You Can Find Us Here

Lafayette United Methodist Church

955 Moraga Road,
Lafayette, CA 94549


(925) 284-4765

(925) 284-5170

Reverend Marylee Sheffer
Cell: (925) 789-7794

Map Directions/Parking

Our address: 955 Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA 94549

Parking First time visitors may park on the circular driveway fronting the Church. The main parking lot is behind the church buildings, and is accessed from Lafayette Circle, (one block west of Moraga Road) off Mt. Diablo Blvd. The two driveways between Chow Restaurant and The French Bakery lead into the lower and upper church lots. Look for yellow striped stalls in the upper and lower levels. Handicap-accessible spaces are available in both the front driveway area and the rear lot. Off street parking is available at 947 Moraga Road. (2 doors down from the church)

Joyful Beginnings Website

Joyful Beginnings Preschool is dedicated to providing a loving, safe and nurturing environment, staffed with trained and caring teachers, implementing a program based on current and effective educational practices.

We believe that children come to Joyful Beginnings with the ability and desire to learn and grow. Each child naturally develops intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally through everyday activities and play. We encourage open communication between family, church and community through everyday activities.

Our preschool program is designed to challenge each area of a child’s development; including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. Children’s play is a primary vehicle for and indicator of their growth. Child initiated, teacher supported play is an essential component of a developmentally appropriate classroom. The curriculum incorporated at our center is literacy based and child centered. Each child is given a safe and nurturing environment to grow and learn according to his or her individual ability.


For more information about Joyful Beginnings Preschool, including openings, registration and costs, contact the preschool by email or by calling 925.284-1143.


Sunday, September 4
9am Contemplative Prayer
10am Worship and Faith Formation
11am Friendship Time
Celebrating Ginny Leavitt