A Message From The Prayer Administration Team

The Prayer Administration Team is in the process of setting up another Breakthrough Prayer Retreat for next year.  We would like as much input as possible from the congregation on what kind of retreat would be the most helpful and inspiring.  We have created a survey to gather information.  If  you are interested, please fill out a survey online at found .  Surveys can also be found at our kiosk and we will be distributing them in the gym between services.  Your opinions matter!

The Prayer Administration Team; meeting has been changed to October 28th at 12:15 p.m. in the Parlor.

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Trunk or Treat Scheduled for October 31st

This year our Trunk or Treat falls on Halloween October 31 from 6-8 pm.  We want to have lots of people who will decorate their cars and come pass out candy to lots of trick or treaters.  This is one of the biggest opportunities to reach lots of families around the church so sign-up today and start working on a design for your car and let’s rock this place with 20 plus cars!!

If you can decorate your car, serve hot chocolate and popcorn, or donate candy please sign-up here www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4ca4ab2ba0f94-trunk.

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Upward Basketball is Returning to Westwood UMC!

We are looking for volunteers to help coach and referee.  The great thing about coaching Upward Basketball is that you don’t have to be a basketball expert or know a lot about basketball to coach.  Each coach and referee is provided with a coaches manual that scripts everything you need to know right down to making practice plans and providing drills to teach the participants.  All you have to do is want to help kids grow and learn more about Jesus and basketball.

If interested please contact Mark Rave at 513.439.4372 or email at mark.rave.mr@gmail.com or Cheryl Wood, Children’s Ministry Team Leader at cheryl@westwoodunitedmethodist.org.

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Christian Mindfulness Scheduled for October 6th

Christian Mindfulness is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9 a.m. in the Faber Room (Off the Sanctuary).

The Seasons are changing and what better way to begin this Fall Season, than to spend time in quiet reflection with the Lord.  Join us for our October Christian Mindfulness Session where we will be focusing on “Slowing Down with Christ.”

When we pause and spend random timelessness with God, our minds and hearts are quieted from the anxiousness of the world and we are reminded of where our protection, blessings, and love come from.  We remember who we are, and to whom we belong.  Christian Mindfulness…sitting in God’s Presence in a way that empowers the soul.

Contact: Lori Schulte at childofthevine@gmail.com for more information.

Feel free to bring a friend!

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In Mission Together – building partnerships across cultures

When: Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7                                                                            Where: St. Paul Community United Methodist Church                                                                                            

Join us for a weekend of sharing and learning with local and global missionaries and mission partners from Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico as we discover more about how to participate together in God’s mission around the world and in our backyard.

Friday, 6:00-8:00 PM:  Mission Celebration Banquet                                                                   Pastor and mission teams are invited to a festive Caribbean themed banquet to celebrate our mission partners and kick off our weekend events.  Reserve your spot at https://bit.ly/2oL4vkS.

Saturday, 10:00-3:30 PM: Missional Workshops                                                                                Hear about new paradigms for mission engagement as we learn how to relate cross-culturally, work together mutually, and respond to God’s call to bing about Christ’s Kingdom of redemption, reconciliation, and restoration.  Register at https://bit.ly/2MGOKFS.

Sunday,  3:00-6:00 PM: Abundant Fruit Worship and Gathering                                               Mr. George G. Howard from the General Board of Global Ministries will be our guest preacher and we will celebrate World Communion.  After worship we’ll continue our time of celebration with an elegant hors d’oeuvre and dessert reception featuring displays from the various ministries & missions within the Ohio River Valley District who have received funding through district grants during 2018.

Sunday, September 30-Sunday, October 7                                                                                                   In addition to the weekend events, our mission partners will be available to visit local churches in the district.  Each is coming prepared to preach, lead a program or engage in Q&A.  Please contact Rev. Brad Olson if you would like someone to visit your church: bgolson@aol.com or 513.658.0951.