Welcome to Lakemore United Methodist Church

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)~~~The initial recommendation of our Bishop for closing for two weeks has been extended.  Although religious entities can do as they see fit, we want to be a good neighbor and do our part to contain the spread and flatten the curve of those contracting the virus.  At this point, we don’t know how long we might need to refrain from in-person worship, but we will seek to communicate when that time comes.

We are trying to do things differently.  The biggest change concerns worship.  While a sermon is not all there is to worship, it is one thing that can be offered.  Pastor Jeff Gindlesberger is recording a sermon for each Sunday that we are apart.  The first two are able to be accessed by clicking the links (the blue text) below.

Pastor Jeff’s sermon (3/22/20) can be accessed by clicking here to view it:  https://youtu.be/a4AafV1SKiM

To view Pastor Jeff sermon for March 15, 2020,  you can click on the following link and it should take you there:  https://youtu.be/zRR4lnbdXgM

 Once a video is in place you can view it whenever you want.  You could also go directly to YouTube and type Lakemore UMC in the search bar.  You should see our offerings.  If you click, “Subscribe”, when a new offering is posted, you will be notified.

Pastor Jeff is mainly working from home, as per the Governor’s request. Please know that he desires to be available.   He will be making phone calls to stay connected.  You can also reach him at 330-329-1209. 

We are also trying to send out some emails periodically.  If you are not receiving an email from the church, we may not have yours.  Please email the church at lakemoreumc@att.net.  We would like to include you.

Your financial gifts are really important in this unusual time.  You may use the giving tab above to be guided to on-line giving, or you can continue to mail your offerings to the church.  Thank you very much.


WORSHIP  – Sundays at  9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL –  Sundays at  11 a.m.


To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Lakemore United Methodist Church seeks to be a beacon of Christ’s light to the people of Lakemore and Springfield Township.  We will be intentional about creating relationships with people not yet a part of the church.  We will share our Christian faith and invite persons to join us on a path of vital worship, growing discipleship, and active service.


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WORSHIP Sundays at  9:45 a.m.:   Join us as we find the joy of expressing our love for God.  Our worship combines Bible-based preaching, singing, special music, a children’s message, prayer, and the sharing of our offerings.  Our praise team helps us to blend a more contemporary, upbeat flavor to more traditional elements.  You are welcome to come as you are,  jeans or shirt and tie!   Sunday celebration is a mixture of the best of the old and the new!

  • Staffed nursery every Sunday
  • Children’s message from the Pastor
  • Jr. Church: each week the children experience a time set aside just for them while the adults are listening to the Pastor’s message.
  • Coffee Fellowship:  time to connect and build relationships follows our worship service.
  • Education Hour:  11:00 a.m.  FOR ALL AGES!  A rich opportunity to study, to interact, to fellowship, to have fun and to grow together around God’s Word, the Bible.


  • Sunday morning: Classes for all ages!  11:00 am
  • Thursday mornings: Meet in the Chapel at 10:00 am to study the Bible


In 1919, a group of women decided that a Sunday School was needed in Lakemore.  They founded the Union Sunday School Class, and soon established the Pioneer Class and a Men’s Fellowship Class.

A preaching service began with various ministers of nearby congregations filling the pulpit.  Sunday School and Church services were held in several locations until a basement, one story block building was built on Church Street in 1922.

By a congregational vote, the membership of approximately fifty people decided to affiliate with the Methodist Episcopal Church.  The church continued to grow in spirit , membership, and financial resources.

As a step of vision and to enable further growth, the present church structure was built  and consecrated on Nov. 23, 1958.

The passion for Christ that was present in the beginning is still alive today.  New and existing ministries await your input and involvement as we continue the tradition of loving and serving Jesus Christ.