Welcome Kat Marsh, our new Youth Director!

We're proud to welcome Kat Marsh to Lakewood as our new Director of Youth Ministries!

Previously at First UMC Little Rock, Kat brings an extensive set oflife experiences and leadership skills to LUMC's family ministries. Born in the United Kingdom, raised in Sheridan, and educated at Hendrix, Kat speaks several languages and her background includes managing a Sonic restaurant, serving as a referee for the US Soccer Association, and working at an Elephant Nature park in Thailand.  Kat has a heart for servant leadership and discipleship. She was called to ministry at an Ozark Mission Project camp here at Lakewood, and she's served with OMP since 2009.  Kat will lead a very active Youth group, since she played soccer for Hendrix University, runs marathons, and climbs mountains.

If you have any questions about our Youth program, please contact Kat at (501) 753-6186 or kmarsh@lakewood-umc.org.



Youth Week 2016!

Get your registration form here and your info sheet here.

August 3: Progressive Dinner: We'll be collecting canned goods as an "entrance fee" for this event!  We're asking you to bring 3 canned goods to the church so we can donate them to a local food pantry. If you want to bring more, please do! If you can't bring any- no worries! We'll be meeting at the church at 5:00 pm and heading out to three different locations, ending with a pool party- so bring your swimsuit, towel, and an appetite!

August 4- Mission and Water Wars!: Actions always speak louder than words, so we're starting this day out with a morning mission project! We’ll be helping out at The One, Inc. It’ll be hot, so plan on being sweaty. Bring water and sunscreen! We'll break for lunch (sandwiches - if you have dietary restrictions, let me know!) After lunch, we'll be headed over to the park for Water Wars! Wear clothes you can get wet/messy and a towel. It's going to be fun!

August 5- Methodist Family Health Walk/ Lock-In! We'll be meeting at the church at 4:45 PM to head to the walk. The Walk is $20 which you can bring any time during YOUth Week. I'll get you registered when you sign up for YOUth Week 2016! If you don't plan on going to the walk, please let me know. We’ll be going to IHOP for some late-night snacks! (You'll need about $15 for IHOP) After IHOP, we'll return to the church for a Lock-In! Be sure to bring a sleeping bag/air mattress go catch some zzz's after a fun night out! We'll have a couple movies and games too- in case you don't feel like sleeping. :D

August 6- Pick up!: Pick up will be 7:30 am-8:00 am

Welcome to Lakewood Youth!

Our mission is to Expand the Light by helping youth and families to seek, serve, and share the message of Jesus Christ.

Our vision is to be an open fellowship of young disciples on a mission to change the world for Jesus Christ.



Sunday Morning Youth L.I.F.E. Groups
We meet each Sunday at 10 am in the
Youth area for announcements and small groups designed to help us Live In Faith Every day, led by our Adult Role Models, or ARMS.

Sunday Night Live is the Lakewood UMY "Main Event," from 5:45 - 7:30 pm. Enjoy food, fun, and friends as well as varied experiences and fun events. The doors and game room open at 5:15 pm.

Learn more...

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Events and Trips

Lakewood Youth Events include Praise the Roof, Hunger4aReason, Youth Week, and Fall Retreat.  We always participate in Ozark Mission Project camps, and during spring break our senior high youth travel to destinations such as Chicago or Costa Rica.

Our state conference also hosts many activities, including Junior and Senior High Assembly, the Wild River Country lock-in, Refuge, and Veritas (the largest gathering of Methodist Youth in the state).

Learn more....


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Stay Connected

Looking for a form? Find it here, along with other resources.

For more information about anything Youth related contact Kat Marsh, check the Youth Area bulletin boards, or follow us on:

Facebook – Lakewood Youth (page or group)
Twitter – @lakewoodnlr
Instagram –  lakewoodnlr
Email - Send us your email address to subscribe to the "Youth Scoop."
Text - Text “LAKEWOODYOUTH” to 68398 for updates.