Wednesday, September 19, 2018


September 23 Sunday Worship
10:30 am
"Better To Be First Or Last?"

Small Group Study - “Digital Disciple”
Tuesday  September 25, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm

Bristol Lodge Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
September 26 - Wednesday - 6:00 pm
American Legion in Waltham
215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham
Greetings,
The Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen would like to invite you and your group to our appreciation dinner. It's our small way of saying "Thank You" for all you do. This dinner will be held on Sept 26th at 6:00pm. The event will be held at the American Legion Hall located at 215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham. We look forward to serving you soon!
Sincerely, Mike Hannan & The entire MHSA staff

WUMC History Sunday / BBQ Lunch
September 30 - Sunday
All members and guests are invited to come to a special session after church on Sunday Sept 30 to share personal histories of the church.

Online Directory Photo
Please send a family picture or head shot to the church by email for the online directory being developed.  A 150 dpi JPG format file is preferred.
If you need a new photo, touch base with Richard Lee to have your picture taken at church.

Safe Travel Prayers
Annie S. is traveling on business
Dubai - Flying tomorrow and there until Sept 26th
Bahrain - Sept 26-29
Saudi - Sept 29-Oct 2
Dubai - Oct 2-3
Flying home on October 3rd

Continuing Prayer Requests 
Jason Duane, Louise R., Taj M., Bill B., Gail M.
Olive – Joe & Carole Kerr’s niece

Community Needs
John, a bright young friend of Charlie Hamlin works with handicapped teens in Concord MA.  He is looking for a furnished room in or near Concord, for about $600 per month. John is a graduate with degrees in theology and philosophy.  Charlie walks the Charles River with him in Waltham as we meet people, pray with them, and tell them the Gospel story.
Please reach out to Charlie Hamlin if you are able to help


Wednesday, September 12, 2018


September 16 Sunday Worship
10:30 am
"Taming the Tongue"
                                                                            
Bishop’s Day on the District
Sunday, September 16, from 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Westford United Methodist Church
All are encouraged to come, meet and talk with the Bishop and hear his thoughts and aspirations for our District. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar is making his annual visits to the districts. These visits are an opportunity for clergy and laity to engage in open dialog with the bishop. We would like all Clergy to attend and 2-3 lay members from each church. A donation for the host church, UMC Westford, is requested. 
Day's agenda
3:30 p.m. – Community gathering (reception/refreshments)
4:00 p.m. – Worshipful, Cultural Celebration
4:45 p.m. – Time with the Bishop
6:00 p.m. – Closing

Small Group Study - “Digital Disciple”
Tuesday  September 18, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm


Bristol Lodge Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

September 26 - Wednesday - 6:00 pm
American Legion in Waltham
215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham
Greetings,
The Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen would like to invite you and your group to our appreciation dinner. It's our small way of saying "Thank You" for all you do. This dinner will be held on Sept 26th at 6:00pm. The event will be held at the American Legion Hall located at 215 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham. We look forward to serving you soon!
Sincerely, Mike Hannan & The entire MHSA staff

Sad News
Judy Adams wrote the church this week.
Mark Adams passed away late yesterday afternoon (Saturday Sept 8).   My heart is filled with sadness but I am thankful for the wonderful 35 years (and 5 days) we had together.
With love and prayers.
Judy
A memorial service will be held in Boston on Monday afternoon, September 17, with a reception afterwards at the Common Room of their condominium.  Judy has reached out to Rev. Melius to participate in the service. 
More information will be provided when available.

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

Community Needs
John, a bright young friend of Charlie Hamlin works with handicapped teens in Concord MA.  He is looking for a furnished room in or near Concord, for about $600 per month. John is a graduate with degrees in theology and philosophy.  Charlie walks the Charles River with him in Waltham as we meet people, pray with them, and tell them the Gospel story.
Please reach out to Charlie Hamlin if you are able to help

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Upcoming Meetings / Events

September 9 Sunday Worship
10:30 am

Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Monday  September 10, 5:00 PM

Bishop’s Day on the District
Sunday, September 16, from 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Westford United Methodist Church
All are encouraged to come, meet and talk with the Bishop and hear his thoughts and aspirations for our District.
 Small Group Study - “Digital Disciple”
Tuesday  September 18, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm






Continuing Prayer Requests 
Jason Duane, Pastor Pat and Bob’s son is recovering from surgery at home.
Louise R., Taj M., Bill B., Gail M.
Photograper / Videographer
The church is seeking a photographer/videographer to document, celebrate and share our church’s life. Anyone interested, please see Richard Lee.


Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Monday  September 10, 5:00 PM
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 the church parlor / Parish Hall to share Christ's love by playing YOUR part in this ministry. 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, September 10th 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) Potato Chips, 2 large bags
(2) Brownies or Cookies, each portion to serve 24
(2) Orange Juice and (3) Milk, 1 gallon each

Thank you again to all those who contributed to the August meal.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018


September 2  Sunday Worship
9:30 am
“Good Enough”
Rev. Dr. Pat MacHugh preaching

September 4  Primary Election Day
WUMC is a polling station for the Town of Weston
Set up of the Parish Hall will occur on Friday Aug 31

Planning the Church Events Calendar
Wednesday,  September 5 at 7:00 PM
Committee Chairs, and all who are interested are urged to come and help schedule the meetings, events and special occasions for the coming year.

Bishop’s Day on the District
Sunday, September 16, from 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Westford United Methodist Church
All are encouraged to come, meet and talk with the Bishop and hear his thoughts and aspirations for our District.

Continuing Prayer Requests 
Jason Duane, Pastor Pat and Bob’s son is recovering from surgery at UMass Medical Center and expects to be moved to Rehab next week
Louise R., Taj M., Bill B., Gail M

Photographer / Videographer
The church is seeking a photographer/videographer to document, celebrate and share our church’s life. Anyone interested, please see Richard Lee.

Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Monday  September 10, 5:00 PM
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 the church parlor / Parish Hall to share Christ's love by playing YOUR part in this ministry. 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, September 10th 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) Potato Chips, 2 large bags
(2) Brownies or Cookies, each portion to serve 24
(2) Orange Juice and (3) Milk, 1 gallon each

Thank you again to all those who contributed to the August meal.

Community Needs
A family moving into Section 8 housing is in need of $190, and any contributions would be a blessing.  Contact Rev. MacHugh (Pastor Pat).
Another for a family needs two beds for two teenage boys, if anyone knows of any available furniture please reach out to Pastor Pat.

Post Labor Day Service Reminder
Sunday Worship will start at 10:30 am again, starting on Sept 9

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Upcoming Meetings / Events

August 26  Sunday Worship
9:30 am
Joe Kerr preaching

Planning the Church Events Calendar
Wednesday,  September 5 at 7:00 PM
Committee Chairs, and all who are interested are urged to come and help schedule the meetings, events and special occasions for the coming year.

Bishop’s Day on the District
Sunday, September 16, from 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Westford United Methodist Church
All are encouraged to come, meet and talk with the Bishop and hear his thoughts and aspirations for our District.

Continuing Prayer Requests 
Louise R., Taj M., Bill B., Gail M
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Photographer / Videographer
The church is seeking a photographer/videographer to document, celebrate and share our church’s life. Anyone interested, please see Richard Lee.

Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Monday  September 10, 5:00 PM
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 the church parlor / Parish Hall to share Christ's love by playing YOUR part in this ministry. 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, September 10th 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) Potato Chips, 2 large bags
(2) Brownies or Cookies, each portion to serve 24
(2) Orange Juice and (3) Milk, 1 gallon each

Thank you again to all those who contributed to the August meal.

Community Needs
A family moving into Section 8 housing is in need of $190, and any contributions would be a blessing.  Contact Rev. MacHugh (Pastor Pat).
Another for a family needs two beds for two teenage boys, if anyone knows of any available furniture please reach out to Pastor Pat.

Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)
Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), an United Methodist Church affiliated ministry that provides vital legal services to immigrants, will open a new legal clinic in Lowell beginning Sept. 1 where it will focus on providing aid for local children. Another immigration attorney has already been hired to oversee this location and volunteers, who make up most of the critical staffing needs in all of JFON’s offices throughout the nation, are in dire need for the Lowell location. 

The Lowell clinic needs immediate help to coordinate and oversee each monthly walk-in, open clinic dates. Help is also needed with hospitality, childcare, fundraising, Spanish to English translation, and the housing of children. The next organizational meeting will be held at the West Chelmsford United Methodist Church, which is the home church of Rev. Wendell Luke, on August 15 at 7:00 p.m.  

With JFON offices well established in Woburn and Springfield, Lowell marks the third clinic that will open in Massachusetts. A fourth office is scheduled for opening in Lawrence for later this year to meet the surging needs for legal representation for the immigrants. Extensive training is provided for all volunteers.
Anyone interested in attending this meeting or in volunteering should speak with Richard Lee.

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


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August 12  Sunday Worship
9:30 am
"Cleaning Up the Clutter"  
Rev. Dr. Pat MacHugh

Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen Serving Night
13 August  Monday  5:00 PM
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 the church parlor / Parish Hall to share Christ's love by playing YOUR part in this ministry. 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, August 13th 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) Potato Chips, 2 large bags
(2) Brownies or Cookies, each portion to serve 24
(2) Orange Juice and (3) Milk, 1 gallon each
Thank you again to all those who contributed to the July meal.

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

Photographer / Videographer
The church is seeking a photographer/videographer to document, celebrate and share our church’s life. Anyone interested, please see Richard Lee.

Community Needs
A family moving into Section 8 housing is in need of $190, and any contributions would be a blessing.  Contact Rev. MacHugh (Pastor Pat).
Another for a family needs two beds for two teenage boys, if anyone knows of any available furniture please reach out to Pastor Pat.

Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)
Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), an United Methodist Church affiliated ministry that provides vital legal services to immigrants, will open a new legal clinic in Lowell beginning Sept. 1 where it will focus on providing aid for local children. Another immigration attorney has already been hired to oversee this location and volunteers, who make up most of the critical staffing needs in all of JFON’s offices throughout the nation, are in dire need for the Lowell location. 

The Lowell clinic needs immediate help to coordinate and oversee each monthly walk-in, open clinic dates. Help is also needed with hospitality, childcare, fundraising, Spanish to English translation, and the housing of children. The next organizational meeting will be held at the West Chelmsford United Methodist Church, which is the home church of Rev. Wendell Luke, on August 15 at 7:00 p.m.  

With JFON offices well established in Woburn and Springfield, Lowell marks the third clinic that will open in Massachusetts. A fourth office is scheduled for opening in Lawrence for later this year to meet the surging needs for legal representation for the immigrants. Extensive training is provided for all volunteers.
Anyone interested in attending this meeting or in volunteering should speak with Richard Lee.

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August 5  Sunday Worship
9:30 am

Rev. Dr. Pat MacHugh
WELCOME OUR NEW PASTOR!
SAVE THE DATE
Let’s join together to celebrate the arrival of Weston UMC’s new minister, Reverend Doctor Pat McHugh.  Pastor Pat comes to us from The United Methodist Church of Cape Porpoise, Maine. Bring your friends and family to meet Pastor Pat and her husband, Bob.

WELCOME POTLUCK BRUNCH
Stay after church for a potluck brunch (and bring your favorite brunch item!)
We look forward to this special time of new beginnings together.