Missions, Uncategorized

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.


Pray The Stations of the Cross

The palm branch crosses are an excellent reminder of the speed we move from the celebration of the palms to the lament over the passion. Holy week is a time to remember how Christ suffered and died for us. We are pilgrims on a journey retracing Jesus’ steps from the table to the tomb.

There are fourteen prayer stations, click on the first image in the gallery to get the larger view, and click through each one.  

“Be Still and Know I am God”

Please enter prayerfully.


Holy Week at Westwood

Service Times
March 25th—Palm Sunday Services 8:30 am9:30 am & 11:00 am
March 29th—Maundy ThursdayService at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
March 30th—Good Friday Community Service at 7:00 pm at St. Peter & St. Paul 3001 Queen City Ave. at the corner of Ferguson/Queen City Ave.
April 1st– Easter Sunday Services at 7:00 am9:30 am & 11:00 am
Stations of the Cross
In the spirit of remembering Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins, we will be having Stations of the Cross in the Sanctuary. Starting with Sunday evening until 8 pm on March 25, the Sanctuary will be open Monday & Tuesday 8 am to 8 pm, Wednesday & Thursday 8 am to 6:30 pm and Friday & Saturday, March 31st 8 am to 6 pm. Everyone is invited to participate in this somber and motivational observance.
Church Wide 24 Hour Prayer Vigil 
The Prayer Vigil will begin on Saturday, March 24th at 8am and end on Sunday, March 25th at 8am. You may pray in the Chapel or remotely from home or work or anywhere you may be.
Join us for on-site prayer in the Chapel during the hours 8am-5pm Saturday, March 24th.
We are asking to have all 24 hours bathed in prayer as the church is looking for God to Breakthrough Westwood UMC. There are 96 slots in 15 minute (minimum) increments. We hope for all to be filled by one or more people.
We will be praying for all prayer requests from the connection cards, prayer wall, and those offered through the new prayer email listed above. We will also provide a prayer card to be used as a guide for offering prayers for the entire church community including our children.
If you are out of town and would like to have a prayer card/guide, please email the Prayer Team.
Great Egg Hunt
Sunday March 25 from 3-5 p.m.  – Games, Crafts, Moonbounce, Face Painting, Ballon Animals, Cake Walk, Pictures with Easter Bunny, Easter Prop Photo Booth, & Popcorn and Lemonade.
Events, Uncategorized

Financial Peace University Begins March 28th

What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions?
With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. If you’re interested in learning more about the class, message Pastor Beth Anne! Because we’re offering it at Westwood United Methodist Church just for you starting Wednesday, March 28th. Go to http://www.fpu.com/1062569
Prayer Ministry, Uncategorized

Prayer Postcards Reminder

The Prayer Administrative Team wants to remind you of a very easy way for you to let others know that you’re praying for them! Simply send them a prayer postcard! They’ve even make it super easy by supplying the stamp!

Let’s face it, the world can be a cold and lonely place. As disciples of Christ, we are called to be the LIGHT in a dark and sometimes lonely world. What better way to shine that light than by writing out a postcard and letting someone know you care?!

Postcards are available in the Welcome Center and down in Eckel Hall by the Main Office. Take one (or two) today!