Calling All Food Pantry Volunteers

This SAT, July 22!

Will you join us in serving our Oakland community this weekend? There are many volunteer slots to fill for this Saturday’s Food Pantry and we expect over 350 households. We could also use a few more hands to help with set up on Friday morning. 

Sign up today for the July Food Pantry here.


Bring Your Own Mug!

Bring Your own mug to use during fellowship on Sundays as a way to protect our environment!


Big BBQ A-Comin’! July 30

This year’s BBQ will be focused on thanking our wonderful Reverend, Pastor Sunae, and welcoming the start of a new year at Lake Merritt and Lake Park UMC’s!

The Barbecue will be held after church on Sunday, July 30.  Our special friends, Laurel and Randy, are cooking up hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, and veggie burgers; as well as bringing buns, condiments, and special toppings.  Can we ever outdo them?  Let’s try!


You may bring a potluck dish to share, as follows:

Last Name beginning with A – H,   Side Dish
Last Name beginning with I – R,    Salad
Last Name beginning with S – Z,   Dessert

*(Beans will be provided)

Any questions? Contact Judi Fabrizio at 510-530-7094. 



CHANGE of WORSHIP, Roofing Closure Aug 26 – Sept 3

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church will soon be undergoing major roof repairs from August 26 through September 3.

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, August 27th, and Sunday, September 3rd, when our morning worship services will be moved to the evenings beginning at 5:30PM.

During this period there will be limited daytime access to the church. FOLLOW this LINK for more details on the roofing project and church accessibility.

More details will be announced in the near future.


Help Us Show Our PRIDE! 

Please lend a hand to help Lake Merritt UMC put its best foot forward in this year’s Oakland Pride Exhibit and Parade on Sept 10th.  Join our team to help plan, participate in, and celebrate this important event!  Whatever support you can offer will make this possible.

Contact Tom Huetteman at for more information on how to become a part of Oakland PRIDE.


Fellowship Food

We have an additional way to sign up for bringing Sunday treats!  There is a signup sheet on the buffet table each Sunday where you can sign up for Fruits, Veggies, Protein,  a Main Dish, or “Other.”   

Alternatively, you can reach out to Lisa Radspinner directly at or 916-402-0464.


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