Just as Jesus journeyed through his life to the cross, you will have the opportunity to travel with Jesus through the rooms of Westwood! Walking through the church, we will stop at various stations to consider Jesus’s life and to pray for our church and community.
We’ll depart on our trip from Eckel Hall where you will find a prayer station with directions to find the next destination. The journey will end by walking the path Jesus followed to the Cross. The Prayer Team prays that this will be a powerful and meaningful experience to enhance your Holy Week week worship.
Our Journey will be available beginning Sunday, April 14th. The following are the day and times: Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, Monday thru Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
DID YOU KNOW?“It was a rainy, stormy day on March 23, 1869 when “a handful of women” came together at the Tremont Street Church in Boston to form the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Notices of the meeting had been sent to 28 Methodist churches of Boston and vicinity but only eight woman actually came. The church was locked when the earliest arrived but, once inside the church, the women prayed and listened to stories told by missionary wives recently returned from India of thee “shut-in women of the Zenanas, and the call of the Master to Christian women.” Women, motivated by the gospel, gave their time, skill and resources to the work of this Society. In so doing, they set in motion an organization whose world-wide accomplishments cannot be measured. The impact of those efforts is still felt today”.
DON’T YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THAT?! This Saturday, the United Methodist Women, 800,000 strong, will celebrate their 150th Anniversary! The UMW supports programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. One of those missions is Wesley Center for Children and Families right here in Cincinnati.
Westwood UMW will celebrate this milestone on Thursday, May 2nd for their May Banquet. Women and their children (yes boys too!) are invited to a Birthday Dinner Party featuring the Great Cindini. Tickets will be on sale in April. For further information contact the church office at 513.661.3139.
“One Voice: A Dramatic Easter Musical” follows the scriptural story of Jesus, that leads to the heart of the Easter message. It delivers a powerful and passionate message of the necessity of not remaining a “secret follower,” but using our voice to make a difference.
Please make plans to join us and bring your entire family and friends. The musical will be performed at 7:00 p.m. each evening, on Thursday April 18 and Friday April 19.
Kids Rock will begin Wednesday, March 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Ages 5-12 years of age. Here at Westwood, we love kids and we want our programs to be a place where kids can come have fun, make friends and grow in their relationship with God. We are extending an invitation to anyone who may want to get involved with this ministry and help! Please contact Leslie Rich at Leslie@westwoodunitedmethodist.org.
“One Voice: A Dramatic Easter Musical” will be performed at Westwood UMC on April 18 & 19 at 7:00 p.m. Our vision is to bring the surrounding churches and the community together in a way that allows each of us to serve and glorify God. We need dedicated people who have skills with audio, video, lighting, acting, singing, instruments, costumes, sewing, carpentry, construction and set creation.
Your help is needed to make this musical drama a realty. Let the Holy Spirit move you and contact Dr. Chris McBride at Chris@westwoodunitedmethodist.org or 513.661.3139.