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1 3460 Epworth Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio Periodical Postage Paid at Cincinnati, Ohio WESTWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Lee s Look SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 VOLUME 76, ISSUE 09 MCCI In my sermon on Oh Be Careful Little Tongue What You Say, part 1, I mentioned that the Church Council had voted that the church enter into a covenant with the Annual Conference at the Bishop s invitation to be involved in the Missional Church Consultation Initiative. So what is MCCI? Inside: Worship Grow Serve Changes, p. 2 Chris Chorus, p. 3 Beth Anne s Bottom Line, p. 4 My Neighbor s Place, p. 5 Opportunities, p. 6 Prayer Corner, p. 7 It will be over a year long process of my attending a monthly meeting with other pastors and a conference representative to help prepare myself and the church for moving into a new missional perspective. I believe we are in this mindset due to our efforts in our community. We have one of the few missionaries on staff (Sarah Beach), as well as mission houses in the conference (My Neighbor s Place, a cooperative ministry with others), over 100 people weekly who serve as indicated by the Connection Cards, a constant community prayer focus, outreach with neighborhood workers, UMW efforts, men s group, children and youth ministry, as well as a focused staff on equipping others for ministry. These are just some of the missional perspectives that WUMC already has. But our hopes are that MCCI will open our eyes and faith to a new frontier where all of us are working with our neighbors, youth and adults, in a way that introduces them to Jesus and faith. Very briefly what will happen is an event sometime in 2019 or 2020 resulting from visits and conversations with consultants, who are other pastors and leaders, entering into our life as a church and offering a prescription for mission. Currently we have the 2020 Vision and our Breakthrough Prayer which are our prescriptions for 10 years and one year respectively. We voted to accept both of these vision statements. And likewise the prescription is an all or nothing Charge Conference vote (where we are all called on to vote) to accept or reject the prescription(s). What would that prescription conclude? It will look at all the things we do and the possibilities that are around us to be in mission and ministry with Jesus to reach people around us. Over the course of the year, my job and that of the implementation team of members of Westwood is to help us get into a mindset of openness, prayer for God s breakthrough and faith to believe that God isn t done with us yet! So who are on this implementation team? Church Council, the staff, lay leaders, and others. The list will come out later. Worship ~ Grow ~ Serve October in View, p. 8-9 Mark Your Calendar, p. 10 Children p. 11 Did You Know? p. 12 Bible Principles, p. 13 Preschool News, p. 14 Fellowship, p. 15 Prayer Requests: Pray for MCCI that God will have the glory. In other words, all we do and say will be something that we do because we know God is leading and it is bring him glory. For my time in Columbus with the MCCI pastors. For the implementation team: openness, wisdom to apply what we will learn, and their walk with God. Rev. Dr. Lee Strawhun is the senior pastor at Westwood United Methodist Church

2 P A G E 2 P A G E 1 5 Join us for Worship Senior Pastor.... Rev. Dr. Lee Strawhun Associate Pastor & Connections & Retention Team Leader. Rev. Beth Anne Crego Visitation Pastor... Rev. David Schneider Community Outreach Team Leader... Sarah Beach Children Ministries Team Leader... Cheryl Wood Worship & Technology Team Leader Dr. Chris McBride Organist. Scott Kimmell Preschool Director... Allison Phillips Financial Secretary Carol Krumpelbeck Office Team Leader & the Keeper of the Schedule.... Julie Fletcher Facilities Team Leader Supervisor Duncan Cordrey Chimes Editor.. Christina McMullin Send articles/info to: CHANGES Summer is gone and fall is upon us. What does the Bible say about changes? Genesis 8:22 As long as the earth exists, seedtime and harvest, cold and hot, summer and autumn, day and night will not cease. Psalm 1:3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Acts 1:7 He said to them, It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. Thank you for remembering and honoring friends and loved ones by donating to the following funds: ORGAN FUND In memory of Judy Hearn by Gerald & Sarah Skidmore, Ken & Marian