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Our New Intern!

Lakewood UMC is delighted to welcome Kathy Nations as our intern from Perkins School of Theology!

Kathy  is a lifelong Methodist and Texan.  She is in her third year of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program at SMU Perkins School of Theology and a declared candidate for ordination.  At Lakewood UMC, she is serving a nine-month internship in covenant with this church represented by a Lay Teaching Committee, mentor pastor Rev. Dr. Gayle Landis, and SMU Perkins through faculty advisor Dr. Thomas Spann.

When not commuting, in class, at Bridwell Library or Lakewood, Kathy spends time with her husband of nine years, Tom, who recently retired as a Battalion Chief in the Denton Fire Department.  They are members of First UMC Denton.  Their blended family comprises three adult children:  Riley in Austin, Chloe in Denton, and Sarah who is married to Joshua, along with grandson Gavin who is in kindergarten.

Kathy holds a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) from the University of North Texas and is a registered nurse (RN).  She is also a certified spiritual director (CSD), Disciple graduate and teacher, and an Emmaus pilgrim.

“My calling is to lead others through word and service to encounter God, by sharing gifts of creativity, insight, faith, and a passion for worship, preaching, and teaching.  I believe every person needs to and can encounter the living Christ, and that through such experiences we realize who we are in God’s eyes, how we are loved and saved, and that the resulting freedom leads us to respond to God’s gracious love.  Whether our experiences occur among others or in solitude, the Holy Spirit drives us out into the world for a life of joyful service and celebration with others.  This is the connection of spiritual formation to actively loving God and neighbor.” 

Kathy sees the nine-month internship at Lakewood UMC as an opportunity to put experience and learning into practice, and to receive responses and recommendations.  Presently she is at Lakewood on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, with flexibility for changing needs and meetings or special events.  She leads the “Imaging God” exploring how God’s creativity can be seen in principles of art and design that are reflected in our lives as created, creative beings.  Another undertaking is the Lakewood Legacy, which delves into the history and culture of the Lakewood community and Lakewood UMC.  She invites members to share their stories, photographs, artifacts, and suggestions for this quest that will culminate in the Lakewood UMC 90th anniversary celebration in spring 2016.

What's Up at Lakewood

"Lakewood Leader for December 2015"

Special Advent & Christmas Events

Sunday, December 6

Christmas Cantata – 10:15 a.m.

Retirement reception for Sheila Richards immediately following.   

Sock and Underwear Drive for Crossroads Community Services

From now through November 30, 2015, the Lakewood United Methodist Women will sponsor a drive to collect socks and underwear for the clients of Crossroads Community Services.  Large through XXL are requested for both men's and women's underwear and socks.  Items collected can be left in the church office during the week, or can be dropped off near the elevator on Sunday mornings.

The Sanctuary Ringers Have Started Fall Rehearsals!

Lakewood UMC's "Sanctuary Ringers" began fall rehearsals on Sunday, September 20, 2015.  If you're interested in joining the bell choir, please let Mary Zaby know!

New Banners for Lakewood UMC!

Check out the new banners on Abrams Rd., in front of our church!  These banners were designed to let the world know that ALL are welcome at Lakewood United Methodist Church!

Our Mission Statement

On November 16, 2014, Lakewood United Methodist adopted it's new Mission Statement, becoming the newest Reconciling Congregation in the Dallas Metroplex. Our Mission Statement is as follows:

Welcome to Lakewood UMC

I am glad you have found our new website, and I hope you find it exciting and useful. We want to make a difference in the world and in our community here by sharing the love and welcome God offers all. Lakewood actively engages in a variety of outreach and service projects. You are invited to join us. We find no better way to experience “church” than with our sleeves rolled up and our arms open wide!