Part of the Methodist tradition from our founding three hundred years ago is caring for our brothers and sisters. Our vision is simple: to become a community in which we extend the healing love of Christ to one another. The church cannot take the place of doctors, nurses, counselors and healthcare professionals, but our church community can make a difference in healing and transforming lives. God empowers all healing, and healing comes in many different forms and through many different hearts and hands. We look for the ways that our hearts and hands can be channels of healing.
When a church member has a reason to celebrate, we want to be there, spreading our joy about God’s blessing. When a church member encounters illness, depression, tragic circumstances, or death, the members of our community want to be there, offering care and concern appropriate to the situation, whether it is prayer, companionship and listening, conversation and discussion, groceries and meals, transportation, household tasks, or family care.
Bring Christ's Care to Hurting People- Become a Stephen Minister! Do you have a gift of compassion? Are you a good listener?
To find out more about becoming a Stephen Minister at Westlake United Methodist Church, call one of our Stephen Leaders. We're recruiting our next class soon!more
Beginning October 29, John Watterson, psychologist, and Leanne Carl, WUMC Stephen’s Minister, will co-host a new Divorce Recovery support group beginning Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Library. The time is 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group will meet for at least 8 sessions. The format will be informal with short presentations on a discussion topic and opportunities for sharing.more