Miller In honor of Scott Kimmell by Anne Nickerson MUSIC FUND In memory of Judy Hearn by Harvey & Sarah Freeman In honor of George & Barb Stinson s 50th Wedding Anniversary by Charlie Richen MY NEIGHBORS PLACE FUND In memory of Judy Hearn by Mary Grooms UNITED METHODIST WOMEN FUND In memory of Judy Hearn by Hollis & Patricia Mitchell FACILITY MAINTENANCE FUND In memory of Erlene Eckert by Skip & Joan Jackson YOUTH PROGRAM FUND In memory of Erlene Eckert by John & Linda Linnenberg GENERAL OPERATIONS FUND In memory of Judy Hearn by Fred & Christina Tritschler MERRIMATE & FOOD PANTRY FUND In memory of Judy Hearn by Sue LaRue Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of : Judy Hearn who died July 30, 2018 Erlene Eckert who died August 3, 2018 To WUMC: Thank you so much for the scholarship money. It will buy a year s worth of books and help pay for housing. Words can not express my appreciation for the donation. James Eppley Thank you so much for awarding us scholarships. We are excited to be attending Miami University and want to thank you for helping lower the cost of our education. Thanks, Haley and Billy Thompson CHIMES (USPS ) is published monthly, January through November, by Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio Periodical Postage paid at Cincinnati, Ohio. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: CHIMES, 3460 Epworth Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

3 PAGE 14 Over the summer, WUMC Preschool updated our Parent Handbook, which included new segments regarding what curriculum we follow and why. When thinking about my October article, I thought the congregation may be interested in knowing what curriculum we follow, why, and how we are implementing it in our classrooms. In 2015, WUMC Preschool started the Step Up to Quality process. A key component of this process is to select an Ohio Approved curriculum, and directly aligned with Ohio s Early Learning Standards. After much research and guidance from our Step Up to Quality Coach, we selected Creative Curriculum. What are the Ohio Early Learning Standards? In December 2011, Ohio was awarded the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant, which required the state to have Early Learning and Development Standards in all Essential Domains of School Readiness, Birth to Age 5. These standards describe key concepts and skills that young children develop during the birth-to-five-year period. Their purpose is to support the development and well-being of young children and to foster their learning. The standards promote the understanding of early learning and development, provide a comprehensive and coherent set of expectations for children s development and learning, and guide the design and implementation of curriculum, assessment and instructional practices with young children. PAGE Messages of Hope at Westwood United Methodist Church 8:30 AM Communion Service, Chapel 9:30 AM Traditional Service, Sanctuary 10:00 AM New Covenant, Chapel 11:00 AM The Modern Service, These five domains included: Social and Emotional Development Physical Well-being and Motor Development Approaches Toward Learning Language and Literacy Development Cognition and General Knowledge The Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards were created as part of a collaborative effort of state agencies serving young children including Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Governor s Office of Health Transformation. Creative Curriculum: WUMC Preschool chose Creative Curriculum after careful research and assistance from our Curriculum Coach, through 4C for Children. Once our Curriculum Coach observed our classrooms, she proposed we adopt Creative Curriculum, because it s basic concepts were very close to what we were already doing with our independent curriculum. Reginald Heber ( ), wrote the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy at the end of his life when he was serving as Bishop of Calcutta. He suffered a sun-stroke after preaching a sermon and passed away. Holy, Holy, Holy is a Trinitarian themed song with deep reverence for our God. The philosophy of The Creative Curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. The Creative Curriculum is built on theories of development in young children, that all children learn through active exploration of their environment and therefore the environment plays a critical role in learning. The goal of the Creative Curriculum is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment. Creative