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February Food Distribution

Do you have some time to spare this weekend? We could use a few more hands on Friday from 10 – 11 am, or Saturday between 8 and 10:30. 

Sign up here for the Food Pantry Distribution

For more information, contact your Connectional Ministries Team at

Support for Kathleen and Wayne

As Kathleen recovers, let’s support Kathleen and Wayne Bell through this mealtrain! Delivered takeout or homemade food is perfect. Click here for more details and to sign up for a meal.

Gentle Yoga

Feb 29th at Lake Park UMC

Gentle yoga classes will return to Lake Park next Thursday, February 29th; a leap-year treat! I can’t promise much leaping but plan to offer some basic yoga poses and restorative postures that will open the heart, mind, and soul! Questions? Props are available, you just need your own yoga mat! Call Kathleen Bell at 510-333-7480.

Membership Class with Pastor Sunae

March 10th & 17th

Do you wish to become a member of this diverse, inclusive and welcoming community at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church?  We invite you to attend two session membership class with Pastor Sunae on March 10 and March 17 in the Wesley Conference room.  Would you fill out the membership form and give it to the ushers?

Liberation Theology in Palestine & Beyond

A 5-week Lenten study

How do we read the Bible against the current reality in the Holy Land? What is the covenantal relationship between God, people, and the land? Who are God’s chosen people? What do Palestinian Christians—who belong to the oldest Christian community in the world—have to say about all of this?

Join this 5-week Lenten study of Christian liberation theology featuring readings by Palestinian pastors and theologians, including Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac. This study is sponsored by Friends of Wadi Foquin and led by Rev. Ken Schoon with readings selected from his recent course taught at the Graduate Theological Union.

Sundays, 1:30-3pm at Lake Merritt UMC
February 25; March 3, 10, 17, and 24
Register here to sign up and receive the readings.

SAHA Community Meeting for Affordable Housing Development

6pm Tuesday, Feb 27th

Join Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) to learn more about their affordable housing development on East 12th Street, just around the corner from Lake Merritt UMC. Learn more and share feedback about their proposed community design updates. Click here to view the flyer.

6:00-7:15 pm, Dewey Academy (Multipurpose Room), 1111 2nd Ave., Oakland, CA 94606