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.
Maundy Thursday – Join us for a service starting at 6:30 pm. Engage in the story of Christ’s last night with his disciples.
Good Friday – Join us for the choir led Tenebrae service starting at 6:30 pm. Tenebrae is a service of darkness where candles are extinguished to symbolize the events of Holy Week from Palm Sunday through Jesus’ death and burial.
Easter Sunday, April 1st – What makes you brave? In the days after Jesus’ death, his followers were afraid. They hid themselves away. They were uncertain and anxious, not knowing what would happen next. When the light of that first Easter began to dawn, they were able to see new ways to rise from their fear and step into something new, something exciting and something that equipped them to be braver than they could have ever imagined.
Join us on Easter Sunday at 9 am or 10:30 am as we tell a story of light, life, and courage. Remember that all of us were born to have the courage to rise.
Easter Offering – Our Easter offering this year will benefit our local St. Louis community by providing meals to those in need. The Easter offering will supply the materials needed to pack meals and give those meals to local charitable organizations.
As a congregation, our families and friends we will meet on April 22nd, at the church, pack meals and have a blast serving together. All ages from 3 to 103 are welcome to join in the fun. The local organizations will then pick up the meals and distribute them as needed.
We will be partnering with The Pack Shack to organize this event. Check out the video below to see what to expect when you, your family and your friends arrive. In just one-two hours, 50-100 people can pack up to 20,000 meals for our community! What a difference we can make!
Take some time to pray about your offering this year. It will make a huge impact in the lives of families in our community. Let’s give. Let’s spread the word. Let’s have some fun serving together!
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.
Born For This
There was a time when the weeks leading up to Easter were about more than giving up chocolate. Lent was when the church prepared people for baptism. It was an intense experience that moved them to claim their place as those who would see the world differently and serve passionately. The early church had it right. The power of the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection define the ritual of baptism. Just as Jesus was born to be a different kind of king, we too are born to live with a purpose. Join us in the season of Lent and be immersed in the stories of Jesus and reclaim the life we were born to live.
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.