Wallingford Update – July 9, 2014

July Sundays!

Join Us For Worship:  


10:00 AM – Worship

         July 13, 20 & 27

         Rev. Deborah Tyler, preaching

See MORE on Summer Worship 

Upcoming events


 Please save these dates on your calendar!



July 9-30 – *Summer House Church (See below)

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

 For Your Calendar…

  • July 20 – Sunday School Clean Up Day
  • July 23 – Teen Feed
  • July 27 – Family Games & Potluck
  • July 28 – Race & Spirituality Group
  • August 3 – Pub Theology
  • August 3-Sept. 7 – Summer Worship Pilot
  • September 7 – Homecoming Sunday

Check out more on these items in our July-August WELLWISHER newsletter.


Click here for the Wellwisher newsletter for July and August – online NOW.

Deadline for articles in the next Wellwisher is August 18.

Summer House Church Forming

 Testament of Mary - book

Take some time for reading, eating, and discussing Colm Toibin’s The Testament of Mary this July.

 Come together for a 4-week small group this July. 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.”

Group is limited to 8 people and will meet on July 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 6:30PM-9PM. 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 for more information.

Race & Spirituality Group

Race & Spir

The next Race & Spirituality Group meeting will be on Monday, July 28th, from 6PM-8PM.Come take part in the conversation about where race and spirituality intersect. We’ll gather between 6 and 6:15 and move to dinner at 6:15, with conversation after.The meeting will be held at 5800 15th Ave NE, Apt. 5, Hadley & Mary Allen-Maris’ house. All are welcome! Contact Mary Edwards for more information.
 Youth and Family Events in July!


Bring the kids and enjoy the summer with the Children, Youth and Families team.

On July 20th after worship, come on down to the Sunday school rooms for the Sunday School Clean Up Day. We’ll help the teachers put everything where it belongs and get ready for fall. Lunch is provided; please RSVP.

On July 27th, we’ll gather again after worship in Taylor Hall for some games and a potluck! Bring a dish to share, games, and your family for a fun afternoon together.

Contact Pastor Deborah if you have questions and to RSVP.

Summer Worship PilotPeople 
  The newly-formed worship team will pilot a program to help us renew and re-imagine our Sunday worship this August.For 6 weeks beginning August 3rd, you may notice some differences in the format of our Sunday worship service as the new worship team pilots new ways for us to enhance our worship.During these six weeks, the theme of worship will be “Part of God’s Family.” We’ll consider the stories of some of the Old Testament mothers and fathers who helped to form our faith, and wonder about how their lives and our own are alike.HOMECOMING SUNDAY – On September 7th, we’ll have our final 10:00AM service before we switch back to two Sunday services. We’ll also celebrate Homecoming Sunday, themed “Back Together in the Family of God” and take our “family picture.”See MORE on Summer Worship.

Church Office


Our OFFICE MANAGER is Carrie Cates!

 Her hours this month will be varying widely due to her class schedule – Please check the “Wallingford Page” (Inserted in Sunday Morning bulletins) or call or  email and she will get back to you.

PASTOR KARLA is currently on VACATION.  Any Pastoral Care issues can be directed to Pastor Deborah.  For other urgent issues Carrie or Deborah should be able to help, or in extreme need are able to contact Karla.  Otherwise, please expect a response to your emails, etc. to Karla on July 30.  Thanks for respecting her time away.


Prayer Ministry

Prayer Ministry at Wallingford

If you have a special prayer request or prayer need, we have people in our church community who will pray for you. During Karla’s vacation (until July 30) please email prayer requests to youth@wallingfordumc.org

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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