Who are We
Worship services are being held in-person and live-stream. To keep our community safe and healthy, we are encouraging everyone to stay masked and social distance.
In response to the nationally recognized assaults on black and brown people, this video was posted by Bishop Carcaño of the United Methodist Church. It calls out our historic cruelty, particularly toward African American men and boys, from historic legal slavery to modern day slavery, encompassing unjust policing practices, modern day lynching and economic injustice that traps people of color in poverty.
Please consider volunteering in our community food programs. These essential services are exempt from the current Shelter-in-Place Order.
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church is an open and welcoming Christian congregation serving God in downtown Oakland. We seek to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community. We welcome and affirm the full participation of the LGBTQIA community in the life of the congregation. We work to promote the inclusiveness of all people in the United Methodist Church as a whole. All are welcome!