Wallingford Update – November 24

This Sunday!

November 30

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Join Us For Worship:  


8:30 AM – Worship

9:45 AM – Children’s Sunday School

                – Adult Education –  “Dream

           of God” Lecture Series continues

11:00 AM – Worship

12:15 – “Scripture Preview” Bible Study

Upcoming events


 Please save these dates on your calendar!

 For Your Calendar…

  • December 2 – The Brilliance: An Advent Experience – at the Well
  • December 6 – “Play-In”
  • December 6 – Spiral Service, WUMC
  • December 7 – Workshop on Family Homelessness @ SU
  • December 7 – Pub Theology with Wesley Club @ University Temple Chapel
  • December 12 – Pub Caroling, starting at Green Lake UMC
  • December 13 – Red Vine Theater presents “Love Actually”
  • DECEMBER 14, 21, 28, Jan 4 & 11 – NOTE: on these Sundays ONE worship time at 10:00AM
  • December 14 – “Choir Sunday“, 10:00AM
  • December 21 – Christmas Pageant, 10:00AM
  • December 21 – Longest Night Service, Green Lake UMC
  • 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

You are invited to come play and sing Christmas carols with friends on December 6th!

Singers, instrumentalists, and music enthusiasts are invited to join Robbie Sherman and others for the annual Christmas Carol Play- and Sing-Along, conducted once again by Morven Balmadiano.

There will be music for all instruments and words/music for singers. Bring your instrument and your voice and get ready to sing carols. There will be hot cider and cookies available.

RSVPs to Robbie are helpful. All are welcome – come join the fun!


For study on Nov. 30:     Mark 1:1–8

For study on Dec. 7:    Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11;        Luke 1:46b–55 

For study on Dec. 14:  Luke 1:26–38 

For study on Dec 21:    Luke 2:22–40

For study on Dec. 28:     John 1:(1–9), 10–17

“Scripture Preview”
Do you want more time to delve into the Scriptures we use at Sunday worship?

Following the second worship service each week, you get a sneak peak of the Scriptures we’ll use in the following week’s worship service at a small discussion group, led by various competent facilitators.

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

All are welcome to attend, so please join in! We’ll meet at 12:15 PM in the church library on Sundays. Contact Pastor Karla for more info. See you there!

Come to Adult Ed on Sunday for more from “The Dream of God” lecture series.

You’re invited to head to Adult Ed on the 16th to view the second half of Dominc Crossan’s lecture on American Christianity and the Dream of God. This lecture was presented earlier this year from “The Dream of God: A World of Justice and Non-Violence” series.

Homeless families
Family Homelessness Workshop

Join Seattle University and the Church Council of Greater Seattle for a (free!) day of learning and advocacy.

SU’s School of Theology & Ministry will host a day-long workshop on December 7th titled “Faith-Based Solutions to Family Homelessness: What’s Next for Your Congregation?”

This session is designed to address the roadblocks that faith communities face when developing programs to move families from homelessness to housing. Attendees will be invited to attend workgroups and talk one-on-one with people who have removed barriers to effectively serving homeless men and women. Workgroups include “The 2015 Legislative Session: What You Need to Know,” “Faith Based Emergency Responses,” and “Practicing Active Listening and Presence.”

Registration and information are available here. You can also contact Doug Conrad for more info.

 Mission Trip

Trinity UMC invites other sister churches to join them on a mission trip to Kentucky.

Trinity UMC invites you to join their church on a mission trip to Henderson Settlement in Frakes, KY from May 25th – May 29th, 2015. Find out more about the site at

Margaret Jones Margaret Jones’ Passing

Margaret Jones passed away following a stroke on November 16th. Paula Jones reports that Margaret was accompanied by loved ones when she died peacefully.  Margaret has been a member of this congregation since 1992.  A strong supporter of the choir, we remembered her with a candle and the choir dedicating their introit from Mozart’s Requiem to her memory, during the worship on November 23rd.  Church members placed flowers in the pew which was her favorite resting place on Sunday mornings.  She is very missed and will always be loved.

A memorial will likely be held on Margaret’s birthday or sometime later in the spring when the trees and flowers are in full bloom. Details will be shared when available.

Church Office

Pastor Karla is available in the office on

  • Mondays from 10:00AM – 1:00PM
  • 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

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 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, so we can get your meeting recorded on the church calendar and communications. Thank you!
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