“The Church on the Hill with a Heart for All:
Learning, Loving, Sharing and Serving God.”
Weller UMC offers worship services online and by phone.
NOTE: In-person worship services in the sanctuary are suspended beginning on November 22 due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus. We will resume indoor worship services when circumstances permit.
The online worship service begins at 10:30 AM. You can find our online service on the Weller UMC Facebook page or on Youtube. This service is recorded during the week and broadcast each Sunday morning. It follows the same format as the outdoor worship experience, without Holy Communion.
One other option to encounter God through worship is Sermon by Phone. We provide an audio recording of each week’s scripture reading and message. To access Sermon by Phone, call 240-288-1302. The message is changed every Saturday evening.
Copies of the sermon are posted as a pdf to the church website each week. You can access the sermon page by clicking here.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
This week’s message begins an Advent series called “The God Who Comes.” The series focuses on several aspects of God’s coming into the world through Jesus Christ. The message for Sunday is called “The God Who Comes to Save.” From Israel’s prophets through the New Testament writers, all are of one accord in that we human beings can mess things up. We need to be saved, and we cannot do it ourselves. God provides us the way of salvation—it is through Jesus Christ that we are saved. How can we welcome Jesus, God’s saving grace, in meaningful ways?
I hope you will remain safe and strong in the faith that God has given you in the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray you will find strength in God’s presence often. And I ask blessings for you in this time of trial, that we may all keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who is leading us into God’s future of healing and wholeness, true shalom.
FOOD BANK NEEDS DONATIONS FOR THANKSGIVING/CHRISTMAS: The Thurmont Food Bank is witnessing an increase in the need for food. They are preparing bags for the holidays and need some side dishes. The items in greatest need right now are: cranberries/cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut. If you are able to help with this need, please drop off your donations to the Food Bank before Thanksgiving. Thank you from Pastor Sally Joyner-Giffin, the manager of the Food Bank, and from the Thurmont Ministerium.
MINISTERIUM/FOOD BANK CHRISTMAS GIFT PROGRAM: Weller is participating in the Thurmont Ministerium Food Bank Christmas Gift Program again this year. The recipients will be people who use the Thurmont Food Bank but are NOT receiving gifts from another organization. To see a brief video explaining how the program works, click here.
Applications with full instructions on how to be a sponsor will be available online this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions. If you do not have internet access you may request that the forms be mailed to you by calling Pat Alexander for more information. Please click on link below to access and download the application and instructions.
THURMONT MINISTERIUM THANKSGIVING MESSAGE: The Thurmont Ministerium & Food Bank have prepared a message of prayer and blessing for the Thanksgiving holiday. You can view the video here.