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.

Saturday, July 28, 2018



July 29  Sunday Worship
9:30 am
Sermon – “Who Is That?”
Rev. Wendell Luke
This week, June 29th, we bid a fond farewell to our awesome Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Wendell Luke. 
While sharing Jesus Christ’s message of love, Pastor Luke has nurtured and encouraged our congregation, blessed us with his sense of humor and intellectually and spiritually challenged us. We will miss him!
Please stay after church for a Thank You Brunch to honor Pastor Luke. Bring a ‘breakfast’ treat to share!



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.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

WUMC Work Day
19 May 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped make 
our church a better place.





Not shown, Ed, Debbie, Scott, Joe, Bob & Gordon



Sunday, April 29, 2018


Upcoming Meetings / Events
May 20 Sunday Worship
Sermon – “Oh To Be Thought Drunk”
Rev. Wendell Luke

May 18  Friday - 5:30 pm
WATCH Dinner and Celebration in Waltham

May 19  Saturday - All Church Work Day
8:30 am - 12:00+
Sign-up for indoor and outdoor chores


June 3  Sunday - All Church Picnic

Bible Study – Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15. 22, 29
6:30 – 8:00 inc. light supper

Dinner at 6:00, Study at 6:30.

Please reach out to Carole Kerr if you plan on attending

Cost - $15 for the book


Appointment process
When a church is “open” (the present pastor will not be re-appointed), the Bishop's Cabinet, made up of the nine District Superintendents and the Bishop, meet to review the church's profile prepared annually by each local church's Staff Parish Relations Committee.  The Cabinet then begins to suggest available pastors who might best address that local church's needs.  After that process is completed, the Cabinet enters into a time of prayerful discernment to determine which pastor they will approach about the appointment.  When ag pastor is open to the appointment, a meeting is scheduled with the local church's Staff Parish Relations Committee to introduce the pastor to the Committee as their next pastor.
Every pastor is appointed for a one year term and so is re-appointed each year, even when continuing in a church. Appointments most often begin on July 1

Rev. Luke will be at the church each Wednesday morning if you would like to meet with him.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


Upcoming Meetings / Events
22 April – Sunday Worship
Sermon:  "Other Sheep”
Rev. Wendell Luke

25 April - Wednesday
Church Council Meeting
7:00 PM

Rev. Luke will be at the church each Wednesday morning if you would like to meet with him.



New Bible Study

May 1, 2018 - 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Mark your calendar

Unafraid by Adam Hamilton

Dinner at 5:00, Study at 5:30.

Please reach out to Carole Kerr
if you plan on attending
Cost - $15 for the book



Order of Worship
Rev. Luke opened the 15 April Worship Service with an explanation of our Order of Worship, with particular focus on the sequence of prayers.  Each Sunday in April, he will be in the Sanctuary 15 minutes before the service to talk with people about the Order of Worship and its ecclesiastic basis.

Earth Day Sunday - April 22
In preparation for Earth Day this year, you are encouraged to watch and reflect on this Photo Prayer video, featuring stunning images of Nature along with the beautiful words of a prayer written by United Methodist Bishop Ken Carter when he was a pastor in North Carolina in 2005:
To help guide our thinking and acting about how we live in, and are in engaged in ministry in the world, The United Methodist Church has created statements to guide the church in its efforts to create a world of justice. Our "Social Principles", part of our Book of Discipline, explain how United Methodists are called to live in the world. To learn more about them, and in particular our UMC "Social Principles on The Natural World", including Water, Air, Soil, Minerals, Plants, Energy Resources Utilization, Animal Life, Global Climate Stewardship, Space, Science and Technology, Food Safety, and Food Justice, see:
Here is an excerpt...
All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings. God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect. Economic, political, social, and technological developments have increased our human numbers, and lengthened and enriched our lives. However, these developments have led to regional defoliation, dramatic extinction of species, massive human suffering, overpopulation, and misuse and overconsumption of natural and nonrenewable resources, particularly by industrialized societies. This continued course of action jeopardizes the natural heritage that God has entrusted to all generations. Therefore, let us recognize the responsibility of the church and its members to place a high priority on changes in economic, political, social, and technological lifestyles to support a more ecologically equitable and sustainable world leading to a higher quality of life for all of God’s creation.

