Thursday, September 21, 2017

How to Create a Daily Prayer Practice? 
(From Openings by Rev. Larry J. Peacock)

Creating a daily prayer practice takes discipline.  The goal is not to be rigid but faithful.   Here are some hints to guide you:
  • Find a time that works for you.  Spend from fifteen minutes to an hour.   Many people find early mornings best, before activities take over the day.   I strongly suggest early morning.
  • Find a space that works for you.  Choose a quiet place where you can be uninterrupted, a warm, and inviting place.  Light a candle (if you like), open a Bible, and consider creating an altar or table with objects that may aid you in prayer.
  • Find one or more postures that work for you.  Sitting is most common, but sometimes kneeling or standing or walking may open you to deeper ways of prayer.  Sometimes you may incorporate several postures during your time of meditation.
  • Find a balance of sound and silence that works for you.  Allow for solitude.  This is a time not only to talk with God but also to listen.  Minimize distractions and interruptions.
  • Consider using music as an aid to prayer and as a way to move from the noise of the day into a time of prayer. 
  • Keep a Bible, a journal for writings reflections, and this book with you as your prayer companions.
  • Consider writing your own prayer for each month.  

O Lord! Hear my (our) Prayer.   Amen.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Greetings,

I would like to share a wisdom of Prayer and Practice with you.   To have a life of prayer, we must pray either in silence or spoken words.    I hope and pray that this information provides thoughts, reflections, and practices to help you.  The practice of prayer under girds the heart of people. 

You can pray in the comfort of a chair in front of a fireplace at home, or in the company of a church member, or in the company of a choir singing or listening to “Bach’s Matthew Passion” or Handel’s “Messiah.”  I pray with Taize Songs.  Your prayer practice may involve serving God’s people at Bristol Lodge and God’s children at Whittemore School in Waltham.    My prayer practice also involves offering God’s Blessing Station ministry at Kendal Green Station in Weston, Lincoln Station in Lincoln, and Waltham Station in Waltham.    You as an individual, and also in a group or community can practice various ways of prayer.  Sometimes, or many times, we as church members can be easily overwhelmed with the abundance of varieties of prayer.   However as children of God we should begin to pray somewhere and sometime.

Friends, NOW is a good time.

I hope and pray that your practice of prayer shapes your identity as children of God.   Let’s learn the lesson from the gospel of Luke.  “Then, Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.” (Luke 18:1) And “Pray without ceasing.” (I Thessalonians 5:17).    I invite you to move from saying prayers to living a life of prayer, a life constantly aware of the presence of God, Christ Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  Such communication and communion with God can happen in the ordinary activities of life. Our time of focused prayer helps and equips us to be able to express our genuine and honest gratitude and thanksgiving to God and also connectedness with others,  nature as God’s creation, and to ourselves. 

How to Create a Daily Prayer Practice?
 - Creating a daily prayer practice takes discipline.  

Peace,


Pastor Oh

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you.  I have called you by name.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.... Because you are precious in my sight and honored and I love you (Isaiah 43:1-4).

Beloved sisters and brothers in Christ at WUMC.  With gratitude and thanksgiving, I share this story with you.   This is an amazing story of God's Blessing Station outreaching ministry.  When Carole, Joe and I arrived at the Lincoln Rail Commuter Station parking lot around 5: 30 p.m. last Friday (September 8), a person approached us and asked for help.  After listening to her, I introduced myself and gave her my name card (with WUMC church name and address).   Carole and Joe also introduced themselves and greeted her with a beautiful smile.  She, then, asked us "Are you from Church?" We replied to her. "Yes.  We are from the Weston United Methodist Church in Weston."  Then she responded with a beautiful smile and shared her needs with us.   We also talked to her brother over the phone.  Her brother asked me to baptize, and eventually accept her as a WUMC member.  I promised her brother I would.   Carole and Joe helped her on Friday evening and brought her to church on Sunday morning.  She worshiped with us at WUMC.  She will continue to worship with us every Sunday. 

Friends!  On our third day of God's Blessing Station ministry, God sent a beloved God's child to WUMC, a beloved community, and asked us to love, care and live with her.   I will start "the process to become a WUMC member" with her. I am asking you all to continue to welcome her and pray for her and her family.  Let's continue to carry on God's Blessing Station outreaching ministry with deep gratitude and thanksgiving.   Thank you for your prayers, support, and participation.  

