Welcome to Lakewood United Methodist Church of North Little Rock, Arkansas!

Hi! Thanks for visiting! If you are not familiar with Methodism, we tend to be moderate, tolerant, and inclusive -- our doors are open to everyone. And we stay busy serving our community as the hands and feet of Christ, without judgement.  We accept all baptisms and have an open table for Holy Communion. We believe in the sacred nature of the Bible, but we are not afraid to ask questions of God. We will not tell you how to vote, but we will challenge you with the radical teachings of Jesus Christ. Established in 1955, we continue to be a vital part of our community.

Spiritual But Not Religious?


A growing percentage of the US population (nearly one-third) identify their personal belief system as “spiritual but not religious.” A recent survey by the Barna Group on the “importance of church” found five compelling reasons why church attendance continues to decline, particularly among Millennials (those 30 and under).  The five reasons hold both truth and misconception, but as the saying goes “perception is reality.”  Join us as we will explore the five reasons and look at how we can improve our efforts to expand the light of Christ.  -- Rev. Cindy Henry
Five Reasons People Have Stopped Attending Church:
July 8: The Church is Irrelevant and Hypocritical (Matthew 7:1-5)
July 15: God is Missing (people want to grow spiritually)
July 22: Doubt is Prohibited
July 29: Folks Don’t Understand the Message
August 5: People Are Not Finding Community


Cara Chapman joins LUMC as illumination worship leader!

Cara first performed at Lakewood as part of Applied Light Wednesday night coffeehouse. She sold copies of her CD, Love Light, to help pay the costs for her and husband Stephen to adopt their daughter Mia from Colombia (they also have a son, Caleb).  Cara's music is described as “unique blend of country, pop, rock, and singer-songwriter musical influences.”  About her music, Cara says “I pray these songs are a comfort, a challenge, and a blessing to every person who hears them. That my honest sharing of my highs and lows, and how that intertwines with my faith, help others to find the beauty in their own journey. That these songs help others to be open and vulnerable and live their dreams as well.”

Please join Cara in illumination worship beginning Sunday, June 3, at 11 am in Gibson Hall.

Joyful Worship

We offer four different worship services on Sunday, to give you a choice. We have traditional services at 9 and 11 am in our sanctuary.  Our contemporary services are the Blue Jean Service at 9 am in Wesley Hall and the 11 am illumination service in Gibson Hall.  Learn more....

Serving Others

We recently packed over 50,000 meals for local food pantries on a single Sunday. We host homeless women and children at our church. We helped found the Ozark Mission Project, a summer camp for teens who build wheelchair ramps and repair homes for our neighbors in need. And there's more, much more.

Family Programs

No matter what your age or stage of life, we offer faith development, friendship, and opportunities to expand the light. Learn more about our programs for children, youth, and adults, as well as our fee-based AfterCare Express program and our Mother's Day Out programs for busy parents.

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Staying Connected

LUMC in Action