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October 2015

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Pastoral Reflections LISTENING AND DOING During much of September, our worship services focused on lessons that we can learn from the letter of James. In the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, James 1:19 states, “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.” This instruction to listen is then followed, in James 1:22 by the words “But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.” There is a clear focus in James on listening and doing. I have been reflecting on the emphasis we find in Scripture on listening then doing. At Jesus’ ascension, he told his followers to stay in Jerusalem and wait for the leading of the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:48-49 states, “You are witnesses of these things. 49 And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” The followers of Jesus were “witnesses,” they had lis-

tened to his teachings. However, before they were to go out and be “doers” they were instructed to wait for the Holy Spirit to guide them, to empower them. The same is true for us today. We are definitely called to continue to be “doers.” However, we also must be like Jesus’ followers who waited to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. So how do we understand the guidance of the Holy Spirit? We must be purposeful in listening for the voice of God! It continues to be my prayer that each person within the WUMC faith community is committed to practicing daily the spiritual disciplines of prayer, Scripture, solitude, and silence. Individually and as a congregation we are called to be doers, but Scripture is clear that we are to listen for the voice of God first in order that what we do is acceptable to God. Grace and peace,

Pastor Mollie

The church is opening its doors to the community again for a family friendly trick-or-treating event. It's a safe and fun way to show off your costume and gets some treats! There will be food, crafts, games and fun culminating in trunk-or-treating thru the church parking lot. Last year we had close to 200 kids visit us! And we can use your help to make this another fun and successful event! HOW YOU CAN HELP:

 Host a trunk: Decorate your vehicle (or not) and pass out candy. Prizes given out for most creative displays. Sign-up  

form available in the lobby as of October 4th, or please contact the church office to register your vehicle’s trunk. Donate Candy — drop off bags in lobby. Invite a family to join us. Postcards available in the lobby as of October 4th. QUESTIONS? Please contact Ellie Peiffer via the church office or at [email protected]

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 27650 Center Ridge Road * Westlake, Ohio 44145 * (440) 871-3088 * westlakeumc.org Sunday Worship at 8:15, 10:00 and 11:28 a.m.

THE MESSENGER

HOSPITALITY COFFEE HOUR SPONSORSHIP Sponsorships are available for our weekly coffee hours following Worship on Sundays. If you would be interested in sponsoring coffee hour, please submit an envelope with the sponsorship amount included ($35 per Sunday) at the office in the offering plate. You may also indicate a remembrance or celebration for a certain date if desired (though not necessary). Checks made payable to WUMC. You can find Sponsorship forms on the table near the coffee at Fellowship Hour and in the lobby.

New Handbell Choir Westlake UMC is forming a new handbell choir. Rehearsals will be held each Thursday evening from 6:157:15 p.m. beginning on October 1. New ringers and youth are welcome to participate! Please contact Annie Kaschube either via email at: [email protected] or call her at (216) 862-1232 if you are interested in joining this group.

COFFEE FELLOWSHIP SPONSORS OCTOBER

October 4

Audrey & Dan Walsh

October 11

The Kubancik Family

October 18

Calvin & Sue Herrick

October 25

The Twigg Family

Women of Westlake UMC “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” ~ Isaiah 58:11

WOMEN’S DAY RETREAT 2015 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH THE LAKE HOUSE, AVON LAKE Topic: “Faith & Renewal” Based on the writings of Joyce Rupp in her book, May I Have This Dance? An Invitation to Faithful Prayer Throughout the Year. Facilitated by Rev. Beth McKee. Sign up information coming soon!

New Member Classes If you are interested in joining with Westlake UMC, the new member process includes three classes that you can complete in any order. These sessions are open to visitors as well as members seeking more information:  Spiritual Gifts Discover Workshop:

Saturday, October 10th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 107  Stewardship & Your Money Autobiography: Sunday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m., in the Library  Coffee with the Pastor: To be scheduled in January

Let the office know if you are interested in attending these classes which are open to members and visitors alike. Childcare is available if needed. For more information or to RSVP, call (440) 871-3088 or send an email to [email protected]

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Sunday School Classes ADULTS:

Looking for a class on a Sunday morning before or after worship? Please check out page 8 for descriptions of groups that are currently offered.

