Westmoreland United Church, 

An Open & Affirming church of the United Church of Christ.


Sunday worship services are at 10 am,  

in-person at the Brick Church or via "zoom"



Season after Pentecost

"I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers."  Ephesians 1: 15-16  (NRSV),


 

  Two millennia ago, and ever since, including now, Jesus was preparing his followers to know that they, and we, are not left alone or to our own devices in life.  Rather, we are being guided and knit together to be Jesus'/God's hands, feet, voice, ears, heart, presence in the world as the body of Christ.  

     And it is true:  we are not God, we can't be everywhere and “do it all”, and there is more than enough loving of neighbor and one another to occupy our lives here and now.  May we find wise guidance and companionship along our lifes' journeys we are being the church, the visible body of Christ.  As a “bumper sticker” from the United Church of Christ put it some years ago we are encouraged to: 

 

“BE THE CHURCH.  Protect the environment.  Care for the poor.  Forgive often.  Reject racism.  Fight for the powerless.  Share earthly and spiritual resources.  Embrace diversity.  Love God.  Enjoy this life.”

   

Shalom,

Pastor Lynn     (May newsletter)

We celebrate:  

signs of spring, including birdsong, flowers, green leaves... 

June Books and More Sale: All Crafts

Saturday, June 8 from 9am - 1pm, downstairs of Fellowship Hall:  

Fabric (especially quilting), sewing supplies.  Yarn (all weights), including needles and hooks.  Needlepoint kits.  Plastic Canvas, yarn, and patterns.  Embroidery kits.

Cross Stitch supplies.  Wool and Cotton Braiding supplies.  Craft supplies.  Children’s craft supplies.  Lots of patterns and “how to books”.

Benefits the Westmoreland United Church Missions 


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Community outreach includes:    

     We receive food donations for Joan's Pantry located in Chesterfield and for Hundred Nights Shelter** in Keene

 as ongoing ministries of the church.   There are boxes in the Church lobby for them.  

**see their current requests at:   https://hundrednightsinc.org/help-us/wish-list/


Community outreach with prayer shawls and baby blankets

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     For inquiries about use or rental of Fellowship Hall, please call Jo Ann at 603 399-9028.  

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9 South Village Common, P. O. Box 214, Westmoreland, New Hampshire 03467         603-399-4880

https://www.facebook.com/WestmorelandUnitedChurch  

The church's virtual yardsale is on facebook at:  

https://www.facebook.com/Virtual-Yard-Sale-Westmoreland-United-Church-199621850722207

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As the United Church of Christ likes to say, 

"No matter who you are, no matter where you are in life's journey, ALL are welcome here!"

Covenant of the Westmoreland United Church 

We the people of the Westmoreland United Church, have gathered together to worship God and to provide spiritual support for one another in our daily lives.  Our common Bond is our belief in God’s love for all and our faith in Jesus Christ.  We believe the Bible is just as meaningful today as when it was first written, and we strive to understand and practice its teaching.

Our mission is to help and support the members of our congregation, the people of our community and the people of the world to live meaningful and fulfilling lives.  We support those things which promote equality, justice and peace according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Our church is a member of the United Church of Christ, working together with them to accomplish those things best done on a broader scale, and using them as a resource as we serve our local community.

We emphasize individual freedom of conscience and respect the beliefs of other people no matter where they are in their faith’s journey.  The Westmoreland United Church accepts all people and excludes none.  We welcome everyone to join us as we live out our faith.


Westmoreland United Church Open and Affirming Covenant 

We declare ourselves to be an open and affirming church that welcomes all God's people.  Regardless of religious beliefs, physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression , we welcome you to join us.  We invite you to worship with us, to be married in our church, to partake of the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, and to fully share in the life and fellowship of our congregation.  We recognize there are differences among us and we believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike.  We proclaim this statement of welcome and affirmation to all including those who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and society. 

(approved unanimously on June 2, 2019)