Curriculum shows teachers how to integrate learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology throughout the day. It also gives the teacher a wide range of teaching strategies-- from childinitiated learning to teacher-directed approaches-- to best respond to children's learning styles, strengths, and interests. In the coming months, I plan on introducing you to each class, the teachers and ways they implement Creative Curriculum into their classroom. Through observation and meetings with our Creative Curriculum Coach, each classroom has developed their own teaching style. As always, feel free to pop down and see what we are doing at WUMC Preschool. It s always something new! I am reminded daily that the Lord is so much bigger than man often makes Him out to be. The creator who spoke the universe into being cannot be less than His creation. Yet man in his fear, jealousy, resentment, or disbelief continues to place God in a box that fits their way of thinking. I realized some time ago rather He revealed to me that there is no box mental or physical that could hold Him. He is beyond man s manipulative grasp. All the tricks and designs of man to manage the King of kings is just striving after the wind. With that being said, the only proper response to God is fall on one s face in awe and reverence. He is our Lord, Father, Savior, Friend, and so much more, but that does not negate the fact that He is the Lord over all and deserves our utmost respect. Let s not offer profane fire before the Lord as Nadab and Abihu did. The Lord does not tolerate us treating Him as common. The standards during the preschool years describe those developmental skills and concepts children should know and be able to do at the end of their preschool experience. The planned activities for the children, the organization of the environment, the selection of toys and materials, planning the daily schedule and interacting with the children, are all designed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the curriculum and give your child a successful year in school. Hebrews 12:28 28Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29For our God is a consuming fire. He handed out gifts. to train all Christians in skilled servant work, working within Christ s body, the church, till we are all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God s Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13 (Msg) I thought you might enjoy reading the words of the hymn along with this devotion UMH-64. Father, You alone are God. Thank You for sharing Your love, majesty, and power with this fallen world. We do not deserve Your slightest glance but You look beyond our wickedness and saw Your broken creation in need and You reach out to us. 3

4 PAGE PAGE 4 In this devotional except from, From My Sister, My Brother: Life Together in Christ, The Language of Christian Community by Henri J.M. Nouwen, he expands on what it means to be in Christian community. What it means to be connected. Prayer is the language of the Christian community. In prayer the nature of the community becomes visible because in prayer we direct ourselves to the one who forms the community. We do not pray to each other, but together we pray to God, who calls us and makes us into a new people. Praying is not one of the many things the community does. Rather, it is it s very being. Many discussions about prayer do not take this very seriously. Sometimes it seems as if the Christian community is so busy with its projects and plans that there is neither the time nor the mood to pray. But when prayer is no longer its primary concern, and when its many activities are no longer seen and experienced as part of prayer itself, the community quickly degenerates into a club with a common cause but no common vocation. By prayers, community is created as well as expressed. Prayer is first of all the realization of God s presence in the midst of his people and, therefore, the realization of the community itself. Most clear and most noticeable are the words, the gestures and the silence through which the community is formed. When we listen to the word, we not only receive insight into God s saving work, but we also experience a new mutual bond. When we start around the altar, eat bread and drink wine, kneel in meditation, or walk in procession we not only remember God s work in human history, but we also become aware of his creative presence here and now. When we sit together in silent prayer, we create a space where we sense that the