Wallingford Update – August 28, 2014

This Sunday!

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10:00 AM – Worship

   Blessing of the Backpacks

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August - Sermon/worship series: “Family of God”

 For Your Calendar…

  • August 30 – Back to School Blessings
  • September 7 – Homecoming Sunday
  • September 14 – WORSHIP SCHEDULE change
  • September 14 – Sunday School & Primetime!
  • September 14 – Youth Group!
  • September 14 – Pub Theology
  • September House Church
  • September 20 – Red Vine Theatre

Click here for the Wellwisher newsletter for SEPTEMBER – online NOW.

Deadline for articles in the next Wellwisher is September 15.

Autumn House Church

 Testament of Mary - book

Take some time for reading, eating, and discussing Colm Toibin’s The Testament of Mary for our House Church in September.
Come together for a 4-week small group. We’ll be listening to The Testament of Mary, a book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and which the New York Times called “beautiful and daring.”
 We’ll have a light meal, share and read, and listen to the audiobook together. There will also be a private Facebook group for members, and those unable to attend the group can join in via Facebook.

 Email Susan Hager-Smith, or call 206-902-7661 TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST, input on times and dates, for more information.

Back to School Blessings!

Back to School

The countdown is on – Seattle schools are back in session NEXT Week!

Let’s bless our congregation’s kids and teachers with a Backpack Blessing during worship this Sunday, August 31st. Kids are invited to bring their backpacks in and we’ll dedicate the coming year to God.

Homecoming Sunday September 7th 
WUMC group pic small 
 Pictures, potlucks, and parties abound as we celebrate Homecoming Sunday on the 7th.

Homecoming Sunday marks the end of summer and launches us into the new year.

We’ll have our last summer schedule worship service at 10:00AM (we’ll revert back to having two services the following week), and then head right outside after worship to take our church family photo. All present are welcome to be in the picture.

After that, it’s time for a potluck! Bring a dish to share and have fun celebrating with the rest of the church family. Different WUMC ministries, teams, and committees will have displays out and will be ready to share what they’re up to this coming year.

See you at the party!

“Scripture Preview”  Begins Sept. 14th



Do you want more time to delve into the Scriptures we discuss at Sunday worship?

Starting on September 14th, you can get a sneak peak of the Scriptures we’ll use in the following week’s worship service at a small discussion group, led by Charlie Meconis and Aaron Franco-Ross.

The group will be open for questions, personal reactions, and varied perspectives on the readings. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

All are welcome to attend, so please join in! We’ll meet at 12:00PM in the church library on Sundays through October 26th. Contact Mary Latham (lathamml@msn.com) for more info. See you there!

Pub Theology 

 Pub Theology

 Save September 14th for the next installation of Pub Theology.

The next Pub Theology gathering will be on Sunday, September 14th, at 4:00PM at Valley & Mountain UMC, a new UMC in Rainier Valley.

 A carpool will leave from WUMC at 3:00PM. The worship service begins at 4:00PM and ends with supper. Check outwww.valleyandmountain.org to find out more about the church, and contact Susan Hager-Smith (shagersmith@gmail.com) for more info.

Good Will HuntingRed Vine Theatre 

 Red Vine Theater returns with a screening of “Good Will Hunting” on September 20th.

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Robin Williams star in “Good Will Hunting,” winner of two Academy Awards.

Pat Naumann and the Red Vine team invite you to come to a potluck dinner and screening of the movie on Saturday, September 20th. Doors open at 6:00PM, potluck begins at 6:30, and film starts at 7:30. All are welcome, and RSVPs to Pat at patnaumann@msn.com are helpful.

Church Office

Pastor Karla is available in the office on

  • Mondays from 11:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Tuesdays from 9:00AM – 12:00PM.
You can also schedule an appointment with her by phone or by email.
 The main church office hours are posted every week in the Wallingford Page.  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 office@wallingfordumc.org.
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


 Group Meeting Times
 Are you a coordinator of a WUMC small group that meets regularly? If so, please remember to email the church office (office@wallingfordumc.org), so we can get your meeting recorded on the church calendar and communications. Thank you!
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