Frequently Asked QuestionsDo justice, love kindness, walk humbly with God. (Micah 6:8)
The Church: Westwood United Methodist Church is a welcoming family at all stages and places of spiritual growth in response to Christ’s call for tolerance and for helping others in daily life.
This parish is one of over 35,000 active congregations in the United Methodist Church. Over eight million Americans are members of this diverse denomination, and Methodism is also found in over one hundred other countries. We welcome and affirm our ministry with all persons, regardless of age, race, ethnic origin, economic status, disability, gender, marital status or sexual orientation, from first time visitor to lifetime member. John Wesley, the Church of England priest who founded Methodism in the eighteenth century, continues to challenge us with the words, “If your heart is as mine, then give me your hand.”
Worship: The 10:00 a.m. service is traditional and intergenerational. Congregational music is chosen from The United Methodist Hymnal and other sources and most of it is led by a large pipe organ and choir. The theme of this service and its preaching is usually guided by the Common Lectionary, a calendar of Bible readings appointed for each Sunday and used by many Christian denominations. The liturgy lasts about sixty minutes and includes Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. The pastors and choir wear vestments and the overall feeling of the service is one of dignity and reverence without being stiff.