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

August 11, 2020

Dear Church Friends,

“Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.  We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT)

This Sunday there are two opportunities for Worship – Compo Beach at 8:30am and UMCWW Sanctuary at 10am.  

At both services, the message will be “Receiving the Promise” – Hebrews 11:29-12:2. As we follow in the footsteps of the saints, our goal, our prize is the same promise to which they raced – the love and joy of God through Jesus.

The 8:30am Compo Beach service will be blessed with the inspiring music of the Pivot Ministries Choir (pivotministries.org). Pivot is a Christian recovery program that works to restore the lives of men and women through the sharing of the good news of Jesus. The offering taken on Sunday morning will support their ministry. Bring a beach chair and a bottle of water as we host this community worship service. If you do not have a beach pass, simply tell the person at the gate that you are there for worship.

10am Worship will be in the Sanctuary and Livestream with guest pianist Alexis Zingale and a video music offering from Raymond Trapp, Annual Conference Music Director. Nursery Care will be available and Fellowship Time to follow. Remember that masks are optional and welcome, if that is your preference. In the sanctuary, there is plenty of room for social distancing and fans are circulating the air.

A big thank you to Kim Weigle and all who have donated supplies for the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport backpack drive. Twenty backpacks will be given to children starting a new school year. Thank you for your generosity and care!

See you in church!

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!