CHILDREN

AND YOUTH (AND PARENTS): Please see page 10 for the current class schedule listing for Sunday mornings to give you an idea of when’s and where’s: When do they go to class? When do you pick them up? Where do they have class? Where can I pick them up?

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OCTOBER 2015

Bible Study with Pastor Mollie

THURSDAYS, BEGINNING OCTOBER 1ST, 9 - 10:30 A.M.

All are welcome to explore the Gospel according to Luke in this multi-week study based on the Efird Bible Study Series. It will run through December. Gather in Room 205. We’ll keep the coffee warm for you!

All Church Study: SACRED RHYTHMS BY

United Methodist Women General Meeting

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH AT 10:30 A.M. The monthly meeting will be held in Fellowship Hall, as usual, at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be enjoyed at 12:00 noon. Remember to bring your sandwich. Dessert and beverages will be provided. The 1:00 o'clock program will be on the History of Flat Rock Homes. It will be presented by Flat Rock staff members: Amanda Nicol and Becky Machovec. Please join us!

RUTH HALEY BARTON

Pastor Mollie is calling the church to be in discernment for what God is calling us to be, both individually and as a church. Sacred Rhythms is a 6-week DVD study that will be done within small groups. Many new groups are forming. Let us know if you are interested:  Via the WUMC website: click the link HERE  Signup on main bulletin board in the church lobby  Contact the office at (440) 871-3088.

NEW!

OPEN GROUP: Sundays, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15 from 5—6:30 p.m. in Room 107. Do you have kids who are in Youth Group? Join this discussion group while they attend theirs! Sign up via the church office. Questions? Please contact Small Group Coordinators, Ellie Peiffer at [email protected] or Don Lefelar at [email protected]

New Young Adults Group (20's & 30's) Kickoff TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH AT 7:00 P.M. God has been sending many young adults to our church inquiring about study groups for their age group. So if you are under forty, single or married with no children, this group is for you! Harlen Rife is organizing this group: email him at [email protected] or come to the first gathering, Tuesday, October 13th at 7 p.m. Location will be announced shortly! Stay tuned...

UMW Fall Luncheon THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22ND AT 12 NOON Ladies and gentlemen, you are invited to the annual United Methodist Women's Fall Luncheon. This delicious luncheon is an important mission of WUMW. This year’s program will be:

“Hats and Fashions through the Centuries” (with live models!) We encourage both men and women, and their friends, to attend. Again, this year, many new books and puzzles will be offered as your take-home gifts. Tickets will be $15.00 and will be sold by UMW members during coffee hours at church in October, or through Shirley Peritch at (440) 934-4542. Please join us!

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THE MESSENGER

From the Desk of Christian Ed Carol Ryan, [email protected]

