We invite you to learn about Lakewood Congregational Church, a member of the United Church of Christ, a Protestant denomination rich in heritage and vibrant in its extravagant welcome to all people. We are the “God Is Still Speaking” Church which celebrates the traditions of the past while not imprisoning God within ancient creeds. We use Scriptures as the foundation of our faith and also seek to discern how God is still speaking today. We are a church of great diversity of thought with an even greater unity in purpose: to share the Good News of God’s love for all people and to be a transforming ministry in our community and the world.
For over 100 years LCC has been a vital community of faith. Through ministries of outreach, education, music, and fellowship we seek to meet the needs of members and strangers alike, sharing Jesus’ love and grace for all. We reach out and support various community-based programs and have an active ministry to alleviate hunger and meet the needs of the homeless.
In our Christian Education Ministry we provide meaningful and exciting opportunities for people of all ages. Our rotational model for our children’s education hour allows the children to learn the stories of faith in new and creative ways. The LCC youth are active in our community: leading worship at a nursing home and sponsoring a Homeless Awareness Sleepout each January. They raise funds to spend a week in mission at various US locations. Our adult education programming offers a diverse selection of topics and themes to inform and guide.
The Ministry of Music has always been a vital part of our church’s life. We enjoy excellence and variety in the music of worship, from the great classics of our ecclesiastical heritage to the Caribbean Mass and jazz. We seek to provide music that lifts the spirit and creates hope.
At the heart of any church is the fellowship found in shared experiences and shared vision. In worship, we gather as a family of faith, open and affirming to all who come. In activities that take place outside of worship we deepen our friendships and support for each other. The two statements that best describe who we are as a people of faith are:
Our Mission Statement proclaims our common goal.
We strive to be a welcoming, worshipping community of faith, helping people discover and deepen their relationship with God, growing as disciples of Christ, and reaching out in faith and loving service.
In keeping with the spirit of our Mission Statement,
Lakewood Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is an Open and Affirming congregation. We welcome people of all sexual orientation, ages, differing abilities, and ethnic, economic, and racial backgrounds into the full life and ministry of our church. We declare this in the name of the Still Speaking God, whose Son, Jesus Christ, welcomed all people into God’s circle of grace.
If you are seeking a community of faith that celebrates the ability to both feel and think, a community of faith that wants to include and not exclude, a community of faith that worships the God of hope and transformation, then you have found your home with us!
10:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary
10:15 am Faith Formation Classes (Sunday School)
Professional babysitting for infants to preschoolers is available from 9:45 am to 12 noon in the nursery.