one we are waiting for is already touching us, as he touched Elijah standing in the front of the cave. God calls us to be in community together. We are called to not only worship together, but to grow and serve. All of this with the foundation of prayer remembering that community grows when we are in prayer for one another. As I read the scripture reference to this devotion, I am also reminded that God speaks to us in ways we don t expect or control. Elijah was in the midst of a major fight and showdown. He has had great victories and yet he is still afraid. He is shaken by the pressures of the world around him. God tells him to Go out and stand at the mountain before the Lord. When life gets hard are we going to God? At the same time remembering that God will be there in the Thin and Quiet. Bottom Line: We are called to be in community together. Praying for one another, worshipping together, growing together and serving together We are called to Go out and be with God. Are you doing this? We are not called to do this alone. At Westwood UMC, we believe in doing life side by side through small groups, Sunday school classes, Bible study and more. Come and do community with us we have a place for you! The Lord said, Go out and stand at the mountain before the Lord. The Lord is passing by. A very strong wind tore through the mountains and broke apart the stones before the Lord. But the Lord wasn t in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake. But the Lord wasn t in the earthquake. After the earthquake, there was a fire. But the Lord wasn t in the fire. After the fire, there was a sound. Thin. Quiet. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his coat. He went out and stood at the cave s entrance. A voice came to him and said, Why are you here, Elijah? 1 Kings 19: (CEB) 13

5 P A G E 1 2 P A G E 5 2nd Mile Giving Our 2nd mile offering during OCTOBER goes to: WUMC COMMUNITY WORKERS PROGRAM Our church began a Community Workers Program in 2017, which is asset based resourcing helping people have an opportunity to get dignity from work, job skills, community connections, and assistance for those seeking more full time employment in online job applications or resume help. We have expanded to multiple Westwood job sites by partnering with Cincinnati Urban Promise and the Westwood Civic Association. In 2018, we have employed over 60 people and have helped 15 people find more jobs. Some of our community workers are currently experiencing homelessness, have criminal records, or have mental health challenges. Most serve to the best of their ability. Often they are overlooked by residents in our neighborhood or seen as unwanted. But the community workers have a new sense pride in our neighborhood, our church, and My Neighbor s Place, even winning the Yard of the Month. They are no longer outsiders but see the church as their space and a few even have begun worshipping on Sunday mornings. When they are in crisis we are able to lovingly offer them resources because of our relationship with them. One of our Civic Leaders, was gardening at the Westwood Community Garden (in a rough part of the neighborhood) late at night. Some of the community workers, who happen to be homeless, said You are not safe here, what are you doing? They came over the fence and helped volunteer weeding and harvesting into the midnight hour. She told me, This is the beautiful thing about the community workers, they are looking out for me, serving together, and we have a friendship now. Bridges are being gapped. People s Pantry Coming to My Neighbor s Place My Neighbor s Place as been nominated to receive a free People s Pantry for our neighborhood. What is People s Pantry Cincy? PPC is a project through a People s Liberty Grant (part of the Haile Foundation) to install mini food pantries in food deserts in Cincinnati. Non-perishable By Sarah Beach food and items not available on SNAP (toiletries, diapers, Community Outreach paper products) will be donated by neighbors, businesses Team Leader or community members interested in nourishing the neighborhood. The original little pantry started in Arkansas in May, 2016 and now there are many throughout the US. The community pantry champion, Joan Thompson, will monitor the pantry once or twice per week to insure neighbors are donating and that items donated, are appropriate. Community outreach is imperative to the success of each pantry through social media engagement, community council meetings and neighbor to neighbor communication. This is