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Holy Week Schedule:

April 17 – Maundy Thursday
 6:00pm - A Jewish Seder, Family Supper, and Remembrance of the Last Supper

April 18 – Good Friday  
12:00pm - Community Service at Christ and Holy Trinity Church
  7:00pm - Stations of the Cross - outside on church grounds
  7:30pm - Good Friday Worship - Sanctuary

April 20 – Easter Sunday
  6:00am - Sunrise Service, Compo Beach
10:00am - Celebration of the Resurrection, Sanctuary

Calendar for the Upcoming Week

Thursday, April 17 - Maundy Thursday
  6:00pm - Jewish Seder, Family Supper & Remembrance of the Last Supper
Friday, April 18 - Good Friday
12:00pm - Community Service at Christ & Holy Trinity Church
  7:00pm - Stations of the Cross, Outside Church Grounds
  7:30pm - Good Friday Worship, Sanctuary

Sunday, April 20 - Easter Sunday
  6:00am - Sunrise Service at Compo Beach
10:00am - Celebration of the Resurrection, Sanctuary

Monday, April 21
 7:00am - Monday’s @ Seven Network Group

Tuesday, April 22
  7:30pm - Interfaith Council Meeting - Temple Israel

Wednesday, April 23
10:00am - Ladies Morning Book Group - Library

Thursday, April 24
  8:00pm - Choir Rehearsal

Friday, April 25
  6:30pm - Middle School Friday Fun Pizza

Sunday, April 27 - 2nd Sunday of Easter
  9:00am - Sr. High NYC Trip
  9:30am - Worship & Sunday School - Jerry Eyster Preaches
10:45am - Fellowship Time
11:00am - M & M’s
11:00am - Welcoming Congregations, Open Meeting


May 3 - Movie Night: “Heaven is for Real”
May 9 & 10 - UMW Rummage Sale
May 11 - Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast
May 15 - Deadline for Education Loan Fund Applications
June 1 - Senior High Banquet
June 8 - Bible Jeopardy
June 14 - Progressive Dinner
June 23-27 - Vacation Bible School 


MAUNDY THURSDAY DINNER & WORSHIP - Thursday, April 17, dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by worship in Fellowship Hall.

WELCOMING CHURCH CONVERSATIONS - You are invited to join fellow members in a respectful dialog about the proposed statement that welcomes all people to our church regardless of age, race, sexual orientation or economic status.  Sessions will be held on Sunday, April 27 and Sunday, May 18.  It will be led by members of the Discernment Team.  Copies of the proposed Welcoming Statement are on the table in the Narthex.  Please try to attend one of the meetings.  We want all voices to be heard.


LADIES MORNING BOOK GROUP - Next meeting will be Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. in the library.  We will begin reading "Strong Was Her Faith: Women of the New Testament," by J. Ellsworth Kalas.  The Ladies Morning Book Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the library.

MONDAYS @ 7 NETWORK GROUP - Monday, April 21, 7:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  There will be a presentation by group member Pasquale Guarino explaining some of the features of 'ObamaCare', as the Affordable Care Act is sometimes called.  The public is invited to these meetings.  The speaker starts at about 7:45 a.m., coffee and networking starts about 7:15 a.m.  All are welcome to the meetings.

OUR OWN JOHN MILLER will be speaking at a Marketing Executives meeting in Darien, Monday, April 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, describing NBC Universal’s marketing of the Sochi Winter Olympics.  The meetings are open to executive guests, but members of the church who would like to hear John’s talk will be permitted to attend.  Registration is required, and there is a $ 20 charge per person.  Please contact George Hanze or Bob Trinka for more information.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, UM Coalition Build - The construction will start in the Habitat Bridgeport Indoor Workshop. The 2014 UM Coalition house is located at 59-61 Whitney Place. It is a duplex similar to the last build. The additional dates are: May 3, June 21 and July 26.  Please check your calendars and let me know what date works for you or sign up on the board at church.  Any questions please contact George Hanze.

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - The Educational Loan Fund (ELF) is contacting High School Seniors who are planning further education.  The ELF offers high school seniors who are members of the church (or in the immediate family of a member of the church) a modest loan, determined by need and our available funds.  It is paid back, interest free, after you leave college.The deadline for applications this year is May 15, 2014. If you have not received a letter from Debbie Fryer, Co-Chair of the ELF Committee, please contact one of the committee members: Debbie Fryer, Bob Trinka, Paula Castiglia, Rev. Ed Horne.  Required for consideration are: a brief completed application form, high school transcripts, and any letters of recommendation.

“A GUIDE TO THE PERPLEXED” ABOUT POST ARAB SPRING EGYPT - Come join Adult Education at The Conservative Synagogue for an inside look at the changing landscape in Egypt, featuring Eric Trager, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., The Conservative Synagogue, 30 Hillspoint Road, Westport.  Free of charge, open to the community.  RSVP to: or (203) 454-4673.

“PROTECTING YOUR CHILD ON SOCIAL MEDIA” - Christ & Holy Trinity Church will present Robert Hackensen, a professional speaker, who will entertain and educate parents and children on safely navigating instagram, snapchat, askfm, etc., Sunday, May 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m. This program is geared for 5th-8th graders and their parents but all are welcome.  Suggested donation of $15 per family. Contact:  Sign up at  or call the church office, (203) 227-0827.
GILLESPIE ANGELS - There are still openings for the remainder of the year (April through June).  Please sign up on the bulletin board or either contact the church office or Beverley Stanley at / 203-557-3506).  If you need to use our church kitchen, let Millie know what date.

  • All You Facebook Fans! - We have a new Facebook Page! Go to United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston and “Like” us! Our page is filled with Daily Thoughts, News, Photos and Events. Go ahead “TAG” someone and spread the word! Here is the link

  • New Deadline Date for the Messenger - We have changed the dealine to the 20th of each month.  All information should be submitted to our editor Bob Searles at

  • Can you provide a church member with a ride to Sunday Church Service?  We have church members who are in need of a ride and can use the lift!  Please contact Jane Jones at 203-227-6736 or at

  • Career/Job Networking - Mondays, 7:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall – Bob Trinka assist in facilitating this outside group for career and job networking.  Some days an HR professional is available for one on one personal discussions starting 9:00 a.m., Monday mornings (appointment is required).  Please pass this information to anyone who might be interested in Career/Job Networking (family member, neighbor, friend, etc.) More information: Bob (


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