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.

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Begining January 13. What are you afraid of? How has that fear diminished your life? What if you looked back on 2019 as the year you overcame that fear? Join us for the six-week Sunday worship series and watch how God transforms your life as you are armed with the tools you need to live Unafraid.

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January 27, 2019 12:15pm

It’s time for our annual Chili Cook-Off. Fire up those taste buds and hone those recipes so that you’re prepared for this special day at WUMC on Sunday, January 27. We have All Star Burger gift cards for our top-three vote getters: 1st Place = $40, 2nd Place = $25, 3rd Place = $15. If you don’t win a prize, you’ll still have the satisfaction of knowing that you made delicious chili to share with some pretty great people at your church. While the competition is fun, this whole event is about getting together for a shared meal. Please drop off your chili prior to the 11:15am service and sign up here to let us know that you’re bringing some chili to share. We’ll see you at the Chili Cook Off in the Gym right after the 11:15am service on Sunday, January 27.

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February 2, 2019 9am

Do you want to learn to care for people who are grieving or going through a difficult transition and connect with them in a distinctively Christian way? On Saturday, February 2, Westlake United Methodist Church will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The half-day workshop is designed both to enhance participants’ caregiving skills and to help congregations explore ways to expand their caring ministry. Registration begins at 8:00 AM, and refreshments will be served.

One reason we’re so excited about helping other congregations learn about Stephen Ministry is that it is making a significant difference in the life of our own congregation. Since we began Stephen Ministry in 2011, 23 laypeople have gone through 50 hours of training in order to provide quality one-to-one Christian care to hurting people. If you think you might be interested in being a Stephen Minister, attending the workshop is a great way to learn more.

Members of WUMC are invited to attend the workshop free of charge. If you would like to...

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Tuesdays, 5-7 pm, February 5 – March 12. We offer you, family members, neighbors, and friends a time of hope and healing through a six-week Grief Support Seminar dealing with the issues surrounding loss. During the sessions, we will explore various coping skills and ways to help one grow through this experience into a level of wholeness. Please register by Feb. 3 so materials will be available for you. Cost of materials is $10 and can be paid the first night of class. To register contact MaryLou at or 512.262.4177

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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. So with that here are the opportunities:

VIM Recovery Team for Victoria June 26 (Tues) through June 30 (Sat).


VIM Recovery Team for Victoria July 23 (Mon) through July 27 (Fri)

This second opportunity will be a joint team of WUMC with a VIM team from Virginia led by Duane Cookson. Cookson’s team is the first group we worked with on our first ERT deployment in September.

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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.