BE SALTY! Sodium chloride is a pretty stable compound which is resistant to nearly every attack. Still, salt can “go bad”. It can become contaminated with impurities and become useless, even dangerous. But we reminded children on Rally Sunday to BE the SALT and the light, and DO DOMETHING. But in the words of Ricky Ricardo, this leaves us all with some “splaining to do.” Matthew 5:13 reads, “You are the salt of the earth.” My father directed me to this a lot. For example, I wrote the AC/DC’s rock anthem Hell’s Bells lyrics on the worn knee of my Levi jeans (during a Lenten Soup Supper nonetheless). Of course, I didn’t take “Be the Salt” as fatherly or Fatherly redirection but a description like I was to be Emeril Lagasse by spicing up the world. Turns out salt, in ancient times, was a preservative. As the Israelites’ Exodus packing list did not include 3,482 mini-refrigerators or wheelie coolers, salt was the preservative. It was protection. It was indispensible. Moses wasn’t yelling “BAM, kick it up a notch!” in Egypt. So likely, Jesus was not concerned folks might find disciples boring in need of seasoning salt. We will DO SOMETHING! We will teach, discuss, craft, and game ourselves around being the LIGHT like HIS mirrors of all shapes and sizes (some bedazzled and others bedraggled) reflecting HIS love. Pretty straight forward, right? We will DO SOMETHING. We can be the SALT. But we enlist families in living, and talking to kids about being the Salt of the earth. Salty like injected with a moral antibiotic vs. its urban dictionary definition. We want to neither camouflage our Christianity nor bully with it. Maybe, Beatitude it. It is not straight-forward but it is important. Be the Salt. Stay off a no-sodium parenting diet. Support each other being preserving, salt-savory parents. Be it. Talk about it. DO SOMETHING.

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DO SOMETHING! MINI-MISSION: CROP-WALK Our 2nd-3rd Grader Sunday School classmates along with their teacher, Miss Sue Geringer, in partnership with our WUMC Mission’s team will participate in the CROP Walk. CROP walks began in 1946 sponsored through Church World Services to raise money to fight hunger locally and globally. JOIN US. Participate in the CROP Walk on Saturday, October 3rd. Registration begins at 9:00 am, walk itself at 9:30 am, at Dover Congregation UCC, 2238 Dover Center Road. Sign up after church or on the lobby bulletin board. Or sponsor our walkers online, in person, or via their donation table in fellowship hall on Sept. 28th. For more information or to participate, please contact Carol Ryan or Kay Martin. More information HERE

LITTLE SINGERS & RINGERS Our preschoolers, and our Kinders/Firsties class is doing great with the new Little Singers and Ringers program in their classroom. Many thanks to their fun and faith-filled leader, Jillian Salis! While Jillian will help bring lessons to life through music, we will all get to enjoy a few songs during worship this year too. Watch for them at the 10:00 am service in October.

REGISTER CHILDREN AND YOUTH We promise not to email you meme’s of silly cats, or daily affirmations of Spike the hamster. But ALL children and youth need to register every year. Please, pretty please, don’t make us require registration to get to postworship coffee hour. Please register now. Use this link: Register HERE. Or contact Carol Ryan via church office, or [email protected]

CHILD PICK-UP REMINDERS 11:28 Sunday School pick-up is directly after worship, as well as for preschoolers at 10:00 am worship. For Kinders through Confirmation class, class ends at 11:10. We have a lot to finish each week! Please see the schedule on page 10 for details on class location.

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OCTOBER 2015

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THE D ATE !

HANGING OF THE GREENS & JINGLEFEST! Sunday, November 22nd, 4:30—7:00 p.m. If you would like to help rehab our Christmas decorations, please contact Debby Patterson or Carol Ryan. If you have terrific craft suggestions, especially the affordable/upcycling kind, please forward them or leave in Carol’s mailbox. We are looking forward to our pizza pot-lucking, church decorating, music entertaining, and family crafting fun! Plan on joining us!

Equipment Request DOES ANYONE HAVE AN EXTRA… TELEVISION? Do you have an old TV sitting in your house collecting dust? Perhaps you’ve been looking for the right place to donate it. Westlake UMC can help! We have a number of discussion groups and book study groups meeting who require the use of a DVD player. Our only requirements are that it is bigger than a 19” and has (reliable) capabilities to connect with modern technology (aka, DVD players). If you have one to donate, please contact the church office.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR! For children in grades K-6 (Pre-K children upon request) Each Sunday from 11:30-12:00 in Room 104 New singers are welcome to join us! Mark your calendars... We are going to sing on Sunday, October 4th at the 10:00 worship service! Questions? Contact Annie Kaschube at (216) 862-1232 or [email protected]

