This Week at Wesley…

Hey Wesleyanos,

I hope that you all had a restful break!  Here’s what’s happening at Wesley this week (New/Highlighted events are in bold/italics):

Sunday, November 29

Advent begins (including daily reflections!)
11 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial

6 pm – Informal Worship Service at the Wesley Foundation, followed by dinner on the town
Monday, November 30

6 pm – Residential Community Meeting
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, December 1
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.

Wednesday, December 2

2-4 pm – Deborah’s drop-in office hours, Email her to meet at other times:  deborah AT
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 cottage *revised location*, wear tennis shoes/gym attire, and bring your student ID.

Thursday, December 3
6 pm – FREE homemade dinner in the dining room
7 pm – FORUM: Our Prisons are overflowing…our state budget is almost broke…What can United Methodists do?
Facilitated by Deborah Lewis, this will be a joint conversation with guests from Wesley Mem about evaluating our prison system through a Christian lens. Join us!

Friday, December 4
Deborah’s day off

Saturday, December 5
6 pm – Prayer Partner dinner and Movie, meet in the Foundation dining room.  For more info, contact Melissa Holmes (mlh9j).

Upcoming Events:
Special Worship service with Wesley Memorial at 6pm – in the sanctuary at the church (musical folks practice at 5pm); 8:30pm SCC meeting at Deborah’s house
Stay tuned for study breaks!

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

Interested in our Spring Break trip? Miss the interest meetings? No worries! This year we’re headed to Washington, D.C. to work with an organization that will place us in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other locations for the week.  Join us for a spiritually focused week of mission work at minimal cost to you! For more information, contact Nina Ruhter (nwr2e).

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

25“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” – Luke 21: 25-28

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

Hope to see you soon!
Lauren Gilchrist

lauren t. gilchrist (ltg6s)
school of architecture
class of 2010
university of virginia
wesley foundation scc president