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Happy Birthday Jesus…Christmas Eve Offering 2019

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?!

Watch the video for more information.

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How To Help in Westwood Area

​​In the midst of the COVID 19 crisis, we want to help empower our community to do the most good and make the biggest impact. In times of trouble, we can encourage one and serve one another as we have the opportunity to love our neighbors.  

Donate:

Donations can be dropped off at Westwood United Methodist Church Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Spaghetti/ any kind of Pasta/ Noodles

  • Spaghetti Sauce (can, not glass jar if possible)

  • Vegetables – Corn, Potatoes, Green Beans, Green Peas, Carrots, Mixed Vegetables

  • Fruits- Mixed Fruit also known as Fruit Cocktail

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Tuna 

  • Soups- Chicken Noodle, Tomato, Vegetable, Cream of Chicken, Cream of  Mushroom

  • Pork and Beans-  

  • Spaghetti and Meatballs,  spaghettios, raviolis, beans and franks also,  Beef Stew, canned meals

  • Peanut Butter

  • Jelly – in plastic if possible

  • Crackers

  • Gatoraid

  • Prepackaged Breakfast Foods to give away (Granola Bars, Cereal, Poptarts)  

  • Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant for To Go Food Service and Pantry Lines 

Volunteer:

If you are interested in volunteering sign up to be added to our Westwood COVID 19 Volunteer database.  We will send out Sign Up Genius Forms to best mobilize volunteers when and where we need them in the neighborhood and to streamline communication with local organizations.  Due to the social distancing that is vital, please do not show up to volunteer without an invitation. Also, use wisdom and discretion–we do not recommend those at higher risk to volunteer.  Also we do not want anyone experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness to help.  

Call, text, facebook your neighbors and check in.

Reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness of people who are staying home while sick or to avoid exposure to COVID-19. Especially check in with the Seniors in our community.  

Current Information on Food Pantries and Meals: 

Monday

Pantry at Cincinnati Urban Promise at 9 am

Community Meal & Pantry at Vineyard Westside at 6 pm

Wednesday 

Food Pantry at My Neighbor’s Place 10-12 am

Central Christian Church of Christ To Go Dinner 5:30 pm

Thursday

Food Pantry at Vineyard Westside from 2-4 pm

WestFed FoodBank at Grace Lutheran Church at 1:30-2:30 pm on the 3rd and 4th Thursday

Saturday

Food Pantry at St Martin’s Church 9-12 am 

Westwood Food Hubs for Children and Youth (0-18)

Monday- Friday*
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will hand out food 2-3 pm for children and youth (18-under) with UMCFood Ministry

www.cincinnatilibrary.org/services/afterschoolsnacks.html

CPS Student Dining Services Meal Pick-up Sites

cps free meal locations

The Cincinnati Public Schools Student Dining Service program will provide an opportunity for families to drive thru or walk up and pick up meals for the children in their family between the ages of 1 and 18 at a number of school sites. Per USDA regulations, children must be present in order for meals to be provided. Meal distribution sites will be set up outside in the parking lot or bus lane at each school.  If driving, please stay in your car and meals will be passed through to the driver based on the number of children in the car.

Meals will be served March 17–April 3 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week with an additional serving day of Tuesday, March 17. All meals will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, children will receive two breakfast meals and two lunch meals. 

 This will be available at Westwood Elementary School, Western Hills High School, and Cheviot Elementary.  

https://www.cps-k12.org/news/coronavirus

Westwood Town Hall CRC has snack packs from Monday-Friday from 2-5

Locations of Meal Hubs and Pantries

Westwood United Methodist Church 3460 Epworth Ave 45211

My Neighbor’s Place 3150 Harrison Ave 45211

Vineyard Westside 3420 Glenmore Ave 45211

Central Church of Christ 3501 Cheviot Ave 45211 

Grace Christian Fellowship 3815 Woodbine Ave 45211

St Martin’s Catholic Church 3729 Harding Ave 45211

Cincinnati Urban Promise 2420 Harrison Ave 45211 

Grace Lutheran Church 3628 Boudinot Ave 45211

Westwood Elementary 2981 Montana Ave  45211

Western Hills High School 2144 Ferguson Rd 45238

Cheviot Elementary 4040 Harrison Ave 45211

Westwood Library 3345 Epworth Ave 45211

Westwood Town Hall CRC 3017 Harriston Ave 45211

Information on COVID 19

cdc.gov/COVID19

Coronavirus.oh.gov

 

 
 
Events, Music Ministry

BOW THE KNEE – A DRAMATIC EASTER MUSICAL

When the path grows dim, and our questions have no answers, turn to Him…Bow the Knee.

Anthony, a Roman Centurion, is committed to Caesar but after his encounters with Jesus, becomes conflicted with his loyalties.  

Join us to discover Anthony’s decision.

This Dramatic Easter Musical will take place on Thursday, April 9th and Friday, April 10th.  Both performances are free to the public and will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Westwood United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 3460 Epworth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211.  

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Monthly Neighborhood Prayer Walk Scheduled for March 12th

Please join us on Thursday, March 12th at 10:00 a.m. at My Neighbor’s Place to pray for our surrounding neighborhood.  We will be walking and/or driving around praying for businesses, churches, residents and current issues/concerns.   Join us for this inspirational and powerful time of prayer.  We have seen exciting answers to our prayers!  If you have any questions, email prayer@westwoodunitedmethodist.org.

 

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Jesus is My Valentine Dinner Scheduled for February 14th

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.