Experiencing and Expressing Christ's Love
Greetings from Lafayette UMC!
This is how we are sharing life together this week.
Message From The Pastor
Hello and happy Wednesday!

It's not too late to join tonight's Zoom bible study!

Pastor Leslie Taylor, from First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Concord, and I are co-leading a Lenten Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM on Zoom based on the "Seeking" Lenten devotional (you're welcome to attend whether or not you have read it). We will be using the FCC Concord Worship Zoom (Meeting ID: 252 986 8304 Passcode: Grace!)

Also please check out the awesome article featuring Greg Zema below (and stay tuned for other awesome things our people are doing!).

Pastor Lauren Michelle 

P.S. Henry Kim has been cooking up a storm over at Laney College and has generously offered a discount to any church member who goes to support him this Thursday at the Laney Bistro!
Our very own GREG ZEMA will be performing at the last show to ever grace the Tabard Theater! Read all about it in the East Bay times article HERE. To check out times and tickets click HERE
In Our Prayers
In whatever way you do it, I encourage you to pray this week for our church family, our community, and our world. For these prayers and for this journey of prayer, let us all say, "O Lord, hear our prayers!"

We lift up prayers for the world:
  • Gratitude for all of our many blessings and joy over each beautiful and blessed day. May we share love with all we meet.
  • For all the ways in which people are harmed by violence, racial injustice, systemic brutality from those with authority, natural disasters, railway disasters, climate change, lack of housing, and things that threaten neighbors' love for one another.
  • For the safety and protection of all emergency personnel as they serve our communities.

We lift up prayers for our community:
  • The memory of Patricia Belinn, Wife of Elliott Belinn
  • Luke Travis, grandson of Bill Slimak, who has been deployed to Japan last week with the Marines.
  • Cody James as he undergoes heart surgery at the age of 2.
  • Nancy Sanders’ family, at the unexpected passing of her brother-in-law Dominic Sanders.
  • Carol Lu Zischke's sister, Kathryn Leland, who is recovering from injuries.
  • The recovery of Carol Sebastian's brother Fred Oppel, as well as a diagnosis for her niece's husband Bill Braddock.
  • Mark L. (not Mark Logan) who is still battling infections.  
  • Cameron Sanders, Bob Lewis, Bob and Holly Nickolls, Winston Van Winegarden, the Sawdon Family, The Dreyer Family, The Cooke Family, David Chow, Barbara Levander, Mary Henderson, Baby Wyatt, Stacy, Kevin Slimak, and Donna Walls.
Announcements & Upcoming Activities
What's Happening This Week?  

Wednesday, 3.15
Thursday, 3.16
  • 5:15-6:45pm Italian dinner at Laney College Bistro (half off for LUMC Members)
  • 7-8:30pm Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
Friday, 3.17
  • Happy Saint Patrick's Day
Sunday, 3.19
  • 10am Worship Service in the Sanctuary
  • 11am Friendship Time in the Fellowship Hall
  • 11:15am The Bible Year Bible Study in the Maggie Mae Lounge

Mark your Calendars in Advance!

Sunday, 3.26
  • 12:30-1:30pm TVUMC and LUMC Merger Meeting

Click here for details on Upcoming Events
Conference Connection & Beyond
The Worldwide United Methodist Church
The Mid-Term State of the Church message by Bishop Thomas Bickerton, President of the UMC Council of Bishops
Worship Services
Worship - Sundays at 10am in the Sanctuary
Sunday, March 12th, the sermon will be
led by Pastor Lauren Michelle Stevens
Scriptures: John 9:1-7 | John 9:8-41
Title: seeking: Seeking: Who sinned?

To tune in to LUMC's worship services online, either during the service or afterward, visit our YouTube channel or Facebook page linked below:
YouTube Channel:
Facebook Page: Facebook.com/thelumc
General Information
How to Give
Thank you for supporting
the ministry of our church! Faithful giving doesn’t just enable Lafayette United Methodist Church to operate, it makes ministry within our community and around the world possible.
Contact Us
Office Administrators - Sarah Jayne:

Director of Music - Greg Zema:

Pastor - Lauren Michelle:
Office Hours
Office Hours:
  • Sundays: 9am-3pm**
  • Mondays: Closed
  • Tuesdays: 9am-3pm**
  • Wednesdays: 9am-3pm**
  • Thursdays: 9am-3pm**
  • Fridays: Closed
  • Saturdays: Closed
**closed 12pm-1pm for lunch
Church Newsletter Deadline
If you would like a prayer or announcement in the Wednesday eblast, please send the information to the church office by Tuesday at noon.