a wonderful addition to My Neighbor s Place, especially considering the founding principle of Freely Given, Freely Received. How wonderful to continue to spread God s love to our friends in Westwood. Children s curriculum for Sunday mornings at Westwood is going ORANGE! Not Bengals Orange. What is Orange? Condolences to Friends and Family of Mark Buttelwert Long time board member Mark Buttelwerth passed away on Friday, August 24. His family asks us to honor him by taking a small step to connect people based on their gifts. Let's keep Mark's family in our prayers and honor him by celebrating everyone's gifts as we strive to make our neighborhood and world a better place one day at a time. Mark deeply loved My Neighbor s Place, was a constant encouragement, and friend. The new People s Pantry will be dedicated to Mark s passion for communities solving their own problems and his steadfast commitment to love his neighbors. Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure. Orange is a philosophy of ministry based on bringing the church and the family together, in order to promote the same thing at the same time for the same goal. That goal is to help children grow up to know, love, and serve Jesus all the days of their lives. So often, though, churches and families are not on the same page. In fact, parents often see the church as the place to drop their kids off, go do their own thing, and come back to holy children. However, that is not how it should be, and it often does not work that way. The church has approximately 40 hours a year to influence a child, while parents have about 3,000 hours a year. By leveraging the influence of parents and finding ways to partner with them in leading their child s spiritual development, we are able to show kids who God is more effectively than either could do alone. Orange is when every leader and every parent uses the same strategy to reach the end goal of helping kids become fully engaged followers of Jesus Christ. The rethink Group has coined the Orange concept from the Red (heart of the family) and the Yellow (light of the church) partnering together. It is about the church providing resources and training to parents, helping them take the lead as the spiritual leaders in their homes. Sure, we still have times for kids, students, and adults to learn on their own, but we are always pushing a partnership. Orange provides curriculum to help with this that we will kick- off on October 14th. It is really all about a mindset. Are we going to continue separating the church and family? Are we going to keep silo-ing our ministries? Or are we going to bring it all together and focus on the same thing, partnering together? You will be seeing more of this in the future as well as resources for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Please pray that the church can come together to support this mindset and see our ministries become unified and impacting for our families and new families to come. MNP CALENDAR Tuesdays The MNP Closet We open our doors at 8:30 am every Tuesday, inviting folks to join us for coffee, donuts and fellowship before we start a short time of worship at 9:40 am. Around 10:00 am., the free clothing closet opens where our friends from the neighborhood can go shopping. Wednesdays The Pantry The food pantry is every Wednesday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Thursdays The Cafe The Neighborhood Cafe opens at 9:00 am. to noon every Thursday. It is a time to enjoy the company of our neighbors, a cup of coffee and a hot breakfast. We offer a short worship time at 10:10 am. Every second Thursday, neighbors and church members serve by prayer walking and prayer driving in Westwood and beyond. MONTHLY MEALS Community Dinners are every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm. Ladies Luncheons are always a wonderful time for women, with lively conversations, engaging programs, and door prizes. The Ladies Luncheon is every 4th Tuesday at 11:30 am.

