United Methodist Churchof Westlake Village

A Caring Christian Community

A Connectional Church

Distinguishing Methodism from other denominations is the structure of the United Methodist Church (UMC). It is organized for ministry at several levels that maintain “connectional” links with one another. Both clergy and laity are elected to serve on governing bodies of the church, locally and across our conference.

United Methodists think of the local church as the visible extension of Christ in the world today. Ordained and lay ministers lead the local congregation, although every United Methodist is called to minister to others.

All people are welcome in the UMC – with open hearts, open minds and open doors. United Methodists speak many languages and live in many different countries with many different cultures, ethnic traditions, national histories and understandings of Christian faith and practice. Each congregation is linked in a covenant community of faith across the connected congregations.

For more information, please see:

www.rethinkchurch.org- This website is targeted at people seeking to dialogue with other Christians on how we “do” church and includes “find a church” pointers.

www.umc.org – The United Methodist Church

www.calpacumc.org- The California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Resident Bishop: Rev. Grant Hagiya

Email the North District UMC: NorthDistrict@calpacumc.org
North District Superintendent: Rev. James R. Powell

The UMC also has a free mobile app available from the App Store. Called UMCOM, it brings The United Methodist Church community to your mobile device.

www.upperroom.org – This website focuses principally upon prayer ministry and devotional time.