Greetings,

I pray that this announcement finds your loved ones and you well. Your prayers and support during the current pandemic have been exceptional. Every day I am grateful to serve Christ with and among you. This year has been unlike any that most of us have ever witnessed. Covid-19 has affected all of us in big/small ways. Please notice the changes to our church calendar.

On September 20th, we will officially kick off the fall season. After consultation with our younger families, Kim Raynor and I have decided not to offer children/youth Sunday school classes, junior church, or the nursery this fall. However, our adult Sunday school will meet promptly at 9am on Sunday mornings in Gibbs Parlor. 

This fall, we will continue to offer one service at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. We hope to return to worship in our beautiful sanctuary later in the fall. This service will continue to have call to worships, hymns and worship songs, Scripture readings, prayers, and a weekly message. We ask that you make a reservation to attend worship, so that we can record your presence and provide adequate spacing. Mask policies and temperature checks will remain in place. 

Beginning on September 20th at 7pm, we will provide a five-week study (until October 18th) based on Adam Hamilton’s book, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life. Hamilton’s book will be provided free of charge to those interested in participating in the study. Copies of the book and group space is limited at ten. During the study, the Sunday sermon will follow similar themes. Please contact the church office to reserve your copy and spot in the class. 

Continue to hold our political and religious leaders in your prayers. These are difficult times to maneuver, and our best plans are subject to change. However, these are the current plans for our church. Know that your loved ones and you are in my daily prayers. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact Pastor Nick and/or LeAnn in the church office(326-3243). 

            Blessings,

Nicholas Perry, Pastor 

 
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Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Westfield.

 We are a congregation that emphasizes God’s grace as “the undeserved, unmerited, and loving action of God.” In particular, we focus on four aspects of God’s amazing grace:

 

Prevenient Grace— God’s Grace That Prepares Us

Justifying Grace—God’s Grace For Us

Sanctifying Grace—God’s Grace Perfecting Us

Glorifying Grace—God’s Grace Bringing Personal and Social Transformation

 

Our congregation is made up of families and individuals of various shapes and sizes but who are united in God’s grace. God’s grace is “God’s presence and power to create, heal, forgive, reconcile, and transform persons, communities, nations and entire cosmos.” This church offers for all a safe place to ask questions, wrestle with doubts, and struggle with uncertainties, so that one may grow deeper and stronger in a relationship with Christ.

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Come experience God’s grace in, among, and with us as we worship, pray, study, fellowship, serve and play.  During the school year Apple Seed Christian Preschool operates in our facility. Each week we house the Westfield Community Kitchen for lunch on Mondays and Fridays (11:30am-12:30pm) as well as dinner on Wednesdays (4:30pm-5:30pm). On Tuesdays throughout the year the Westfield Community Food Pantry (1:00pm-2:30 or by appointment) is open to the community. We are a church committed to being the hands and the feet of Jesus Christ.

 

Being entrusted with God’s grace, we as Methodists live by a simple pattern:

Do No Harm – Making More Room for God’s Grace

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Do Good – Living Grace-Fully

Staying In Love With God – Growing in Grace.

 

In Christ’s Name,

Nicholas Perry,

Pastor

 
 

Mission statement:

To know Christ and to make Christ known

Vision Statement:

We are the voice and the hand that encourages people to change their lives with hope, comfort and peace

 
 
101 East Main Street
Westfield, NY  14787
(716) 326-3243
 
(Off street parking available in the parking lot behind the church (Clinton St))
Schedule
 
10 am Sunday in Fellowship Hall
please pre-register by contacting the church office (326-3243 or westmeth@fairpoint.net)
 
[please note that at this time there will be no nursery or junior church]
 

 

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