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 2017!

Alrighty Guys – IT’S HERE! Youth Week is here, and here are the details on what’s happening!

Ages- Upcoming 6th graders -through- those just finished 12th grade!

Cost- $45 -or-
Wednesday- $10
Thursday- $10
Friday/Saturday- $30

Additional concessions are available *not included in the cost* at the concession stand on Thursday, and at the park on Friday, and IHOP on Friday night

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd- 5:30pm-10:00pm
Progressive Dinner & Pool Party
          -$10 if paying by day
          -Need Overall permission form
          -Bring: Swimsuit (be conservative), Towel, Appetite!

5:30pm- we meet at the church by the Youth Area and get ready to go to our first location.
6:00pm- We arrive at our first destination, Appetizers at the home of Jill Dillman.
7:00pm- We arrive at out dinner destination at the home of JoAnn Richardson.
8:00pm- We arrive at our final destination, the Overbrook Pool for desserts and pool party!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd- 8:30am-4:30pm
Mission & Movie
          -$10 if paying by day: additional snacks offered at movie for extra cost
          -Need Overall permission form & AR Foodbank permission form
          -Wear: CLOSE TOE SHOES

We will be going to the Arkansas Foodbank to volunteer and have a tour. We’ll finish this by 12:00 pm and head back to the church for lunch. At 1:30pm, we’ll leave for the Riverdale 10 Theatre in Little Rock off of Cantrell. Movie choices (determined by group) will be 1-Spiderman 2- Despicable Me 3  or 3- Emoji Movie

We’ll be back at the church for pick up at 4:30pm.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th-5th - 4:15pm-7:15am
Methodist Family Health Bright Night & Lock-In

          $30 if paying by day – additional concessions offered at the Fun Park for additional cost –
          $10-15 needed for IHOP  (if questions – please ask Kat!)
          Need Overall permission form & Bright Night Form
          Bring: Sleeping bag/air mattress (if you plan on sleeping!), flashlight, change of clothes, your favorite snack

4:15pm- Meet at the church and register. We’ll make sure you have all needed forms at this time.
4:45pm- VAN LEAVING the church for Little Rock Fun Park
9:00pm- VAN LEAVING Little Rock Fun park for the Church
9:30pm- Youth back at LUMC for Lock-IN
12:00am- Group Leaves for IHOP for mid-night snack ($ needed)
1:30am- Youth back at LUMC for remainder of Lock-IN.
7:15-7:30am- End of Lock-IN, Youth Pick-up!

 Any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me!

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.