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Sunday Worship Service @10:00AM

Here at Lakewood First, our worship is grounded in the traditions of the Church and enlivened by a fusion of traditional and contemporary worship. We celebrate the liturgical seasons of the Church year, with dynamic music. We include all ages in our Worship and ministries. Vacation Bible School is held in the Summer and brings the neighborhood kids to our campus. We believe when the church gathers, something wonderful happens.

We invite you to come as you are and join us for Worship on Sundays and for other activities during the week.

4300 Bellflower Bl., Lakewood, CA 90713

Our Programs

Joyful Noise Ensemble

Our adult choir, brings joy and leads music at Sunday’s Worship and special music, cantatas, and concerts during special seasons. Contact Jackie Beery at 562-400-2256 or

Lakewood Steel

Our steel drum group, open to all ages of steel drummers. Rehearsal is each Sunday after church at Noon. Contact Greg Paxton for additional information at (562) 421-1083.

Joyful Ukulele

Open to all age groups and “strummers.” Contact Margie Mitchell for additional information at (562) 716-1395.

Coffee House

Held on the 4th Saturday of the Month at Baker Hall on the Church campus

Educational Opportunities

Learning never ends. Join our interesting discussions while maturing in your Christian journey and interacting with others. We offer opportunities for Christian faith development for all ages here at Lakewood First.

Moments with Children

Held during Worship time in the Sanctuary. The children are then dismissed for Church School in our Discovery Room (4 years to 2nd grade) and the Adventure Room (3rd grade to 5th grade).

Child Care

Provided for infants and toddlers.


Our Sunday morning student ministry for 6th to 12th grade meets upstairs in the Detour Room. We explore the Bible and focus on its life application. On Wednesday evenings, we gather for more Bible lessons with games and fun activities.


Adults meet for Wednesday Evening Bible Study, led by our Pastor, in our Library (Main Office Building) at 6:30PM. Also, a Thursday 10:00AM Upper Room Devotional – Study and Discussion Group, meets in the Library.


We provide opportunities for intergenerational studies and events that support and celebrate our families and the community at large. For further information, please contact Paul Kaho, Director of Family and Youth ministries at (562) 425-1219.

Mission Outreach (United Methodist Women)

This is the leading missions arm of the church, celebrating 140 years of service to the local and global community, providing opportunities for devotions, outreach programs, closer relationships as they study and share common goals. Contact 562-425-1219.

Broken Loaf Food Pantry

Extending a helping hand to those in need with food and clothing. Community volunteers restock food shelves on Friday mornings. Contact Gary Fox (562) 596-9790.


Welcome to our website! Please feel free to browse through and to contact us with any questions you may have about  our church.

At Lakewood First United Methodist Church you will find a warm, caring, and diverse, faith community.

As you browse through our website, you will find many opportunities to serve family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers, thus extending God’s love to all. If you are looking for great music, prayers, and preaching, you are at the right place. In addition, opportunities abound for involvement in our other ministries of the church as described on this website.

We look forward to you and your family visiting and experiencing the joy, excitement, and hospitality of Lakewood First.


Rev. Olu Harding

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you!

Lakewood First United Methodist Church

Address: 4300 Bellflower Bl., Lakewood, CA 90713
Office: 562.426.1219 | Fax: 562.425.1210