From the Pastors of Lakewood United Methodist Church

Dear Lakewood family,

Many of you are aware of the news surrounding the special called session of the United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis earlier this week. Several key decisions were made, including the adoption of the Traditional Plan. All of us were supporting the One Church Plan, which presented the best option for both conservatives and progressives to remain together in ministry in our local churches. This plan was also recommended by the Council of Bishops.

Unfortunately, that plan did not pass and we are left with many questions concerning the future of the United Methodist Church. While there are many unknowns, we do know this:

Lakewood UMC is a place where the love of Christ is extended to everyone. We will never exclude anyone from participating in the life and ministries of this church. Our mission is to expand the light by seeking, serving and sharing the message of Jesus Christ. We know that many in our community are hurting right now and we pray for God’s guidance, comfort and peace.

Please remain patient and faithful – the process is still unfolding. We have lots to accomplish in the name of Jesus Christ and we will continue to be in ministry together with all of you. We pray that all of us together will find our common ground in and through Jesus Christ.

“I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” Ephesians 4: 1-5

We’ll be sharing more in worship this Sunday and in the weeks and months to come.

Thank you for being the church.

Your pastors,
Rev. Luke Conway
Rev. Cindy Henry
Rev. Jonathon Bevil

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 the North Little Rock community we love so dearly..

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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