Wallingford Update – December 15

Coming Sunday!Advent 4

December 21


Join Us For Worship:  


9:30 AM – Children gather for Pageant

      (No Adult Education this week)

10:00 AM – WORSHIP -


  7:00 PM – Women’s Group

Upcoming events


 Please save these dates on your calendar!



 For Your Calendar…

  • DECEMBER 21, 28, Jan 4 & 11 – NOTE: on these Sundays ONE worship time at 10:00AM
  • December 18 – 1914 Christmas Truce 100th Anniversary Event
  • December 19 – Cookies & Carols, Woodland Park UMC
  • December 20 – PrimeTime goes to Wild Lights!
  • December 21 – Christmas Pageant, 10:00AM
  • December 21 – Longest Night Service, Crown Hill UMC  (Note change of place)
  • December 24 – Christmas Eve; Worship Service @ 7:30PM
  • December 25 – Christmas Day Worship Service @ 10:00AM
  • January 4 – Epiphany Sunday, 10:00AM
  • January 11 – Total Experience Gospel Choir, 10:00AM
WORSHIP 10:00Holiday Schedule







 ONE WORSHIP TIME – Holiday Sundays!

Please note that through January 11 there is ONE 10:00 Worship Time.

In the meanwhile…

The following special Sundays:

December 21 is the Christmas Pageant!   (10:00 AM)

January 4 is Epiphany Sunday – Please remember to bring items for donation to the Food Bank (a gift for the Christ Child)   (10:00 AM)

January 11, the TOTAL EXPERIENCE GOSPEL CHOIR will be joining us for worship at the 10:00 hour!!

January 18 – WORSHIP AT 8:30 and 11:00 times RESUME.

PrimeTime Goes to Wild Lightswild lights


PrimeTimers and families are going to the Woodland Park Zoo for Wild Lights on December 20th.

Our December PrimeTime gathering is going to get a little wild at the zoo. Join in to see wild animals and wild places recreated in thousands of lights and see a few wild animal friends (including reindeer!) up close and personal.

Cost is $9.75 for those over 13 and $6.50 for kids 3-12. We’ll meet at 5:30 at the West Entrance of the zoo.

Find out more information on the display here or contact Pastor Deborah, Steve Franco-Ross, or Linda Condit for full details. Have a wild Christmas!

Campaign Against Torture

The Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture (WSRCT) has resources available for education and activism.

In the wake of the CIA torture reports this week, you may be wondering how to engage with what the report presents.

The WSRCT has information on how to become educated and suggestions for how religious communities can respond. They have also recently hosted a rally in downtown Seattle, and may do so again soon.

Visit and for information and suggestions on activism. You can also read the full Senate report here.

 Christmas DayChristmas Day Service
Might Christmas be a thin place?

“There is a beautiful notion that comes to us from the Celtic tradition: that in the physical landscape and in the turning of the year there are thin places. In a thin place, the veil between worlds becomes permeable. Heaven and earth meet, and we glimpse what lies at the end of all our waiting.” – Jan Richardson

Join in this year for our intimate Christmas morning service, which offers a time of reflection, prayer, and communion to explore the possibility that Christmas is a thin place. We gather at 10:00AM for worship and enjoy cider and fellowship in the narthex afterwards. Please join us!

 International Peace Light DedicationPeace light

Peace Church Seattle invites you to a Peace Light dedication on Sunday, December 21 at Peace Church UMC / Seattle First UMC, 180 Denny Way, Seattle. At 2 p.m. is an Advent Worship in German and English and a Peace Light dedication. At 4 p.m. is a Community Peace Light non-religious sharing event. You are invited to both events.

The International Peace Light, shared by millions of people around the world, is coming to Seattle! The journey begins each year with a child lighting a candle in Bethlehem at the Church of the Nativity in the name of peace. Then, the light is carried to Vienna, Austria, and passed from person to person, across countries and cultures, continents and oceans. The flame challenges each participant to create peace in their life, communities and the world.

Please bring canned goods for local food banks, a donation for UNICEF, and a lantern (smokeless paraffin) or enclosed candle if you wish to receive the Peace Light. Find more information and download a flier here or at

Sister Parish Cookie Sale This SundayChristmas cookie sale

Are you getting your daily recommended dose of cookies this Christmas season? If not, Sister Parish can help you out!

Come stock up on beautiful, hand-crafted cookies at the annual Sister Parish Cookie Sale this Sunday and next. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the mission and activities of Sister Parish (especially important since their fees are no longer in the church budget).

So get ready to nibble this weekend. Donations to the sale are also welcome – bring yours in on Sunday, or contact Bruce Sherman to coordinate pickup. Thanks!


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service December 24, 7:30PM

 Come for the traditional readings of the Christmas lessons, lighting the Christ Candle, with lots of carols, and then lighting our individual candles and singing “Silent Night.”  The most moving and loved evening service of the year.

Thank you!Thank you

The Social Concerns group thanks you for your support of the DESC Holiday Gift Bag project.

WUMC funded and constructed 46 bags for our homeless brothers and sisters. The bags, alongside many others from folks in our community, will be distributed to some 2,000 people on Christmas. WUMC also donated $200 cash to support this and other DESC projects.

Many thanks to all who participated, especially to Pat Naumann, who initiated the project for the church!


                                 This month’s issue is full of news and info about ways                                     to play, worship, and engage this Advent Season.

 Church Office Hours
 Pastor Karla is usually available in the office on

  • Tuesdays from 10:00AM – 1:00PM.
  • Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00PM  (by appointment) – staff meets at 3:00
You can also schedule an appointment with her by phone or by email.
 The main church office hours – Our office manager, Carrie, is usually in the office:
  • Wednesdays 2:30PM-5:30PM
  • Thursdays 9:00AM-2:00PM
  • Fridays 9:00AM-2:00PM.
If you need to get in touch, you can email the church office or call 206-547-6945 during any of these hours, or leave a message.
Prayer Requests
 Prayer Ministry at Wallingford

If you have a special prayer request or prayer need, we have prayer partners who will pray for you. Please email Pastor Karla with your requests to pass on to our group of prayer partners.

More information on the Prayer Partners – HERE

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