And let's continue to remember the scripture, "... and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.  And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved." (Acts 2:47).   God adds numbers!  God will continue to send God's children to WUMC through God's Blessing Station outreaching ministry.  We believe in God who is who was and who is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8).


Friday, September 8, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

“I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me.  O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O LORD, you brought up my soul from She’ol, restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit” (Psalm 30: 1-3).

I prayed with this Psalm in the morning.  Walter Brueggemann, one of the most respected Old Testament scholars and authors in our age, in his The Message of thePsalms, related the forms of Psalms to the realities of human experience.  He introduced three major themes of Psalm:  Orientation, Disorientation, and New Orientation.

This psalm is a quite beautiful example of New Orientation and Thanksgiving song and tells the story of going to the trouble and coming out of the trouble.  You have drawn me up (v.1); You have healed me (v. 2b); You have lifted up my life (v. 3a); You have restored me to life (v. 3b).  With gratitude and thanksgiving, I praise God with you. God has drawn us.  God has healed us.  God has lifted up us.  God has restored us.

As WUMC, a beloved community, begins our new fall season of 2017, I would like to celebrate those who have served WUMC for over 30 years.  They are “so great cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1). And at WUMC, "we are surrounded by so many great cloud of witnesses,” these amazing sisters, and brothers in Christ. They are beautiful examples and witnesses of faithful commitment to God at WUMC.    

Let’s celebrate their unwavering commitments and services to God at WUMC in October.  Let’s throw a great party with delicious foods and fellowship.

With Love,


Pastor Oh


Friday, August 18, 2017

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ
A Blessed Morning

With Psalmist I praise and give thanks to the living God, "When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?" (Psalm 8:3-4).   Psalm 8 is the first biblical text to reach the moon when the Apollo 11 mission left a silicon disc containing messages from seventy-three nations including the Vatican in 1969.

WUMC has become an active, vibrant church even during the summer months.  The Summer Party at the parsonage yard was a great success.  Following the first-century church in Acts 2, WUMC had Christian fellowship with food.  

Serving God's people with meals at Bristol Lodge is clear evidence that WUMC practices that we believe and follows the teaching of Jesus "...... for I was hungry you gave me food.... Truly I tell you, just as you did it to the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." (Matthew 25: 35-40). 

God's Blessing Station, the first outreaching ministry, is another example of a vibrant, and growing church.   We shared God's love with (about) 350 of God's people at the Waltham commuter rail station on Wednesday, August 16th.  In early September, we will share God's love with God's people at the Kendall Green station in Weston and in Lincoln.  WUMC is following the instruction of the Risen Lord. "..... you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth." (Acts 1:8).  God will continue to send God’s people and add numbers to the WUMC, beloved community.

It's time to come back to WUMC, beloved community.  It's time to worship, attend small group study, enjoy fellowship, plan and implement ministry and mission of WUMC with renewed body, emotion, and spirit.

My sermon title of this Sunday is "Witnesses."  Scriptures are Acts 1:6-11, and Matthew 28:16-20. 

Beloved sisters and brothers!  I pray that steadfast, unfailing love and faithfulness of the living God enfold you and your family always. 

Peace. 
Pastor Oh


Thursday, August 17, 2017

 The First WUMC Outreaching Ministry

The First Outreaching Ministry,  God's Blessing Station at Waltham Commuter Rail Station on September 16, 2017.  We shared God's love with 350 (about) God's people during 5:15 -6:45 pm. 
We all felt and received God's abundant and everlasting love during and after this amazing ministry.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

