All disciples are encouraged to look for Jesus Christ in others and to connect Jesus Christ with all whom we encounter throughout life’s journey.
New Worship Service Begins, Sunday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. Tradition…Renewed. The chapel provides a warm and welcoming space for worship.
St. Nick’s Day, Sunday, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. We welcome a visit from St. Nick. Not Santa–St. Nick. You know, the former Bishop of Turkey? Yes, that St. Nick! We share his story about giving, check to see if gold coins were left in our shoes (kid-size only) and bring a new pair of shoes as a gift for the children of Kingdom House in St. Louis.
Place Your Order For Christmas Poinsettias. Plants are in 6-inch pots and cost $8 each. Order as many as you like to be placed around the altar. You may take your plants home after the 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service or leave them to be shared with someone who is homebound or with a nursing home. Order HERE or call the church office (314-961-3164). Order by December 7.
The Gift of Time, Saturday, Dec. 9 at Asbury United Methodist Church you can celebrate the season along with some remarkable kids. Meet at the Christian Life Center parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. Asbury UMC does not have children in its congregation. Instead, they are church for children in their neighborhood.
Everything Christmas! Friday, Dec. 22, 6-9 p.m. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Gather around the fireplace to sing some carols. Bundle up and head out for a horse-drawn carriage ride. Drink some cocoa. Make a craft. A story time for the youngest ones at 6:45 p.m. and another story time for older children at 7:45 p.m. Old-school Christmas celebrations are the best! Book your carriage ride HERE.
Cookies? Yes, Please! If you can share your gift for baking cookies, please sign up HERE. The cookies will be enjoyed at the “Everything Christmas!” event on Dec. 22.
Christmas Eve Worship 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve is on Sunday this year. Our 9am service will be especially kid-friendly. (Read that as interactive, noisy and wildly fun!) At every worship service we’ll end with candlelight and Silent Night.
We know it can be intimidating and a little bit tricky to get involved with a new congregation. We want to make it as easy as possible. If you are new, make sure you have stopped by the welcome desk on Sunday morning to give us your contact information. We want to get to know you and help you find ways to get connected. We encourage you to meet with Millie McDowell, our Connections and New Ministries Coordinator. She will help you find a good fit, make some introductions and check in with you to make sure you are finding what you need.
Maybe you’ve noticed how often angels show up in the Christmas story. Have you also noticed there’s a theme to their messages? “Do not be afraid. Better days are coming.” It may be hard to recognize, but that message is especially relevant today. In December we will use the stories of the angel appearances to consider how we can notice God speaking to us now.
Chapel Worship, 9 a.m.
New Worship Service Begins, Sunday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. Tradition…Renewed. The chapel provides a warm and welcoming space for worship. We think our chapel space, (made of recycled building materials, BTW) is a perfect place for worship. It’s an inviting space for worship that will be traditional, but freshly imagined.
Throughout December, for every new person who connects with us through the attendance pads or the Connect Cards at either service, a member of our church has offered to donate $10 toward our Christmas Eve offering. The more who check in with us for the first time, the greater that offering will be!
Sanctuary Worship, 10:30 a.m.
We believe worship is essential. It can bring us closer to God and strengthen our spirits. At its core, worship is a time to turn toward God with gratitude and praise. We offer a traditional worship service in a large sanctuary. We use traditional prayers, hymns and creeds to create an experience that offers reflection, praise, encouragement and challenge.
Webster Hills UMC is an intergenerational and diverse group of God’s people working to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. It is not necessary to be a member of a church to be a follower or disciple of Jesus Christ; but being a member at Webster Hills means that you are committed to this community of faith, and are willing to support and be supported by this community with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
Interested in becoming a member of Webster Hills UMC? Contact Millie McDowell by emailing her at email@example.com or calling the church office at 314-961-3164.