About

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.

Our Mission 

  • 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

November 22, 2022

Dear Church Friends,

Blessing for a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving! Thank you for your generous giving to Cornerstone Church and Summerfield UMC. Over 400 neighbors in Norwalk were served meals and fellowship on Sunday. And 72 turkeys were collected for Bridgeport families. What a blessing to give abundantly!

Now the calendar turns to Advent. In this season of waiting for the hope, love, joy and peace of Christ, we will hear the message of the angels proclaimed to Zechariah, Joseph, Mary and the shepherds. These holy messengers remind us that we too have message to share to spread the good news of Christ to the world. Sermons, worship, and Grace Connexion will all follow the angels through Advent.

Advent devotionals, calendars, and bookmarks will be set up in the Narthex to enhance your spiritual journey through this season. I pray that you will spend time with God, in church and in your personal time, watch for the presence of Christ in your life, and share acts of kindness and mercy, so that when we celebrate Christmas, you have truly made room for Christ in your hearts.

See you in the church! Stay well. And remember, God is with us always.

Peace,

Pastor Heather
United Methodist Church
of Westport & Weston
Church office: (203) 227-4707
Pastor Heather’s cell: (203) 913-8148
hsinclair@westportumc.org

Church Staff

Rev. Heather A. M. Sinclair

Pastor

Ahyoung Son

Organist

Marilyn Smith

Administrative Assistant

How to Join the Church

We welcome everyone! Members, regular participants, and first-time visitors all will find the same welcoming embrace. Becoming a member enables you to make a public commitment to Christ and the church and claim the values of love and service that we hold dear.

Members hold a diversity of beliefs, but all profess faith in Christ and promise to faithfully participate in the church through their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.

Membership classes are offered on a regular basis and introduce newcomers to the church and to Methodism.

Our History

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!