Preschool Room Team and Helpers are Needed!

Do you enjoy reading books to preschoolers?  Do you enjoy playing with them and love them?  This ministry is for you.  After the Children’s Moment, our preschool children will join Kate Wilson and a team of helpers to read the bible, story books, do hands-on activities, play, and eat snacks packed by their parents.  Join our amazing team and make a difference in the faith journey of our younger siblings. 

 Please contact Kate Wilson ( for any questions!

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

Avery’s Basket

Bring in new, unwrapped, toys and place them in Avery’s basket and under the Christmas tree beginning on December 4th. They will be presented to representatives of The Peoples’ Choir of Oakland on Sunday, December 18th for distribution to needy children in our community. The People’s Choir of Oakland was created to invite overlooked communities into collaborative music-making to foster a sense of hope and dignity and to enrich perspectives through the power of music. They will be offering us a gift of music on the 18th.

Christmas Offering

At the Charge Conference, Pastor Sunae shared the need of revitalizing the Children and Youth Ministry.  Next year, the SPRC will work together with Pastor Sunae to hire a part-time Children’s Ministry Director to lead our Children’s ministry.  This year’s special Christmas offering will go towards funding our children and youth ministry.

On December 11th and 18th, Christmas offering envelopes will be available to enclose your special Christmas offering during in-person Worship. For those who wish to donate online, please go to and give online under Christmas Offering toward Children and Youth Ministry.  Thank you for your generosity.

Food Ministry Supply Needs

400 lunches are prepared each week! ALL supplies/funds are needed and welcome.

  • #6 brown paper lunch bags
  • paper sandwich bags (#18 sandwich bag white #18 snak pak 6×7.5×6.5) Small
  • paper snack pouches
  • Cookies/Desserts in bulk or individually wrapped
  • Chip/cracker/pretzel bags (snack size)
  • Mayonnaise (in bulk preferably but any size helps)
  • Mustard (in bulk preferably but any size helps)
  • Deli meats (in bulk preferably but any amount helps)
  • Salad greens, arugula, and spinach for sandwiches
  • Cash cards to Chef’s Store, Costco, and Amazon

Hygiene Kit Supply Drive

Our programs distribute hygiene items and other goods at each lunch distribution. We are grateful for in-kind and monetary donations to ensure we can continue this valuable support. Travel-size items are most helpful!

❏ Toothbrush ❏ Toothpaste ❏ Body lotion ❏ Shampoo ❏ Razors

❏ Tampons/Pads (#5-Heavy only) ❏ Lip balm
❏ Bandaids
❏ Antiseptic wipe packets

❏ Antibiotic cream packets ❏ Cotton Swabs
❏ Soap or body wash
❏ Laundry Pods

❏ Socks
❏ Washcloths

Group effort? Set up a drive, solicit donations, and donate goods for hygiene kits given out thru Lake Lunches. Travel-size items are preferred for the kits but all donations are welcome

For more information, contact: or 510-465-4793

Winter Clothing Drive with Oakland YMCA

Did you know that over 15,000 children from OUSD live in some degree of homelessness and don’t have adequate clothing to wear to school? 

Help provide warmth for students from kindergarten thru 12th grade.  They are accepting new or gently used coats, scarves, socks, gloves, and hygiene supplies. There will be a bin in the Stark Hall. Kathleen will be dropping off the collection at YMCA.

Children’s Craft Fair

December 10, 2022 from 12-3PM

Lake Merritt UMC – Stark Room

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Connectional Ministries invites you to be a part of the Food Ministry!

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Monthly Food Pantry Distribution & Set Up – We need hands Friday and Saturday morning this week!
It takes a village to keep it all running… Check out the many ways you can lend your help and expertise. Sign Up Today

Help us meet our $10,000 fundraising goal. Join our GoFundMe Team and get supporters!

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