You are welcome here.
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 grace to worship God, to be reminded of forgiveness and to find out what God wants us to do to make a difference in this world. During our weekend services, uplifting music, challenging media and drama presentations with practical, relevant messages present the timeless truths of the Bible that can be easily understood and applied to your daily life. There are great opportunities for the entire family to be involved in this community.
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. Our 9:00 service is a contemporary service featuring a praise band while our 11:15 service is more traditional in format and includes a choir and the singing of hymns and spirituals.
What about my children?
Children are welcome in all 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 encourage you to fill out one of our registration cards so that we can get to know you and help you learn about WUMC.
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 LGBTQ friendly church?
Yes! We welcome all people into the life of the church. Westlake United Methodist is a scripture-based church, that believes 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. We believe that God's grace is extended to all persons and that the Gospel, as well as this church should be open to all. Several of our Sunday Morning Classes including; Journey’s, Perspectives, Family Foundations, and Parents of Teens and Tweens, as well as our Choir have affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network.