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.

The United Methodist Church

The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. John Wesley and early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. The emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.

 Rev. Ingrid Akers



If you need prayers or help getting groceries or medications or know someone who needs help, please contact us. We are happy to help. Don't be too prideful to ask for help when you need it. Everyone needs help sometimes. That's what makes us human. Asking for help blesses both you and those that can help. We know many of you are lonely and depressed, please let us know if we can help you through these troubled times.

This is the day the Lord hath made, Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad in it. I encourage everyone to say that every morning when you arise.

Everyday you have the mindset to make it a good day or a bad day. Let us start each day in prayer and count our blessings and being thankful.

We have been having fishermen listening to our music and listening to our sermons we want to say we are glad you have joined us and hope you continue to do so. One of Jesus' big lessons was to make us fishers of men. If you would like to shore your boat and join us in the amphitheater, we would be delighted to have you.


Down at the Lake in our Amphitheater on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am or on Facebook.

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Attending service: When you arrive, you may park in the regular 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. You may sit in your car or bring a chair to sit by your car or near the stage. We ask that congregation members maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from one another. Families may sit together. I want to say that I am aware that some people feel very uncomfortable with people coming close, but they also feel very badly asking others to step back, and may hesitate to do so. Let’s not put anyone in that position and just keep our distance.  If you are not feeling well or have any symptom consistent with Covid-19, we ask that you watch from home.










Wednesday Bread and Bible has been cancelled due to Covid19.

Wednesday Bible study videos are on hold for the summer, they will return in the fall.

Please check back periodically to see other items that might be posted to read and watch weekly.

On Our Calendar

Aug 10 Mon 10:00 am Coffee and Conversation held outside

the church. Please wear a mask, social distance 6 feet, bring a lawn chair and your coffee or a drink. We visit, have a light devotional, talk about it, and pray for those who need it. We would love to have you join us.

Aug 16  Sun 9:30 am  Church Service at the Amphitheater. You are welcome to sit on the wall or bring your lawn chair. Please safe distance and wear your mask till you are seated

Aug 17 Mon 10:00 am Coffee and Conversation

held outside the church. Please wear a mask, social distance 6 feet, bring a lawn chair and your coffee or a drink. We visit, have a light devotional, talk about it, and pray for those who need it. We would love to have you join us.

FOOD PANTRY OPENING SOON- If you need food, you may pick up for yourself or for others. Take what you need, leave what you can for others. For those than can give we ask that you give dry and canned foods.

Watch a Podcast about Power, Lonliness, and Satisfaction with Marlena Graves,

"Get Your Spirit in Shape"

God told Abraham that because of the blessing God was giving him, "all the families of the earth will be blessed because of you" (Genesis 12:3). Jesus taught, "when you [serve] one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me" (Matthew 25:40). John Wesley, the founder of the early Methodist movement, encouraged us to grow in our faith by "doing good of every possible sort, and, as far as possible, to all" (General Rules).

Jesus helped those that needed it

and told us to do the same.

What can you do to help others?

Here's some ideas:

 Fix a meal, mow a lawn, see if they would like their mail brought to the house, send a note or call to someone you haven't seen in awhile, donate to a food bank, give blood. give money to ahomeless shelter or a non-profit organization, help your church to start a program that will help others or see if there is some program you can help with, offer to pick up meds or groceries, take someone to a doctor's visit, bring someone flowers or a dozen cookies, help pay a bill, buy groceries. There are unlimited ways in which we can help.

Offer to help like Jesus would. WWJD?    

I'Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

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Services held outside,

weather permitting. If weather turns poor, please join us on Facebook.

(903) 849-2379

2889 FM 315, Chandler, TX 75758, USA

Coffee and Conversation

Is taking place on  Mondays at 10:00 am.  We are holding these meetings outside. Bring your lawn chairs, sit away from others not in your household, wear your masks. We are not opening the church, so please be aware of it. Take your water pills later in the morning if you attend. Bring your own coffee or drink. We share in conversation, prayers, and a light devotional. We'd love to see you there.

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

 As soon as we can return back to our normal activities, they will be posted here. We are looking forward to that day.

Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom

The motto of UMC globally is Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We accept everyone and anyone into our church. in light of what is going on in the world, will be hosting live on                   in August Town Hall Meetings on Aug. 19 and 26 at 1:00 pm EST. Join emerging leaders in the current movement and seasoned leaders who have been instrumental in this work since the 1960s.

During the July 1, 2020, Dismantling Racism: Pressing on To Freedom Town Hall, a viewer asked the Rev. Fred Day III, General Secretary of the United Methodist General Commission on Archives and History, what John Wesley might say to us today about our work toward dismantling racism. Hear Day's succinct response.                             Find more information and resources about racial justice                

Thank you for visiting our website. We're glad you came.

Please come join us in person. Have a blessed day!


By Faith

WORD OF CAUTION,  if you are sent any samples in the mail, whether perfume, seed packets, diapers, anything - dispose of them immediately in the trash and make sure no child or pet can get into it. Harmful chemicals have been enclosed and have caused deaths.  Please be safe. Let's pray they find the culprits.