November 2017  
Upcoming Events


Outdoor Christmas Decorating
11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
After the church service, Mitzi Madden needs some help in placing the large angels and the world peace structure around Turner Pond. Bring your hammers and sledge hammers. All help will be much appreciated. The more people we have, the faster it will go.


Children's Choir & Activities
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Choir Practice
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Youth Bible Study
6:30 PM
Youth meet at Youth House for fellowship and Bible Study.


Souper Saturday
10:30 AM
Volunteers to help deliver soup to shut-ins are welcomed and appreciated.


Children's Choir & Activities
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Choir Practice
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Youth Bible Study
6:30 PM
Youth meet at Youth House for fellowship and Bible Study.


Breakfast With Santa
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
We invite you to our annual breakfast with Santa for pancakes,milk or orange juice, and a picture with Santa. Cost is FREE.


An Evening in Bethlehem
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Come! See! Touch, taste, and explore! The town where Jesus is Born!
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During the month of November we will be learning about having a heart of thanksgiving. The Bible teaches that God wants our giving to be a deeply meaningful expression of worship. "Thanks" and "giving" go together. When we give back to God, we express our appreciation to God for all the ways God has blessed us. That's why we should never give under pressure. God wants our giving to be motivated by gratitude. 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, "Each should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (NIV). A few verses later it says, "... your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God" (2 Corinthians 9:11). Jesus taught more about money and possessions than He did about heaven or hell. The word "give" is used more than 1,500 times in the Bible, more than the words faith, hope, love or pray. Why? God want us to learn to be generous. God is a giver -- the most generous giver in the universe. Everything we have is a gift from God!


We invite you to our worship service at Lakeview United Methodist Church.

Worship Service   - 10:30AM 

Sunday School for all ages:  9:30AM 


Lakeview invites all to our worship services.

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Lakeview UMC Preschool is NOW registering for the 2017-2018 school year.  This preschool has been providing experienced, Christian-based early education for almot 50 years.  They currently use the Abeka curriculum.  Classes are Monday-Friday  8AM-12PM.
2 Day Class for 2 & 3 yr olds - $110/mo
3 Day Class for 3 & 4 yr olds - $120/mo
5 Day Class for 4 & 5 yr olds - $150/mo

You may register for any of these classes by clicking on the following link.  It will take you to the online registration form that will be directed to Lakeview.

Link to Lakeview Preschool 2017-2018 Registration Form

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Lakeview United Methodist Church is now accepting online tithes and offerings exclusively through our church website. We are using EasyTithe, a well-established safe and secure online giving service.  EasyTithe allows one time donations or automatic recurring donations.  It also provides email receipts, automated donor notifications, and historical giving reports.  

To make an online contribution, simply click on the round icon with a $ sign in the top left hand corner of this page.  You will then have two options: (1) make a one-time contribution by clicking “Quick Give” and then entering your payment information, or (2) set up weekly/monthly recurring contributions by first clicking “First Time” to create a personal account and then clicking “Scheduled Giving” and entering your payment information.  Please let Kyle Dobbins or Marsha Watts know if you have any questions about making online contributions.


We invite you to visit our church and become a part of a spirit filled, loving congregation of God.  We are a church family of loving, caring, individuals who are filled with the love of God. We are focused on sharing the "Word of God" with others around us.  If you are looking for a church home and family, we invite you to visit and be a part of this spirit filled congregation! 

‚ÄčOur next Sunday church service schedule can be seen under the Info Center tab on this page. 

We hope that you will find something that invites you to visit and worship with us!


Lakeview United Methodist Church has been recognized by United Methodist Communications (UMCom) as an official "Welcoming Congregation

Welcoming congregations are a selected group of United Methodist congregations nationwide that meet certain criteria, including welcoming newcomers and providing opportunities in discipleship. This program is a part of an effort by the Methodist Church's communications agency to use the public media to spread the news of Christ to the world. Using "Open hearts, open minds, open doors" as the theme of our denominational effort, we hope to connect with those searching for hope and help them connect with our Church family.

You can find out even more about our church by logging on to You will see that we are listed in red as a welcoming congregation church.







