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Lake Park Community Engagement

Friends, Susannah Wood’s Gentle Yoga class will meet this Saturday, November 25th at 8:45 am at Lake Park UMC.  Please contact Susannah Wood for any questions.  Kathleen’s Yoga Class will resume next Thursday, November 30th at 12 noon.  Join us!

Change of Our Churches’ Annual Charge Conference!

It will be a joint Charge Conference on December 14,Thursday, at 7pm with Lake Park UMC and Lake Merritt UMC in person at LMUMC.  DS Kim would like to meet with Lake Park UMC Church Council at 6:30pm that day before the Charge Conference.

Trustees, SPRRC, and Membership Secretary, please submit your Charge Conference reports via People’s Portal by December 4th. Contact Pastor Sunae if you have any questions.

Pictures! Pictures! Pictures of Your Meal Gathering with your family for Thanksgiving!

Email your Thanksgiving family meal table pictures to Pastor Sunae at

Cookie Jars

Cookie Jars are available after worship or even Delivered if you can’t make it to church! Cost will be $10 check, cash or Venmo accepted. These make lovely Christmas or hostess gifts over the coming holidays. They are lovingly assembled by some of our youth and Children’s Ministry team.

Christmas Pageant Invitation

Calling CHILDREN, YOUTH & ADULTS!  The Christmas Pageant this year will be during Worship on Sunday, December 24th at 10:15 AM.  All are welcome to help!  Please let Susannah Wood know if you are available: (510) 384-4905. PARENTS-especially – please let Susannah know ASAP if your child(ren) can participate.

Please Donate to Our Building Campaign

And they shall make me a sanctuary so that I may dwell among them (Exodus 25:8)

After more than 30 years our beloved Lake Merritt UMC church is ready for a new coat of paint and much, much more! Between now and January 7, 2024 we are seeking to raise $50,000.  A grant from the Oakland Methodist Foundation will almost triple this amount so we can make our church shine again!

Please donate by writing a check to the church (put “building campaign” on the memo line) or give online using a credit or debit card, or as a bank transfer. To give online, click HERE.  For more information follow this link.



Joyeux Noël: A French Christmas with Sonos

A French Christmas with the acclaimed Sonos Handbell Ensemble, featuring guest artist, mezzo-soprano, Ellen St. Thomas. Artistic Director, James Meredith has designed a new holiday program inspired by the Louis B. Comfort Tiffany mosaic triptych, Te Deum Laudamus, that is the centerpiece of the sanctuary at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church.

The concert includes carols from historical regions in and around France. A pre-concert lecture about the Tiffany panels will be given at 1:15 by Lake Merritt UMC historian Barbara Gannich.

Free Admission!
Saturday, Nov. 25th, 2:00 p.m.
Community Church of Sebastopol
1000 Gravestein Highway N., Sebastopol
Sunday, Nov. 26th, 2:00 p.m.
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
pre-concert lecture at 1:15 p.m.

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Concert

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel, Youth, and Community Choirs will be singing their annual holiday concert back in the Paramount Theatre for the first time since pre-covid!  It will be Saturday, December 2nd at 7pm. You’re guaranteed to get in the Holiday mood by this concert, and you may even see some faces you know from LMUMC singing up on stage (Dan Strauss, Bernard Dixon, and Juliet Hannafin).


  • OIGC, OIYC, and OICC are performing, and all are welcome! Check THIS LINK to download a flyer to share with friends and family!
  • Holiday Concert Press Release – share with any press contacts!

Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble Concert

For the 21st annual Voices in Peace concert, Voci will be embracing and exploring some of the transitions that define our existence. The program explores the changes from one season to the next, as well as transitions such as birth, marriage, leaving, and returning home.

Two venus to choose from:
Saturday, December 2, 2023 – 7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
1601 Mary Drive, Pleasant Hill
Sunday, December 3, 2023 – 4:00 PM
Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland

Buy tickets and learn more about Voci at

Now in its 32nd year, Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble is recognized as one of the finest choral groups in the Bay Area. Voci is dedicated to musical excellence in the performance of new and innovative music, as well as treasured repertoire within the classical choral tradition. Comprised of 24-28 experienced choral singers, Voci has performed with a wide range of artists and choruses at concerts, festivals, and benefits and has commissioned and premiered over 30 new works.