A Special "Thank You" to all the Sunday School classes who helped to make our "Christmas Mission" project a grand success. We had two car loads of boxes of gifts to present to the residents of Pleasant Ridge Manor to be opened at their Christmas Party. They were extremely thrilled to receive the prayer shawls that Bev Shrum added to our collection!

 

MINISTRY NEEDS:

Project Hope Outreach

EUMA’s on-the-street ministry to the homeless community, is in need of
“hotel-size” hygiene items, such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste. These items are packaged and given out to
homeless individuals.

 TheRefuge staff reports a need for new or gently-used pillows, towels and twin sheet sets for incoming clients.

Liberty House currently is out of
comforters, blankets, towels, washcloths, and twin-sized sheet sets. If you can help, a collection box is in the Narthex.

 Pictures of the Christmas Mission boxes LUMC delivered to Pleasant Ridge Manor.

CITY MISSION SERVICE

Caring members of Lakewood UMC serve Lunch to the clients of The City Mission throughout the year on Sundays.  An announcement will be made in advance for people to sign up to help.  It appears that they enjoy  being there as much as the people they served! 

​West Millcreek Food Pantry 

​             Items needed for 2017

Soup, Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit, Toilet Tissue, Tuna, Baked Beans, Bar Soap, or any non-perishable items 

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 Lakewood United Methodist Church  3856 West 10th Street  814.833.4131 

                               Rev. Robert Lewis, Pas​tor  pastor@lakewoowerie.org

WESBURY AWARDS LAKEWOOD UMC


Wesbury Retirement Community in Meadville has awarded Lakewood UMC a Certificate of Appreciation for 20 years of consecutive giving to Wesbury.  We also received a Certificate of Appreciation for our generous contributions to the Benevolent Care Fund, which supports residents who run out of funds so they can remain at Wesbury.  And we are also members of the Circuit Rider Society, Thomas Coke Circle, for churches giving up to $2499.00.  Thanks to all for your amazing generosity and to Jean Shirley, Area Key Woman for Wesbury.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY


Work will be underway for another  "Habitat for Humanity" build in Erie.     Lakewood is, of course, taking part!   Dates for Lakewood participation and how YOU can become part of the build will be announced in the future,   Construction volunteers and food donations will be needed.  Prayerfully consider being part of this exciting, hands-on, ministry!   

RED BIRD MISSION

Lakewood seeks to provide a work team to travel to this mission every two years.  Red Bird Mission  and Clinic have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement. The team traveled to Red Bird this summer.  We are currently investigating dates for another trip in the summer of 2016.

www.rbmission.org

    ADDITIONAL LOCAL MISSION  

             OPPORTUNITIES

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Members of Lakewood are committed to assisting those who are looking to achieve the dream of home ownership.  We work annually in support of Habitat for Humanity projects throughout the Erie area.


PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Members of the church spend time in fellowship and prayer creating knitted, crocheted or other crafted prayer shawls. The shawls, in turn are given to those who are in need of comfort, healing, or a reminder of the Lord's loving care and grace.Prayer Shawl Ministry is getting close to giving away its 700th Shawl!


Erie United Methodist Alliance


This faith-based ministry brings hope to more than 700 individuals each year by providing the following:


  • Project Hope - Outreach - We meet people on the street offering basic survival necessities - a helping hand with housing, information and referral, access to services, and advocacy 

  • The Refuge - Short-term emergency shelter (30-45 days) keeping families with children together. Working with families to identify - "how did this happen" - establishing realistic action steps to begin again.   

  • Hope House - Long-term shelter (6-12 months) structured living environment where families develop life skills necessary to achieve their goals 

  • Liberty House - 6-12 month transitional shelter for Veteran men - moving towards positive change and self-sufficiency 

  • Rainbow Connection - A thrift store that provides low cost (in some cases free) clothing or small household items - Open to the public.
  • Volunteers are needed at theRainbow Connection.  You can commit to a single day or several days a month.  Call Vicky at 453-4080.

​​​​Lakewood  United Methodist Church

3856 West Tenth Street

Erie, PA  16505

814.833.4131

 Pastor Robert Lewis