Water, Air, Soil, Minerals, Plants - We support and encourage social policies that serve to reduce and control the creation of industrial byproducts and waste; facilitate the safe processing and disposal of toxic and nuclear waste and move toward the elimination of both; encourage reduction of municipal waste; provide for appropriate recycling and disposal of municipal waste; and assist the cleanup of polluted air, water, and soil. We call for the preservation of old-growth forests and other irreplaceable natural treasures, as well as preservation of endangered plant species. We support measures designed to maintain and restore natural ecosystems. We support policies that develop alternatives to chemicals used for growing, processing, and preserving food, and we strongly urge adequate research into their effects upon God’s creation prior to utilization. We urge development of international agreements concerning equitable utilization of the world’s resources for human benefit so long as the integrity of the earth is maintained. We are deeply concerned about the privatization of water resources, the bottling of water to be sold as a commodity for profit, and the resources that go into packaging bottled water. We urge all municipalities and other governmental organizations to develop processes for determining sustainability of water resources and to determine the environmental, economic, and social consequences of privatization of water resources prior to the licensing and approval thereof.
(From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church - 2016. Copyright 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.)

Dinner for Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen
Our next serving day is Monday, May 14th 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.
Please reach out to Bob Hout to help share Christ's love in this ministry.  You can contribute one or more food items for our serving day and/or assist with reheating or serving the meal

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Upcoming Meetings / Events
15 April – Sunday Worship
Native American Ministries Sunday
Sermon:  "You Are Witnesses”
Rev. Wendell Luke

17 April – Tuesday
Trustees Meeting

25 April - Wednesday
Church Council Meeting

Native American Ministries Sunday

Native American Ministries Sunday is a very special celebration that United Methodist churches across the country celebrate every year. With a special offering on this designated Sunday in April, we honor and empower the Native Americans in our church community. Native Americans - with many unique languages and cultures - honor Jesus and live as Christians led by a contingent of primarily Native American pastors. It is a joy to celebrate and embolden their congregations on this day!
Here are five reasons we believe in the importance of this Special Sunday:
- We are committed to racial reconciliation.
The struggles of First Americans are often invisible. As a result of historic and ongoing institutional racism, our Native communities experience high rates of poverty and suicide. As United Methodists, we have vowed to seek reconciliation with Native Americans and are committed to represent their community in a way that befits their proud heritage. This offering specifically supports Native American seminarians, strengthens, develops and equips Native American rural, urban and reservation congregations, ministries and communities and annual conference Native American Ministries.
- We believe in funding justice efforts for Native Americans.
“Social justice” is more than a buzzword for United Methodist congregations. With this offering, we are saying YES to creating programs that enrich, empower and educate. So many people want to support our First Americans but don’t know where to start. Giving generously on this Sunday is an easy way to show our support.
- When we give together, we do more.
Connectionalismis a high priority for our denomination. We believe in joining together, as congregations, to celebrate together on six Special Sundays throughout the year. This particular Special Sunday is the biggest impact we make together for Native American communities.
- We believe in taking care of our own family.
As United Methodists, we are committed to serving and giving all over the world, but we are just as committed to caring for our own communities. 1 Timothy 5:8 challenges us to take care of our own family. On Native American Ministries Sunday, we do just that.
- We want to model generosity for our community future generations.
Generosity leaves a legacy. When we give as a community, we tell our local community that we care. When we give as a community to diverse causes, we are making sure people know that our churches are externally focused. We believe in diversity, and we believe in supporting all people. On this day, we make sure to support our First Americans.
 Together, we do more! You may write a check payable to Weston UMC and in the memo line write "Native American Ministries", or write this memo line on an envelope with cash, and place it in the offering plate at Sunday worship.