This Week’s Sermon Leader

Welcome to Pride Sunday worship at Lake Merritt and Lake Park UMC.  We have a guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Israel (Izzy) Alvaran from the Reconciling Ministry Networks and his short bio is described below.  As a reconciling congregation, we follow Jesus Christ by loving and accepting:  all ages, all races, all abilities, all culture, all ethnicities, all national origins, all education levels, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all socioeconomic statues, all family and marital statuses. Come celebrate Pride Sunday with us this Sunday.

Rev. Dr. Israel (Izzy) Alvaran

Pronouns: he/him

Izzy is a self-avowed gay United Methodist elder from the Philippines appointed as RMN’s Organizer in the Western and North Central jurisdictions.

He has also served as pastor, conference youth director, faculty in United Methodist educational institutions, labor union organizer, and economic justice organizer with the General Board of Church and Society. He earned his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees in the Philippines and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. A former political refugee, he is passionate about human rights and believes that queer justice is inherently intersectional.

Godly Play Teachers

Grant Tompkins, the father of Dorothea, Vera, and Johnie, volunteered to teach our children this Sunday.
Please join the main worship service at 10:15 am and the Children’s moment,
then the children will be blessed to go to the Godly Play time with Grant.
For those joining from home, please use this link to join the worship service,
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We need your presence, prayer, and help to teach our children in Godly Play Sunday school.
If you love telling stories of faith to our children, please talk to any of the Godly play teachers and Pastor Sunae.

Want to be a part of the Audio/Visual team? Sign Up Today!

Please email Neil Wade at the office to sign up and learn to operate the live stream program and PowerPoint.

LMUMC Choirs Information

To join the voice choir, contact the Music Director,
Jim Meredith

To join the handbell choir, contact the Handbell Director,
Margaret LeWright