This Week at Wesley….Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey Wesleyanos,

I hope that you got a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.  Best wishes for all of your upcoming papers, tests, projects, etc. and for a restful Thanksgiving break this week.  Here’s what’s happening at Wesley these next few days (New/Highlighted events are in bold/italics):

Sunday, November 15

11 am – Worship Service at Wesley Memorial
12ish pm – Thanksgiving Luncheon at Wesley Memorial – Come enjoy some homemade cooking provided by members of the Wesley Memorial UMC community while sharing in fellowship

1 pm – REDSKINS vs. cowboys at the Cottage

Wander across to the Cottage to watch the Redskins kick the the Cowboys back to Texas and enjoy some snacks.  Not a sports fan?  No problem.  Come be entertained by those who are.  Contact Annie Bailey for more info (

6 pm – Informal Worship Service at the Wesley Foundation, Rev. Edward Hopkins preaching, followed by dinner on the town (Deborah will be out of town)
Monday, November 16
10:30 am – 2 pm – Deborah hosting Campus Ministers’ Association 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, November 17

Deborah out of the office for sermon prep and study
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, November 18

Thanksgiving break
The Wesley Foundation and offices closed

Thursday, November 19

Happy Thanksgiving!
No Wesley Dinner/Forum this week
The Wesley Foundation and offices closed

Friday, November 20
Thanksgiving Break
The Wesley Foundation and offices closed

Saturday, November 21

Thanksgiving Break
The Wesley Foundation and offices closed

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, 11/29 First Sunday of Advent! Both Worship Services will be held

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

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 (

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

4 Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits[a] before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.   To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. — Revelation 1:4b-6

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

Hope to see you soon!
Lauren Gilchrist (ltg6s)

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