6 P A G E 6 P A G E 1 1 CIRCLE MEETINGS Knitting OCTOBER 15 7:00 pm Parlor Faith OCTOBER 16 9:30 am Parlor Christman/Haskell OCTOBER 16 7:00 pm Jan Peter s home Brandt/Anger OCTOBER 18 9:30 am Parlor Quilting Circle XXX XXX NO MEETING Kids Rock (Relying On Christ the King) WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6:30-7:30 pm Children 3.5 years through 6th grade are invited to participate while parents are involved in a variety of classes offered for them. KIDS ROCK CALENDAR OCTOBER 3 - Dodge Ball Night Fun dodge ball games OCTOBER 10 - Marshmallow Night Play games with marshmallows, create things with marshmallows, and make s'mores OCTOBER 17 - Outreach Night Do a service project that blesses others October 24 - Hero Night! - Dress like your favorite Super Hero or Bible Hero! Jesus is our Super Hero OCTOBER 31 - Trunk or Treat Family Night Bowling Fun October 5, 6-8 pm for 3rd/4th graders and their friends! We will head to Western Bowl to bowl a couple of games! Cost:: $12 per child for 2 games and shoes. Bring extra money for snacks. Please RSVP to Cheryl Wood, Children's Ministry Team by October 4. *Parents are needed as chaperones. CHRISTIAN MINDFULNESS Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 9:00 am. Faber Room (Off the Sanctuary) The seasons are changing and what better way to begin this fall season, than to spend time in quiet reflection with the Lord. United Methodist Women Unit Meeting THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Please join us for a Potluck Supper at 6:15 pm. in the Wesmates Room. Following supper we will have an update by Rev. Benji Sayre about Wesley Foundation at U.C. We will put together small goody bags for Wesley Students before leaving for the evening. Reservations requested but not required. Contact Sue Lunsford: or Elaine Powers: Childcare will be provided if you request it. CLUB 56 for 5th & 6th Graders and their Friends! OCTOBER 13 - BLOCK PARTY FUN, Noon-4:00 pm OCTOBER 27 - BONFIRE at Tim & Jan Peter s home, 5:00-7:30 pm OCTOBER 31 - Trunk or Treat, 6-8:00 pm in the church parking lot FALL FUN!! October 19 from 5:30-8:30 pm Kids will have fun with our fall fun playing games, decorating cookies and painting a small pumpkin. Kids 1 year old through 6th grade are invited to come join the fun. Typically our 5th & 6th graders like to serve as junior helpers! Cost is $5 per child or $15 max per family. RSVP by October 17 (*No late registrations will be accepted because we to have to buy enough pumpkins for the craft activity) Join us for our October Christian Mindfulness Session where we will be focusing on "Slowing Down with Christ." When we pause and spend random timelessness with God, our minds and hearts are quieted from the anxiousness of the world and we are reminded of where our protection, blessings, and love come from. We remember who we are, and to whom we belong. Our Children's Ministry Needs You! We are looking to fill these areas of ministry to our children. Nursery Volunteers to hold and love on babies and toddlers at 9:30 and 11 am 3rd/4th grade teacher for 1st/3rd Sundays- Co-teach with another teachers 3rd/4th grade assistant for 2nd/4th Sundays *Please prayerfully consider where you can serve and help our children. Contact Cheryl Wood, Children's Ministry Team Leader

7 P A G E 1 0 P A G E 7 We would like to invite you and your family to an exciting day of fun! Psalms 118:21 I thank you because you answered me, because you were my saving help. By Gail Stewart In this month s Prayer Corner, we will read about specific joys of breakthrough prayer from our Music Camp experiences. Many of you may know how many people and how much time it takes to prepare for and complete our Music Camp each year, from choosing a musical, advertising for participants and keeping track of all the registrants, recruiting volunteers, planning the groups and activities, the food, preparing the scripts and lyric sheets. And this is all before the children even show up!! LIVE MUSIC // FOOD // GAMES // PETTING ZOO // BOUNCE HOUSE 1:00 BLESSING OF YOUR PETS Saturday, October 13 12:00 to 4:00 pm In past years, we ve had many wonderful volunteers who have stepped up and taken charge of each of these activities. This year, however, some our faithful servants were unable to join us. At a certain point, Cindy Grant, Jill Benkert and I looked around and realized that we were the ones with the most experience in putting together the Music Camp!! This is where our prayers started taking on a little more urgency!! We needed volunteers to assist our Summer Camp staff and interns. Of the four stations we planned for the elementary students, we needed three leaders! And our early registration showed that we were going to have a record number of children attending. Prayers were definitely needed! We prayed for answers and we prayed for volunteers. We prayed for wisdom and we prayed for peace in the chaos. We especially prayed for trust that God would be in all the details. And God was our saving help! Three leaders graciously stepped up, volunteering planning time, and giving of their experience and energy. Volunteers gave all the time they could, with just the right people each day for the children to be engaged. