This year our Christmas Eve offering, what we call our “Happy Birthday Jesus” gift, will go to purchasing Mobility Carts. The mobility carts are a fabulous ministry from Mobility Worldwide providing hand powered carts for those around the world with mobility issues. One of the most powerful things about these carts is that it gets people off the ground and elevates their dignity.
Please consider joining us in purchasing these carts. Any donation is a great donation, but did you know that one cart cost $300. Can you purchase a cart? Go in with you Sunday school group, small group, ministry group or family to purchase a cart? Pastor Lee thinks we can raise enough to purchase 5 carts. Pastor Beth Anne thinks we can raise enough to purchase 10 carts. But then the question was put to us by the kids of the church…”why are you thinking so few?” How big can we dream?
How many people can we be the literal hands and feet of Jesus to this year?!
The Youth of WUMC will be preparing and serving our Valentine dinner on Friday, February 14th, at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. They will offer an Italian dinner, salad and bread with a yummy desert! Photos area to mark the occasion!
The cost will be $30 per couple and $15 a single. Buy a table of eight if you would like and bring family or friends.
All the proceeds will go toward the Youth Mission Trip 2020.
Tickets will be on sale in the gym between services and at the church office. You can also Register online: by going to Realm Connect app on your smart phone or Realm.com/login on your computer. Check out the Events and fill in the blanks.
Pastor Lee and Beth Strawhun invite you on an Alaskan cruise roundtrip from Seattle, Washington on June 20-27, 2020! We will be going through First Discount Travel agency. Rooms are filling up fast so please email Beth @ email@example.com if you are interested and/or have questions.
On Monday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m., join us in the Parlor for training with a question and answer time with a Professional Counselor on best practices in how to help and respond to people in crisis. This is a valuable tool for those who serve in children, youth and outreach ministries as well as for parents, teachers and lay ministers. Please RSVP to Sarah@westwoodunitedmethodist.org.
In 2020, we are going to be growing and dreaming together through the MCCI prescription plan. So you might be asking …”Where is my place?” Do I want a place? What can I do? Well we have the class for YOU! Starting on Tuesday, January 28th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor. Pastors Lee and Beth Anne will be offering a plan/class for you to find your S.T.R.I.D.E. using the study, Serving from the Heart, from Church of Resurrection UMC. For additional information or to sign up contact the church office at 513.661.3139.
On Sunday, January 5, 2020, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the gym we are kicking off the year by hosting a mission extravaganza challenging every person at our church to get involved in making a Kingdom impact. Please join us in the gym.
Discover the local places our church already supports through service and giving.
Chat with organizational leaders to hear their missions and champions from our church who partner in ministry at each site.
See how we make a global impact at the internationally missionaries and ministry partner tables.
There also two opportunities for Mission Trips this year to Red Bird and Mexico!
To go with our travel theme we will have a passport and trail mix ingredients at each table.
Each Passport will include information about our ministry partners.
“Go and See”events to check out for your self.
Reflection questions asking, “Where is God calling me to go?”
If you get your Passport to Mission stamped at every table, there will be age level gift card drawings for kids, teenagers and adults!
This is going to be an incredible day to connect with our ministry partners and to begin to Dream Like Jesus, being his hands and feet, voice and heart in 2020!