At Westlake United Methodist Church, we celebrate that all persons are created in the image of and are equally loved by God. As followers of Christ, whose love is boundless, we invite and welcome all* people into full participation in the life, ministries, worship, and sacraments of this faith community.
*All includes, but is not limited to, people of every age, race, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, economic standing, education level, physical and mental capacity, national origin, and family configuration.
What makes WUMC different?
The Westlake Church Family is a group of imperfect people who have been brought together by the grace of God to worship Him, to be reminded of his forgiveness and to find out what He wants us to do in this world. During our weekend services, uplifting music, challenging media and drama presentations with practical messages present the timeless truths of the Bible that can be easily understood and applied to your daily life. There is a great opportunity for the entire family to be involved in this congregation.
What are your Weekend Services like?
We work hard to make sure every service is creative and relevant to your life. Someone will greet you on our front porch. Feel free to sit where you want to. Our 9:00 service is a contemporary praise service while our 11:15 service is more traditional in format.
What about my children?
Children are welcome in the worship services. We have activity packets for them and a special time for them as a part of the service. Your kids will be blessed to be a part of Sunday School. Our Children's Ministry Team works hard to have classes that include music, crafts, and a great Bible story on their level. Please note that children's classes are at 10:10 am, our Sunday School hour for adults, youth, and children. Our fully staffed nursery is a clean, safe and caring environment that is open during our services. Parents are given a pager for instant communication.
What do you have for middle and high school students?
Our Student Ministry, led by Diane Kofahl, offers a program of get-togethers, retreats, bible study, music, service opportunities & mission trips.
What does WUMC believe?
Westlake United Methodist is a scripture-based church - we believe that scripture should be interpreted through tradition, reason, and experience. Any single scriptural passage should be interpreted in the context of the overarching story of God's grace revealed in Jesus Christ.
Will I have to say anything, sign anything, give anything, or be singled out in any way?
No. If you are our guest, we won't ask you to wear a sticker or stand up or stand out in any way. We don't even ask that you give a dime in our offering baskets. We want you to remain as anonymous as you want to be, but we do encourage you to come for several weeks so that you can see all that is going on at WUMC. We would like for you to fill out one of our registration cards so that we can get more information about WUMC to you. However, no one will visit or call on you without your permission.
What do I wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in. People wear everything from "Sunday best" to business casual to shorts and sandals. Feel free to leave the tie and high heels at home.
Is WUMC an LGBT friendly church?
While Westlake United Methodist is a scripture-based church, we believe that scripture should be interpreted through tradition, reason, and experience. Any single scriptural passage should be interpreted in the context of the overarching story of God's grace revealed in Jesus Christ. Believing that God's grace is extended to all persons and that the Gospel, as well as this church should be open to all, the Journey's Sunday Morning Class has affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network.