… Have you heard? OCTOBER 4TH AND 11TH: Please join us for YOUTH GROUP! High school will be finishing up their discussion on "When Helping Hurts" -- we are looking at missions and how we can have the most effective missions trips possible. Meanwhile, middle school is discussing "Texting God" -- how do we pray?? OCTOBER 3RD : Mark your calendars for the CROP WALK! Families and Youth welcome! OCTOBER 17TH, 4PM—9AM -- CORN MAZE LOCK-IN (6th-12th grade). Come and go to the corn maze, hot dogs, s'mores, stay overnight for the games, hang out time, and general hilarity! Cost is only $20 a person. Invite a friend -- you won't want to miss this!!

OCTOBER 25TH -- Mark your calendars for TRUNK OR TREAT! More details from your new leadership council is forthcoming! CONGRATS TO THE NEW YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: Sierra Swisher (President), Alex Rujawitz (vicepresident), Tiffany Stalla (Worship Coordinator), Connor Hensley (Middle School Representative), Christina Stalla (Missions Coordinator), Lisa Swisher (Adult Advisor). These youth are going to do great things for Westlake this year!!!

QUESTIONS? Contact Rachael Haning, WUMC Youth Coordinator at [email protected]

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THE MESSENGER

WUMC Mission Team News The WUMC Mission Team wants to thank you for all your "hands and feet" that show how many ways we serve others as the hands and feet of Christ. We also want to let you know about upcoming mission opportunities to continue your good work! Manos Juntas, Mexico Medical Mission October 11 - 17, 2015 Contact: Tammy Kuntz, [email protected] Team Leader Training November 14, 2015 $35 (includes lunch and background check) at Nehemiah Mission (6515 Bridge Ave.). Enjoy a day of fellowship and conversation to learn about leading a mission team locally, nationally, and internationally. This does NOT obligate you to lead a trip! See Kay Martin with questions or to register. RUSSIA Orphanage in the Kursk Region May/June, 2016 Cost is $3,000. Contact: Bob Myers, [email protected]

Westlake Prays Every Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at rotating Westlake churches: 1st Thursday: Unity Spiritual Center 2nd Thursday: Prince of Peace Lutheran 3rd Thursday: St. Ladislas 4th Thursday: Church of the Redeemer UCC 5th Thursday: Westlake UMC* Day after day in the news media, we seem bombarded with an endless parade of events on the world stage that seem over-whelming and tragic. All seem beyond our ability to comprehend and control. Without faith this is a formula for despair and withdrawal. But as people of faith we are invited to join together… to lift our hearts together… for the many needs that confront our existence. While the churches within the city of Westlake are of Christian denomination, we wish to extend an open invitation to all persons of faith and prayer. We will host these times of prayer for as long as there is supportive interest in joining together, to pray together. All are welcome. *Please join us here at Westlake UMC on Thursday, October 29th at 5:45 p.m. when we host Westlake Prays for Peace.

WSEM (West Side Ecumenical Ministry):

Bluz over Africa

THE 10TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE ORPHAN MEDICAL NETWORK INTERNATIONAL (OMNIMISSIONS.COM) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 5—9 P.M. To be held at the Pavilion at St. Clarence (30106 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted OH 44070). $50 admission includes dinner and assorted beverages. Music will be provided for dining and dancing by Colin Dussault's Acoustic Side Project, followed by silent and live auction. A limited number of the $50 admission tickets are available for free. For more information regarding the event or other opportunities to support this fundraiser, please click HERE for more information, or contact Roseann Fekete at (440) 716-0745 or [email protected]

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COMMUNITY CORNER For over ten years our church has been supporting Community Corner, which is located at 8302 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. It has a food pantry, where people who live in the area can come for a three-day supply of food, plus a small resale shop, which helps support the food pantry. The members of our church donate all types of clothing, shoes, and household items (dishes, towels, sheets, pots and pans, small appliances, etc.) for the resale shop. These items are placed in the large box downstairs near the library and kitchen areas. Donations are taken down when on Friday, and often on Wednesday. Thanks for all who have been donating for so many years. It is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call Judy Lawless at (440) 327-7304.

