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Youth Ministries Update

There are a couple of updates you need to be aware of regarding our youth ministries program.  Sunday school class for the youth will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Room; while Sunday Night Fellowship and Bible study will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Youth Room.

The Youth Group will be formally changing its name to “Catalyst” on Friday, August 23rd in conjunction with the event “Are You Cereal?”. The launch of our small groups for boys and girls will be Thursday, August 29th. Youth group will be finishing the youth version of Half Truths by Adam Hamilton and working through the ACTS of Prayer series, with the capstone being “Becoming the Catalyst” on Sunday, August 25th.

Questions can be directed to Youth Ministry Team Leader Chris Allen at 513.661.3139.

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Student Ministries

Why Student Ministry?

Nine reasons we involve ourselves in student ministry.

  1. We all grow up and having older people walk along with us can help sort through life’s changes.
  2. As we grow up, learn, become adults, we can walk along with our peers to help them.
  3. It is alright not to know everything. We celebrate learning and growing together.
  4. We are all trying to be better people and need support to do so.
  5. Learning how and where God will show up in our lives.
  6. Helping to sort out our ideas about values and goals for life.
  7. As Christians, how to follow Jesus and practice the “means of grace.”
  8. Student ministry is our (students and young adults) in ministry with and to other students and young adults.
  9. The Student Ministry Team Leader is the one who helps students and adults do this ministry.
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Children’s Ministries

We care about your kids at Westwood UMC, and want them to learn God’s Big Story as they embark in the adventure of following Jesus.  We offer several opportunities for kids to worship, grow and serve through Sunday school, Wednesday Kids Rock (restarting on January 23), Club 56 and special events.

To keep up to date, fill out the connection card at worship with your email address and check “I’d like to get the kids weekly email” or follow us on our Facebook page.

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Upward Basketball is Returning to Westwood UMC!

We are looking for volunteers to help coach and referee.  The great thing about coaching Upward Basketball is that you don’t have to be a basketball expert or know a lot about basketball to coach.  Each coach and referee is provided with a coaches manual that scripts everything you need to know right down to making practice plans and providing drills to teach the participants.  All you have to do is want to help kids grow and learn more about Jesus and basketball.

If interested please contact Mark Rave at 513.439.4372 or email at or Cheryl Wood, Children’s Ministry Team Leader at