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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.658.0951.
We need HELP! The Major Events Team is looking for volunteers for all the tasks we need to accomplish for the awesome Block Party.
You can pick your time and location! Areas available: Bounce House Supervisors, Set Up Team (tents, games, tables and chairs, stage), Clean Up Team (many hands make light work), Information Booth) (share about the church and all the awesome things we do), Food Team (popcorn, grilling, serving), Games, Security Team, Floats/Runners.
You are able to sign up through the Westwood Weekly email or contact the church office at 513.661.3139.
What is a Small Group (Class Meeting to Share Group) “Life Side by Side?”
Being in a small group is a commitment to a transformed life. Wesley called this life long process sanctification or going to perfection. The Book of Disciplined (the book where you find Methodist theology, doctrine, history and rules) describes our understanding of the process this way:
Sanctification and Perfection-We hold that the owner of God’s acceptance and pardon does not end God’s saving work, which continues to nurture our growth in grace. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are enabled to increase in the knowledge and love of God and in love for our neighbor.
We at Westwood UMC believe that the best small groups for forming disciples are transformation driven. The small group, share group and lifelong Sunday school groups meet the need that every person has for meaningful connection and an appropriate place to be deeply known.
There are many opportunities, groups, days and times to join one of these transformational groups. Contact Gail Steward or Pastor Beth Anne if you are looking to make a growth change in your relationship with God. We do life side by side here at Westwood UMC…come and walk with us and with the Triune God!