Festival of Sharing

The 2nd Mile giving for August will go toward Festival of Sharing.  The Festival will be held on September15, 2018, at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH.   Our School Kits, Hygiene Kits, and Emergency Clean-up Items will be placed in baskets around the church or money can be donated by designating 2nd mile project Church World Service Kits.  Items for each kit are listed.

School Kits                                                                   

Pair of blunt metal scissors


Three 70-count spiral notebooks             

Hand-held pencil sharpener

Large eraser

Six new unsharpened pencils with erasers

Box of 24 crayons

12”x14” to 14” x 17” finished cotton

or lightweight canvas bag with handles.

We will have some bags to be filled, so items only is ok.

Hygiene Kits

1 Hand towel – 15”x 28” to 16” x 32 “

1 Washcloth

1 wide-tooth comb

  1. Nail Clipper
  2. Bath size bar of soap
  3. Toothbrush
  4. Six standard size Band-aids


Emergency Clean-up Buckets

  1. 1   5-gallon bucket with a re-sealable lid
  2. 4 souring pads

1 scrub brush

18 cleaning towels (reusable, like Easy Wipes)

1   50-78 oz. box dry laundry detergent

1   12 oz. bottle liquid household cleaner

1   24-18 oz. liquid dish soap

1 package 48-50 clothespins

Clothesline, two 50 ft. or 100 ft.

5  Dust masks

2 pair heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves

  1. pair work gloves

1  24-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll.

1  6-9 oz. bottle Insect repellent (not aerosol can)


Thanks for all you will share.

Elaine Powers,  Mission Team


Youth Summer Activities Position

Youth Summer Activities Position open from June 1 – Aug 31
Westwood United Methodist Church.
3460 Epworth Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211.

1. Lead group Bible study weekly with team with approved curriculum
2. Lead 2 large gatherings a month (6 total)
3. Lead 3 local mission experiences (1/month)
4. Attend Sunday worship and meet with youth
5. Lead 1 activity/week for involved youth
6. Open Gym 2/week – jr and sr high.
7. Attend staff meetings weekly
8. Meet with Senior Pastor weekly


Hours Recommended: 20/week

Send resume to: Apply@westwoodunitedmethodist.org
Must have background check and read Safe Sanctuary policy.


Pray The Stations of the Cross

The palm branch crosses are an excellent reminder of the speed we move from the celebration of the palms to the lament over the passion. Holy week is a time to remember how Christ suffered and died for us. We are pilgrims on a journey retracing Jesus’ steps from the table to the tomb.

There are fourteen prayer stations, click on the first image in the gallery to get the larger view, and click through each one.  

“Be Still and Know I am God”

Please enter prayerfully.


Holy Week at Westwood

Service Times
March 25th—Palm Sunday Services 8:30 am9:30 am & 11:00 am
March 29th—Maundy ThursdayService at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
March 30th—Good Friday Community Service at 7:00 pm at St. Peter & St. Paul 3001 Queen City Ave. at the corner of Ferguson/Queen City Ave.
April 1st– Easter Sunday Services at 7:00 am9:30 am & 11:00 am
Stations of the Cross
In the spirit of remembering Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins, we will be having Stations of the Cross in the Sanctuary. Starting with Sunday evening until 8 pm on March 25, the Sanctuary will be open Monday & Tuesday 8 am to 8 pm, Wednesday & Thursday 8 am to 6:30 pm and Friday & Saturday, March 31st 8 am to 6 pm. Everyone is invited to participate in this somber and motivational observance.
Church Wide 24 Hour Prayer Vigil 
The Prayer Vigil will begin on Saturday, March 24th at 8am and end on Sunday, March 25th at 8am. You may pray in the Chapel or remotely from home or work or anywhere you may be.
Join us for on-site prayer in the Chapel during the hours 8am-5pm Saturday, March 24th.
We are asking to have all 24 hours bathed in prayer as the church is looking for God to Breakthrough Westwood UMC. There are 96 slots in 15 minute (minimum) increments. We hope for all to be filled by one or more people.
We will be praying for all prayer requests from the connection cards, prayer wall, and those offered through the new prayer email listed above. We will also provide a prayer card to be used as a guide for offering prayers for the entire church community including our children.
If you are out of town and would like to have a prayer card/guide, please email the Prayer Team.
Great Egg Hunt
Sunday March 25 from 3-5 p.m.  – Games, Crafts, Moonbounce, Face Painting, Ballon Animals, Cake Walk, Pictures with Easter Bunny, Easter Prop Photo Booth, & Popcorn and Lemonade.