United Methodist Council of Bishops
Bishop Bruce Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement on Charlottesville:
My shock, dismay and grief over the clashes between white supremacy advocates and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, continue to grow. I grieve for the lives lost, and pray for the family of Heather Heyer, the families of the two state troopers killed while monitoring the Charlottesville demonstration from the air, and for the healing of all the injured. I am shocked by the blatant resurgence of white nationalism, neo-Nazism and racially motivated domestic terrorism in the United States. I am dismayed (and frightened) by the animosity, division, extremism and evil that is spiraling out of control in the U.S.
Let there be no excuses or political justification for the evil that was on full display in Charlottesville last Saturday. Nor, let us forget that many such displays of white supremacy, racism and hatred go un-reported or under-reported in many places. White supremacist and neo-Nazi ideologies are abhorrent and entirely inconsistent with the Christian faith.
Jesus called his followers to “love your neighbor.” It is clear this key spiritual imperative means all neighbors without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. And, Paul taught that “enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions and factions” are among many works of the flesh that are antithetical to the kingdom of God. “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5: 19-23) These works of the Spirit lead to peace-making and the kingdom of God.
The Social Principles of our United Methodist Church are a clarion call and powerful witness in times such as these. “We affirm that no identity or culture has more legitimacy than any other. We call the Church to challenge any hierarchy of cultures or identities.” (Para. 161A, The Nurturing Community, page 110, 2016 Book of Discipline). And, from Para. 162A The Social Community, page 120: “Racism, manifested as sin, plagues and hinders our relationship with Christ, inasmuch as it is antithetical to the gospel itself … Therefore, we recognize racism as sin and affirm the ultimate and temporal worth of all persons … We commit as the Church to move beyond symbolic expressions and representative models that do not challenge unjust systems of power and access.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. echoed a similar sentiment when he challenged the United States to transform the thin paper of the Declaration of Independence that affirms the self-evident truth “that all men are created equal, are endowed with certain inalienable rights” into thick action.
I pray that the shock, dismay and grief of Charlottesville will be a turning point for the U.S. and even our global United Methodist church. We share collective responsibility to turn our thin words into thick action. We share collective responsibility to break our silence. We share collective responsibility to restore health to the communities and relationship out of which extremism, hatred and racism grow. We share collective responsibility, as followers of the Prince of Peace, to create non-violent communities where people with different political and religious views respect each other. We share responsibility to articulate the vision of the Beloved Community where no person feels endangered on account of their social, racial or cultural identity.
This collective responsibility begins by each of us examining our own hearts for the prejudice that contributes to attitudes of supremacy or hatred, or to violence, or silence or fear. Peacemaking and reconciliation always begins within.
This is the moment for The United Methodist Church and all peoples of faith to be bold in our witness against racism and white supremacy. The vision of the Beloved Community lies not behind us, but before us. I urge us to pray for the Holy Spirit to break through and work through The United Methodist Church to heal our broken world and make tangible, visible the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
Bishop Bruce R. Ough, President
Council of Bishops
The United Methodist Church

http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/bishop-ough-issues-statement-on-charlottesville

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen - Waltham

Weston UMC members continue to prepare and serve a full meal on the second Monday of each month at 
“Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen” in Waltham. 

We share our food, talents, time, and love with 60-80 hungry individuals as we serve this “dinner for Jesus”.  We also take time to listen to these our brothers and sisters, and pray for their prayer requests throughout the month.
WUMC Summer Church Picnic









Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dear beloved sisters and brothers of WUMC

A Blessed Morning and Day!

With Psalmist I praised our living God and prayed to God this morning:  “I love you, O LORD, my strength.  The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock whom in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, so I shall be saved from my enemies.” (Psalm 18: 1-3)

“O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, his steadfast love endures forever…. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.” (Psalm 118:1, 21)

First, I would like to invite you, your family, your friends, and neighbors to WUMC’s Summer Party this Sunday.   We will enjoy fellowship with party foods:  1) Hot dogs with catsup, mustard, relish, and chopped onion for the dogs and potato chips.  Yes, we will roast hot dogs on the fire. 2) S’mores with graham crackers, Hershey bars, and marshmallows. 3)  Baked beans. 4) Side dishes.  5) Watermelon.  

If you want to bring more party foods, please do so.  Jesus loved his family, friends, and table fellowship. In his Parable of the Wedding Banquet (Matthew 22:1-10), Jesus talked about one of the most important elements of Christian living of the community of faith.   We, Christian believers, should go and invite people in the streets to the wedding banquet which is the Kingdom of heaven. 

Friends!  Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to WUMC’s Summer Party.   We will see and taste the Kingdom of God as we are enjoying our conversation and foods.  We will meet and greet God’s people at the sanctuary of WUMC and parsonage yard as well.

Second, my sermon title of Sunday, August 13th is “Party.”   Scriptures are Matthew 22: 1-14 and Acts 2: 37-47.    Third, I will wear Red Sox Shirt and Red Sox Hat.    As I shared with you, Myung and I are faithful Boston Red Sox fans.   If you are New York Yankees fans, please have Yankees Shirt and Hat.   We respect our differences! 

Let’s have a beautiful and blessed Sunday worship service and a joyous Summer Party.    Please join the fun party.  The Living God will continue to bless each one of us, our family, and the beloved community of faith, Weston UMC.

