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

Dear Church Friends,

You’ve heard it said that laughter is the best medicine. Laughter increases your oxygen intake, awakens your brain, activates and releases your stress response, soothes tension, relieves pain, improves your mood, etc. That is good medicine! You’ve probably also heard it said that children laugh hundreds of times a day, while adults on average laugh a dozen times a day. The statistics are disputed, but you only need to observe a room full of adults versus a room full of kids to notice the difference. When was the last time you had a good deep belly laugh? What do you need to do to make that happen? Call a friend? Watch a sitcom? Read some comics or search “knock-knock” jokes?

Sarah laughed when her husband Abraham told her God’s plan. She would bear a son in her old age, long past seasons of youth and fertility. God had promised that Abraham and Sarah would be “the ancestors of a multitude of nations.” But that promise seemed slow to be fulfilled. Life is that way sometimes. Situations are not always in our control. We make plans, but some say that God laughs at our plans. What I love about Abraham and Sarah is that they have never stopped listening, never stopped trusting, never stopped hoping for the presence and promise of God. And when that promise was fulfilled, they laughed with the greatest of joy.

My sermon on Sunday will be “Is Anything Too Wonderful for God?” – Genesis 18:1-15. We celebrate the wonder of what God is doing in our lives, even as we wonder at where God’s plan will lead us.

I hope you laugh this week!

See you in church.


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

Church Staff

Rev. Heather A. M. Sinclair


Ahyoung Son


Marilyn Smith

Administrative Assistant

John Hoddinott

Director of Music Outreach

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 the current church is adjacent to the former 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!