We understand coming to a new church can be difficult for some, particularly if you do not know what to expect. Lakeside UMC is a flourishing church and it is difficult to capture all that we do for each other and our community.
Lakeside's mission is the welcome all neighbors home to grow in faith and service Jesus Christ. Sunday morning is the best time to get to know the church. We have two services at 8:30 am and 10:30 am.
Lakeside is a friendly, neighborhood church. We have grown up with the surrounding neighborhoods. At our inception, we started worship in the cafeteria at Eagle Springs Elementary before moving into our current building in Summerwood (14303 West Lake Houston Parkway). Our congregation is comprised of your friends and neighbors and we are a great place for families at all phases of life and for those looking for a supportive community to grow in their faith.
Lakeside is made up of everyday people who simply desire a closer relationship with God and what truly matters. How you dress is not important and everyone is welcome. Sunday mornings you can expect to see people dressed casually or in suits. It really doesn’t matter. Worship is our focus, not what we wear.
Worship at Lakeside UMC is anchored by a band consisting of guitars, keyboards, drums, bass, and more. We play music that ranges from modern to the most traditional. Even though we have an informal service, we maintain elements of worship that have been with the Christian church for thousands of years.
We work hard to deliver dynamic messages that are engaging, timely and culturally relevant. The weekly message is not just provided in the sermon, but it is embedded throughout the entire worship service through our music, prayers, communion, baptisms, and other Holy sacraments. Our goal is to enable true worship that fills you with God’s presence and purpose.
Part of getting to know a church is seeing if the message and worship are a good fit for you. You can find videos below that give you an idea of what a message at Lakeside is like. We have two online service types.
Lakeside@Home. We release this message on Thursdays and it is simply a message and a prayer. The sermon is shorter and it is designed to also be a podcast that can be listened to in your car.
Live Stream. We also have a live stream of our 10:30 service. Take a look below: