Hope you had a great Homecoming weekend! Here’s what’s happening at Wesley this week (New/Highlighted events are in bold/italics):
Sunday, October 11
11 am – Worship at Wesley Memorial
12ish – Fellowship Lunch after Wesley Mem Service – meet in the back of the Sanctuary
4 pm – Book Signing at Wesley Memorial, Rev. Dr. Teresa Smith, author of Through the Darkest Valley
4:30 pm – SCC Meeting, Living Room
6 pm – Informal Worship Service at the Wesley Foundation, followed by dinner on the town
Monday, October 12
8 pm – Grad Group – a ministry for Graduate students, contact Amy Moses (arm8h) for more info
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, October 13
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.
6:30 pm – Christian Family Tree Study – Anglicanism – 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, October 14
2-4 pm – Deborah’s drop-in office hours, Email her to meet at other times: deborahATwesleyatuva.org
5-6 pm – Free, drop-in yoga class in the Living Room
6 pm – Faces of Faith (Group 2), a small group for first-year undergrads, led by Paul Pletcher (pdp3c) and Jenny Burks (jlb7cn).
8:30 pm – Methodists with Muscles, led by Annie Bailey (amb9um). Meet in the game room, wear tennis shoes/gym attire, and bring your student ID.
Thursday, October 15
1:30 – 3 pm – Deborah at United Ministries meeting
6 pm – FREE homemade dinner in the Foundation Dining Room
*Representative from Candler School of Theology will be available for questions*
7 pm – FORUM: Rob Bell Mini-Series Part 2, led by Matt Hunt
Friday, October 16
Deborah’s day off
4 pm – Pumpkin Unloading @ Wesley Memorial
Saturday, October 17
6 pm – Family Weekend Dinner – Bring your family for a delicious homecooked meal and a chance to see the Wesley Foundation! Dinner is $15 a person — all proceeds go towards our spring break mission trip to Washington, D.C. Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 12th. Payment can be mailed or dropped off at the Foundation (see address below). Contact Helen Ross for more information (hrr2v). Also contact Helen if you are available to help cook and/or clean-up.
Sunday, October 18 – Deborah preaches and worship team visits at Wesley Mem & another worship team at Aldersgate; Elizabeth Foss preaches at WF
Monday, October 19 – IM Soccer begins, 6-7 pm at Park, meet at the Wesley Foundation at 5:40. Bring your ID and wear tennis shoes and/or cleats/shinguards.
Special Announcement: Calling All Musicians! Interested in helping out with the music at our worship services? Contact Discipleship Team Captain, Melissa Holmes (mlh9j).
To close, I wanted to offer you a piece of this week’s lectionary that I found particularly meaningful.
23Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” 24The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is[b] to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 26The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?” 27Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” — Mark 10: 23-27
As always, Let me know if you have any questions.
Hope to see you soon!
Lauren Gilchrist (ltg6s)
Wesley Foundation Student President