Wallingford Update – January 26

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Coming Sundays!

Join Us For Worship:  


February 1 

8:30 AM – WORSHIP -

9:45 AM – Sunday School, kids & adults

11:00 AM – WORSHIP -

             “Mirror, Mirror” 

             Rev. Karla Fredericksen

7:00 PM - Women’s Group

February 8 – 

8:30 AM – WORSHIP -

9:45 AM – Sunday School, kids and adults

11:00 AM – WORSHIP -

7:00 PM – Men’s Group

Upcoming events

at WUMC and other places

 Please save these dates on your calendar!

 For Your Calendar…

  • Now – Feb. 1 – United in Blue Food Drive
  • January 25 – Adult Ed: WUMC “Alternative Worship” planning
  • January 28 – Women & Climate Change Webinar
  • Janurary 28 – Interfaith Harmony 2015 Event presented by SU
  • February 7 – Mental Health Chaplaincy Companionship Training

  • February 18 – ASH WEDNESDAY – See below for Worship times
  • February 19 – Food, Faith, and Planet Event at The Well
  • February 27-28 – Transformation Conference at Fuller
  • March 13-14 – Walter Bruggeman Events
  • March 21 – PNW Reconciling Ministries Network Gathering

Women & Climate Webinar This Week

Women & Climate

Find out more about the intersections of women and climate and how congregations can take action at a webinar.

Log in on January 28th at 12:00PM for the webinar Sacred Worth, Sacred Earth: The Intersections of Women and Climate, presented by The UMC General Board of Church & Society.

This event will feature Kim Lovell of the Washington D.C. Sierra Club and will explore how climate change disproportionally affects the world’s poorest (most of whom are women) and examine how women are at the center of bringing healing to the Earth. Register online here.

 Save the Date!



Planning and preparation for the 2015 Fundraising Auction are already underway!

Mark your calendars and save-the-date. This year’s church auction will be held on Saturday, May 9th, at 5:30PM. Thanks to WUMC Childcare parent Shannon Kelly, this year’s event will be held at the Don James Center in the newly renovated Husky Stadium.

This annual event is co-sponsored by the WUMC congregation and the WUMC Childcare Center to raise funds for capital improvements and special needs for both communities. There will be a silent and live auction and a dinner. More info about tickets and costs coming soon.

You are invited to get involved now as preparation continues! We’re starting to solicit local businesses for auction donations and you can expect a request soon for items you’re willing to donate. There is also a big need for volunteers to help with the event, both on the day and beforehand. To help out, please contact Pam Xander to work out details.

Thank you for your support!

Companioning Training Companioning


The north Seattle UMCs are hosting a Companionship Training on Saturday, February 7th.

All are invited to attend this training, run by the Mental Health Chaplaincy. Participants will learn more about what it means to be a caring companion to people in sensitive populations, like those struggling with mental illness or homelessness.

The Mental Health Chaplaincy explores five basic practices in this training, which are:

  • Hospitality
  • Neighboring
  • Sharing side-by-side
  • Listening
  • Accompaniment

The UMC training will be held Saturday, February 7th, at 9:00AM at Crown Hill UMC (8500 14th Ave. NW). If you would like to attend or to find out more, please contact Jerry Jutting.

Interfaith Harmony 2015

Interfaith harmony

In 2010, the United Nations designated the first week of February each year as “Interfaith Harmony Week.”Join the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry for their Interfaith 2015 event, which asks, “If our faiths teach love, why do we hate?”

Joining this challenging conversation about hate, violence, and belonging will be psychologist Dr. Hy Le Xuan, and a panel comprised of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist speakers. There will also be time for facilitated discussion.

Registration is $5-$10 and tickets are available here. You can also find out more at the SU website.

Updates on Social Concerns and Outreach

Heart Hands

Check out video from last December’s family homelessness workshop and get on the email list for Social Concerns.

If you were unable to attend, you can view a recap (featuring one Doug Conrad!) of December’s Faith-Based Solutions to Ending Family Homelessness workshop online HERE.

Social Concerns would also like to invite you to sign up for a new email list they are forming. Subscribing to the list will give you access to info and events related to the social concerns issues WUMC is focusing on – homelessness/poverty, immigration, and LGBTQ equity. Subscribe HERE.

Festival of Light
 See more information in the JANUARY WELLWISHER NEWSLETTER – now available.


 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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