Children and their families are super-important to us. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in their lives. We also believe that it is important to share with them the stories of faith and are always excited when they participate in the life of the church. Most of all we recognize that they often teach us life lessons that grown-ups can easily miss.
Children's Sunday School is offered during the 11am service to children Pre-K through 5th grades. Children are invited to attend worship first and head for Sunday school following the children's message. We offer 3 classes: Pre-K, K - 2nd and 3rd - 5th. For those who may not want to attend Sunday School, there are always "busy bag" activities available. Nursery is available for children up to age 5 during both services.
Vacation Bible School is one of our favorite weeks each summer, usually held toward the end of June. The community is always invited to be part of this fun and faith growing experience!
The youth at LAUMC are some truly wonderful people. We are a unique group that loves to be together, whether it's out doing service for someone else or throwing a basketball around in the gym. We are open to any and all young people from 6th - 12th grades.
Youth Bible Studies beginning in September will be held on Sundays from 3-5p at the Community Center. See the church calendar for the most up to date information.
At Lake Ann UMC we have so many opportunities to get plugged in. Our small groups called “Growth Groups” are a great way to get to know people on a more personal level. You can also join up with our Methodist Men’s group that enjoy a devotional and Breakfast every month. Our United Methodist Women group does everything from fundraising for missions to sewing! On top of these opportunities we have weekly studies at the church on Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings for adults. See our most recent newsletter to find out what’s coming up on the calendar.
The LAUMC Food Pantry is open to any and all who have need. We have partnered up with the Food Rescue Program. The pantry is located in the lower level of our Village Church. We do our best to keep the shelves stocked with all sorts of food and the freezers full of bread and meat.
The Pantry is open Monday and Thursday 9am-12pm and Wednesdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Please give the office a call if you need to set up a time that is more convenient for you! (231) 275-7236
AA / Al-Anon
There are two opportunities to connect with the AA Community:
At the Church in the Village:
8:00 on Friday Nights
Please contact Les at 231-275-2489 for more information.
At the Community Center
5pm on Monday Nights
Please contact Bill Honer at 231-313-5805 for more information.
The Neighborhood Playgroup is a collaborative effort between the 5toOne organization and Lake Ann United Methodist Church. The meetings are open to all families with preschool age children. The groups meet on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 10:00am to 11:30am at our Community Center located at 19990 First Street in Lake Ann. Our goal is to strengthen families and facilitate child development as the children play together and parents have the opportunity to network. Call Barb Keelan at 275-2919 with any questions.
Neighborhood Play Group
Project Connect is a new community outreach program we are proud to announce. Volunteers are here to help you navigate the process to the many resources that are available in the tri-county area of Benzie, Leelanau and Grand Traverse. The office is located in the lower level of the church and is open on Thursdays from 10:30 to 12 noon, no appointments necessary. The phone number for Project Connect is 231-463-9562.