Offer Christ, Grow in Faith, Touch Lives, and Make a Difference
Westwood UMC
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Offer Christ, Grow in Faith, Touch Lives, and Make a Difference

Programs/Fellowship

Missions and Service
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) - Each year since 1972, Westwood United Methodist Church has taken a group of Youth and Adults to work for one week with the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) somewhere in the Appalachian Region of the United States. ASP provides vital housing services to lowÔÇÉincome families living in Central Appalachia as well as transformational life experiences to those we serve, volunteers offering their service, congregations involved with ASP, and entire communities. ASP is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that fosters human development by addressing the housing needs of Central Appalachia. ASP’s goal is to make home’s warmer, safer and dryer for families who are in need.  For the youth and young adults of this congregation, ASP is an opportunity to give legs to their faith and place their hands and feet into the service of the lord. 
 
Habitat for Humanity - From the beginnings of Habitat's presence in Kalamazoo, WUMC has provided volunteer help in providing families affordable housing. Visit their website - Kalamazoo Habitat for Humanity.
 
Resurrection UMC (Voronezh, Russia) - Pastor Irina Mitina heads this growing congregation in the heart of the former Soviet Republic.   Gifts of money and supplies help create new opportunities for the Russian people.   The church recently moved into a building partially funded by the generous donations of the Westwood congregation.  A team from all over the United States traveled to Voronezh to help with some of the renovation needed in the space.
 
Special Programs
Disciple Bible Study - The Disciple Bible Study has been a curriculum of choice at Westwood for over 10 years. Currently there are four levels of Disciple being offered.
 
Small Group Study - Special topic and small group studies spring up all through the year at Westwood. If you have a desire to learn about a book of the Bible or about current issues facing the church there is a possibility of a group forming around you.
New Member Classes - Want to learn more about the United Methodist Church or how Westwood fits in? Want to explore what it means to become a member? These classes, often sponsored by the pastor, will help you find the answers. 
 
Alpha- This is a ten-week, basic introduction to the Christian faith held twice a year at Westwood.  "Good food, good fun, real answers."  To find out more about Alpha contact Mike Turner at info@westwood-umc.org.
 
Emmaus - Many members and friends of Westwood United Methodist Church have participated in and are active with the Walk to Emmaus.  The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all." 
 
Financial Peace University- Many members of Westwood United Methodist Church have participated in the course Financial Peace University (FPU.).  FPU is a life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money. You'll be empowered with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true financial peace! To find out more about FPU contact Jo Turner at info@westwood-umc.org.