on August 19! We will Bless the backpacks, briefcases, volunteer bags as we enter into a new school year. All ages are invited to participate, bring a backpack or bag that carries your work or volunteering supplies. You’ll take home your backpacks and bags after worship, loaded with a blessing for the new program year. See Rev. Mollie with questions.
VBS Volunteer Meeting & Training: Sunday, May 20, 12:00 pm
VBS and Afternoon Day Camp Volunteers and Leaders needed! We have many opportunities for VBS. Plan to join us for this fun and informative meeting after worship today. Please see Rev. Mollie if interested.
Christ has risen! Easter is the high point in the Christian calendar and a day of great joy and celebration. Again this year, we will be creating a “living cross” as a symbol of resurrection and new life. All are invited to bring a flower to put on the cross following worship. We will have plenty of flowers available if you are unable to bring your own. Join us for worship beginning at 10:15 am, but we encourage you to arrive by 10:00 am as the sanctuary is usually very full this day.
Christmas is coming, and at Lakewood UCC, that can only mean one thing . . . it’s time for our annual Holiday Luncheon! Ladies of all ages are invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for great food, a white elephant gift exchange, and more fun than anyone should be allowed to have at church. Bring a salad or dessert to share.
Pumpkin Palooza: October 29, 11:15 am
Let’s enjoy all things pumpkin! Our all-church Fellowship for October will be on Sunday, October 29. We invite you to share your favorite pumpkin treat. Is it pumpkin bread, chocolate chip pumpkin brownies or pumpkin hummus? In addition, we will hold a Carved Pumpkin Contest! Young and old can bring their carved pumpkin to church on that Sunday morning to compete for the “Peoples’ Choice” award. Will yours be funny, scary or intricate?