News & Events

MESSY CHURCH – Sunday, October 21st, 4-6pm

Located in the Student Center. 

You are invited to our next Messy Church. Families will experience the story of Moses and explore the theme of God’s rescue. Please RSVP to

Want to know more about Messy Church, see our Messy Church page here.



Belong & Grow: Worship at 9:15 in Sanctuary

Serve: Campus-wide opportunities

RISE AGAINST HUNGER (Social Hall) –  (formerly Stop Hunger Now) will provide all the supplies needed to package 10,000 nutritious meals that will be shipped to developing countries around the world. In addition, you’ll learn about global hunger, its consequences, and how we can help. We ask for a $10/pp d0nation or $25/family to offset the cost of packaging materials. AGES 6 and Up: Family Friendly … We have a way everyone can help.

Lighting for Literacy (Gym) – This project will teach you about the history of Lighting for Literacy and its development over the last five years, as well as give you a hands-on experience in making the kits. You do not need to be a scientist, an engineer, or an electrician. The project is accessible to people of multiple ages and skills.
AGES 13 and Up

LGUMC Spruce Up (Garden) – Help beautify our campus and prepare the gardens for cooler weather. Please wear work clothes and bring work gloves and sunscreen. Any shovels and gar- dening tools you have would also be appreciated.
AGES 13 and UP

Hunger In our Community and the World (Fireside Room) – Learn what you can do to help reduce hunger. UMCOR (United Methodist Com- mittee on Relief), has several worldwide programs to tackle and help eliminate hunger around the world. We will also hear about local efforts. We are securing our speakers, so stay tuned for more details in the Sunday bulletin.
AGES 13 and UP


COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR – Sunday, October 11, 10am-1pm

Mark your calendars form Sunday, November 11 from 10am-1pm. LGUMC is hosting a community fair, Fall Into better Health. 

ALL ages are welcome! There will be guest speakers, kids yoga, fitness give-aways, including an Apple Watch and cooking demonstrations!!

Don’t miss out on this fun community event.


STICKY BUNS AND STICKY ISSUE- 5th Sundays, 9am/ 10am one worship service

On the 5th Sundays at 9am in the Social Hall come join a healthy discussion of “sticky” issues that affect our community and our world. Various topics at each “sticky” discussion. And while you’re there enjoy some refreshing sticky buns!

September 30, March 31, June 30 & Sept. 29, 2019

10am one worship Sunday on those dates.


Steeple Chase Appeal

**UPDATE as of October 1**

Because of generous donations from far & wide (from across the country even!) we are at 95% of our overall goal of raising $400,000. This is by far ahead of schedule and we at LGUMC are grateful that God has spoken through all the giving hearts. Work is almost complete on the parsonage with Jennifer and her family moving back in. And the church’s roof is currently getting a makeover as well! They should be finished up in the next week or two, just in time for the rain… but no rain in the sanctuary this year!

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7


Perhaps you’ve noticed the tarps on the roof? Or the peeling paint on the exterior of the sanctuary? These are the most obvious problems, but there are a few more! We also have a parsonage with mold and asbestos and a deferred mainte-nance account that needs revived. We need $400k to put our critical “houses” backin order, including fixing the sanctuary, bringing the parsonage up to health and safety standards, and beginning a deferred maintenance fund.

Look for the Steeple Chase Appeal donor cards in the sanctuary seats, contact the office, or simply drop off your money in an envelope to the office! Every penny counts.


Sanctuary Restaurants

We are asking you to literally put your money where your mouth is by supporting the Sanctuary Restaurants ( movement.

Launched earlier this month by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United,, a restaurant worker advocacy group, and, a Latinx social justice organization, Sanctuary Restaurants provides resources to restaurants, enabling them to support our community, including our undocumented immigrants.

We won’t swallow hate and we need to make sure that the restaurants that we are giving our money to are standing with all-of-us. Here’s how: Go to, read about the movement, and sign up. (5 minutes) Print these cards. Keep them in your wallet, and take them to your favorite restaurants next time you go. Or call or email your favorite restaurants and tell them about Sanctuary Restaurants. (5 minutes)




Help us continue the LGUMC/St. Luke’s Shower Ministry on a regular basis, as we have 5-10 homeless men and women using our showers and receiving a bag lunch every Thursday afternoon.

What can you do?

Sign up for a Thursday shift (4:15PM we start, and done by 5:15-5:30PM)


provide lunches—it is that easy!

Sign up HERE

or see Marna Taylor after service.