Wallingford Update – March 3

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Coming Sundays!

Join Us For Worship:  



March 8 – 3rd SUNDAY OF LENT


9:45 AM – Sunday School, kids/adults

      Adult Ed - “Sabbath” Study

11:00 AM – WORSHIP -

     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

7:00 PM – Men’s Group


March 15 – 4th SUNDAY OF LENT


9:45 AM – Sunday School, kids/adults

      Adult Ed - “Sabbath” Study

11:00 AM – WORSHIP -

        Rev. Christie Brown, preaching

        (Pulpit Exchange Sunday)

7:00 PM – Women’s Group


Upcoming events

at WUMC and other places

 Please save these dates on your calendar!

 For Your Calendar…


  • March 5 – NEW Youth Group beginning!
  • March 7 – District Training Day (see below)
  • March 13-15 – Walter Brueggemann in Seattle
  • March 21 – PNW Reconciling Ministries Network Gathering
  • March 22 – Worship:  Choir sings Jesu, Meine Freude -Bach
  • March 24 – Church Council of Greater Seattle Annual Assembly
  • May 9 – Annual Auction



Middle school and high school youth are invited to this year’s first youth group meeting next week.

Join the fun on Thursday, March 5th, from 6:00PM-7:00PM. Food, games, music, fellowship, and fun will be provided! Kids in 6th-12th grade and any of their friends are encouraged to attend.

Contact Alicia Wheeler ( with questions.



See more information on most of these announcements in the MARCH WELLWISHER NEWSLETTER – now available.

The APRIL WELLWISHER DEADLINE for articles and news to be posted, is March 18.

 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!

Sabbath Rest
Adult Ed & Lenten Study

This Lent, Sunday Adult Educaiton…

“Rhythms of Life: Living the Sabbath.”

All are invited to join in on Sunday mornings at 9:45 for learning and discussion.  (The Wednesday night edition of this class has been cancelled.)

For more information, contact Sam Russell or Pastor Karla.

Sister Parish Trainings will continue!

at Los Ranchos

Sister Parish is in go-mode for this summer’s trip to WUMC’s sister community in Guarjila, El Salvador.

If you were unable to make it to the information luncheon on March 1, there will be further trainings on March 15th, April 12th, and May 17th. Talk to Bruce Sherman for more information.

Circle of Trust Group


The Circle of Trust at WUMC has begun meeting and there is still opportunity to join!

The Circle of Trust group invites participants into shared, honest exploration of what it means to be whole people. This model of relating is based on Parker Palmer’s work. Read more about the Circle of Trust approach here.

The WUMC group will meet every Friday morning from 7:00AM-8:00AM in the church library to study Parker Palmer’s A Hidden Wholeness. Contact Phil Wood for more information or to join.

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Reconciling Ministries Gathering

All are invited to the PNW Reconciling Ministries 2015 Gathering on Saturday, March 21st at Bellevue First UMC.

This year’s meeting will focus on Biblical Obedience and Inclusion: Learning, Engaging, Taking Action, and will feature keynote speakers Bishop Melvin G. Talbert (LGBT and civil rights advocate) and Dr. Jennifer Bird (author ofAbuse, Power and Fearful Obedience).

Participants will hear from Bishop Talbert and Dr. Bird, worship together, and participate in workshops like:

Helping Families When Children Come Out

  • Living Your Welcome: Panel from Reconciling Congregations
  • Queer Issues in the 21st Century
  • Sexuality: What We Don’t Discuss
  • Stepping Up as an Ally
  • Transgender 101

Read the full Gathering brochure here. Registration cost is $25-$60 and some scholarships may be available (contact Nancy Tam Davis at for scholarship inquiries). Register online here. To talk to WUMC members who are attending, contact Nancy Speer.

District training day

Join UMCers from across the region for the annual District Training Day, which will ask: “Does God Need a Church?”

On Saturday, March 7th, all are invited to the District Training Day with keynote speaker Michael Ramos (Executive Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle).

This is a day of equipping and education. Participants will hear sessions on Imagine No Malaria, worship together, and break out into workshops (with topics like Lay Leader Training, The Joy of Stewardship, and Grief, Love, & Action in the Face of Climate Change).

This event runs from 8:30AM-4:30PM at Kent UMC. Cost is $15-$25 and Early Bird Registration runs through February 23rd. Register online here.

 Church Office Hours
 Pastor Karla is usually available by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays most anytime,  and on Wednesday afternoons.

You may 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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