West Independence United
Our Mission: To love God, server others, and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Our Vision: To become a vibrant, prayer-filled church where people find, know and worship God in relationship with Jesus Christ; actively cultivating and sending servants to meet the needs of our community and world as a witness of God’s love and compassion.
Core Values: Christ-Like, Faith Development, Family Orientation,Financial (Giving Generosity), Hospitality, Mission-minded/Oriented, Worship and Music.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10
Let us then, unite in offering our most grateful acknowledgments for these blessings to the Divine Author of All Good."
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck
Welcome Pastor Mark and Debbi!
Pastor Mark Weatherman comes to you from Milford First United Methodist Church, near Cincinnati, where he has served the last 7 years, as Pastor of Discipleship and Administration. With four services on Sunday morning, he has a variety of preaching experiences in both Traditional and Contemporary worship services. He has been very involved in the Adult Discipleship program; pastoral care ministry; mission outreach with a variety of ministries; Prime Timers ministry; District Mission Foundation and the WAVE Community dinner. Over the last year, both Debbi and he attended the West Ohio Conference Prayer Lab, which brings new ideas for the church’s prayer life.
Prior to going to Milford First, while attending United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Pastor Mark served as the Student Associate at his home church of Grace United Methodist Church in Springfield. At Springfield, he was very involved in pastoral care and mission outreach. Prior to going into the ministry, Mark spent a large part of his adult life involved in the church and community,
Pastor Mark was born in the small western Indiana farming community of Dana, the youngest of three children. He was raised in a Christian home with many of his earliest memories being of Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and the Good News Club. After high school, he attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute earning a degree in Accounting and spent the next 27 years in the accounting field, most recently as a partner with the regional accounting firm of Clark, Schaefer and Hackett.
Mark is married to Debbi, who although not clergy, is a key part of the pastoral team. Debbi grew up in western Ohio, near Dayton and Mark and Debbi were married in 1984. Both Mark and Debbi are looking forward to their journey together with you and becoming a part of the West Independence UMC community.
Traditional Worship - Sanctuary 9:00am
Fellowship 10:00am - 10:15am
Sunday School - Class Rooms 10:15am
The Bridge Worship - Family Life Center 11:15am
Nursery Available During Sunday Morning Services
Church Address: 22876 US 224
West Independence, OH 44830
Office Hours: 8:00am-12:00noon