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In Mission Together – building partnerships across cultures

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: bgolson@aol.com or 513.658.0951.

 

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Block Party – Saturday, October 13, 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

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City Gospel Mission Scheduled for September 4th

Join our group of volunteers this Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00pm—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 6:20pm.

If you are interested in attending, please indicate this on the Connection Card. If any questions, contact Carol Wright at ciw1224@yahoo.com.

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Homecoming Sunday Update

Homecoming Sunday! September 9th
Sunday Morning Details:
– We will have one Service at 10:00 a.m.
– We will be taking an all church photo directly after church in the Sanctuary.

Tailgating Party Details: 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot
Each person will be part of a “Team.”

If your last name starts with A-L you are on Team Appetizer. Your team color is Black.
If your last name starts with M-Z you are on Team Dessert. Your team color is Red.

The “Officials” will be providing Hot dogs, Mets and Brats.
How to help:
– Bring a tailgating game to play, corn hole, frisbee, footballs, etc…
– Make a batch of chili.
– Set-up and clean-up crew.
– Help cook on the grill.
– Sign-up on Connection Card or contact the office at 513.661.3139 to let us know how you can help!

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Financial Peace University Starts Sept 12th

What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked?  With Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future.  If you’re interested in learning more about the group, message me! Because we’re offering it at Westwood United Methodist Church just for you starting September 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Contact Pastor Beth Anne at if you are interested in being a part of Financial Peace University.  She can be reached at 513.661.3139 or BethAnne@westwoodunitedmethodist.org.