This Week at Wallingford: June 12, 2017

 WUMC Update, June 12, 2017

Coming Sunday

June 18: Second Sunday after Pentecost

9:00 AM – Adult Ed

10:00 AM – Worship

7:00 PM – Women’s Group

  For Your Calendar

  • June 14 – RESULTS
  • June 14-17 – PNW Annual Conference Session
  • June 15 – Race & Spirituality Group
  • June 21 – United Methodist Women Planning Meeting (Wallingford Center)
  • June 25 – Pride Sunday
  • June 29 – ACLU Know Your Rights Workshop
  • July 8 – Pat Prinz’s Memorial
  • July 12 – RESULTS

Pride Sunday Coming Up June 25

Pride is just less than two weeks away!

Nancy Speer and the rest of the WUMC Pride crew invite you to be a part of this year’s Pride activities! Pride Sunday is June 25 and there are lots of opportunities to be involved: march in the parade, staff the booth at PrideFest, help behind the scenes with set-up, or donate cookies. Signing up to be part of Pride is easy – just stop by the colorful Pride poster located in the narthex.

The big need right now is cookies! Donations of cookies to the booth at PrideFest would be greatly appreciated. Store bought, homemade, all are welcome. Cookies can be dropped off at the church 6/19-6/23 from 10:00AM-2:00PM or you can make alternate arrangements with Nancy. It is strongly recommended that donations be packaged in containers that do not need to be returned. Many thanks!

New to Pride? Have questions? Feel free to contact Nancy Speer.

Holy Resistance: Seattle Pride Interfaith Celebration Service

Gather with all kinds of people from all kinds of faiths to celebrate Pride.

You are invited to the Holy Resistance: Seattle Pride Interfaith Celebration Service on June 24 at 2:00PM.

Come together with people of many different faiths to celebrate diversity and love in all its forms. This year’s speakers represent Christian, Jewish, Sufi, Buddhist, New Thought, and Pagan traditions. Plus, the SpiritVision Mass Choir will share songs to bless and celebrate participants.

All are welcome to this come-as-you-are event. Holy Resistance will meet at All Pilgrims Christian Church on Broadway. Call 206.325.2421 for further information.

Race & Spirituality Group

Meet with others to talk about the intersection of race, spirituality, and action.

The Race & Spirituality Group invites you to join in on Thursday, June 15, for a meal and discussion.

This meeting will focus on Rev. Dr. William Barber’s suggestions for action in the appendix of his book The Third Reconstruction.

The group will meet at Jane Appling’s home next to the church and a simple meal will be served. If you have questions, please contact Mary Edwards. See you there!

United Methodist Women Unit

Come one, come all, to support UMC women.

Laura Haack and Mary Latham invite you to a planning meeting to discuss the formation of a local unit of United Methodist Women (UMW) at WUMC.
  • What: UMW planning meeting
  • When: Wednesday, June 21, from 1:00-2:00PM
  • Where: Wallingford Center (1815 N 45th Street, by Trophy Cupcakes)
  • Who: UMW membership is open to all who are interested. If you are interested and unable to attend, please contact Mary Latham at church or at
Find out more about the work of United Methodist Women across the denomination by visiting their website here. Contact Mary Latham with further questions. See you there!

PNW Annual Conference This Week

Stay up to date on Conference goings-on even if you can’t be in Portland.

The 2017 Annual Conference meeting for PNW United Methodists is coming up next week, June 14-17, in Portland.

There is still time to register and attend. Click here to register and find out more about the workshops, church business, worship, and other events taking place at the Conference.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can still keep up with the daily news on your preferred social media platform.

  • Updates: To get coverage of the events of each day, visit the Updates blog on the Shared Annual Conference Sessions webpage. You can also view conference materials on the Downloads page.
  • Live Streaming on YouTube: From most anywhere (with a reliable internet connection), you’ll be able to watch the Shared Annual Conference Session live on Youtube! Key worship services and plenary sessions will be streamed as they happen. Click here to view the channel when the Conference is live. Click here to view the #gnwac17 playlist, which will be updated throughout.
  • Facebook: Like the Greater Northwest Area and the OR-ID Conference and/or PNW Conference pages to get updates on Facebook. You can read and comment on articles and media as they are posted on each page.
  • Twitter: You can follow the Oregon-Idaho Conference and the Pacific Northwest Conference on Twitter. You can also mention them in conversations by using their handles: @umoi and @pnwumc.

Know Your Rights Workshop

Learn more about immigrants’ rights here at WUMC.

The ACLU presents the “Immigrants: Know Your Rights! / Conozca Sus Derechos!” workshop at WUMC on June 29 at 7:00PM.

This workshop will inform participants about what to do if stopped by the police, the FBI, the INS, or ICE. It is vital for immigrants and their allies to know what to do and how to act in the event of arrest or search, know who to talk to and when, and find out how to document interactions with law enforcement.

This event is open to all. There will be a potluck supper at 6:00PM (bring a dish to share as you are able) and the workshop will begin at 7:00. Free childcare is provided. This event is bilingual in English/Spanish. Contact Pastor Ann with any questions.

North End Pub Theology

Spend your summer nights talking superheroes over drinks.

The North End Pub Theology group invites you to join them on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays this summer for discussion and drinks.

This summer’s theme is “Heroes and Villains.” Pub theologians will explore human nature, choice, our relationship to divinity, good and evil, and exploring what these topics mean to each individual.

  • June 7: Wonder Woman
  • June 21: LGBTQ Comic Book Figures
  • July 5: Xena and the Cycle of Violence
  • July 19: Favorite Villains
  • August 2: Antiheroes
  • August 16: Are We the Baddies?
  • August 30: Picnic & Fall Planning
All Pub Theology gatherings take place at Maritime Pacific Brewing Co. in Frelard from 8:00-9:30PM. All are welcome. Stay up to date with Pub Theology on Facebook and contact Melanie Wienecke with any questions.

Rapid Response Volunteer Effort

This is a timely volunteer opportunity.

The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network is working on Rapid Response efforts across the state. Can you join a team of volunteers to support our neighbors and friends in the event of an ICE raid or community emergency?

The network is well-organized but needs resources. It is searching for people to train to physically show up, be witnesses, and organize to keep our communities safe. An immediate need is for volunteers who speak more than one language.

As WUMC member Mary Latham said, “I see lots of opportunities for WUMC to plug in if there’s interest.” Visit and/or contact Social Concerns co-chair Diana Pearce (206.852.8739) or Mary Latham ( to get involved.

“Rooted” Conference

Attend this unique conference or support those who are going.

“Rooted” is a conference from the Reconciling Ministries Network for trans and gender-expansive Christians taking place this August 11-13 in Chicago.

This conference is “a retreat for trans and gender-expansive Christians meant to rest and revive our souls while we draw spiritual inspiration and practical tools to develop our leadership in the world… We will celebrate ourselves, our stories, and our community.” There will be opportunities for worship, networking, practical leadership training, and spiritual formation at this conference.

“Rooted” will be facilitated by J Mase III, a Seattle-based Black/trans/queer poet and educator, and Rev. Erin K. Swenson, the first known mainstream minister to transition from male to female while remaining in ordained office.

Organizers have asked that allies refrain from attending “Rooted” given that this is a rare opportunity for trans and gender-expansive people to gather. However, allies are invited to contribute to the scholarship fund for attendees.

Registration is $100 (not including room and board). Full and partial scholarships are available. Find out full information and register online here.