Welcome to Lake Palestine United Methodist Church

Church Services

in our Amphitheater

on the lake

Sundays 10:30 am

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 t he 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.

Message from the Pastor

Hello Friends, Our sermon series for the next couple of weeks will be God's Abundance. It may be hard these holidays to think of his abundance. It may be the toughest year for many of us. It's important to reach out to others in the form of cards, letters, phone calls, and texts. We can find hope in God and His Word. In the book of James, he tells us we can choose to be anxious and worry or we can trust in God. I encourage you to read the Bible when you are feeling low. God does not want us to worry or fret, there are 100 verses in the Bible in regards to worry. Isn't that amazing? Here are just a few.



Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Our church is more than just prayers on Sundays. We are a family and a community. Everyone is important. We would like you to be a part of ours.

For More Quotes from the Bible, click on the worry box.

Click on the worry button to read more scripture

 Rev. Ingrid Akers



We are having our services outside in our Amphitheatre.

PARKING:  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.

SEATING: 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.  We ask that you wear your mask till seated.

FEELING ILL or EXPOSED: If you are not feeling well or have any symptom consistent with Covid-19, we ask that you watch the service from home.

SERVICES ONLINE: You may watch live  at 10:30 am on Sundays 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, Ipad, or smart phone.) They will ask you to join, but just click 'not now'.  If weather is bad, please join us online.  All our previousble services and  Bible studies  are online,  Go to videos on the right side of page and watch anytime.



If you need prayers or help getting groceries, medications or know someone who needs help, please contact us. We are happy to help. Don't let pride prevent you from asking 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.

Listen to 'Compass' podcast - click the box you would like to go to and listen.

Where is God when.....

Secrets of Spirituality, what to do when you don't feel spiritual.

On Our Calendar

Nov 22 Sun 10:30  am  Church Service at the Amphitheater. Join us at our new time for fall. You are welcome to sit on the wall or bring your lawn chair. Please safe distance yourselves and wear your mask till you are seated.

Nov 23  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.


Nov 28 Sun 10:30  am  Church Service at the Amphitheater. You are welcome to sit on the wall or bring your lawn chair. Please safe distance yourselves and wear your mask till you are seated

FOOD PANTRY IS AlWAYS OPENOpen 24/7. See our article below.

DECEMBER - We will begin a Bible Study again. We will be learning about Advent.

November is the Month for being Grateful and sharing our Thanksgiving. Count all your blessings and thank God for each one and all those yet to come. Having the Attitude of Gratitude makes the World a Better Place.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  
in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 28:7

The Lord strengthens and protects me; I trust in him with all my heart. I am rescued and my heart is full of joy; I will sing to him in gratitude.


Phillipians 4:6    
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Ephesians 5:20    
always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;


Colossians 4:2    
Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;







10:30 AM

Services held outside,

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


Our Veterans

Our Thanks for your honorable service to our country for us. We appreciate you.

Pictured: Back Row, L to R: Holding flag, Rich Franko,

Richard Pittman, Mark Floyd, Pastor Ingrid Akers (stands in with them), Sandy Walton, Sandy Gais and Don Kiser.

Last week, we had problems with Facebook. If you have problems this week,  May we suggest you use a different search engine.

We apologize for the problems you have had connecting to the church video services, we think it is an issue through Fabebook. We are working to fix this issue. Thank you for your patience. We have met about it this week and hope to have it fixed very soon.

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(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 , 6 ft, 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



*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

  and can pick up donations. Call 903-849- 2379

*Take what you need, leave what you can and bring what

  you can to help others.

What do you do that reflects Jesus? How do you bring love, joy, help, and happiness to others?

Doing those things are the true reflection on Jesus Christ in us. If you don't know what to do, pray about it, and go forth to the opportunities that are presented to you.

Titus 2:7 Always set an example for others by doing good actions. Teach with integrity and dignity.


2 Thes 3:13 And as for you, believer, do not grow tired or lose heart in doing good, but continue doing what is right without weakening.

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to

listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the

righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is

so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. James 1:19-21

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

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


By Faith

May God Bless You and Keep You. The Lord maketh hHs face to shine upon You and be Gracious to You,

the Lord turneth His Face towards You, and Give You Peace. Amen.


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