Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Upcoming Meetings / Events

July 22 Sunday  Worship
9:30 am
Sermon – “Give Them Something”
Rev. Wendell Luke

July 29  Sunday Worship
9:30 am
Sermon – “Who Is That?”
Rev. Wendell Luke
Please come to Worship July 29 to join in thanking Rev. Dr. Wendell Luke for his support, guidance, and care of WUMC for the past 4 months as our Interim Pastor.  There will be a “potluck” brunch after the 9:30 Worship service.  Bring a ‘breakfast’ treat to share!

August 5  Sunday Worship
9:30 am
Rev. Dr. Pat MacHugh
Everyone is invited to welcome our new Pastor, Rev. Dr. Pat MacHugh and be a part of her first worship service at WUMC on Sunday August 5th.  A celebratory brunch will be served after worship.  Look in next week’s Beams for your opportunity to bring something to share.

Summer Choir – July & August
Each Sunday in July and August there will be special music or a pick-up choir singing well known hymns.  If you would like to share your special talent, please reach out to our Music Director, Hyo Choon Lee.
Summer Service Reminder.
For the months of July and August, Sunday Worship will start at 9:30 am.

Continuing Prayer Requests 
Louise R., Taj M., Bill B., Gail M.

Fellowship Hosts Needed
Volunteers are needed to host our time of fellowship held in the Parlor after worship during the summer.  Team up with someone to provide water or iced tea or lemonade plus cookies or fruit or cheese and crackers.  Without volunteers, this special time with one another will cease.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


July 4  Independence Day

July 8 Sunday  Worship
9:30 am
Sermon – “Stepping Out”
Rev. Wendell Luke

Summer Choir – July & August
Each Sunday in July and August there will be special music or a pick-up choir singing well known hymns.  If you would like to share your special talent, please reach out to our Music Director, Hyo Choon Lee.

Mystery Writing at Lake Cochituate

Serving at Bristol Lodge
July 9  Monday Afternoon
On the second Monday of every month, volunteers from WUMC prepare and serve dinner at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen in Waltham.  Our hungry brothers and sisters come to the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen, held daily in the basement of Grace Vision (formerly Immanuel) UMC, at the corner of 545 Moody Street and Cherry Street in Waltham. They are so grateful that GOD and YOU care about them!
After worship on Sunday, please sign up on the two signup clipboards in Parish Hall to share Christ's love by playing YOUR part in this ministry on our next serving day. 
You can contribute one or more food items for our next serving day and/or assist with reheating or serving the meal. Our next serving day is Monday, July 9th at 5 pm (the second Monday of every month). As always, please keep in your prayers this ministry of love and everyone who it touches.


(5) Sloppy Joes, 4 lbs. from each contributor, prepared
(4) Hamburger Buns, 2 dozen from each contributor
(4) Coleslaw, 2 extra large bags plus bottle of dressing
(4) Potato Chips, 2 large bags
(2) Brownies or Cookies, each portion to serve 24
(2) Orange Juice and (3) Milk, 1 gallon each


Summer Service Reminder.
For the months of July and August, Sunday Worship will start at 9:30 am.

Continuing Prayer Requests 
                                                  Louise R., Taj M., Bill B. 
    
Fellowship Hosts Needed
Volunteers are needed to host our time of fellowship held in the Parlor after worship during the summer.  Team up with someone to provide water or iced tea or lemonade plus cookies or fruit or cheese and crackers.  Without volunteers, this special time with one another will cease.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Upcoming Meetings / Events
July 1 Sunday  Worship
9:30 am
Sermon – “It's All About The Healing”
Rev. Wendell Luke

Summer Worship
During July & August, Sunday worship will be at 9:30 am

Summer Choir – July & August
Each Sunday in July and August there will be special music or a pick-up choir singing well known hymns.  If you would like to share your special talent, please reach out to our Music Director, Hyo Choon Lee.

Together & Free
Rally Against Family Separation
City Hall Plaza, Boston
Saturday 30 June 11:00 AM
From the border to Boston and all over the country, families are being torn apart by a government that criminalizes, detains, and deports them. Recently, the Trump administration escalated its racist attacks on immigrants by separating children from their parents at the border and putting them in cages. After public outcry, their “solution” was to keep families together... in detention centers. Jailing families is not a solution. 

We know that families belong together and free, but this administration isn’t stopping there. Trump is also keeping people from majority Muslim countries from being reunited with their families in the United States. He is still fighting to keep the Muslim Ban in place. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the ban this week, and we need to let them know they have to overturn it once and for all. 

This goes beyond Trump. Deportation is part of a system that targets and profits off of immigrants and people of color.  Now is the time to be clear: this is about putting an end to criminalization, detention, and deportations in our communities. NO ONE should be kept from the place they choose to call home and the people they choose to call family.  

Here in Massachusetts, we’re calling on elected officials to protect community members by passing basic protections included in our state budget: YES to due process for detained immigrants, NO to local police acting as ICE agents and asking about immigration status.
Get more info and RSVP here:  http://bit.ly/togetherandfree

Sunday August 5
Rev Dr. Pat McHugh will lead worship

Friday, June 22, 2018

Upcoming Meetings / Events
June 24 Sunday Worship
Sermon – “Get in the Boat”
Rev. Wendell Luke

June 20  Wednesday  11:45 AM
ROMEO and Ladies will gather for food and fellowship time at 99 Restaurant in Waltham

June 20  Wednesday 5:00 PM
Service for Maddy Ackerman

June 27 Wednesday 7:00 PM
Church Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Upcoming Meetings / Events
June 17 Sunday Worship
Sermon – “The Birds Will Come”
Rev. Wendell Luke

June 17 Sunday
9:00 AM SPRC Committee Meeting
12:00 PM Worship Committee Meeting

June 20  Wednesday 5:00 PM
Service for Maddy Ackerman
Come and join together to celebrate her remarkable and God-filled life

June 27 Wednesday 7:00 PM
Church Council Meeting

2018 New England Annual Conference
Manchester, NH
Thursday June 14 - Sunday June 16

Tuesday, May 29, 2018



June 3  Sunday - All Church Picnic
All are welcome!

June 3 Sunday Worship

Sermon – “What About the Sabbath?”
Rev. Wendell Luke

Monday June 11
Serving at Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen

Monday, May 21, 2018

Rev. Dr. Pat McHugh - Our new Pastor


On Thursday May 10, the Staff Parish Relations Committee met with Rev. Rene Perez to meet Rev. Dr. Pat MacHugh, who will become our new Pastor on August 1, 2018.
Rev MacHugh was born in Bethlehem, PA, attended Concord Carlisle High School, and graduated from the University of Maine with a BA in speech communication.  She returned to the University of Maine and earned a Masters in Communication Disorders, and worked as a Speech and Language Pathologist before finally answering God’s call to ministry.  She graduated from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 1985, was ordained an elder in the New England Conference in 1988 and received her Doctor of Ministry from Bangor Theological Seminary in 2003.
She has served as a United Methodist pastor for 5 churches in Northern Maine, and local churches in Williamstown and North Adams, MA before returning to Northern Maine as District Superintendent in 2008.  For the past two years, she has served as the pastor of The Church of the Cape, in Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, Maine.  Her sermons are posted each week on YouTube so they are available to those unable to attend worship.
Pat is married to Bob Duane, a special education teacher and they have five adult children and two grandchildren.