CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
The world is always ending somewhere. It’s always beginning somewhere, too…perhaps right in the same place. This is a truth that thumps like a heartbeat beneath the rhythms of the season leading to Christmas. Join us, in the tradition of the early church, for a 6-week long Advent. The spiritual gifts of Advent are waiting, mindfulness, repentance, and reorientation as we anticipate the coming again of Christ.
Many of this series’ Bible readings are called “apocalyptic,” which often evokes imagery of a cataclysmic Second Coming. “Apocalypse” merely means “revelation.” Much of apocalyptic literature isn’t at all concerned with forecasting a final judgment. Rather, it’s obsessed with telling us the truth about what happens when God reveals Godself: the world as we know it ends. And because God has drawn near, and Divinity is unveiled, our distance from God ends too.
What do we do in the face of such revelation, the kind that ends old worlds and begins new ones? Scripture offers one particular answer again and again: we shall sing. In this series, we look to global...more
December 9, 2023 9am
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you won’t want to miss our annual Cookies with Santa! On December 9, 9:00-10:30am at Hat Creek Burger Company (Westlake Hills) come and decorate cookies, write letters to Santa, enjoy the playground and, of course, have your picture professionally taken with Santa! And don’t forget to invite all your family, friends, and neighbors! All are welcome!more
This year we are continuing with our beloved WUMC tradition of ordering potted poinsettias to decorate our Worship Center for Christmas Eve! A little twist - this year we have decided to order beautiful WHITE POINSETTIAS! Order them to bring home or to gift to friends and family after Christmas Eve services for 15$ per plant.
Use the form below to make your dedication and then make you poinsettia donation with cash or check at the church office or on-line here: https://onrealm.org/WestlakeUnitedM/give/poinsettiasmore
December 10, 2023
Join us for a special service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 10 at 10:10 AM.
Lessons and Carols is a Christmas service that includes readings from the Bible interspersed with hymns and carols from all of the music ministries at WUMC. The service follows the biblical story of the fall of humanity, the promise of a savior, and the birth of Jesus. It is a beautiful and meaningful way to prepare for and celebrate the holiday season.more
December 21, 2023 7pm
Thursday, December 21, 7:00 PM- This free event offers a space for community storytellers to share their challenging holiday experiences, accompanied by blues music. It’s a time for finding encouragement and hope. Please share this meaningful event; it’s important for those who find the holidays difficult. We hope to see you there!more
We warmly invite you to join us at Westlake UMC on Christmas Eve to participate in any of our special worship services.
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICES
- 10:10am - Christmas Eve Morning Taize Service
- 3:00pm - Family Candlelight & Communion Service with Nativity Retelling
- 5:00pm - Contemporary Candlelight & Communion Service
- 7:00pm - Traditional Candlelight & Communion Service
Most of us have heard that some United Methodist congregations have voted to leave the UMC, but we may not know much more than just that. On Sunday, January 22, the Fellowship Class will host Pastor Tracey and Jay Brim to present information and answer our questions. We are fortunate to have access to such expertise – Tracey for our congregation’s perspective and Jay for the big church (UMC).
What is the issue? What is the plan? And what questions do you have? Everyone is invited. We will meet in the sanctuary to accommodate a larger gathering - starting promptly at 10:10 am. It will also be livestreamed here.
The Fellowship Class hopes that you will join us on the 22nd.more
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