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Summer Camp at Westlake UMC will be here soon, but there's still time to register. Kids, from age 4 - 5th grade, and staff will gather at the church campus from 9am-Noon on June 13-17. Our theme is, “All God’s Children”, and we’ll celebrate how each of us is uniquely created and beautiful in our own way while learning to appreciate our similarities and differences. It's an amazing growing opportunity that takes place in a really fun environment. Sign up, spread the word and invite your friends! https://westlake-umc.org/events/summer-camp

Don't worry. There's still time to Sign Up for Beach, Beer (root), Bingo! This event is for All Ages and will include bingo games, beachy attire, food, root beer floats, and beachy vibe music from our Foundation Band, Chancel Choir & Bell Choir! We invite you to join us in the Gym on Sunday, April 24th from 12:15- 2:15 pm. Friends are always welcome to join the fun too. Please RSVP by the end of day on Friday the 22nd at westlake-umc.org/events/beach-beer-root-bingo

Easter Sunrise service was beautiful. We are looking forward to celebrating with you at 9:00 (contemporary) and 11:15am (traditional). Christ is risen!

We are ready for the Easter Sunrise service at 7:00am. It’s a beautiful morning. Christ is risen!

We are so excited to celebrate Easter with you! We have three unique worship services on Easter Sunday. We’ll gather at 7:00am for an outdoor, in-person only, unplugged Sunrise Service with music led on the acoustic guitar and the cello. We’ll come together indoors at 9:00am for a Contemporary Service with family friendly elements and music led by our Foundation Band. We’ll stay indoors at 11:15am, where the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, organist, and guest musicians will lead us in a beautiful, Traditional Service. The 9:00am and the 11:15 am services will also be available on Livestream and Facebook Live. We will serve Holy Communion at all of our worship gatherings on Easter. Easter Sunday is also the beginning of our new worship series, “Tell the Story.” A great story gets told over and over again, because it moves us in new ways as we see it and hear it from different vantage points. It echoes in hearts and minds and even inspires people to embrace life in new ways. There is one such story that has shaped the lives of billions of people over the last two thousand years. It’s a powerful story of embodied love, acceptance, and transformation. During the Season of Easter, we will explore how the earliest followers of Jesus told the story of his life, death and resurrection. And we will examine how that story echoes in our hearts and shapes how we live today. Join us on Easter Sunday at 7:00, 9:00 or 11:15am as we “Tell the Story.” We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

We are so excited to celebrate Easter with you! We have three unique worship services on Easter Sunday. We’ll gather at 7:00am for an outdoor, in-person only, unplugged Sunrise Service with music led on the acoustic guitar and the cello. We’ll come together indoors at 9:00am for a Contemporary Service with family friendly elements and music led by our Foundation Band. We’ll stay indoors at 11:15am, where the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, organist, and guest musicians will lead us in a beautiful, Traditional Service. The 9:00am and the 11:15 am services will also be available on Livestream and Facebook Live. We will serve Holy Communion at all of our worship gatherings on Easter. Easter Sunday is also the beginning of our new worship series, “Tell the Story.” A great story gets told over and over again, because it moves us in new ways as we see it and hear it from different vantage points. It echoes in hearts and minds and even inspires people to embrace life in new ways. There is one such story that has shaped the lives of billions of people over the last two thousand years. It’s a powerful story of embodied love, acceptance, and transformation. During the Season of Easter, we will explore how the earliest followers of Jesus told the story of his life, death and resurrection. And we will examine how that story echoes in our hearts and shapes how we live today. Join us on Easter Sunday at 7:00, 9:00 or 11:15am as we “Tell the Story.” We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

We’ll gather on Saturday with our neighbors at the Easter Egg-stravaganza in Lost Creek’s Boulder Trail Park starting at 10am. We are working together with friends from the Lost Creek Neighborhood Association, Lost Creek Living Magazine and Lost Creek Moms. There will be a petting zoo, bounce house, face painter, pictures with the Easter Bunny, pizza from iFratelli's and more. Plus, there will be thousands of eggs for the kiddos to hunt in the park. The preschool hunt is at 10:30am, the kindergarten hunt is at 11:00am and the elementary age hunt is at 11:30am. Make plans to join us this Saturday, April 16 at 10am as we have a blast connecting with our community. We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

We invite you to our Good Friday Service tonight, April 15, at 7pm in the Worship Center. If you can't be there in person it will also be live-streamed at westlake-umc.org/livestream. Our worship leadership, choir, organist and guest instrumentalists will guide us through a Traditional Tenebrae service of shadows, which means it will be a dramatic and beautiful way to experience the story of the Passion of Christ. We look forward to worshiping together with you tonight as we remember Christ’s passion for us.

We invite you to join us for today's Maundy Thursday Service, April 14 at 7pm in the Gym (in-person only). This will be a traditional service of foot washing and Holy Communion set in candlelight around tables in the gym featuring contemplative music - called Taize. The practice of foot washing was modeled by Jesus before his last supper with the disciples as a means of physically cleaning their well-traveled feet as well as demonstrating his nature to serve rather than be served. While we may not have that same need to clean one another's feet today, we practice foot washing with that same spirit of serving one another, all the while paying attention to a concern for hygiene and good sanitary measures. And if you prefer to have your hands washed instead and to wash another's hands as well, you will be welcome to do that. You are also invited to a Good Friday Service on April 15 at 7pm in the Worship Center, which will also be live-streamed at westlake-umc.org/livestream. Our worship leadership, choir, organist and guest instrumentalists will guide us through a Traditional Tenebrae service of shadows, which means it will be a dramatic way to experience the story of the Passion of Christ.

As the Season of Lent begins today, we invite you to join us this evening for worship on Ash Wednesday (March 2) at 7:00pm. We will gather in person in the worship center and online: westlake-umc.org/livestream.

Ash Wednesday (March 2) is the beginning of Lent. In the Christian calendar, the six weeks leading up to Easter are called the season of Lent. Biblically speaking, “to repent” means to turn back toward or return to God. Lent is a time for repentance. As Christians, we are called to go “into the wilderness” and spend time in introspection and assessment. This year, as we move toward a post-pandemic and politically polarized world, we are silently separated. Westlake UMC will observe the Holy Season of Lent through exploration of how we, as the community of Christians at Westlake UMC - Return to God, Relearn communications and listening skills, and Reconnect as community. As Lent begins, we invite you to join us for worship on Ash Wednesday (March 2) at 7:00pm in person in the worship center or online: westlake-umc.org/livestream.

In a fast and fun 45 minutes, 15 Volunteers sorted and tagged 556 warm clothing items - coats, jackets, sweaters, pants, gloves, socks, shoes, hats and scarves for street dependent youth right before the Winter Storm!

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