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Lake Merritt United Methodist Church is located along the southeast side of Lake Merritt. Situated next to the 25-story high-rise apartments at 1200 Lakeshore, we are not far from the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center and the Oakland Museum of California. Our facility may be accessed from two entrances. The Lakeshore entrance, which faces the Lakeshore Avenue cul-de-sac, features steps leading up to our sanctuary and a wheelchair-accessible entrance and elevator located at the sidewalk level. Our administrative offices are accessed from the First Avenue entrance, where there is a small guest parking lot. The sanctuary and administrative offices are connected by the Stark Room/Fellowship Hall, which is located at the center of our facility. 

Lakeshore entrance:
1330 Lakeshore Avenue

Administrative/First Avenue entrance:
1255 First Avenue @ International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 465 – 4793
Sunday Worship – 10:15am

PARKING on Lakeshore Avenue is in high demand and has a three-hour limit. Meters are enforced Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun noon-8pm; the $2/hr rate may be paid using the Parkmobile app or one of the curbside kiosks. Street parking is also available in the neighborhood across from the First Avenue entrance. 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 Avenue, is only open by prior arrangement. A small guest parking lot is also at the First Avenue entrance of the building.

Public Transit Connections:

BART: Take the train to Lake Merritt station. Head northeast on Oak Street toward 10th Street. Turn right onto 10th St, then turn left onto the sidewalk beside the Oakland Museum’s back entrance (across from the old convention center). The sidewalk will lead onto Lake Merritt Boulevard. Cross the street and turn right at the lake shore walk path and continue until you reach the
Lakeshore entrance of the church at 1330 Lakeshore Ave. To reach the First Avenue/administrative entrance, walk along Lake Merritt Blvd. until you reach 1255 First Avenue.