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OCTOBER 2015

Life Events WITH SYMPATHY Mariam Keirstead, longtime member, active participant in Westlake UMW, passed away September 16th. Rev. Mollie Brown officiated a memorial service on September 20th at Westlake UMC. Gary Frasier, uncle of Annie Kaschube, passed away in September.

Thanks! To the members of Westlake UMC, Thank you. There are so many who have helped our daughter Kaylin during her times of need…  Those who have run errands on her behalf…  Those who have watched Cayden during the day…  Those who cared for Cayden while Kaylin was hospitalized…  Those who brought Cayden to the hospital so Kaylin could have a visit…  Those who provided meals when Kaylin and Sue were in the hospital…  And everyone who have kept my family in your prayers and sent cards of support and well wishes. I cannot fully express my thankfulness to all the members of Westlake UMC. May the Lord continue to shine upon you. In gratitude, ~Calvin Herrick Thank you all for the caring and concern you showed to our family during the illness and passing of my mother, Mariam Keirstead. It was heartwarming to see so many people come to Mom’s memorial service. Thanks to all who made her service so meaningful and memorable. We appreciate all who had a part in it. ~Diana & Dan Stacho, and Jill & Zoe Johnson

Parish Nurse News Kathy Tafuri, our WUMC Volunteer Parish Nurse, offers free blood pressure screenings most Sundays after coffee hour. Kathy is also available most Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. to address your health concerns, plus offer free blood pressure screenings. You can reach her by calling the church office (440) 871-3088 x17, or email [email protected] Westlake United Methodist Church is now the proud owner of a brand new AED (Automated Electronic Defibrillator). It is in the same place as before, behind the door of the Parish Nurse’s office, and it has a handy bag attached with other equipment that might be needed in case of emergency. A CPR/AED Class for October is in the works. Please let Kathy know if you are interested. Watch the bulletin for more information.

Got Medicare? ASK PATRICIA…. by Patricia Whited-Stineman, OSHIIP Medicare Counselor (440) 781-1383

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT October 15th – December 7th

Question: I am seeing ads for Medicare Open Enrollment. When is “open enrollment” and what does this mean? Answer: It is the time of year when all Medicare covered enrollees are reminded to review their Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Part D Drug Plan for the coming year. Why? Because each year the Medicare plans CHANGE! The 2015 plan ends and new plans are available for 2016! There can be changes to the coverage, cost (premium, deductibles, coinsurance and copayments), and in the case of Medicare Part D – which drugs it will cover will change. Be informed and choose wisely!

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THE MESSENGER

Sunday Morning Adult Christian Education

WUMC Do-ers!

FAITHLINK FaithLink meets year-round every Sunday at 9 a.m. in Room 107. FaithLink discusses United Methodist beliefs in relation to current faith issues and world events. If you wish to receive a copy of the curriculum to be discussed on Sunday in advance, please let the office know, indicating your email address.

WOMEN Interested in attending a Women’s Book Study? Come join us at 9:00 a.m. in Room 100 as we study Philip Yancey’s book, Vanishing Grace. The book study started on September 20th, but it is never too late to join! This class is led by Sherri Cebul-Ligas and Ann Henkelman.

30S AND 40S

“Demolition Team” helps prep Flat Rock for renovations in July!

The 30s & 40s Sunday School Group will start on October 4th. We'll be meeting from 11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. (new time!) in Room 100. Material is TBD. All are welcome!

CHECK IT OUT @ WUMC’S LIBRARY New Adult Fiction! Now that the kids are back to school routine, isn’t it nice to have so much more time to do the things

you love... like read a great new book?! If you’re looking to check out something new (or even old), stop down at the library and browse through our everexpanding collection.