Pastor Oh


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dear beloved sisters and brothers of WUMC
(August 2, 2017)

Greeting

I returned home from Taize on Monday July 31st.   Once again thank you for your continuing prayers during my Taize Pilgrimage (July 21-31).  I have experienced “Steadfast love and Faithfulness of the LORD” (Psalm 117) during three daily prayer services, Bible introduction, and small group discussion.  With thanksgiving and joyful heart I pursued and mediated the three key elements of Taize spirituality:  Simplicity, Joy, Mercy.   Singing Taize songs, listening to Bible lessons,  meditating, and working with other pilgrims helped me experience the presence of the living God through Christ Jesus.  On my return trip to Boston, I felt refreshed, reformed, rejuvenated with my body, emotion, and spirit. I hope and pray that youths, young adults, and adults of WUMC join Taize pilgrimage next year. 

My sermon title of Sunday, August 6th is “Day by Day.”   Scripture readings are Matthew 11:25-30 and Acts 2: 37-47.  I have been preparing the sermon with Bible listening and reading, meditation, singing Taize songs, and prayers in the morning.   I believe that God who added numbers to the first church on earth (Acts 2) will continue to add or send new comers to WUMC.  I also believe that sisters and brothers of WUMC will continue to listen to God’s voice and follow the path and way Christ Jesus showed WUMC, the beloved community.

I would like to share the information of Church Summer Party on Sunday, August 13th. We will enjoy Summer Party at the church yard immediately after Sunday service.  We will eat hot dogs, marsh mellows, and other delicious and healthy foods. 

Jesus loved to eat meals with people.  As Acts chapter 2 shows, Christian fellowship especially table fellowship has always been a crucial part of church life through the history.   And John Wesley, the founder of Methodist movement in England also emphasized the importance of fellowship among believers, Methodists.  

Beloved sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus!
I will continue to remember each one of you and your family in my daily prayers.  Are you and your family are in town? 

Please join and celebrate communion Sunday.  "Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple.... praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.  And day by day the Lord added to their numbers those who were being saved" (Acts 2: 46-47).

Have a blessed day and week.     Peace.  Pastor Oh

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Dear sisters and brothers
Greeting

I pray you and your family are well.
It is Friday morning at 6:55.


My Taize community journey began with Silent prayer for peace Sunday evening and evening Prayer on Sunday, July 30th.


Coming to Taize is an opportunity to seek communion with God through community prayer and song, personal reflection and sharing.


We eat simple meals. I help cleaning the table, washing dishes every day after breakfast.
Pilgrims at Taize are asked to pursue and experience Simplicity, Joy, and Mercy.


Let me share daily schedule at Taize:


  • Morning Prayer with Communion
  • Bible reflection (Lecture by Brother Matthew)
  • Midday Prayer followed by Lunch
  • Song Practice
  • Small group bible discussion
  • Tea ( Cold)
  • Meetings and practical work
  • Evening meal
  • Evening Prayer


Sisters and brothers in Christ

I remember each one of you and your family in my morning prayers here at Taize.
Please remember me in your loving prayer.
Let me finish the greeting with Psalm 103 and Gospel Matthew 20

The Lord our God is compassion and love,
Rich in patience, abounding in concern,
the Lord does not treat us according to our sins,
nor repay us as our ways would deserve. ( Psalm for evening Prayer last night)

Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant and whoever wants to be First must be your slave. (Gospel for Bible Introduction and small group discussion)

Praying for the Blessed Morning and Week
Peace
Pastor Oh



Thursday, July 20, 2017

After having my morning devotion, I write this message.

This morning I read and heard Psalm 16, 21, 33, 117, and 121.

With Psalm 117, I praised God and thanked God's unfailing love;  "Praise the LORD, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples!  For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD."

During quiet meditation,  I heard God's gentle and assured voice with Psalm 16 especially 10-11. 
"For you do not give up to Sheol or let your faithful one see the Pit.  You show me the path of life.  In your presence, there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

I remembered each and all of WUMC members and new comers in my morning prayers.  I had very busy ministry schedule during last two weeks:  serving the meal at Bristol's Lodge,  attending Adult Bible Camp, visiting church members,  meeting with church members,  communicating church members via telephone, email, i-message.  

Each week, I think, I am making amazing progress to match your names and your beautiful faces. Please continue to have your name tags on Sunday morning.  

