CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

Listed below are some of our upcoming and current events. You can find more about our small groups, classes and outreach under the MINISTRIES tab. See the full church calendar at the bottom of the page.

You can also learn more by reading our Back to School Newsletter Here!

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September 1, 2019

We know this will be encouraging and inspiring and it will be even more so if we hear from many of you. We want to highlight your reasons for “churching” through the use of short video clips that you record on your phone. For example: Why do you worship? Serve? Give? Tell? What do you love about your church? These are one of the questions you could answer in your video. It can be very short (5-10 seconds). And it would preferably be no longer than 15-20 seconds. Upload the video file here(as-is – there’s no need to edit) and watch an example hereand we’ll show your video sometime during the “Why Church?” series. Please email Curt Daviswith any questions.

One more thing about “Why Church?” We believe that our church family can be a place of healing, growth, care, connection, and purpose for those who are seeking. We want to share that with others....

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Sunday School series on Gender Roles Starts Sept. 15

The Family Foundations Class invites you to join them for a special series during the Sunday School hour on the last 3 Sundays in September (Sept. 15, 22, 29). One of their members, Abigail Rue, Dean and Professor in the College of Business and Communication at Concordia University, will present a fascinating study on “Gender - Past, Present and Future.” She will share new research and insights to help participants better navigate gender roles and challenge outdated stereotypes. All are welcome!

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We are excited to announce that we are offering a Couples Relationship Retreat on Saturday, October 5, from 9AM-4PM. This all-day retreat will be led by the Austin Family Institute, which has a great reputation for providing quality family and relationship therapy. The cost for this retreat is $100, which includes lunch and childcare. If you are in need of childcare, please sign up by October 1. Please email Curt Davis at cdavis@westlake-umc.org to register, scholarships are available.

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Save the date, because the Fall Fest is coming up on Sunday, October 27 from 4-6pm. This event brings our church family and our community together in a fun and festive environment. We’ll have great food, snow cones, bounce houses, balloon animals, carnival games, prizes, live music and friends from the Westlake Fire Department in their big red fire truck. Young and old alike, put this event on your calendar, because you won’t want to miss it. There a lot of ways you can volunteer to help make this an incredible event. You can help plan, promote, organize, set up, supervise games, and/or tear down. Email Heather Attridge (heatherattridge@yahoo.com), the Fall Festival coordinator, if you have any questions.

Check back soon for the RSVP form.

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Earlier this year, members of our church and the Westlake community gained valuable tools and benefited from their experience in Financial Peace University. If you’d like to get on the path to financial peace we invite you to participate in the next session beginning on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30pm. The special promotional cost for the class materials is $98.99, which includes the online annual membership to Financial Peace University. You must use the following link to receive the materials at the promotional cost: https://www.financialpeace.com/groups/1095413?c=ccf. When you register you will need to pay with a debit card. If you are in need of a scholarship please contact me, Erin Cowden, at erincowden@sbcglobal.net.

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Temperatures are trending downward in South Texas, albeit slowly, so the first week in October seems like a great time to return to our favorite working grounds in South Texas. The need for building wheel chair ramps is growing, but our case managers will decide on our top priorities, and decide on the best use of our time.

I'll head down the morning of Sept 30th and we'll return the afternoon of Oct 4th. I'll have coolers with cold water and Gatoraid, and lunch fixn's for a couple of days. I must admit that the sausage gravy and biscuits with fried eggs for breakfast were pretty good, so you just might just see a reprise of that one morning.

As always, come when you can and leave when you must. Hopefully we'll have a good turnout, because as I stated in my last report, many volunteer groups have faded away, so the need for us has grown. The fact that we've been doing this for over 2 years is a testament to our dedication and commitment. I thank you all for that.

Let me know if what days you can make it so we can prepare accordingly.

Thank you...

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See Our Full Calendar

The best place to view the calendar is through your WUMC Online account. To log in click the UMC Online button on the top of the page. It's easy to sign up if you don't have an account or use the calendar button below to see an overview of the calendar.