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’!

This Sunday, 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. 


Friends of Wadi Foquin

Fundraiser, Aug 19

“Faith, Hope, and Love”

Welcome Ata & Adam Manasra to California as they provide an on-the-ground update from the village of Wadi Foquin & the West Bank, and learn about the latest developments in our Friends of Wadi Foquin partnership.

Follow this link for more information!



Rally Sunday, Aug 20

Celebrating Our Ministry with Children & Choir

We would like to celebrate a new start and a new effort in involving children, youth, and choir in our faith community. We will recognize all our children and youth moving into new graded classes.  We will also lift our Choir and their renewed effort in praising and worshiping God through music.  We will be presenting Bibles to our children and youth on Rally Sunday. We want to bless our children, youth, families, teachers, and our choir.   

Please submit the names of this year’s graduates to administration or Pastor Sunae via email –  We would like to recognize and congratulate them for their accomplishments! ~



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!

Sign up to help by completing the following questionnaire –

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


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