God calls us to be disciples of Jesus, building community through
service and fellowship and sharing the love of Christ with all.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.
Join Us on June 7th for our online Worship Service
This service will be pre-recorded.
I am now in sorrowful anger and my heart is broken at the treatment and death of Mr. George Floyd in Minnesota last week and the violence and turmoil after that. This kind of brutal violence against our black brothers and sisters is not new but has been repeated visible in our country. I condemn racial discrimination and unjust treatment of people in all forms. Like coronavirus, racism know no borders and we are not exception. Justice begins in our own hearts. We all have our own work to do related to white privilege, racism, bias, and violence in our society.
Rioters must stop rioting. The fire and the fighting must stop. The tear gas and violence must stop. The brutal and racist deaths must end. Racism thrives in our silence. As we Christian churches, are celebrating the “fire from heaven,” and lamenting the fire of the street and tear gas from the outraged hearts who are grieving and protesting over the death of George Floyd.
Let us mourn together as Jesus mourns when he overlooks the city of Jerusalem and now our nation. Let us now listen more attentively to the voice of “I can’t breathe” of our fellow human beings and the whole creation, dreaming and walking together toward reconciliation and renewal of all creation. We stand in community with everyone who is hurting. Together may we be filled with the Holy Spirit and be the church, the fellowship of reconciliation.
-- Pastor Seok-Hwan
Check back for more details as they become available.
Graduate Information Request
We would like to honor our church family's 2020 graduates! If your family includes someone graduating from high school, technical, college or graduate school, please click here to email the following information to us by Friday, June 5, 2020:
Graduate's first and last name
School graduating from
Degree (if applicable)
Graduate’s relationship to our church family (for example: Granddaughter of Mary Smith or Son of John Smith)
The information provided will be included in our weekly "eNews" that is emailed to our congregation during the week of June 8, 2020, as well as presented on a slide during the “Celebrating Our Graduates” Zoom Gathering on June 14, 2020 (see below for more information). We will not place this information online or use it in our online worship service.
Is this pandemic an especially difficult time for you? Even during this time of isolation, Stephen Ministers are available to walk beside you. There is no need for you to feel alone because through a phone call or online visit with a Stephen Minister, you will feel the support of another caring Christian. All care receiver/caregiver relationships are confidential. Contact Nancy Kendall, Louise Provan, Bev Welsh, or call the office and ask for Pastor Seok-Hwan for more information at 978-692-4176.
We are looking for people who would like to take part in our online worship services by recording yourself and/or your family members at home. There are several ways to participate. For example, you could serve as a liturgist, read a passage of scripture, read a responsive reading as a family, light a candle, sing a song, or play an instrument. Opportunities may vary each week. Please let us know how you would be willing to participate. Click to Sign-up.
All of our graduates and our congregation are invited to a “Celebrating Our Graduates” Zoom Gathering on Sunday, June 14, at 10:30 am. We will enjoy this time ‘together’ to wish them well and hear more about their future plans. Please join us to celebrate and recognize our 2020 graduates as a church family! Zoom information will be provided as we near the date.
Our church’s annual summer mission with U.M. ARMY is still on —
WITH A NEW LOOK! The last week in July, we’ll do mission work right in our own neighborhoods, so you’ll be able to participate without traveling and stay in your own home. YOU CAN EVEN PARTICIPATE AS A FAMILY— NO AGE LIMITS!!! Some missions and activities will be done virtually. Commit to the whole week of mission OR as many days as you’re able.
Here’s the scoop:
Our Theme for the Week is “All In”!
Local Mission Projects
Selected to show our community Extravagant Love—with an emphasis on SAFETY FOR ALL:
Team-Based Projects designed to offer meaningful connection with other participants
Team Meetings may be virtual or in small groups (as safety guidelines dictate and participants request)
Open to All—No Age Limits!
Meaningful mission opportunities for all ages and abilities:
Middle School, High School, College, Adults, Families, or Retirees
Open to UMC Westford and West Chelmsford UMC friends and families—local or distant
Daily Opportunities to Connect with God and Each Other
Virtual contemporary worship services offer time for connection and spiritual growth
Daily activities designed to offer connection with our U.M. ARMY community
Cost: $100/participant for the week
(Additional donations may be requested to cover costs of supplies)
PLEASE REGISTER BY JUNE 5, 2020 BY CLICKING HERE.
Opportunities to help in planning and mission selection will be coming soon!