Welcome to Lake Palestine United Methodist Church

Our Mission

To be a loving church with a mission

to worship God, serve and nurture one another, and bring people to meet, know, and love Christ.

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Join us for Church Services
Inside 10:30 am or Live on Facebook

Men's Breakfast & Fellowship

Oct 23, Sat 8:00 am

Free Breakfast

All Men are Welcome



Fishin in Pond

Are you a fisher of people? Leading people to Jesus?

Letting them know you are a Christian, leading your Chirstian life by example, and telling them about your story and how you came to believe in Jesus?


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Please email or call the church, listed at the top of the page, if you have any problems. We will get back to you within 24 hrs.

 Rev. Ingrid Akers

   Pastor Ingrid's education started with an undergraduate degree in elementary education from University of Texas in Austin, Texas. She felt called to ministry and continued her education. She received a Masters of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

   Before going into ministry, she served as a youth director for 12 years at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Rockdale, Texas and then University United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas.

   She served as senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Arp in Arp, Texas, and Pastor of Discipleship at Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler, Texas before coming to serve as Pastor at Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler.

Pastor Ingrid has been married 34 years to Scott Akers and has 4 children and two adopted dogs. She enjoys reading, Bible study, hiking, and being outdoors.




Oct 17, Sun 9:15 am          Breakfast till 10:25 am

Oct 17, Sun 9:30 am         Sunday School, led by Diane Kelder, learn about

                                           religions and how they are similar to ours.

Oct 17, Sun 10:30 am       Church Service with Pastor Ingrid, Book of James

                                           Learn what Jesus' brother wants us to know.

Oct 20 , Wed 10:00 am   Coffee, Cookies, & Conversation

Oct 23, Sat 8:00 am         Men's Breakfast, all men are welcome to come for a meal and


Oct 24, Sun 9:15 am         Breakfast till 10:25 am

Oct 24, Sun 9:30 am        Sunday School, led by Diane Kelder, learn about

                                           religions  and how they are similar to our.

Oct 24, Sun 10:30 am      Church Service with Pastor Ingrid, Book of James

Oct 27, Wed 10:00 am    Coffee, Cookies & Conversation



OUR CHURCH is FULLY OPEN AGAIN. We would love for you to join us.  You may wear one if you like.

Are services inside, outside or online?  We will post on Facebook and this website where services will be. Services are always available online live every Sunday at 10:30.

Where do I park?  You may park in the parking lot of the church for inside services. There are handicapped spots available for those who need it. For amphitheater services you can park in the church parking lot and walk to the amphitheater, or if you prefer, drive toward the amphitheater we have parking on the top of the hill and a parking area to the side. Handicapped/disabled people can park to the left of the stage or behind the stage.  If you need help in the church, please park under the awning and someone will be able to assist you.

What is seating like in the church?  Our seats are cushioned. We have a few chairs with arms for those that need them for stability and getting up. If you need one, we can bring one to you or move them around as needed. Let us know. 

What is seating like in the amphitheater?  You may want to bring a lawn chair and sit in it or you can choose to sit on the wall. You may sit in your car or bring a chair to sit by your car or near the stage.

What if I am feeling ill or I was exposed to Covid?  We always ask that you stay home if you ever feel unwell or have any symptoms of illness.

Can I watch online?  You may watch live  at 10:30  on Sunday mornings on Facebook or watch when it's convenient for you. You can go to our Facebook page or clicking on the Facebook icon at the top of this page. You don't need to be a member of Facebook to watch. (Watch on your computer, kindle, Ipad, or smart phone.) They will ask you to join, but just click 'not now'.  If you can't connect being a non-member of Facebook, try a different search engine like Bing, Google, Safari, or Duck Duck Go.

Can I watch previous sermons and bible studies?  All our previous services and  Bible studies are online and available to watch anytime. Go to videos on the right side of page, click on them.



Listen to previous Church Services

12/1/19 Hope at AdventPastor Ingrid
00:00 / 14:25

These recordings are live both in the church and in the amphitheater. We apologize for extraneous noise.

Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation

Wednesday Mornings at 10:00am

We share in a light devotional with discussion, pray for those in need, and enjoy each others conversation. It's a fun group. Often little projects are done after the meetings if you are interested and have the time.

Support Group

Lakeside AA Meetings

Monday & Friday Evenings

7:00-8:00 pm

Located in the youth building behind the church.

Contact Benjamin Wade 903-504-8065




Church Mission -


*If you are hungry or need help to pay for food, please come and take what you need. No questions asked.

*It's open 24/7.

*It's under the carport of the church at 2889 FM 315,

Chandler, TX 75758

*If you would like to donate food, please drop off

non-perishables that are not expired and place them

  in the pantry. We also accept cash donations for the

pantry items that the church can purchase, and we     pick up items at your home. Call 903-849-2379 to make  arrangements for pick-ups.

*Take what you need, leave what you can and bring what you can to help others.


Thanks to all those that donated items or money, and those that organized, and worked the UMW garage sale. Our efforts made $1900 to go towards

Our Little Food Pantry.

We appreciate you so much!!!


Do you or someone you know need prayers? Everyone needs people in the corner, especially when they are weighed down with problems. Let our church and team of spiritual warriors lift you up in prayer. Please email or phone us or speak to someone at the church in regards to the prayers needs. We are happy to pray on your behalf.

If you are interested in spiritual tools to help you through your journey. The United Methodist church sends a newsletter and videos twice a month to your inbox. Just click here to sign up.


Now Serving Breakfast

Sunday Mornings 9:15-10:25

It's Free and Delicious


Visit our Steeple Library

It's Free and

Available 24 hours day

Take a book, read it, and return it.

Do you know what the 'Most Sold and Most Read Book' throughout history is? Answer:  It's the Bible.

Download the Bible by clicking on the Bible button below.  It's free.


Patience is a Fruit of the Spirit.

 "Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient.

JAMES  5:8



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