150 Year Celebration 2018

We will be celebrating our heritage on August 18th & 19th – MARK YOUR CALENDAR

150th Celebration – Sesquicentennial Celebration

Saturday August 18th 11am – 6pm

Games, live music, inflatables, free food, and historical presentation.

Sunday August 19th  – Homecoming Service 10:15am

Come worship with old friends and make new friends.

All are Welcome!

150 post card

Our Resale Shop will be celebrating 50 years on Sept. 8th with an old fashion car show

11:00 am to 3pm

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July Words from the Pastor

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Greetings Westville UMC Family!

Happy Anniversary to us:

Westville UMC & the Allison Family!

It’s hard to believe that my family and I have been here for a full year on July 1st.  It’s been an amazing year to say the least.  We feel truly blessed to be here at Westville United Methodist Church; to be a part of this amazing family.

In case you didn’t know, we are only a little over a month away from our 150th Anniversary Celebration Weekend!  We have a lot to do, but we can’t let the celebrations distract us from “Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!”

Let’s invite others to be a part of this wonderful family that God has called together.  I want others to know what they are missing out on.  I want others to know what it’s like to celebrate together; to lift one another up;to walk alongside one another;but most of all, what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

At the Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference, our theme was:  See All the People.  We are called to see all the people that we encounter, each day, as God’s children.  To really see them as the people God created them to be.  We are no better than they are.  The one thing we do have is Jesus Christ in our lives.  They should have the same relationship with Jesus Christ.

We are in the middle of our sermon series: See All the People.  I challenge each one of us to reach out to one person.  This should be a person that we don’t already know or one that we don’t know very well.  Take the time to build a relationship with this one person, because it’s all about RELATIONSHIP.  Introduce them to Jesus Christ and invite them to be a part of this beautiful family.

Thank you for making my family and I feel at home! Let’s do the same for others!!

To God be the glory!!

Pastor Cathy Allison

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings Westville UMC Family!                                                      IMG_2849

It’s amazing how time is flying by.  Summer is right around the corner!  Time to get outside and enjoy the weather; meet our neighbors; enjoy God’s creation.  Celebrate each day is at it comes, because each day is a gift from God.

So, how are you using your days?  Are you grateful for all that God provides for you each and every day?  Are you just as grateful for the rainy days as you are for the sunny days?  God is in each day, whether there is sunshine or rain.  By the way, I’m speaking to myself, as well.

There are two commands that Jesus Christ has given us:

In Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus says, “’Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.”

 

In Matthew 22:39 Jesus says, “And the second is like it:  ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

As Westville United Methodist Church family, we need to take care of one another.  Is anyone missing on Sunday mornings?  Is anyone missing in your Sunday School class?  Why not reach out to them?  What can we do to help them on their faith journey?

Send them a card; call them on the phone; invite them to lunch; etc…If there is someone that I need to reach out too, please let me know.  Maybe you are the one who is reading this and you need to hear from us, from me.  Call me, I would be more than happy to visit with you in your home.  Or if you prefer, you are invited to visit my office, my door is always open.

We have a lot to celebrate this year:  our 150th Anniversary as Westville United Methodist Church and the 50th Anniversary of our Resale Shop.  Let us not be so busy in the busyness that we lose track of taking care of ourselves and one another.

Blessings to you and yours,

Pastor Cathy Allison

 

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Welcome to the Westville United Methodist Church

Service Times Sunday Morning:

9 am Sunday School  for all ages

10:am to 10:13 am Social Time

10:15 am Church Service Sanctuary

Office Email: secretarywumc@csinet.net

 

Office Hours Monday – Wednesday 8-3pm & Thurs. 8 to noon – Pastor

Secretary Monday -Thurs. 5:15 – 7:15pm

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Hours & Info
(219) 785-2314
Sunday School 9 am
Worship Church Service 10:15am

Church Office Hours:
3:15 PM to 7:15 PM