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

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.  Psalm 118:26

April 2022

Dear Church Friends,

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus with whom we journey to the cross and beyond to the glory of the empty tomb!

Through our Lenten journey we have embraced the imperfections of our life and faith. We have prayed for ways to use our gifts and spiritual practices to bring about justice and peace in the world. During Holy Week, we are invited into the story of the last days of Jesus – a story of pain and grief through which we come to know love and life. We witness the disciples of Jesus struggling, but also growing stronger together. Just as in our own lives, we travel through tears and tragedy with the hope and promise of resurrection. Love is stronger than death.

We are blessed this year to be able to gather as a congregation and community in-person for various Holy Week and Easter services. Most of these worship services will also have the option to participate via livestream. Holy Week events are listed on the back of this letter. Further details will be posted on WestportUMC.org and/or sent through email in the days to come.

I hope that you will participate in these services and invite others to join you. Our worship together, even on the solemn days, inspires and renews our faith in God who loves all of creation without end.

In Christ’s love,

Pastor Heather

Church Staff

Rev. Heather A. M. Sinclair

Pastor

Chris Hisey

Music Director

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!