Mission and Outreach

Weston UMC is sharing the many and diverse gifts with which God has blessed us.  We continue in our efforts to “Make Jesus Known In the World.” 

As a result, we are having a real impact on the lives of our brothers and sisters in need, both near and far.  We are following in Jesus’ footsteps, reaching out in love and compassion in His name.

A partial list of on-going missions and outreach activities include:

 

Whittemore School, Waltham

Members of the WUMC have had the privilege of spending time with folks at the Henry Whittemore Elementary School in Waltham. Our relationship has enabled us to serve in a variety of ways:

- Reading to children at the school

- Preparing snacks for children

- Donating holiday food packs to families

- Providing Christmas gifts through an Angel Tree

WATCH, the Waltham Alliance to Create Housing, operates in Waltham and its contiguous communities.  They build, preserve and promote affordable housing, provide economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income people, and empower communities and stabilize neighborhoods.  They help low income families change society, find a better place to live, and find better employment.  They also teach English as a Second Language and train volunteers as tutors to work one-on-one with learners.  This past year, two members of our church are served as tutors for the WATCH program, a small Weston contingency  attended a Waltham Town Meeting in support of the rental assistance program being proposed by WATCH.
 

Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen

For many years, on the first Monday of each month, WUMC provides and serves dinner for 60+ people at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen in Waltham.




CROP WALK Church World Service:  Proceeds from this inter-denominational event fight hunger both locally and worldwide.  Our church is one of hundreds of churches nationwide that participate simultaneously in this annual walk.