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Mission Spotlight – Digital Team

The Digital Team is in charge of the church’s website, video recording and Facebook. We are looking for people who are interested in any or all of these areas. If you are someone who likes to make videos we can use your help. We have many opportunities for you to use your skills to make videos that will be used in our various worship services and/or advertisements. Do you have any interest or experience in website maintenance? We have a place for you to plugin. If you know how to navigate Facebook and would like to help maintain the church’s Facebook page, we would like to speak to you. You are welcome to take part in more than one or all of these areas.

The work is generally not overwhelming but is gratifying. We currently have anywhere from one to two people carrying the load. We would like to add three to four more people to this ministry. We want to spread the load so that current technicians do not get burned out and open the door for people who feel driven to be involved in the capacity of a digital team technician.

To get involved please contact the church office at 513.661.3139.

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City Gospel Mission Trip is May 1

Join our group of volunteers this Tuesday, May 1st 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 513-661-1160 or


Wesley Chapel Mission Center

At Wesley Chapel Mission Center (located in Over-the-Rhine), our vision is to be a guiding light and safe haven. To accomplish this vision, we currently provide after-school and summer programming for youth and children. The KLASS (Keep Learning After School Stops) program at Center serves 70-100 children K-12 daily.  We also provide one-on-one tutoring at our Saturday Star Club and enrichment activities on Super Saturdays.  God is good!

We would like to thank those of you who have made such a huge impact on this ministry over the past 15 years! Your time, resources and prayers are a huge part of God’s successes in our corner of Over-the-Rhine.  Here are someof the ways members of Westwood UMC have contributed:

  • Annual Breakfast Fundraiser volunteers and participants for 2 years
  • Participants (golfers and donors) in UMM Golf outing that benefitted WMCM
  • Contributions  (both money and gifts in kind for crafts and education) from:
  • Individuals
  • WUMC Mission Team
  • UMW Circles


  • “I love Cincinnati” Weekend
  • Weekly helpers at the After School Program (KLASS)
  • Back-to-School Fair Volunteers
  • Prayer partners with children in KLASS
  • Board and committee members:

We are so thankful for all of this amazing support and really appreciate the opportunity to be May’s 2ndMile Giving Project.  Our biggest asset is people.  And our biggest need is people.  People who are willing to donate their time, money, resources and prayers. Find out more at or on the Wesley Chapel Mission Center Facebook page.  We thank you for your extra mile giving, and if you feel called to do more, please contact Gail Stewart at gstewart806@gmail and we’ll get you connected.

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Ministry Spotlight – The Welcome Team

The Welcome Team is a group of servant leaders who make sure that new comers to Westwood not only feel welcomed, but find their way.  Not only does the team pass out the welcome gift, but they are tasked to help new comers find their place here at Westwood UMC.

As we are praying to have 100 brought into Westwood, the team is praying for new people to step up and help them out a Sunday morning Greeters as well as helping them out at the Welcome Kiosks found in Eckel Hall, The Welcome Center and Epworth Hall.

This ministry is calling out to you!  Contact Pastor Beth Anne if you would like to serve on this ministry.  Outgoing personality is not required….just a willingness to say Good Morning and show God’s love.

Missions, My Neighbor's Place

My Neighbor’s Place Needs You!

My Neighbor’s Place (MNP) welcomes and cares for all of our neighbors. Through MNP community churches have the opportunity to work together to improve the spiritual economic, and social quality of life for the residents of our area.

Radical hospitality and sharing Jesus’ love is at the heart of what we do. MNP primarily offers friendship, relationships, worship, help with food and clothing, and a safe space which enables people to grow together.

On Tuesday mornings we have worship, Bible Studies, donuts and a free clothing closet. The food pantry is Wednesday from 10am to noon. Every Thursday we have a breakfast at 9am, worship at 10:10am and Lifetree Cafe at 11am.

Join us make friends with your neighbors, to worship God and grow in your faith. If you are interested in serving please contact