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WOODRIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

 

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Our Mission

Welcoming to all;
Uniting in service toward greater social justice for all;
Moving forward with understanding and acceptance of all peoples;
Creating disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

We are an open and loving United Methodist Community who are: Welcoming to all, United in service toward greater social justice for all, Moving forward with understanding and acceptance of all peoples; Creating disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We provide many opportunities for you and your family to connect with God and to grow spiritually.

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See our Newsletter for all the events.

Apr
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April 20
Friday 6:30 PM
Bonfal Hall
Apr
21
April 21
Saturday 7:00 PM
Weekly Prayer Meeting in Fellowship Hall.
Bonfal Hall
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 8:00 AM
Weekly Prayer Meeting in Fellowship Hall.
Bonfal Hall
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 9:00 AM
Join us. All are Welcome!
Sanctuary
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 10:30 AM
Join us for Worship. All are welcome!
Sanctuary
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 11:45 AM
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 11:45 AM
Music Room
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 3:30 PM
This group meets weekly in the Music Room. Contact: Pastor Garcia
Music Room

This Week's Sermon

This Sunday we continue with our look into the Acts of the Apostles following the resurrection of Jesus. The disciples are constantly finding themselves in setting after setting where they have to share the news of what happened just a few weeks prior and how the resurrection has impacted their lives. Over and over again their faith is challenged by groups of people who don't have a clue about what happened or are astonished that it did happen.

As they are traveling the roads sharing the unbelievable resurrection story, they meet up with an unlikely character from Ethiopia....clearly the last person their society (or ours today seemingly) would have even a second conversation with. Clearly Philip is reminded that sharing the story of the faith is something that crosses all kinds of chasms and this is one.

We too are reminded that sometimes we all need "JUST A LITTLE HELP ALONG THE WAY" to a clearer understanding of our faith. Where are the places you have found that help? Where are the places that you have offered that help, whether knowingly or unknowingly? Where are the places that we still need to be ready to receive and/or share the Resurrection story? Let's see if we can find a few on Sunday!

Join us at 9 or 10:30 a.m.. ALL are welcome.

Last Week's Sermon

What’s your story?
That is, what makes you who you are?

Your answer to that will almost certainly vary depending on who is asking, where you are, and other circumstances. But most likely, your response will include something about where you were born and raised. If your life were a superhero movie — and you are awesome, so it totally would be a superhero movie — this would be your origin story.

The Acts of the Apostles (that’s the full title of the book in the bible we usually abbreviate as simply, “Acts”) is the origin story of the Christian church.

[Truthfully, it’s more complicated than that. The church’s full origin story has to include the gospels. And most of Genesis and Exodus. And Isaiah and Jonah. Ok, basically the entirety of the Hebrew Scriptures. It’s a long narrative. For now though…]

The story of Acts helps us understand:

• How did the church start?
• What issues were important then?
• What problems did they face?
• How did they deal with and/or resolve those problems?
• Here in 2018, all these years later, what can we learn from this origin story?
• How might The Acts of the Apostles help us be more faithful disciples of Jesus today?

With the story of Saul’s calling (Acts 9:1-31) as his guide, Pastor Dave will consider those questions in his sermon, “What’s Next?”, this Sunday, April 15th.

WUMC gathering for worship on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. All are welcome!