You will find the invitation to "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations" in the Sunday bulletin beginning this Sunday. It is five weeks (5 Sundays) Small Group Study.   I encourage and invite you to join the first small group study with your new pastor.  

For those who missed Sunday service on July 16th,  Myung and I are faithful (since 1991) fans of Red Sox.  Let's continue to pray for each other and WUMC, beloved community of faith.  And let's continue to grow in faith.

Pastor Oh

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Weston United Methodist Church welcomes our new Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jung Sun Oh

Rev. Oh with his wife Myung Kang moved to the parsonage on Conant Road on June 25, 2017.  They have two grown daughters, Esther Boram, Becky Aram.

Rev. Oh, as a Christian believer and ordained pastor, seeks a balance of personal holiness and social holiness. Every morning he practices his personal spiritual discipline with prayer, Scripture reading and listening, meditation with the singing of Taize songs, and sermon preparation.

For his personal spiritual growth, Rev. Oh has participated in a pilgrimage to the Taize Community in France each of the past four years.  He also practices communal or social spiritual discipline:  helping the needy in a local church and neighboring communities. 

He follows the teachings and footsteps of Jesus Christ and John Wesley, the founder of Methodist Movement.  The main focus of his ministry and passion is “Celebrating Our Diversity and Unity in Ministry and Mission.”

With an undergraduate and graduate degree in South Korea, Rev. Oh continued his education in the United States, graduating from the Candler School of Theology of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991, and received a Doctor of Theology with a concentration in Comparative Theology and Religious Ethics from Boston University School of Theology in 2000. He has served United Methodist Churches in Warwick, Rhode Island, Brunswick, Maine; Westfield, Massachusetts; and Roslindale Boston of the New England Conference.  Rev. Dr. Oh has also taught at Boston University School of Theology, Wellesley College, and Bowdoin College.

In 2013, Rev Oh received the “Wilbur C. Ziegler Preaching Award,” from the New England Conference, and the “2017 Distinguished Alumni Award” from the Boston University School of Theology.

As a grant writer and program director of “Sing a New Song Prophecy Initiative” of the New England Conference, Rev. Oh started three projects in the New England Conference:  1) Cultivating Young Leaders; 2) Supporting Cross-Racial and Cross-Culture ministry; 3) Supporting Grass Root Movement against Racism.  He has been a leading voice to support our LGBTQ sisters and brothers in the New England Conference and beyond.

All members of the WUMC community look forward to having Rev. Oh and his family living, ministering and working in mission with the faithful and committed members of the Weston United Methodist Church.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

“If you lack knowledge, go to school. 
If you lack wisdom, get on your knees. 
Knowledge is not wisdom. 
Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge.”
~ Vance Hauner

Sermon:  “We Are Thirst for the Living Water

Announcements and Upcoming Events!

Family Bible Camp is next week, July 10 – July 13 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, beginning with supper at 6:00pm followed by the program from 6:45pm – 8:00pm. The program is “Three Simple Rules for Living” by Bishop Rubin Job.  Carole Kerr will be the facilitator.  Cost for the week is $10, including books and meals.  BYOB – Bring Your Own Bible!   Please call the church office  781-893-9595 or send an email to westonunitedmethodist@gmail.com to make a reservation.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Weston United Methodist Church is pleased to welcome 
Rev. Dr. Jung Sun Oh and his wife Myung 
as our new pastoral family.

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
Grandma Moses

Sunday Scripture:   Luke 24:13-35
Sermon:  “On Emmaus and Weston Roads”

Announcements and Upcoming Events!
Worship at 9:30 - Beginning Sunday, July 2,  the worship service will move to 9:30 am for the summer months.  It will resume to 10:30 am on September 10th.

Order of Worship - Beginning Sunday July 2, WUMC will worship with a new “Order of Worship” service. Thank you for your faithful and committed service to God through the beloved community, WUMC.”  - Pastor Jung Sun Oh


SAVE THE DATE! Family Bible Camp - July 10 – July 13 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, beginning with supper at 6:00pm followed by the program from 6:45pm – 8:00pm. The program is “Three Simple Rules for Living” by Bishop Rubin Job.  Carole Kerr will be the facilitator.  Cost for the week is $10, including books and meals

Thursday, June 22, 2017

“If you want to be holy, be kind.”
--Frederick Buechner

Sunday Scripture:  Psalm 139: 1-18
Sermon:  “Jesus Lived Before He Died”
  
Announcements and Upcoming Events!

