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On Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 pm, CitySingers of Hartford will present Celtic Fire! in the WHUMC Sanctuary.

The performance celebrates the timelessness of the Celtic soul through captivating melodies, choral arrangements, and Celtic prayers.  The performance flows seamlessly between pieces, styles and centuries as it traces the evolution of Celtic music from its ancient roots in Eastern chant, to melodies from the Celtic regions of Galicia (northern Spain), Norway, and other parts of Europe, to Irish fiddle tunes and music by celebrated composers such as Turlough O’Carolan, Sean O’Riada, and Michael McGlynn. An imaginative use of choral and instrumental resources will deepen an understanding of Celtic musical and spiritual traditions and feature a band of accomplished musicians playing Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodhrán, double bass, pipe organ and Highland pipes as they accompany the singers with colorful instrumentation. In addition, Pastor Bill will be reading and four members of our congregation, including Karen & Ken Loveland and Audrey & Mark Malone will be singing under the direction of our organist, Suzanne Gates.

This performance is an opportunity to open our doors to the community and a reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. A freewill offering will be gratefully received with a requested donation of $20.


Sunday Worship Service at 10 o’clock in the morning

We invite you to join us for our Sunday Worship Service beginning at 10:00am. If you are unable to attend in person you can tune in to our YouTube channel and stream the service beginning at 10:00am. (Click Here to worship online)
Pastor Bill’s sermons are centered on the Bible and he is able provides practical applications to life’s situations. The messages are inspirational and will encourage and challenge you in your relationship with God, family, and friends.



Workshops at
West Hartford United Methodist Church
(All workshops are open to the public)
Coming soon!


PARENTING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND is a course that shares the powerful tools of mindfulness, restorative discipline, and brain science with parents.  The strategies contained in the course will address the need for positive, restorative discipline to be used with children throughout their early years.  It will help parents to understand how their child’s brain develops, and demonstrate techniques parents can use to guide their children to greater emotional intelligence, self-control, and focus.  Use of these strategies increases cooperation and positive interaction between children, and among children and adults, and are relationship-altering as children grow and learn every day. 

NORMA NEUMANN-JOHNSON created the Breakthrough Training Institute (BTI) to assist parents, teachers, schools in developing emotional intelligence in children.  As the founder and leader of two ground-breaking magnet schools in Hartford, Connecticut, Neumann-Johnson began introducing mindfulness to her students and staff in 2006.  Her background includes several decades founding, designing, and being the principal of one of two “Global Schools for Students of Character.” Her school in Hartford achieved national recognition in 2015 when it was selected as the “Number 1 Magnet School” in the U.S. by Magnet Schools of America and “A National School to Learn From” by Teach for America.    Ms Neumann-Johnson consulted with, did staff training in, and launched the Tracey Elementary Magnet School in Norwalk, CT, which, with her guidance, became a Character Education themed school in 2016 & 17. It was named a National School of Character in 2019 by, the Washington D.C. non-profit. Her study and training show how the environment provided by parents and teachers alters the brain.  Ms. Neumann-Johnson is certified as a Mindfulness Instructor by Mindful Schools (MS) in Emeryville, CA.   







Prayer Request
You can submit a prayer request/concern to Pastor Bill via email at All request will be confidential.