Wallingford Update – September 19

This Sunday!

Sept 21

Join Us For Worship:  


8:30 AM – Worship

9:45 AM – Children’s Sunday School

10:00 Adult Education Hour

11:00 AM – Worship

12:15 NEW! “Scripture Preview” Bible Study/discussion

5:00  NEWLY Re-FORMED! Youth Group (Grades 6-12)

Upcoming events


 Please save these dates on your calendar!

 For Your Calendar…

  • September 20 – Red Vine Theatre
  • September 21 – Sunday School!
  • September 21 – Youth Group!
  • September 25-Oct. 19 – House Church
  • NOW through Oct. 19 – “Scripture Preview” Bible Study
  • October 22 – All-Church Conference (Charge Conference) with 6:00 Soup Supper (supplied); 6:30 Conferencing; 7:30 Staff-Parish Relations

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

Deadline for articles in the OCTOBER Wellwisher is NOW!  Publication is next week.

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 for 4 weeks, starting on Thursday, September 25.
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.

 CURRENTLY THIS HOUSE CHURCH IS FULL!  Email Susan Hager-Smith, or call 206-902-7661 TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST, she’ll let you know if an opening comes up.

“Scripture Preview” Scripture

Scriptures for discussion study on Sept. 21:

Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 18:15-25 
Do you want more time to delve into the Scriptures we discuss 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 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 12:15 PM in the church library on Sundays through October 19th. Contact Mary Latham (lathamml@msn.com) for more info. See you there!

Good Will Hunting

 Red Vine Theater returns this Fall 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.

Joan Chitister

Come to Adult Ed this week to view a lecture by Joan Chittister.

We’ll be viewing the lecture “A Choice Between Impossibles: The Search of a Radical Christian Life.”

Sister Joan is a Benedictine nun who has authored dozens of books and articles and is current co-chair of the U.N.-sponsored Global Peace Initiative of Women. She spoke in June at University Congregational Church with Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan as part of their series “The Dream of God.”

OutreachFrom the Social Concerns & Outreach Vision Group


Jan Capps and Doug Conrad would like to draw your attention to two ways to participate in WUMC’s social concerns-related activities and outreach.1) Attend the Atlantic Street Center’s “Raise It Up!” luncheon as part of a WUMC-sponsored table on Wednesday, October 1st, from 12:00PM-1:30PM at the Fairmont Olympic. RSVP at http://www.atlanticstreet.org/.2) Indicate your interest in participating in Social Concerns and Outreach in the narthex. The 12 areas of greatest concern highlighted in our Spring 2014 meetings covered a broad spectrum: from Homelessness and Poverty and Reconciling Ministries to Race and Spirituality and Global Peace. Several areas already have small group ministries to join, and others are ripe for a new startup. Please consider joining this effort. We need you!
Church Office

Pastor Karla is available in the office on

  • Mondays from 9:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Tuesdays from 9:00AM – 12:00PM.
  • 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 are posted every week in the Wallingford Page.  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 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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