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Walk to Emmaus Testimony…Part 1

The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that includes a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed through other believers. It is held over a Thursday night through Sunday night with men and women attending their own unique weekends. The most recent Women’s Walk to Emmaus was held November 8-11 and two of our church family members were able to attend—Megan Ohlinger and Danyel Downey. Megan expressed her experience like this:

The Emmaus Walk was so amazing! I have never felt this much love in my entire life. I truly was able to feel God’s love for me and through that he showed me how much I was loved by others. I never truly believed anyone could love me besides God and my children; since anyone who said they loved me always left and was never truly there. All the letters filled my eyes with tears of joy that people really do care and that I finally see that I have a family in Christ. My eyes, as well as my heart, was opened to this and the true understanding of God’s grace. I’m so excited to see where Jesus is going to lead and use me next. God, my true Father, has blessed me with the best sobriety anniversary that a daughter could ever ask for! I am blessed beyond measure and finally feel like a daughter of the King. If God can do this for me– imagine what he can do for you! Jesus really loves you no matter what you have done or where you are in life. He is waiting for you whenever you’re ready! That’s the power of Grace!

The next Walk to Emmaus weekends will be:

 February 21-24 (Men’s) and April 25-28 (Women’s). There are many people in our church family who have attended. For more information, contact any of them or Pastor Lee or Beth Strawhun  at lee@westwoodunitedmethodist.org or prov3456@hotmail.com. Stay tuned for Danyel’s testimony soon……..

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A Special General Conference Discussion – Nov 12 at 7pm

You are invited to spend time with Pastors Lee and Beth Anne for a discussion on the upcoming General Conference called to discuss the future of the United Methodist Church. On Monday, November 12th from 7:00 to 9 p.m. in Epworth Hall we will discuss what we know about the three plans being submitted around the Way Forward. At the 2016 General Conference the Council of Bishops formed a diverse team called the Committee on the Way Forward to present to the next called General Conference a way forward around the issue of homosexuality which has been discussed since 1972.

All are encourage to attend this special discussion.

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Monthly Neighborhood Prayer Walk Scheduled for Nov. 8th

Please join us on Thursday, November 8 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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City Gospel Mission Scheduled for November 6th

Join our group of volunteers this Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.—we will eat with the residents and people from the community and provide/serve dessert for the group of about 100-120.  A carpool leaves the church parking lot at 6:20 p.m.

If you are interested in attending, please indicate this on the Connection Card.  If any questions, contact Beth Strawhun at prov3456@hotmail.com.

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Upward Basketball Evaluator’s Needed

Player evaluations for Upward Basketball are scheduled at the church gym on November 5th (Monday) & November 8th (Thursday) between the hours of 6-8pm. There will also be evaluations conducted on Saturday, November 10th between the hours of 10am to noon. We are in need of volunteers who can assist with the evaluation process.

If you can help please contact Cheryl Wood at 513.661.3139 or cheryl@westwoodunitedmethodist.org.