First Time? Members & Attendees
Members & Attendees Pastor's Message | Music Events | Children & Youth Events | Sermons | Member Log In | Retrieve Password
A Full Weekend at UMCWW!
Dear Friends,

Here’s a brief overview of this weekend’s activities---to which all are invited:
  • Friday,
    • 6:00 p.m.  Advent Fellowship – dinner, crafts, two tree-lightings, caroling and decorating for the whole church family
  • Saturday,
    • 8:00 a.m.  Men’s Breakfast led by Dennis Castiglia on the video presentation, “How I met God at a McDonald’s”
  • Sunday,
    • 9:30 a.m.  Worship with Holy Communion for the Second Sunday of Advent on the theme, “Yearning for Peace.”
    • 11:00 a.m. Grace Connexion will conclude its DVD series on “Half-Truths” on the theme, “Love the Sinner; Hate the Sin.”
    • 11:00 a.m.  Holy Land trip information session
    • 11:00 a.m.  Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Hope to see you at church! (And don’t forget Pub Theology tonight at Dunville’s, 7:00 p.m.).

Grace and Peace,



Fri. Dec. 2 4:45 p.m. Gillespie Center Meal, 45 Jesup Road, Westport
    6:00 p.m. All-Church Advent Fellowship – Fellowship Hall
Sat. Dec. 3 8:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast – Fellowship Hall
Sun. Dec. 4 9:30 a.m. Worship – Sacrament of Holy Communion – Sunday School
    10:45 a.m. Fellowship Time
    11:00 a.m. Grace Connexion – Half Truths Session Five: “Love the Sinner; Hate the Sin” – Library
    11:00 a.m. Pageant Rehearsal – Rm. 20
    11:00 a.m. Holy Land Trip Information Session – Rm. 21
Mon. Dec. 5 7:00 a.m. Mondays@7 Networking Group – Fellowship Hall
Tues. Dec. 6 7:00 p.m. Confirmation Class – Room 21
    7:30 p.m. SPR Committee – Library
Wed. Dec. 7 1:00 p.m. Bereavement Group – Library
    7:30 p.m. Pastor’s Bible Study – Library
Thurs. Dec. 8 7:00 p.m. Advent Vespers – Sanctuary
    8:00 p.m. Choir Practice – Stage
Sun. Dec. 11 9:30 a.m. Worship – Sunday School
    10:45 a.m. Fellowship Time
    11:00 a.m. Grace Connexion:  “Can a Divided America Heal?” – Library
    11:00 a.m. Christmas Pageant Rehearsal – Rm. 20


All Church Advent Fellowship will be on Friday, December 2, at 6:00 p.m.  Don't miss this heart-warming event as we begin the time waiting for our Savior's arrival.   The Fellowship includes potluck dinner, decorating and lighting the tree in the Narthex (and weather-permitting, the tree out front), singing Christmas carols, making crafts, and enjoying cookies and hot chocolate together.  It is a family event and a church family event!  Please sign up in the Narthex to help.

PERSON TO PERSON TOY STORE – If you’ve purchased gifts for the Person to Person Toy Store, please remember to drop them off at church at the Advent Workshop on Friday, December 2, or on Sunday, December 4, or deliver them to Don Roth at 17 Pleasant Valley Lane by December 4.  Questions?  Contact Don Roth at (203-984-8432) or Nancy Everson (203-648-3152 or

MEN’S BREAKFAST – Join us on Saturday, December 3, 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and a discussion of the TED Talk video, “How I Met God in a McDonald’s,” by Tracy Lind.  Dennis Castiglia will lead the discussion.  Everyone is invited.

Christmas Party at the Parsonage, Saturday, December 17, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Please join the Horne Family to celebrate the season.  We hope you can stop by the Parsonage, 9 Bushy Ridge Road, Westport, for some holiday cheer with your church family and friends.  Please RSVP to Ed and Sara (

GRACE CONNEXIONOn Sunday, December 4, we’ll conclude the five-part series, “Half-Truths.”  United Methodist Pastor Adam Hamilton searches for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus.  Session Five: “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin.”  On Sunday, December 11 we’ll present a TED talk given by Professor Jonathan Haidt, “Can a Divided America Heal?”

HOLY LAND TRIP – Pastor Ed is organizing a trip to the Holy Land (Israel/Palestine) for late 2017 or early 2018.  If you are interested, you are invited to an informational session on Sunday, December 4, following worship.  See Ed for more information.

MISSION TRIP – if you would be interested in going on a mission trip next year, possibly to Cuba, please speak with Ed.

ADVENT VESPERS – Thursday Evening, December 8, at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us for a quiet, meditative worship service in our candlelit sanctuary as we take time during our busy holiday season to prepare ourselves for the birth of Christ.

IT’S TIME TO ORDER CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS.  Download a printable order form here.  

CD Sales to Benefit Refugee Resettlement ProjecT – Our very talented organist, Eun-Hee Park is a member of a chamber music quartet called Enhakē (pronounced in-HA-kee).  The group has toured worldwide and appeared in such iconic venues as New York City’s Carnegie Hall.  Eun-Hee is offering the quartet’s album, Piazzolla Project, for sale as a fundraiser for our refugee resettlement project.  For more information, contact Eun-Hee (​

ADVENT WORSHIP PARTICIPATION November 27 through December 18.  During Advent each year, a different family offers a reading and lights the Advent wreath during worship on Sundays and at the Christmas Eve services.  Please let Heather know if your family is interested in serving in this lovely capacity.

The Christmas PAGEANT will take place December 18, during worship, and I hope all of our children and youth will participate in some way!  We have several small groups participating.  Please contact Heather to join!

Christmas Eve family service on December 24, 5:00 p.m. is designed just for our children and youth and given by them!  Please let Heather know if your child can participate by reading, singing or serving in worship.

M&M’s...THAT’S MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Sundays from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for Pageant Rehearsals) for children ages 4 years through 5th grade.  Join Heather for singing, instruments, dancing, creative movement and lots of fun. Christmas Pageant rehearsal is underway!

YUMM’S – That’s young United Methodist music makers…Sundays from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. for youth ages 6th grade and up.  Join Paula for singing, dancing, and lots of fun!

INSPIRE OUR CHILDREN!  We are looking for Sunday School helpers!  We have a dedicated group of teachers, but we desperately need adults who are willing to assist in Sunday School and shepherd the hallways to protect our children.  Please let Heather Hisey know when you are willing to volunteer so that our children always have a safe place to learn about God.
Request a password Login
49 Weston Road :: Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203.227.4707