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.
The Pumpkin Patch is Open!
We sell pumpkins–lots and lots of pumpkins–throughout October. We’d love to help you pick out the best pumpkins for making jack-o-lanterns, decorating your home, baking and cooking. We have tips to help you make your golden gourd last all season. There are special events throughout the month and plenty of photo ops for you and your crew!
BBQ and Bounce House on Saturdays, October 7, 14 & 21
Enjoy a yummy BBQ lunch and let the kids burn off energy in the bounce house.
Movie Night Friday, October 13, 6pm
Bring a chair, blanket, pillows–whatever you need to enjoy a movie under the stars. And of course, what would movie night be without a hotdog roast and s’mores?
Community Bonding (aka Pumpkin Unloading) Saturday, October 14, 8-11am
How do the pumpkins make the journey from New Mexico to our patch? First, they are loaded into a semi-trailer. We don’t know what magical, mechanical systems are used. Then, they are driven through the night to our patch. And then…wait for it…we unload them. By hand. Every pumpkin is relayed down a long line of volunteers from the church and the community. It’s fun. It’s exercise. It’s builds community. It builds muscle.
Kids’ Fun Day, Saturday October 21, 11am-2pm
Crafts, games, prizes and the ubiquitous bounce house make this day a special day for the kiddos!
When the Pumpkins are Gone…Then What?
Well, first we take a deep breath and then we jump back in. Looking ahead:
Empty Bowls Dinner, Sunday, November 5, 4:30-7pm. We are happy to host this annual event that helps raise funds for Webster-Rock Hill Ministries. Dinner features several soup options from some of the best area restaurants and each ticket-holder is invited to take home a hand-crafted decorative bowl. Acoustic and folk music adds to the celebration. It’s a great way to build community and get to know your neighbors. Tckets are $15 for adults, $5 for children (K – 12). Children younger than Kindergarten can come for free.
Hanging of the Greens, Sunday, November 26,10:30am. During worship, everyone is invited to help transform our worship spaces and prepare them for the season ahead. Stay after for a light lunch and to finish prepping the rest of the building.
New Worship Service Begins, Sunday, December 3, 9am. Tradition…Renewed. The chapel provides a warm and welcoming space for worship.
St. Nick’s Day, Sunday, December 3, 10:30am. 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.
Carols & Carriage Rides (and cookies and cocoa and crafts). It’s a 5-C event! Friday, December 22, 6-9pm. 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. Old-school Christmas celebrations are the best!
Christmas Eve Worship 9am, 10:30am & 4:30pm. 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.
The Bible says some crazy stuff. But it doesn’t always say what we think it says. During this two-week series we will look at some popular sayings that actually are NOT in the Bible.
10:30 Sunday Mornings
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. Our current sermon series is “The Bible Doesn’t Say That.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the church office at 314-961-3164.