Find Us

Our Building

Lake Merritt United Methodist Church is located at the southeast end of Lake Merritt. Situated next to a 25-story apartment complex, we are not far from the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. Our main entrance is on Lakeshore Avenue where there is street parking and our parking garage (which is only open by prior arrangement). Our administrative center entry is at the rear of the facility on First Avenue, where there is a small parking lot. Access to the church is available from this entrance as well.

Main entrance
1330 Lakeshore Avenue

Administrative/rear entrance:
1255 First Avenue @ International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 465 – 4793
Sunday Worship – 10:30am

PARKING on Lakeshore Avenue is in high demand and has a two hour limit during the daytime, except Sundays and holidays. Parking on the streets near the rear entrance is also limited. Some all-day parking is allowed on streets north and east of the church. Please beware of parking restrictions during some hours of the week, and that some parts of those streets only allow two hour parking. Our underground parking garage, accessible on Lakeshore Ave, is only open by prior arrangement. A small parking lot is also at the rear entrance of the building.

Public Transit

Take BART to the Lake Merritt Station, head northeast on Oak St toward 9th St and continue on Oak St to Lake Merritt Blvd. Cross the street and turn right at the lake shore walk path and continue until you reach the front of the church at 1330 Lakeshore Ave, or turn right on Lake Merritt Blvd and walk along the street to reach the back of the church at 1255 First Ave.