Standing (L-R): Harry Askin, Judy Lawless, Judy McDonald, Elaine Hermetet, Tony DiBiasio, and Jean Ruck. Seated (L-R): Carol Askin, Ken Wardell, and Marilyn Vertal.

For more details about events and to view the church calendar, please visit our website at westlakeumc.org

The "Did You Know?" communication piece will be a monthly feature in the messenger. It is in response to Focus Group requests for more information about the amazing things that happen at the church. If you are wondering about a ministry or initiative, chances are others are curious too! Please contact the church office and we will include your question and answer in a future "Did You Know" feature.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES Personal listening devices are available at the entrances to the Sanctuary. Please find an usher or greeter located in the Narthex, as well as in the main lobby near the TV screen. Available devices include receivers with over-ear headphones, in-ear bud headphones, or Tele-Coil loops. If you have any questions, there is an instruction pamphlet available for your use, or an usher/greeter may be able to assist you with operating the device.

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OCTOBER 2015

Given the capabilities of the new database we have at WUMC, it will soon be possible to email Contribution Statements at the end of each quarter instead of mailing via the post office. If you would like to receive future statements via email, we need your approval given this document is confidential. Please fill out the information below and return it to the church office, or put in the offering plate by October 11th.* If you do not complete this form, your statement will be mailed to you as usual. Thank you! (Please write legibly!) Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I give my consent for Westlake UMC to email my contribution statements to me at the email provided above. _________________________________________________________________________ Signature

______________________________________ Date

*Thanks to those who have already submitted this form to the office; if you have not, you still have time!

Income Statement—August 2015 August 2015

YTD 2015

2014

YTD 2014

YTD Budget

Annual Budget 2015

INCOME CONTRIBUTION INCOME

$41,495.98

$329,112.10

$39,836.66

$356,276.26

$382,551.64

$580,000.00

$41,495.98

$329,112.10

$39,836.66

$356,276.26

$382,551.64

$580,000.00

$26,408.74

$208,983.85

$26,051.48

$204,009.35

$220,939.52

$331,229.22

2,068.94

15,455.86

1,550.99

17,006.49

15,533.28

23,300.00

263.84

1,765.723

134.73

1,714.40

1,346.64

1,880.00

5,102.39

48,320.62

5,755.90

68,292.37

69,678.86

103,000.00

33,843.91

274,526.06

33,493.10

291,022.61

307,498.30

459,409.22

9.45

842.55

403.55

-302.20

2,833.28

4,100.00

629.19

4,832.00

655.20

5,118.48

5,982.64

8,974.00

EDUCATION EXP.

1,218.24

9,752.76

-270.89

7,831.68

10,799.92

15,500.00

OUTREACH EXP.

100.45

2,091.39

384.25

4,747.43

4,800.00

7,200.00

5,432.09

49,176.14

6,067.12

49,054.97

43,513.44

65,270.00

7,389.42

66,694.84

7,239.23

66,450.36

67,929.28

101,044.00

41,233.33

341,220.90

40,732.33

357,472.97

375,427.58

560,453.22

$ 262.65

-$12,108.80

-$ 895.67

-$ 1,196.71

$ 7,124.06

$19,546.78

TOTAL INCOME EXPENSES ADMINISTRATIVE EXP. STAFF PARISH EXP. OFFICE EXP. FINANCE TEAM EXP. FACILITIES EXP. Subtotal Expenses MINISTRY EXPENSE MUSIC EXP. WORSHIP EXP.

