This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

Hope you had a great weekend! Here’s what’s happening this week (New/Highlighted events are in bold/italics):

Sunday, September 20
11 am – Worship at Wesley Memorial
4:30 pm – SCC Meeting
6 pm – Informal Worship Service at the Wesley Foundation, followed by dinner on the town
Monday, September 21

Deborah out for personal day

8pm – Grad Group.  Contact:  Amy Moses (arm8h)

8 pm – Faces of Faith (Group 1), a small group for first-year undergrads, led by Matt Hunt (mrh8h) and Becca Worley (rjw5x).  We are offering two different sessions so that you may find one that best fits your schedule.

Tuesday, September 22

Deborah out of the office for study and sermon preparation
12:30 pm – Lunch at the Pav – Meet in Pavilion XI on the lower level of Newcomb for lunch and fellowship.  Buy lunch there or bring your own.
6:30pm – Christian Family Tree Study – We’ll take a look at the similarities and differences among Christian denominations, learning a lot about our brothers and sisters in Christ, and learning in the process more about ourselves and the United Methodist branch of the tree.  We’ll meet in the Upper Room.

Wednesday, September 23

2-4 pm – Deborah’s drop-in office hours, Email her to meet at other times:
5-6 pm – Free, drop-in yoga class in the Living Room
6 pm – Residential Community Meeting
6 pm – Faces of Faith (Group 2), a small group for first-year undergrads, led by Paul Pletcher (pdp3c) and Jenny Burks (jlb7cn).
7 – 10 pm Eid ul-Fitr Celebration with the Muslim Student Association – Come to the Newcomb Main Lounge for refreshments and a short presentation about Ramadan!

8:30 pm – Methodists with Muscles, led by Annie Bailey (amb9um).  Wear tennis shoes/gym attire and bring your student ID.
Thursday, September 24

Deborah at W&M Wesley Foundation for Elias Chacour visit

6 pm – FREE homemade dinner in the Foundation Dining Room
7 pm – Forum: Catherine Potter – Words of Wisdom on Personal Finance (from a very knowledgeable source!)
8:15 pm – Faith & Film – led by Lauren Gilchrist and Melissa Holmes – Come watch Slumdog Millionaire and stay for discussion!
Friday, September 25

6:30 pm – Prayer Partner Dinner – If you have not yet signed up for a prayer partner but would like one, please contact Melissa Holmes (

Deborah’s Day Off

Saturday, September 26

2 pm – Kickball on the Lawn!
4 pm til dark – Barbeque and Bake Sale at Wesley Memorial

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, Sept. 27 – Fellowship Luncho at Bodo’s following worship at Wesley Memorial
Special Announcement: Calling All Musicians! Interested in helping out with the music at our worship services?  Contact Discipleship Team Captain, Melissa Holmes (

For those of you that haven’t found us yet, the Foundation is located at the corner of Emmet Street and Lewis Mountain Rd. (1908 Lewis Mtn. Rd.), across from Mem Gym and next to Alumni Hall.  The building is open all day.  Feel free to stop in!  **Please note that our parking is limited.  Parking is available after 5 pm on Lewis Mountain Road and within the Lewis Mtn. neighborhood.  We also have a limited number of passes for the Wesley Mem lot for use on Thursday and Sunday nights.

For more information about the Wesley Foundation and our programs, check our website:

To close, I wanted to offer you a piece of this week‘s lectionary that I found particularly meaningful.

35Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” 36
He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me. Mark 9: 35-37

As always, Let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you soon!
Lauren Gilchrist (ltg6s)

SARC 2010
Wesley Foundation Student President