Contact Us  
Lakeview UMC
301 Lakeshore Drive
Minden, Louisiana 71055
Map  •   Directions
Phone 318 377 1226
Regular Schedule  
  • Sunday School
    – 9:30 AM
  • Sunday Worship Service
    – 10:30 AM
  • UM Youth Fellowship
    – 4:00 PM
  • Handbells Practice
    – 6:30 PM
  • Childrens Choir and Activities
    – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Choir Practice
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Youth Bible Study
    – 6:30 PM
Breakfast With Santa

December 2  8am - 10:30am
We invite you to our annual breakfast with Santa.
Breakfast - Pancakes
Drinks - Milk or orange juice
Plus a chance to have a picture with Santa.
Cost - Free

An Evening in Bethlehem

December 3  4pm - 6pm
Come!  See!  Touch, taste, and explore!  The town where Jesus is born!  All are welcome.  Free.

Festival of Lessons & Carols

Join us for a special morning worship service as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ through scripture readings and songs.

Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service

Join us in this special worship service.

Silent Auction

There is a silent auction going on in Fellowship Hall.  There are also some silk flower arrangements available for any donation you wish to make for them.  Those proceeds will both be for the budget.  Many of these items are donated by Mitzi Madden and we appreciate her generosity very much!  It's a great way to Christmas shop early!  If you wish to bid on the silent auction items, come by the church or call the office at 318-377-1226.  Last day to bid is Nov. 19th. 

Cornbread Dressing

Janet Ash is taking orders for cornbread dressing from now through Christmas.  Order forms and dates are in the church office and foyer.  Any donations of cornbread, cream of chicken soup or eggs would be appreciated!  Proceeds are for UCAP.

T-Shirts for Adoption

The t-shirt fundraising campaign to help Jenny Glenn with adoption expenses has been extended for two more weeks.  Go to to order online or you may order by phone at 888-342-9224.  We can all wear our shirts to support Jenny's blessing!

Kitchen Mission Ministries

For the week beginning November 13th, we have:
Mac and Cheese in 8" round pan for $5
Wheat Bread Loaves for $6
Spaghetti with meat sauce for $6
Small chocolate cake with white icing for $4
Chicken Spaghetti for $8
See Mary Seney or Marsha Watts to purchase.  Proceeds benefit the UCAP Fund this month.  

Monthly Newsletter Added to Website

You can now view the church monthly newsletter online.  Either click on that option in the INFO CENTER tab or click on this link.  June's newletter.

Prayer Group

Rev. Kathy will be leading a prayer group at the church on Thursday's from noon until 1pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Preschool Monthly Payment Link

A new link has been created that allows you to make preschool monthly tuition payments online.  Click here.

Mobile Version of Lakeview Website

You can access the church website from your smartphone by going to your Internet icon and type the url address
. This gives you a mobile version and allows you to do and see most things that you can  from the computer version, including easy tithes and preschool registration. 

Youth Suppers Needed

If you would like to provide a meal for the youth supper, either food or money, please contact Becky Webb or the church office at 377-1226.

Children Ministry Food Items

Remember to bring food items for Children's Ministry to the church. No peanuts please!   They need juice boxes, microwave popcorn, chips, goldfish crackers, etc.  Also needed are little prizes for their treasure chest like, toy rings, toy airplanes, yoyo's, puzzles, books, whistles, etc.  They are about to start back up after their summer break.

UCAP Needs Week of November 13, 2017
Current needs for UCAP are:
Food: Soup, chicken & dumplings, Vienna sausage, canned or powdered milk, spaghetti & meatballs, cornbread mix
Clothing:  men's pants, shoes and boots, socks and underwear
Household Items:  pots & pans, towels, washcloths, sheets  
Many thanks to the community for supporting UCAP!
Note change in Friday hours:  Hours are 10 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday.  Beginning Nov. 3, UCAP will close at 1 pm on Friday.
Misson Support!

Ministry to Nursing Homes, etc. requests personal size toiletries. Leave your contribution in the Followers of the Way classroom. 
UCAP is in need of food staples, dishes, cleaning supplies, clothing, blankets, oatmeal, soap, pillows and canned meat.
Remember to save aluminum cans and bring them to the donation center behind the church.

Lakeview Pre-School Phone #


Lakeview Links

If you have an e-mail address you can be a part of our daily Lakeview Links! This is a fast and easy way to stay in touch with your fellow church friends, and to know about prayer requests or special activities! Just call the church 377-1226 or click on the "E-Mail Us" prompt in the Contact Information above and send us your e-mail address and we will get you on our Lakeview Links!