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31~6:00-8:00 pm Please join us in the church parking lot. Come with treats and decorations for your car. This is a great outreach opportunity for our Westwood families. We also need volunteers to help with popcorn, hot chocolate, and a few games. Questions? Contact: Cheryl Wood, Children s Ministry Team Leader We worked as well as we knew how and then, on that Sunday morning, we offered it all to God that our families and church would know that God spent the week at Westwood UMC! We thank you God, because you answered us, because you were our saving help. Amen

8 P A G E 8 P A G E 9 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday THE DATES & TIMES OF CALENDAR EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE ( ) OR CHECK THE WEBSITE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS 1 IHN 2 IHN 7:00 pm SPRC Team Meeting, Wesley Room 3 IHN 1:30 pm Pastor s Bible Study, Parlor 2:00 pm Betz Small Group, Faber Room 6:00 pm Glory Ringers, Saints Room 6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary 6:30 pm Kids Rock, God s Backyard 7:00 pm Sticky Faith, Library 7:00 pm Financial Peace, Parlor 4 IHN 9:00 am MNP Neighborhood Cafe 11:00 am Lifetree Café, MNP 4:30 pm Yoga, God s Backyard 6:30 pm Worship Band Rehearsal, 7:00 pm Open Hearts, Library 5 IHN 6:00 pm Bowling Night, off site 6 IHN 9:00 am Christian Mindful ness Series, Faber Room 6:00 pm Merrimates Social, Parlor 7 8:30 am Communion Service, Chapel 10:00 am World Communion Service, Sanctuary 6:00 pm Sunday Night Small Group, Library 6:30 pm Youth Ministries, Youth Room 8 9 7:00 pm Grow Team Meeting, Library 10 1:30 pm Pastor s Bible Study, Parlor 6:00 pm Glory Ringers, Saints Room 6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary 6:30 pm Kids Rock, God s Backyard 7:00 pm Sticky Faith, Library 7:00 pm Financial Peace, Parlor 11 9:00 am MNP Neighborhood Cafe 4:30 pm Yoga, God s Backyard 6:00 pm MNP Community Dinner, MNP 6:30 pm Worship Band Rehearsal, 7:00 pm Open Hearts, Library 12 4:00 pm Life Builders, Parlor 13 WUMC 12-4 pm 14 8:30 am Communion Service, Chapel 9:30 am Traditional Worship Service, Sanctuary 9:30 am SOS, Parlor 11:00 am Modern Service, 11:00 am Merrimates, Parlor 11:00 am Wesmates, Wesmates Room 12:15 pm Prayer Admin. Team Mtg, Office 6:00 pm Sunday Night Small Group, Library 6:30 pm Youth Ministries, Youth Room 15 7:00 pm Knitting Circle, Parlor 16 9:30 am Faith Circle, Parlor 7:00 pm Christman/Haskell Circle, off site 17 1:00 pm Wesgals, Parlor 1:30 pm Pastor s Bible Study, Library 2:00 pm Betz Small Group, Faber Room 6:00 pm Glory Ringers, Saints Room 6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary 6:30 pm Kids Rock, God s Backyard 7:00 pm Sticky Faith, Library 7:00 pm Financial Peace, Parlor 18 9:00 am MNP Neighborhood Cafe 9:30 am Brandt/Anger Circle, Parlor 10:00 am Prayer Walk, MNP 4:30 pm Yoga, God s Backyard 6:30 pm Worship Band Rehearsal, 6:30 pm The Square, Parlor 7:00 pm Open Hearts, Library 19 5:00 pm Blast Night, God s Backyard 20 7:30 am Men s Ministry, 8:30 am City Gospel Mission, Off-site 21 8:30 am Communion Service, Chapel 9:30 am Traditional Worship Service, Sanctuary 9:30 am SOS, Parlor 11:00 am Modern Service, 11:00 am Merrimates, Parlor 11:00 am Wesmates, Wesmates Room 6:00 pm Sunday Night Small Group, Library 6:30 pm Youth Ministries, Youth Room 22 6:00 pm Servant Leadership Mtg, Library 23 9:30 am Faith Circle, Parlor 11:30 pm MNP Ladies Luncheon, MNP 7:00 pm Trustees, Parlor 24 1:30 pm Pastor s Bible Study, Library 2:00 pm Betz Small Group, Faber Room 6:00 pm Glory Ringers, Saints Room 6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary 6:30 pm Kids Rock, God s Backyard 7:00 pm Sticky Faith, Library 7:00 pm Financial Peace, Parlor 25 9:00 am MNP Neighborhood Cafe 4:30 pm Yoga, God s Backyard 6:30 pm Worship Band Rehearsal, 7:00 pm Open Hearts, Library 7:00 pm Mission Team Mtg, Faber Room 26 4:00 pm Life Builders, Parlor 27 5:00 pm Club 56, Peter s home 28 8:30 am Communion Service, Chapel 9:30 am Traditional Worship Service, Sanctuary 9:30 am SOS, Parlor 11:00 am Modern Service, 11:00 am Merrimates, Parlor 11:00 am Wesmates, Wesmates Room 6:00 pm Sunday Night Small Group, Library 6:30 pm Youth Ministries, Youth Room HALLOWEEN 1:30 pm Pastor s Bible Study, Library 6:00 pm Trunk or Treat, WUMC Parking Lot