Save the Date for the Charge Conferences! 

Lake Merritt UMC’s Charge Conference is on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 3PM via Zoom.  For Lake Park UMC, it will be held Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 3PM via Zoom.  DS Rev. Staci Current will preside over both church’s Charge Conferences.

Christmas Pageant Video Message


  • Video will be the message for Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th.
  • Screenplay will be compiled by S. Wood from traditional Scripture passages and “21st Century” moments with church children, youth, and adults.
  • All ages are invited to participate.  No experience needed.
  • Tentative character roles for all age groups: Angels, Shepherds, Mary, Joseph, Animals, You as yourselves.


Primary Rehearsals & Video Shoot Dates:

All four Sundays before Christmas: Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, and 18.

Time:  Adults – After Worship

Children & Youth – During Sunday School on Nov 27, Dec 11 and 18.

Place:  LMUMC & surrounding areas (Sanctuary, Yard, Basement, Front Steps, Lake)

*Duration of each after-church rehearsal or filming: 10-60 minutes


ADDITIONAL Moments by Invitation: House call by Susannah & her camera at your hospital, home, park, etc.

Contact Susannah Wood at or Pastor Sunae at

Thanksgiving Community Luncheon

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and communities to gather to give thanks to God for God’s blessings.  Here at Lake Merritt UMC, Thanksgiving is a time we share a special Thanksgiving meal with our community in need.  We invite anyone in the community to come and pick up a full Thanksgiving meal prepared with care and love.

The Lake Lunch team also takes out the same meal to the un-housed whom we typically serve Tuesday and Thursday. The timing is noon to 1:30 in the courtyard on the First Ave side. We have two banners announcing the meal, one for each side of the building.

Would you help us to make this year’s Thanksgiving meal possible? 

Please sign up here:

We also welcome your love offering toward the Thanksgiving meal and traditionally, we ask our members to bring raisins and mandarins which we pack as part of the Thanksgiving meal. 

Godly Play Teachers

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.
For those joining from home, please use this link to join the worship service,
and then log on to the regular Godly Play link,o4VxASucp2IlfTUawcAfxSdvaln.1.

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.

In Need of Sunday School Teachers for Age 2 to 5

 As our church is coming back to worship in person after vaccinations and booster shots, so are our children. We have a broad age range of children coming back to church and we are in need of Sunday school teachers for younger children for age-appropriate programs.  If you are interested, please talk to Pastor Sunae. Her cell phone number is 408-691-9215. Thank you.

VOLUNTEER with LMUMC Food Ministries


Sunday: Fellowship Hour ~  Lake Lunches Prep for 30 min after worship

Monday: Lake Lunches Preparation: Mondays 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm 

Lake Lunches Wagon 11:30-1:15
Lake Lunches Curbside 12:45-1:45

Thursday: Lake Lunches Wagon 11:30 am–1:15 pm 


November and December Food Distribution:

Food Moving/Set Up: Nov 11, Nov 18, and Dec 17 – Friday – 10-11 am
Food Distribution: Nov 19 and Dec 18 – 8-10:30 am 

Sign up online by clicking the links below:

Lake Lunches – Monday through Thursday

Monthly Food Pantry Distribution & Set Up


Donate to LMUMC Food Ministries HERE

Donate goods:
Hygiene Kits, paper lunch bags, sandwich meat, mayonnaise, mustard, chips/crackers and more

Support the Lakeview Village at the East 12th Street Corner of the church

Click here for ongoing donation needs for the Lakeview Village.

For more information, contact
Rose Lynn: 626.695.0687 or
Kathleen: 510.333.7480 or
Tom: 510.357.6414 or


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

Please email Randi Hoy 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