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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)

Food Bank of Contra Costa County

A team gathers on alternate Fridays at the Food Bank warehouse to sort and box donated food.  The congregation donates nonperishable items for distribution to emergency food programs.  One-third of those served through these programs are children.


Shelter, Inc.

Meals are provided at scheduled times throughout the year for residents of Mountain View House, a shelter serving homeless families.

Sierra Service Project

Youth of Lafayette United Methodist Church eagerly anticipate the annual mission trip with Sierra Service Project.  In the summer of 2010 twenty five youth and six adults worked at the Yurok Reservation in Klamath, Northern California.

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (VIM)

VIM website

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission offer themselves in relationship and their skills in service to others.  Previous Volunteers in Mission have served United Methodist mission in Colonet, Mexico, and the United Methodist Church in Winnemucca, Nevada.

Since 2008 LUMC Volunteers in Mission have served the El Cento Rural Metodista (Methodist Rural Center) in Quesada, Costa Rica.  Missionaries are housed in dormitories at the Center.  Work teams are sent out to serve at neighboring churches in the area.  Mission work includes construction and Vacation Bible School.

El Centro Rural Metodista is a ministry of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Costa Rica.  It was initiated with the support of Bishop George Miller, who served as pastor of the Lafayette Methodist Church from 1942 to 1948.  Current church members are blessed to be continuing the rich legacy of Bishop Miller.

Several of our trips have been to Costa Rica. Missioners repaired homes, continued construction on church grounds, and led Bible school for children.  Click here to view a slideshow of one of those trips.

Winter Nights

Winter Nights is a rotating shelter for people seeking homes, hosted by various congregations in Contra Costa County.  Lafayette United Methodist Church co-hosts the shelter with other congregations in the community, offering meals, children’s activities, and overnight supervision.

Additional Organizations

Additional Organizations are supported with our financial resources, facility use, and in-kind donations.

 Interfaith Council of Contra Costa Country

Futures Explored

Contra Costa Interfaith Housing

Heifer International

United Methodist Committee on Relief

California Council of Churches

California Council on Alcohol Problems

Friends Outside

Habitat East Bay

Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center

Trust in Education

United Methodist Global AIDS Fund

Wesley House and Student Center, University of California, Berkeley



Sunday, August 23

*Quiet Meditation - 8:30am

*Worship - 10am

*Faith Formation - 10:15am

*SSP Rehearsal - 11:15am