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God calls us to be disciples of Jesus, building community through
service and fellowship and sharing the love of Christ with all.

“The United Methodist Church of Westford is an open and welcoming community of  Christian
Faith. Without any exceptions, we welcome anyone who seeks to love and to serve God.” Learn More

Two ways of Being a Christian
(A Unity of Opposites)

John 17:20-26

Without tension violin cannot produce beautiful sound. To shoot a bow, the tension needs between to two poles of the string. Jesus the Christ, in his crucifixion and resurrection, “recapitulated all things in himself, everything in heaven and everything on earth” (Ephesians 1:10). “We are all filled with contradiction needing to be reconciled. The price we pay for holding together these opposites is always some form of crucifixion.  Jesus himself was crucified, hanging between heaven and earth, holding onto both his humanity and his divinity… Yet he rejected neither side of these forces, but suffered them all and ‘reconciled all things in himself’” (Ephesians 2:10). (Richard Rohr) We always live in two worlds. Jesus is divine and human, Son of God and Son of Man. He wept at the grave of Lazarus and celebrated at the wedding in Cana. Father’s will in tension with his own will. Every time we hold the opposites in tension, we are offering God all that we are and all that we have. That’s what is placed on the altar. That’s what gets consecrated, transformed into Christ.  

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Graduate Information Request

 

We would like to honor our church family's 2022 graduates!

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2022 Summer of Service Mission Week

June 27-30

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Information meeting
Wed., May 18
7:00 pm
at West Chelmsford UMC

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