Praise / Healing Service:  Sunday, June 25th at 3:00pm. All are invited.

Summer 9:30 Worship Time:  Beginning Sunday, July 2 the worship service will be at 9:30 am for the summer months.

New Beginnings – New “Order of Worship”: Sunday July 2, WUMC will use a new “Order of Worship” under the leadership of our new Pastor Jung Sun Oh. “Thank you for your faithful and committed service to God through the beloved community, WUMC.”   -Pastor Jung Sun Oh


Family Bible Camp: July 10 – July 13 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, We will start with supper followed by the program from 6:45pm – 8:00pm. The program is “Three Simple Rules for Living” by Bishop Rubin Job.  Carole Kerr will be the facilitator.  Cost for the week is $10, including books and meals.
SAVE THE DATE! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

“In the presence of trouble, some people grow wings; 
others buy crutches.”
~ Harold Ruoff

Sunday Scripture:  Luke 12: 13-21

Sermon:  “Frank Lloyd Wright in Heaven

Friday, June 9, 2017

“Be wise in the use of time. The question of life is not, ‘How much time have we?’ The question is, ‘What shall we do with it?’”
--Anna Robertson Brown

Sunday Scripture:  Luke 10: 25-37
Sermon:  “Parable of the Wheelchair vs. the Harley Hog”


Announcements and Coming Events!

Austin Harrison Funeral:  A funeral for Austin Harrison, a long-time member of WUMC will be held at the church this Saturday, June 10th at 11:00am.  A reception will follow the committal service in the Parish Hall.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

“To get a person to understand our point of view, 
we must first understand his.”
Anonymous

Sunday Scripture:   Matthew 25: 31-46
Sermon:  “What Ultimately Matters.”

Announcements and Upcoming Events!

Farewell Service & Reception - Sunday, June 4.  Rev. Melius is retiring and this will be his last service at Weston United Methodist Church.   Please join us for this very special event.  Please RSVP by Sunday May 28 if you plan to attend the luncheon so we can provide an accurate count to the caterer.   The Church email address is westonunitedmethodist@gmail.com  

Rev. Melius has served WUMC for the past 20 years, and in the ministry for 46 years!  Please join us as we celebrate with Rev. Melius and his family on his well-earned retirement.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

“We see things not as they are, but as we are.”
Anonymous

Sunday Scripture:   Psalm 66: 8-20, Acts 17: 22-31
Sermon:  “One More Thing?”

Announcements and Upcoming Events!

Annual Church Picnic – Sunday, May 21:  Join us following the worship service this Sunday for our annual church picnic. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Beverages and Dessert will be provided.  Please bring a side dish to share.  All are welcome!

Praise / Healing Service - Sunday, May 21 at 3:00pm.  All are welcome!

Special Farewell Service & Reception - Sunday, June 4.   Rev. Steve Melius is retiring.  Please attend this special worship service followed by a Luncheon Reception in the Parish Hall.


RSVP to the church email address:  westonunitedmethodist@gmail.com so we know you are coming. 

Rev. Melius has served the Weston United Methodist Church for the past 20 years, and has been in the ministry for 46 years!  Please join us as we celebrate Steve’s well-deserved retirement.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito.”
African Proverb

Sunday Scripture: Luke 8: 1-3
Sermon:   “Who was Joanna?”

Announcements and Upcoming Events!

Nicaragua Benefit Concert:  Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m  Proceeds to benefit our mission work in Nicaragua.  A Pre-Concert Dinner at 6:00 p.m. will be held in the Parish Hall. Donations welcome.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”
Teddy Roosevelt

Sunday Scripture:   Matthew 25: 30-46
Sermon:  “The Importance of Small Deeds.”

Announcements and Upcoming Events!



Nicaragua Benefit Concert May 13, 7:30 pm  A concert to benefit our mission work in Nicaragua will be held in the sanctuary on Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. with a dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. A free will offering will be taken.

Farewell Gift:  “As we prepare to bid farewell to Steve and Sandy after their 20 years of loving, dedicated service within our congregation, we would like to give them a parting gift. I will be collecting cash and checks to put towards this joint gift. You can see me at church or you may mail checks made out to me to my home address: 11 Beaver St., Waltham MA 02453. The gift will be presented at our farewell reception on June 4. Please have gifts to me by May 28th, the last Sunday of May. Thanks so much for your generosity,”  Anne Gehrenbeck-Shim, Lay Leader