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Welcome Guest Pianist

Ellen St. Thomas!

Sept 17

With Jim Meredith on vacation this Sunday, we warmly welcome Ellen St. Thomas as our guest pianist during his absence.

Thank you Ellen!



Jollof Rice Fundraising Dinner


the Sierra Leone School Project

Saturday, Sept 30

The Koroma family and friends at Lake Merritt UMC invite you to come and enjoy typical Sierra Leonean cuisine and support fundraising efforts for the Sierra Leone School Project.



Sierra Leonean signature Jollof Rice

Chicken Pot Roast

Cassava Leaves & Rice

Ginger Beer


Sierra Leone Salad

Sweet Fried Plantains



DATE:  Saturday, September 30, 2023.

TIME:  6PM-8:30PM

LOCATION:  Lake Merritt United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall,

1255 First Avenue @ International

Oakland, CA 94606


FUNDRAISING FOR SIERRA LEONE SCHOOL PROJECT:  Only about half of the population of Sierra Leone (in Africa) can read and write.  This means that about half of the population is illiterate.  The vision of the Sierra Leone School Project is to start a primary school in the town of Lungi in Northwest Sierra Leone.  Funds raised will go towards building classrooms, buying furniture and school materials, paying teachers, and providing other necessary support to bring the Sierra Leone School Project to fruition. 

DONATION:  Please make donations to Lake Merritt UMC Church for the Sierra Leone School Project.  May God richly bless your donation.  



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