MISSION EXP. Subtotal Ministry Expense TOTAL EXPENSES EXCESS INCOME/EXPENSES

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THE MESSENGER

8:15

9:00

10:00

REFLECTIVE WORSHIP

11:28

CLASSIC WORSHIP *School age children begin in worship; class after Children’s Moment

9:00 Adult & Young Adult Faith Formation  Faithlinks (Room 107)  Women’s Study Group (100)  Young Adult, ages 14-20

10:00 Birth-Preschool (rooms listed on back)

12:00

HIGH ENERGY WORSHIP 11:28 0-5 yrs. in Nursery (202) 1st-6th grade (105)

Children’s Choir (104) 10:10 Sunday School: Preschool (207) — pickup in classroom at 11:00 a.m. 11:30 30’s & 40’s Group (100)

(205)

K—7th grade Pick up students in classrooms at 11:10 a.m. Gr. 8 — Confirmation (Room 205)

NURSERY CARE: 8:15 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. ** Infants — 3 yrs old

TIME

CLASS

LOCATION

8:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Nursery Care: Infants—3 years old

Rooms 201—2

10:00 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

*School age children start in Worship: K-8th grade go to classes after Children’s Moment (approx. 10:10)

11:28 a.m.

2/3 yrs Preschool (must be potty trained) BLAST (children’s moment—11:10 a.m.) Kinders/1st Grade 2nd—3rd grade 4th—5th grade 6th—7th grade 8th Grade — Confirmation Childcare: 0—5 years old

BLAST 11:28

1st—6th grade

Children’s Choir — Gr. K-6

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Room 201 Room 207 Room 102 Room 105 Room 107 Room 100 Room 205 Rooms 201-2 Room 105 Room 104

Youth Group Lock-in ends

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5—8pm Youth Group (205/FH)

10am Your Money Autobiography (in the Library) 5pm Sacred Rhythms Study (107)

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5—8pm Youth Group (205/FH)

5pm Sacred Rhythms Study (107)

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5:00 pm Oberlin Choristers (FH) 7 pm 20’s & 30’s Group 7:30pm 11:28 Rehearsal

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12pm 1 pm 1:30pm 7 pm

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Purl Girls (100) Parish Nurse Available PACE (103) ChristCare-JMc(205) ChristCare-GM (107)

Organ Tuning (Sanctuary closed)

Purl Girls (100) Parish Nurse Available PACE (103) ChristCare-GM (107)

Purl Girls (100) Parish Nurse Available ChristCare-JMc(205) ChristCare-GM (107)

Wed

9:30am All-Staff Mtg (107) Purl Girls (100) 12:30pm ChristCare-EP (100) 5:00 pm Oberlin Choristers (FH) 12pm 1 pm Parish Nurse Available 7pm ChristCare-G/J.L (100) 7:30pm 11:28 Rehearsal 1:30pm PACE (103) 5:30pm Community Meal 7 pm ChristCare-GM (107)

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12pm 12:30pm ChristCare-EP (100) 5:00 pm Oberlin Choristers (FH) 1 pm 7pm ChristCare-G/J.L (100) 7:30pm 11:28 Rehearsal 1:30pm 7 pm Finance Cmmte (107) 2 pm 7 pm

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12:30pm Games ’N Such (FH) 12:30pm ChristCare-EP (100) 7pm ChristCare-G/J.L (100) 7 pm Stephen Ministry (107) 7 pm Trustees (105)

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5—8pm Youth Group (205/FH)

5:00 pm Oberlin Choristers (FH) 12pm 7:00pm Mission Team (107) 1 pm 7:30pm 11:28 Rehearsal 2 pm 7 pm

12:30pm ChristCare-EP (100) 7pm ChristCare-G/J.L (100) 7 pm Leadership Council (107)

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5pm Sacred Rhythms Study (107)

Tue

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Mon

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Sun 1

Bible Study (205) CWRU (107) Marijuana Anon (100) Handbell Choir ChristCare-DL (107) Choir Rehearsal

Marijuana Anon (100) DS/SPRC (FH/107) Handbell Choir ChristCare-DL (205) Choir Rehearsal

9 am Bible Study (205) 10 am CWRU (107) 5:30pm Marijuana Anon (100) 5:45 pm Westlake Prays for Peace (Sanct) 7 pm ChristCare-DL (107) 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal

29

5:30pm 6-9pm 6:15pm 7 pm 7:30pm

12pm UMW Fall Luncheon (F.Hall)

22 9 am Bible Study (205) 10 am CWRU (107)

Messenger Deadline

9 am 10 am 5:30pm 6:15pm 7 pm 7:30pm

15

8

Bible Study (205) CWRU (107) UMW Bd. Mtg (104) Marijuana Anon (100) Handbell Choir ChristCare-DL (107) Choir Rehearsal

9 am Bible Study (205) 10 am CWRU (107) 10:30am UMW Gen. Mtg (F.H.) 5:30pm Marijuana Anon(100) 6:15pm Handbell Choir 6:30pm CTR Mtg (105) 7 pm ChristCare-DL (107) 7:30pm Choir Rehearsal

9 am 10 am 10 am 5:30pm 6:15pm 7 pm 7:30pm

Thu

Steph out

3:30—6pm Theater Group

30

3:30—6pm Theater Group

23

3:30—6pm Theater Group

16

3:30—6pm Theater Group

9

3:30—6pm Theater Group

2

Fri

Youth Group Lock In

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6:30pm ChristCare—J/L.K (100)

24

17

6:30pm ChristCare—J/L.K (100)

Spiritual Gifts Workshop 9:00—11:30 a.m. (Room 107)

9:00am Crop Walk @Dover UCC

Oberlin Chorister Retreat 9 a.m. —1 p.m.

10

3

Sat

OCTOBER 2015

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STAFF Rev. Mollie Brown Annie Kaschube Carol Ryan Ellie Peiffer Gretty Myers Jeanne Halaby Jessica Proctor Jill Farkas Kathy Tafuri Marshall Haning Morgan Lux Patti Barnes Rachael Haning Rich Gallo Sharon Parks Stephanie Fries

Senior Pastor: [email protected] Organist, Director of Children’s Choir and Handbell Choir Christian Education Associate Small Group & Welcoming Ministries Stephen Ministry Coordinator Childcare Assistant Childcare Assistant Sunday Custodian Volunteer Parish Nurse Director of Music & Adult Choir Childcare Assistant Nursery Coordinator Youth Coordinator 11:28 Service Music Leader Finance Manager Office Manager

WUMC Librarians: Nanci Danburg & Judy McDonald OTHER PASTORS CONNECTED TO THIS CONGREGATION: Rev. Nancy Hull Rev. Ron Dietrich Rev. Diana Guyette

Dr. Richard Parks Rev. Don Lefelar Dr. Richard Lehto

Rev. Bob Remington Rev. Tom Taylor

Flat Rock Homes 2015 Quilt Auction SUNDAY,OCTOBER 4, 2015 @ STRONGSVILLE UMC

The Quilt Auction is comprised of two parts: a Silent Auction and a Live Auction. The Live Auction Quilt Preview begins at 1:30pm. At 2:45pm the Flat Rock Choir will sing, and at 3 pm the Live Auction starts and the fun begins! Bob Hale from Benefit Auction Services will once again host the Live Auction. More than 100 quilts (varying in size including full sized, hand-sewn, wall decorative, baby quilts, and other quilted items) to be auctioned at this event. (*Some members of Westlake UMC have donated quilts for the auction!*) All proceeds benefit the individuals and families served by Flat Rock. Please join us for an afternoon of beautifully crafted quilts, fellowship and fun!

* M ESSENGER A RTICLES FOR N OVEMBER : D UE T HURSDAY , O CTOBER 15 *

Mailed September 25, 2015 DATED MATERIAL—DO NOT DELAY

Sunday Worship at 8:15 a.m. (Reflective) 10:00 a.m. (Traditional) 11:28 a.m. (Contemporary) 27650 Center Ridge Road Westlake, Ohio 44145 (440) 871-3088 www.westlakeumc.org [email protected]

WESTLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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