Our Values and Beliefs
The words of the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley, echo the words of Jesus: “A Methodist is one who loves the Lord our God with all their heart and mind and strength and loves their neighbor as themselves.” Our commitment to Christ is not limited to worship on Sunday mornings but lasts throughout the week in living a life of love and service. We believe the grace and forgiving love of God is available for all people.
This is why we welcome all who wish to be part of our fellowship, and why our Communion Table is open to all people of all ages and faith backgrounds who wish to receive the love and grace of Jesus.
- To Know the love of Jesus in personal ways through worship, prayer and study.
- To Live the love of Jesus through acts of compassion, gentleness and justice.
- To Share the love of Jesus in our homes, our community and the world.
- To Welcome all of God’s children regardless of age, race, ability, sexual or gender orientation, and economic circumstance.
From the Pastor
June 6, 2020
Dear Church Friends,
Grace and peace to you!
This has been another challenging week as we have watched images and stories unfold of racism, violence and protests. I have wrestled with what to say, how to say it and what to do. There has been a lot of prayer. Tomorrow’s Peace with Justice Sunday sermon is “Be the Good” based on Genesis 1 and Micah 6:1-8 reminds us that God calls us all to work together to restore the good of creation in the world.
On-line worship will premiere at 9:30 a.m. on www.westportumc.org or on the church YouTube channel. The bulletin can be found as a pdf on the website.
Peace and blessings,
Rev. Heather A. M. Sinclair
The current church on Weston Road celebrated a 50-year anniversary in 2017. Several of the families who took out 2nd mortgages on their homes to help fund the construction of the church are still members! But the Methodist Church roots in the area go back to 1790 when Jesse Lee, a Methodist from Virginia, rode his horse all around this part of Connecticut gathering people in homes for fellowship and worship.
The Church on Rabbit Hill
The site of our current church was adjacent to the home of Robert Lawson, author of the children’s book “Rabbit Hill.” And the reason why it has been known as “the church on Rabbit Hill” ever since!