This Week at Wallingford: October 16, 2017

 WUMC Update, October 16, 2017


Coming Sunday

October 22: Twentieth Sunday of Pentecost

9:00 AM – Adult Ed

10:00 AM – Worship

11:15 AM – High School Group (Grades 9-12)

7:00 PM – Men’s Group

For Your Calendar

  • October 18 – RESULTS
  • October 18 – The Purple Group
  • October 20-22 – WUMC Mission to Okanogan
  • October 22 – High School & Young Adult Gathering
  • October 29 – Youth (All Ages) & Families Gathering
  • October 31 – Reformation Day
  • November 5 – Memorial Service for Bill Jacobs

Memorial for Bill Jacobs

Gather to grieve and celebrate our friend.

On Sunday, November 5, WUMC will be hosting a memorial service for Bill Jacobs. Bill was a long-time WUMC member and our Sexton for many years. The service will take place following the 10:00AM worship, with a reception afterwards in the narthex. All are invited to join us as we share memories and celebrate the life of a much-loved member of our WUMC family.

Please contact Pastor Ann with any questions.


Fall Fun for Youth and Families

From our new CYF Director Ashley.

This month we will kick off activities for our middle school and high school youth. On the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, our middle schoolers (grades 5th – 8th) will come together for Prime Time including food, fun, and games. The first Sunday of the month, we’ll meet in Taylor Hall for snacks and then have activities in the youth room next to Taylor Hall. Activities will begin after church, and we will finish up by 1pm. The third Sunday each month will be an outing to include youth and families (as well as our younger kids and their families when the activity is appropriate). We hope to bring everyone together for fun outside of the church so our families can get to know one another even better! The first Prime Time get-together will be October 15th in Taylor Hall.

We invite our high school youth to meet for fun discussion with our CYF Director and a few of the young adults from church. This time with high schoolers will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month. We will meet in the Narthex after church and walk over to Chocolati Cafe together. Your first cup of yumminess is on the church! We will decide on a good name for this group together. Feel free to bring homework along if you like since we know there is so much to do and so little time on Sundays as you prepare for Monday. We will plan to return to the church by 1:00PM for youth to walk home or to be picked up. Our first get-together will be October 22nd – with this fall weather we are having here, we hope to warm up together with great refreshments and conversation on what’s going on in our lives and how God keeps working together with us.

On the last Sunday this month, October 29th, we invite all families with children of all ages to gather after church for a few family activities and a time to get to know each other.

Mark your calendars, and keep your eyes open for more information on these fun family activities and outings!


Bible Study on Luke

Get ready to dig into some Scripture.

“The Spirit of the Most High is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, sent me to proclaim freedom to captives, sight to the blind, and to loosen the chains of the oppressed, to proclaim the year of our God’s favor.”Luke 4:18-19

The new Bible Study on Luke’s Gospel with Pastor Ann began on October 2, but it’s not too late to join this lively discussion. And “lively” is the right word—it took the group an hour just to get through the first chapter!

Did you know that Luke is considered the Gospel of the underdog? This Bible Study is an invitation to go deeper into this underdog’s text alongside others and work through this amazing retelling of the life of Christ together. How does Luke’s writing influence us today?

The Luke Bible Study meets on Mondays from 7:00-8:30PM in the Adult Ed room. Talk to Pastor Ann (pastor@wallingfordumc.org) with any questions.


Reformation Celebration

The Protestant Reformation changed everything for the Church.

On Sunday, October 29, we will be celebration the 500th anniversary of the day that Rev. Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses (complaints to his Roman Catholic leaders) to the door of the Wittenberg Chapel in Germany. This action was one of the final events that led to what would become known as the Reformation.

The Reformation changed the Church and the world in incredible ways, and our service on October 29 is an opportunity to find out more about this time of renewal for Western Christianity. Worship is being researched, planned, and led by a great team of WUMC members, so be sure to come join us!

P.S. To find out more about the Reformation, check out this series of videos from Khan Academy or read a summary from the History Channel, read the full text of the 95 Theses here, or watch the 2003 movie “Luther” for a dramatization of Martin Luther’s (played by Joseph Fiennes) life.


The Purple Group

Come and share with friends.

WUMC’s Purple Group is a group for people who wish to discuss aging, mortality, and late-in-life or end-of-life care. Whether you are someone who wants to talk about these issues as they relate to you, or if you are someone caring for an older person, you are welcome.

The Purple Group will meet next on Wednesday, October 18, at 6:00PM, location TBA. A light meal will be provided. Send your questions or RSVPs (which are welcome, but not required) to Nancy S. See you there!