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 Spring Newsletter Here!

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May 23, 2019 6:30am

Please join us as we present information about the current situation at the Texas border. On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, we will co-host “Immigrant Story, It’s NOT Over, part 2” along with Austin New Church, at The 04 Center at 2701 South Lamar, from 6:30 until 8:00 PM. Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, an Austin immigration attorney and Michael Benavides, Co-founder of TeamBrownsville will be our featured speakers. If you have questions, please contact Ann Finch at 512-422-7015.

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It’s time to talk about mental health! Research shows that 1 in 5 teens experience a mental health issue, with depression and anxiety being the most common diagnosis. Left untreated, these conditions can worsen and impact all aspects of a teen’s life. More than 40% of teens are not receiving the care and treatment they need – often because they are too embarrassed to talk about mental health or don’t know how to ask for help.

We invite you participate with us in a special 2-week series focusing on mental health on Sundays, May 19 & 26. We aim to normalize the conversation around mental health and addiction, to eliminate related shame and embarrassment, and empower those who suffer to unapologetically acknowledge their illness and seek/claim the help they need. We must start by naming the demons that plague us…calling them out…rather than demonizing those who suffer from mental illness or addiction. On Saturday,

On June 1 join us for a 1 hour presentation called "Lets Talk" that equips parents and caregivers with simple tools...

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This year’s Vacation Bible School will be 9:00a to noon on Monday June 10 through Friday June 14th.

Registration is now closed. If you have missed the registration deadline, please contact Megan (mgetman@westlake-umc.org) for information on availability of spots.

Click here for more details and registration.

Youth Volunteers: Sign up here!

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April 2, 2019 6:30pm - May 28, 2019

“Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps” by Richard Rohr

Book Study led by Pastor Tracey: Tuesdays during April and May from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Please register by emailing Pastor Tracey at tbeadle@westlake-umc.org.

Richard Rohr proposes that we are all addicted in some way; alcoholism and drug addiction are only the more obvious forms of addiction. Learn how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps and spiritual practices like meditation and contemplation can free us from our universal addiction and free us to embrace true life.

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Its time to get back to Victoria and helping put their lives back together. We have our response trailer and we have the tools loaded. Now we need boots on the ground. I am announcing two scheduled trips that you can volunteer for. The only requirement that you must have is the RioConference training called Safe Gatherings. It is mandated by the conference. Jim Balthazar and I are now certified all the way through the third tier of the process of TRUSTed. Every team requires a minimum of 2 of TRUSTed. Other team members are only required to be background checked and completion of the online training under Safe Gatherings

You can complete training/background check by going to the RioTexas Conference web page at the following link: https://safegatherings.com

As we have done in the past, you can sign up for less than the full deployment. No particular skills required. :)

Email, or call to join.

  • David Graham - (989) 948-5647
  • Jim Balthazar - (512) 567-3897
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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.