This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

I hope that you are enjoying this lovely Family Weekend.  Even though it’s midterm season and life is a bit crazy, please know that it’s never too late to come check out the Wesley Foundation!  On that note, here’s what’s happening at Wesley this week (New/Highlighted events are in bold/italics):

Sunday, October 18

8:30 am – Worship Outreach Team (Melissa Holmes, Thomas Roehl, Lauren Gilchrist) at Aldersgate UMC
11 am – Worship Outreach Team
(Becca Worley, Stephen Sholden, and Annie Bailey) at Wesley Memorial, Deborah Lewis preaching
11 am – Worship Outreach Team at Aldersgate UMC

6 pm – Informal Worship Service at the Wesley Foundation, Elizabeth Foss preaching, followed by dinner on the town
Monday, October 19

6 – 7 pm – IM Soccer at the “Park,” meet at the Foundation at 5:40 for rides, bring your ID and wear tennis shoes or cleats/shinguards
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 20

Deborah at District Clergy Meeting

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 – Baptists – 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 21

Deborah at Wesley Foundation Property Managers Meeting in Richmond (morning)
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).
6:30 pm – Administrative Board Meeting
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 22

6 pm – FREE homemade dinner in the Foundation Dining Room
7 pm – FORUM: Pat Watkins & the Green Church Initiative
8:15 pm – Faith & Film: Lars & the Real Girl, led by Deborah Lewis

Friday, October 23
Deborah in Richmond for The Church & Autism Workshop
7 pm – Potential Fellowship Event – Housing Options Progressive – more details to come
Saturday, October 24

Post-GA Tech Game: Cottage Tailgatecome to the Cottage (1908 B Lewis Mountain Road) for a post-game celebration!

Upcoming Events:
Sunday 10/25, Trip to Shalom Farms! Leave around 12ish, will be back before informal worship.
Informal Worship: WF Alum David Vaughan preaching & celebrating communion at 6pm worship

Special Announcement: Calling All Musicians! Interested in helping out with the music at our worship services?  Contact Music Man/Director, Ryan LaRock (rsl4gp).

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

41When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” — Mark 10: 41-45

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

Hope to see you soon!
Lauren Gilchrist (ltg6s)


SARC 2010
Wesley Foundation Student President

Weekly Meeting Schedule
  • Sunday
    • 11:00 Morning Worship at Wesley Memorial UMC (next door)
    • 5:00 Sunday Night Worship
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00 Tuesday Night Dinner
    • 6:45 Forum — Discussion/speaker on a variety of faith topics and student life.
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