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!

Christmas time is upon us and we couldn't be more excited! Check back here for all things Advent & Christas at Westlake UMC.

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November 14, 2019 7pm

Each year the church participates in something called the Charge Conference. The leadership team from our church, along with several other churches, will be commissioned by our District Superintendent, Rev. TeresaWelborn, to go out and serve in the following year. All are welcome to participate in this year’s conference at Simpson United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 14, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

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Austin Family Institute Leads Seminar for Parents of Preschoolers: Sunday, November 3-24

Like many parents, you may find yourself wondering many times during the day why your child does the things they do. Often, it is like parents and their kids speak completely different languages causing frustration and emotional meltdowns (on both sides). Behind all those temper tantrums, emotional outbursts, and defiant behaviors is a carefully forming brain growing at an exponential rate. Gaining more of an understanding of how this organ operates within your child and the influence we have over its development can lead one a step closer to reclaiming sanity and to an improved relationship. We invite parents of preschoolers to join us for all four Sundays in November during the Sunday School hour (10:10 – 11:05am) in Room 405 for a seminar entitled Child Brain Development: What Makes Them Tick? We’re so excited to have Austin Family Institute leading this seminar.

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November 17, 2019 12pm

November 17: Our Fellowship Committee is working hard to bring us together for food and fun at our upcoming Baked Potato Bar on Sunday, November 17 after the11:15am service in the Gym. You are invited to eat some great food and enjoy each other’s company. Plus, you will be preparing yourself for Thanksgiving dinner by getting your stomach into eating shape. We’ll see you there.

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Getting ahead of the holiday rush with meaningful gifts and projects.

Use this guide to identify projects/gifts that work for you and your family. The project Angel will contact you with more details as necessary. To pay by check, write check to WUMC with CIO-(project name) in the memo line.

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Please consider joining our amazing WUMC Choir for our upcoming Lessons and Carols program! The Cantata we will be presenting is absolutely gorgeous, accessible, and will be accompanied by percussion and woodwinds as well as organ. It is thematically linked to Pastor Tracey's series for Advent, and promises to be a powerful and inspiring musical offering.

The official "reveal" of the cantata will take place on Saturday, October 19 at our fabulous Choir Retreat at the home of Dixie and John Paulos, from 9 AM- 12 Noon (it is a potluck, and gets you home in plenty of time for the game!!).

Our regular choir rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 PM in the Music Room. The Lessons and Carols will be presented on Sunday, December 15 at both services.

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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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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.