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Jollof Rice Fundraising Dinner for

the Sierra Leone School Project

Saturday, Sept 30 2023

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.  

World Communion Sunday Special Offering

This Sunday is World Communion Sunday.  On World Communion Sunday – United Methodists, in conjunction with other denominations and believers worldwide, participate in communion to recognize our unity in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  This universal and inclusive connection is the foundation of the special offering for World Communion Sunday.

We will be giving an extra mile giving.  Your giving support racial and ethnic students in achieving their educational goals and transforming communities. In 2021, World Communion Sunday offerings awarded 242 scholarships and grants. Your generosity continues to provide scholarships, grants, mentoring and training for leadership development.

The United Methodist Church, the world and our communities are in a time of transition. Now, perhaps more than ever, we are called to extend healing and hope which will guide us to becoming a new creation in Christ. Through our gifts and support, we can invest in talented, qualified students from around the globe to transform the world as witnesses for Christ!

Lake Park UMC Grand Opening!

Oct 8, Sunday, 4-6P

 “The performance of the YMCO jazz orchestra and choral singers on the afternoon of October 8 represents a Grand Opening for “Lake Park UMC: A Place for Community”.  Many thanks to all of the leaders of Lake Park who are making this possible.  The members and friends of Lake Merritt and Lake Park will make this event a great success. Your help is needed to provide hospitality, direct traffic, set up and remove chairs from parking lot, serve food, guide tours of the facility, etc.  Please distribute the poster and postcard as you see fit to friends and neighbors.”  

– Rev. Dr. Dale Tremper

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